Must have heard from 10 readers this weekend who want to reclaim the name Hornets from New Orleans. They're an odd group; they're courteous.
In sports, as in politics, there are people who think that if you dare disagree with them you are a moron, and not even a regular moron but a certified moron. As passionate as the group is, they don't insist that I have no worth as a person simply because I don't find the issue iterribly important. Been an interesting exchange of email, and I salute them.
WATCHED pieces of the NBA All-Star game. Love some of the virtuoso plays. Some players thrive in that context, and some are exposed. Carmelo Anthony was exposed. He's not good enough, or unselfish enough, to carry a team, as the New York Knicks will attest.
FINALLY saw the TV show Homeland. I asked on Twitter which new shows I should be watching, and Homeland was the easy winner. I now know why. Watched the first two. Cool to see pieces of Charlotte -- Freedom Park, Dilworth -- as I did.
SO Danica Patrick is racing in NASCAR this season? Wasn't sure. Had heard rumors. Think her name might have been mentioned a couple times.
IF you're an NFL fan, pay attention to Pro Day workouts at various schools. I went to Auburn's last year and it markedly raised my opinion of Cam Newton. After Pro Day, I wrote that the Panthers should take him with the first pick, and I never wavered.
About 60% of you disagreed, and about 30% of the 60% contended that I was a certified moron. "You always take defense," some of you wrote, as if it was a rule.
Even though schools skew everything to make their players look good, players still have to run and pass and catch and talk. The Panthers sent two separate groups to Auburn, to meet with Newton and his family.