These are the notes, folks
• You probably know Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Hornets and Brett Comer of Florida Gulf Coast University were Winter Park High teammates. Rivers obviously is the one earning big bucks but which one had more fun in March?
• Last time I checked my fatally wounded bracket, I was in the 87th percentile. Well, at least I'm still beating the President, which is more than any Republican can say.
• The new Miami Dolphins' logo has my approval. They took the helmet off the dolphin, so the logo has nothing to do with football — just like the team. Bazinga.
• Did you see the CBS promo in which Letterman announcer Alan Kalter talks about the value of colostomies and adds with a smile "I'm having one right now." Certainly a worthy cause, but I can't help but wonder if, as a young man, he dreamed of saying that on national TV one day.
• Time to say something about the Orlando Magic: . . . . . . . . . I'll get back to you on this.
Final days for Lauer?
Not sports, but let's close with encouragement to read Joe Hagan's fascinating "New York Magazine" report on the shaky status of Matt Lauer with the equally unstable "Today" show. Hagan opens his article by describing how Lauer is playing with a knife on set that is meant to be used as a prop but doesn't want to be photographed with it. Hagan then writes this marvelous line: "If Matt Lauer doesn't want to be seen with sharp knives, it's because last summer his co-host Ann Curry was discovered with one in her back." Love that line and there are many, many more to be found here:
Jerry never plays with knives or any other sharp objects but he loves to talk weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon on The Beat of Sports, hosted by Marc Daniels on 740theGame radio. Jerry also loves to answer emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org but, most of all, he loves hunting for eggs on Easter morning. Happy Easter or just happy Sunday to all.