One more 140-character (or less) Twitter twirl around the sports world, while wondering what’s harder — to win a Stanley Cup without a power play or an NBA title without a point guard?
■ Inning by inning, the sanity and stability of John Farrell underscore just how unglued the 2012 Red Sox season was under Bobby Valentine.
■ Three best days of boat ownership: 3. Day you buy it; 2. Day you sell it; 1. Day terrorist punk climbs aboard, sails up river to life sentence.
■ If all David Ortiz needs is a 2-3 week bye each season to hit the ball like this, by all means, tell Big Papi that fashionably late is OK.
■ Carmelo Anthony’s a ball hog, but he’s fun to watch. Ditto for Raymond Felton. Even greater fun to watch the rest of Knicks watch them.
■ Alcor, the Scottsdale cryonics firm that froze Ted Williams over 10 years ago, in April placed its 117th patient in deep freeze.
■ Former Patriot Irving Fryar in March officially became head football coach of Robbinsville (NJ) High School. Games assuredly to follow.
■ Soccer’s not my thing, but I sometimes click on Euro games for those blissful 5-8 seconds when announcers shut up, let game talk.
■ Ex-Leaf GM Brian Burke sues 18 anonymous posters for defamation via the internet. Names of accused include “Slobberface,’’ “Mowerman.’’
■ Jim Nill, after long run in Detroit, hired last week as new GM of Dallas Stars. Hub headline in 1986: “Bruins Get Nill for McNab.’’
■ Wishing old pal Joe Gordon, ex- of Patriot Ledger and Boston Herald, full recovery from recent setback. Get joltin’, Joe.
■ Boston Marathon ’14 should be a respectful Sat-Sun-Mon ceremony, a “Boston Free Party.’’ Let’s add finish line to the Freedom Trail.
■ So little puckhandling in today’s NHL. “Pass the puck” has morphed into “pass the buck.” No one wants responsibility that comes with it.
■ Robert, Jonathan Kraft waving rally flags at Bruins games. Adorable. Can’t picture Jeremy, Charlie Jacobs doing same in Foxborough.
■ Not sure, be in awe of Bruins’ change in playoff demeanor or contact Dept. of Mental Health for suspected group personality disorder?
■ Bravo for Jason Collins and for Sports Illustrated, too. For all the ways to express ourselves, funny how printed word always speaks best.
■ Finding Gronk’s shirt should qualify as an Official Team Activity.
■ Jacoby Ellsbury could leave for bigger bucks, but it doesn’t seem as important anymore. Yet further proof of importance of pitching.
■ Boston University’s wrestling program now has about 10 months left on the calendar. Some bad decisions live in perpetuity.
■ If NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL owners and athletes combined forces for gun control, the issue would change. Overnight.
■ Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Special place in heaven for all moms who express joy when their kids give them baseball gloves.
■ There is no net gain for the Patriots in Wes Welker’s departure. None.
■ Joni Mitchell’s subject in “Raised on Robbery’’ had “A little money riding on the Maple Leafs.’’ Doubtful he collected.
■ Keep thinking that a good John Lackey or a bad John Lackey ultimately will decide if the Sox make the playoffs.
■ Per Warren Moon: Tim Tebow won’t cut it in CFL. Another country heard from. Bet there’s enough Doug Flutie in Tebow to succeed.
■ If the Kentucky Derby got you in the mood, Suffolk Downs’s first live card this year is June 1.
■ Great hats are a Derby tradition. I hope a few women at Churchill Downs had the fashion sense to sport the “B Strong’’ logo.
■ Community Boating opened enrollment last week for its junior program — the hidden gem within our city’s hidden gem. Community-boating.org.
■ ESPN’s deal with the SEC runs through the year 2034. It’s in writing. Conan O’Brien had a deal like that.
■ A bomb-sniffing dog was led through the media workroom at the Garden on Wednesday, prior to Bruins-Leafs. Nothing makes that funny.
■ John Farrell and Dick Williams both managed in Toronto the season before they were named Sox skippers.
■ NFL talks a lot about providing consumer value. Yet 64 preseason games still talk only of rip-off.
■ Price of a scalped ticket to a Blackhawks-Bruins Stanley Cup final would surpass Red Sox prices for ’04 and ’07 World Series.
■ Covered last two legs of Alydar/Affirmed 35 years ago, last Triple Crown winner. Grand career lesson in failing to savor the moment.
■ Nothing kills a wildlife moment like realizing the cute porcupine ambling through your backyard is the dirty rat who devoured your hemlocks.Kevin Paul Dupont’s ‘‘On Second Thought’’ appears on Page 2 of the Sunday Globe Sports section. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeKPD.