Tracy Austin, Paul Annacone and Brett Haber - the best announcing team in tennis that doesn't include John McEnroe - did yesterday's Madrid Open final. After one of Rafael Nadal's numerous shanks, Austin noted that the ball hit the Spaniard's racket frame in two places. The slow motion replay showed that it did exactly that. Annacone expressed amazement that Austin had been able to see that as it happened.
"Moms," Haber said sagely, "see everything."
I was very proud of my fellow South Floridians yesterday when I read the story about the Cubans who washed ashore in Hollywood and were given water, soda, and snacks by the people sunning on the beach. Then I realized that the good Samaritans were probably tourists.
I'm going to miss David Letterman, but not because, as TV critic David Bianculli said recently on NPR, "His sense of humor and his sense of anarchy provided a new blueprint for the TV talk show."
No, I'm going to miss him because his anarchic sense of humor returned the talk show to the blueprint created by Steve Allen.