How Crazy Is It Right Now?

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:
http://www.amedisys.com/latest_news.cfm

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.

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9 Responses to “How Crazy Is It Right Now?”

  1. tidefanintn Says:

    Umm, TD? That looks just a little bit too much like actual journalism to be tolerated when it comes to coach Saban. I’m going to need you to toss in a few points of speculation, like how many babies Coach stepped on to get on that plane.

  2. AngryEer Says:

    You “people” are funny. That you would call and ask if Saban and Bertman were together and to actually expect a truthfull answer.

    Like Jai said: Hilarity

  3. tidefanintn Says:

    You are right, AngryEer. AmediSys opening a widely-publicized office in Tuscaloosa was all part of a grand scheme to allow Bertman to fly to Tuscaloosa under cover rather than just make the 4 hour drive. It’s thinking like this that gets Les Miles labeled a genius.

  4. TideDruid Says:

    Well, Saban did take a box full of puppies and tossed them into Lake Tuscaloosa. Good enough for ya TideFan?

  5. AngryEer Says:

    Crazier stuff has happened…it is a perfect cover for the cloak and dagger dealings of Alabama Football

  6. BamaFootball4Life Says:

    The conspiracy theorist in me would believe that Auburn supporters are behind a lot of these “rumors” about Saban and LSU. Their recruiting is not going well and a lot of credible outlets are reporting their coach is going to Arkansas.

    Best Wishes,
    BF4L

  7. AngryEer Says:

    f’n hilarious bf4l….I am not an sec fan and you bama folk tickle me.

    The envy these other schools have for Alabama is just unbelievable. But Alabama remains alone as The University of Alabama and Coach Saban is the Coach. Other teams can only dream of having Alabama’s traditions.

  8. Someone who knows Says:

    Yeah other schools can only “dream of Alabama’s traditions.” Those include cheating on a level that almost got them the “death penalty from the NCAA,” and a fan base made up almost entirely of mullet-headed trailer dwellers who’ve never seen the inside of a college classroom. That is some “tradishun.”


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