Well, take this beauty of an example:
Losers With Socks has provided us with the now standard jet tracking picture of a plane going from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
If you have yet to hear Paul Finebaum or read any message boards, there has been talk of Saban and LSU if Miles goes to Ann Arbor. This picture will only increase the talk. But, one fan has taken it upon himself to do more than enough fact checking to come to the conclusion that this has more to do with hospice than Nick Saban. You (and I) may find it strange, but I suppose it actually proved useful…. somehow:
The plane that was in Tuscaloosa last night for 3 hours is owned and operated by a company named Amedisys. They supply home healthcare products and services and here is their website:
As you can see, they have a new Tuscaloosa office to go with their other 300+ locations!
Now, I just got the phone number to the Tuscaloosa office and I called them. Why reporters can’t do this i don’t know – Maybe they don’t want to.
I spoke with “Janice” who had no idea that these crazy rumors were going around – She laughed about it. She said they had their “Hospice open House” last night and someone flew there to be a part of it. She said that was the only reason for the flight and it had absolutely nothing to do with Coach Saban.
End of story.
Apparently, this Hospice Services company is based in or near Baton Rouge. If you look at the picture, you see the name Amedisys Air, LLC. Sure enough, Amedisys is opening up a facility in Tuscaloosa:
Amedisys Hospice Services Opens Agency in Tuscaloosa
[Tuscaloosa, AL] – Sept. 7, 2007 – Amedisys Hospice Services announced the opening of its newest location in Tuscaloosa, AL. The Tuscaloosa hospice location is a branch of the Birmingham hospice agency and will serve Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, and Pickens counties.
The Tuscaloosa agency, located at 1300 McFarland Blvd., NE, Suite 320, operates under the leadership of Director of Operations Johnnie Taylor.
The agency promotes quality of life for patients facing a life-limiting illness and provides comfort and support for family members and loved ones.
Amedisys, Inc. is a leading provider of home health and hospice services. The company operates more than 300 sites across the country.
In 1994, the Company became public and currently trades on The Nasdaq Global Select Market (NASDAQ) Market under the symbol “AMED.” For more information about Amedisys, visit www.amedisys.com.