Summitt fans gather for "Pat xo"

Summitt fans gather for "Pat xo"

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Tuesday night ESPN aired their movie on Pat Summitt's life. Tuesday night ESPN aired their movie on Pat Summitt's life.
"Sitting on Row 3, we've noticed changes in Pat. Last year we thought it was arthritis. When she was diagnosed, it answered a lot of questions," Catron said back then, with tears in her eyes. "Sitting on Row 3, we've noticed changes in Pat. Last year we thought it was arthritis. When she was diagnosed, it answered a lot of questions," Catron said back then, with tears in her eyes.
"It gave me a sense of her sense of humor. That she did devilish things. It was a side of her that I wasn't aware of," said Jackie Lane. "It gave me a sense of her sense of humor. That she did devilish things. It was a side of her that I wasn't aware of," said Jackie Lane.
"All that came back to me. Lots of funny moments, lots of sad moments too," said Betsy Roberts, part of the group. "All that came back to me. Lots of funny moments, lots of sad moments too," said Betsy Roberts, part of the group.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – ESPN aired Tuesday night their movie on Pat Summitt's life. Fans cleared their schedules to watch "Pat xo".

Betty Catron and her girlfriends gathered for a watch party. They'd attended Summitt's games for decades, always sitting in Row 3.

We last checked in with them in April 2012, when Summitt announced her retirement.

"Sitting on Row 3, we've noticed changes in Pat. Last year we thought it was arthritis. When she was diagnosed, it answered a lot of questions," Catron said back then, with tears in her eyes.

The ladies held up the banner they carried to games for our camera. It reads "We're not fans, we're a cult".

The movie has a unique narrative, telling Pat's story from the people who knew her best.

For them the movie recapped a lot of historic highlights these ladies had been around for.

"All that came back to me. Lots of funny moments, lots of sad moments too," said Betsy Roberts, part of the group.

The movie also revealed a side of Pat that was new even to die-hard fans like them.

"It gave me a sense of her sense of humor. That she did devilish things. It was a side of her that I wasn't aware of," said Jackie Lane.

And while they loved the movie, the fans of the coaching legend say Pat Summitt didn't really need a movie to ensure her place in history.

"I think she did her legacy long before ESPN," Catron said.

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