(1) If a potentially great wide receiver is available when the Carolina Panthers make their first pick in the NFL draft, they should take him. I hear from fans who insist that the Panthers have to take a defensive tackle, end or cornerback with the first pick. These probably are the same people who told me a year ago that I was crazy for writing that the Panthers should use the first pick on Cam Newton.
There are no rules. You take the player that will help you most. If it is a certain receiver from the Southwest, grab him.
(2) Jerry Reece, the Charlotte real estate attorney, again is trying to derail an downtown stadium for the Charlotte Knights that might not be built anyway.
I've never called Reece. But I suspect that the recording on his answering machine says:
"Hi, this is Jerry and I can't come to the phone right now because I'm filing another in a series of frivolous and unnecessary lawsuits to block a minor league stadium because I have a super secret Major League team that only I know about that wants to move to Charlotte and it's not Miami so that must leave somebody else. Please leave a message. Go Tar Heels."
One more reason not to call Reece.
(3) Speaking of the Tar Heels, if I were betting I would bet that Kendall Marshall, John Henson and Harrison Barnes will declare for the NBA and James McAdoo will not.