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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 9/7/14

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Derek Jeter Celebration - "Derek Jeter Day" was awesome, bias feelings aside, the Yankees are always terrific in these ceremonies and events. Even better was Jeter's speech which was brief, right to the point, and of course, well done. Very surprising to see the Yankees not retire #2 the way they retired Mariano Rivera's #42 on his day, but I'm guessing another ceremony is in the works for next year. 

Sarena Williams - The 2013 Dome Pondering Athlete of the Year continued her dominance by winning another grand slam tournament. For the third straight US Open, Williams took home the title. 

5th Grade Planking Record - This is just tremendous. A 5th grade girl planked for one hour and twenty minutes to set a new world record. She watched Scooby Doo episodes while doing it. Amazing. Kudos to the little girl for her determination and accomplishment. 


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Facebook Accident - When will we learn as a society the dangers of using our smartphones and driving at the same time? Is Facebook really that important? Such a sad (and frustrating) story of what happened in North Dakota. 

Bruce Levenson - OK, so I'll give him credit for turning himself in and selling the team before this became another "Donald Sterling" discovery. However, one has to wonder how many of these racial discussions are pandered around in the offices of NBA organizations? 

Yankees Offense - Putrid. Awful. Nothing else to say here. Seriously, nothing. 


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President Obama's ISIS Plan - Well, it's been long overdue that it can be considered a "down", but we'll give it a wait and see approach as the President reveals his plan to take on this ISIS issue. 

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