Well, I said that I'd try to do better. How about a few observations from the world of sports?
ITEM NO. 1
Great news out of Chapel Hill, the big guys are sticking around. I read where someone was touting the potential continued successes of those mid-major schools (Butler,et al), due to the presumed continued trend of "one-and-done" players in the marquee programs, but not so with Zeller and Henson. I predict Barnes stays, too.
ITEM NO. 2
What's more pathetic (for a sports fan) than having your biggest/closest news resource be of the McClatchey syndication? Answer: nothing. Because they're more intent on social engineering, the Charlotte Observer's sports staff keeps pretending that Cam Newton is a viable choice as the #1 overall draft pick. See, it's their job to establish public palatibility for a black quarterback, not maintain objective reportage.
Hey kids, I've got nothing against Cam Newton, and don't care what the heritage of my team's QB is (remember that I'm a big Armanti Edwards fan). Okay, maybe I don't quite believe his insulation from the whole pay-to-play scheme for which his father took all the heat, but I'm just not sold on his talent. In fact, I don't think he'd be less of a project than Jimmy Clausen. I still prefer his teammate Nick Fairley at the top spot, and as a fillable need for the Panthers, and I'd take Cam Newton...just not as the numero uno. The only way I'd take Newton is if there's a team out there (there isn't) that would package their first and second round picks for him alone. Or if Cincy will give up Carson Palmer?
ITEM NO. 3
The biggest crybabies in the ACC are up to their same old shite. Again. They fired their perfect symbol of mediocrity (Cindy "Butterball" Lowe) down at NoClassStateU, and before the new guy even gets to show how mediocre he can become in such a bile-filled environment their idiot Athletic Director starts throwing mud at...wait for it...the University of Maryland's Head Coach, Gary Williams, for sabotaging their coaching search. Allrighty then Debbie Yow, you've got a bug up your ass about Gary Williams. But seriously, imagine you're Mark Gottfried. He's sitting there, getting ready to go to work for the Wusspack and his AD is telling folks that they'd have gotten who they wanted were it not for Maryland's head coach sabotaging their efforts. How's that for a vote of confidence?
ITEM NO. 4
As usual, I'll be rooting for Freddie to take another green jacket. I hope Woods putts it in the water (again), and misses the cut. I hope Hootie Johnson sneaks up on Rickie Fowler and bitch slaps his hat around straight. I hope Kelly Tilghman suffers a terrible allergic reaction to azaleas, and leaves Augusta...never to return.