Hints of trouble in Sochi and Rio. Did you know that the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia could be imperiled by lack of snow ... and that labor unrest might threaten the 2016 Games in Brazil? Are you in a daily state of panic? Thought so. Speaking of distant early warnings....
Projecting the 2013 NBA and NFL drafts and 2013 college signing days. Fun academic exercises, undoubtedly. But shouldn't the prospective draftees and signees first be permitted to play their 2012 seasons?
Ozzie Guillen's consciousness stream and Charles Barkley's golf swing. These are harmless staples of slow news days, but the mouthy Marlins manager last week took a step toward stopping the madness by shutting down his Twitter feed. And as for Sir Charles's position at impact: turrible, turrible. Finis!
In summation, your honors, heretofore in deciding whether to proceed on such stories, we will adhere to the legal precedent heroically set by the slumbering Clemens Three. We'll sleep on it.