March 13: Panthers release Steve Smith, deciding that things like "decency" and "basic respect" are unnecessary when parting ways with the greatest player in franchise history.
March 18: Panthers announce Cam Newton is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery. Coach Ron Rivera postulates the injury dates back to Newton's days at Auburn.
March 20: Panthers sign former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery to a two-year contract. Tiquan Underwood (yes, that guy) is signed one day later. Steve who?
March 23: The University of North Carolina is bounced out of the NCAA tournament in a root-canal painful loss to Iowa State. Start the clock!
March 26: Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon is arrested and charged with theft and bribery and is accused of taking cash payoffs on multiple occassions. He resigns from office and faces up to 50 years in prison and fines totaling $1.5 million.
On the plus side, the Bobcats are headed to the NBA playoffs! (Where they'll meet LeBron in the first round.)