*My one-month-old daughter wouldn't sleep at 5 a.m., so thank you, MLB, for having the Mariners and A's on live from Japan. Opening Day-ish-ish! (Cespedes!)
*Apparently, I missed my window to buy Reebok Tebow Jets gear. Well played, Nike.
*I am absolutely loving all this coverage of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry, which I knew existed but didn't nearly appreciate enough.
*Mike Brown has pulled off the trick of alienating both Kobe and Bynum in the same week.
*The Knicks are apparently just fine without Jeremy Lin. This is going to be a fun nothing-to-lose team to watch in the playoffs.
*OK, so he's not Shaka Smart, but Ohio's John Groce is a great hire for Illinois. He is high-energy, he recruits like a maniac and his system wins tournament games in March.
*If I was Bill Parcells, I would totally step in and coach the Saints next year. Why not?
*Have you seen Ray Lewis' locker room speech to Stanford men's hoops?