1. If you catch this before heading into work, Ryan Moats and his wife will be on Good Morning America today, talking to Robin Roberts. Updating the story: former Cowboy Zach Thomas says Officer Robert Powell mistreated his wife, too. (I’ll say the timing seems questionable, but that’s as far onto Powell’s side as I’ll go.) And Angela Hunt has called for his dismissal.
2. Prepare for a feisty Wednesday, when the per-pack tax on cigarettes goes from 39 cents to $1.01. Between that and the smoking ban taking effect on April 10, not to mention my wife’s unquenchable blood lust, there is little to no chance I’ll be smoking in a month. Thanks for kicking me in the jeans again, America.
3. The Mavs made a concerted, team-wide effort to murder me dead yesterday afternoon, allowing the Cleveland Cavaliers to outscore them…let’s see…carry the two…huh, that’s doesn’t look right…82-44 in the last three quarters of the game. In other Mavs news, Mark Cuban was fined 25 grand by the league for comments he made about refs via Twitter. He responded with a joke about someone figuring out how to make money off Twitter and several other similar japes that I would publish in their entirety, but he’s sounding litigous. (He’s @mcuban, by the way.)