Ponderables for a sporty South Florida spring day...
(*) The NFL Draft is a month away and Uncle Wayne Huizenga, Dolphins owner (pictured here, playing hardball), is huffing that the team's draft picks had better report on time or else. Or else they won't be playing. I like the bravado, although I figure most agents are thinking it's a bluff. Thoughts?
(*) Love the big pronouncement that the Marlins' starting center field job has been won by 22-year-old Alejandro de Aza, who a month ago seemed a longshot to even make the roster. His grip on the job is sort of like Sanjaya's grip on the American Idol crown.
(*) Georgetown coach John Thompson III, rumored sought by the Charlotte Bobcats, is the latest college hotshot being wooed by the NBA. Gator Billy Donovan's name has been linked here as Pat Riley's possible heir, as most know. Who'd you'd pr efer, Heat fan? John the Roman Numeral, Billy or neither?
(*) Rehabbing Dwyane Wade seems close to rejoining the Heat. Send out a prayer to St. Mayhisshoulderstaylocated.
(*) Bengal Levi Jones is calling new Dolphin Joey Porter a "coward" for supposedly having some buds with him when he decked Jones in that Vegas casino recently. However it should be noted that Jones is several thousand miles away when saying that.
(*) The NFL has made instant replay permanent. Good. I was getting tired of the annual further review of further review.
(*) You are NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, meeting with troubled Titan Pacman Jones, whose rap sheet makes the Cincinnati Bengals look like Good Samaritans. What do you tell him?
(*) Another in a series of You Could Live To Be A Hundred And Never Anticipate Seeing This Headine.
(*) Finally, LeBron James is having a 35,000-square-foot house built in suburban Cleveland that will include a six-car garage, a recording studio, a bowling alley, a casino (!), a 63-foot-wide movie theater, a sports bar, a two-story closet and a barber shop. What, no golf course?