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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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While I love MLB Uniforms and the tradition that comes with them, I do get annoyed with the over-abundance and wacky uniforms we see from the NBA. With that said, I like the idea of keeping this to one weekend. Where it becomes sort of a spectacle. And it is thus far.

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Unpacking Thoughts on Charlottesville

This weekend has been exhausting. Despite the constant systemic injustice that is the United States of America, it's a moment like this weekend that is delivered and must be unpacked and discussed carefully in the pursuit of social justice - justice that is long deserved. 
There is plenty wrapped up in everything that is Charlottesville, Virigina. This is deep, spans back to the beginning of this nation, and is a result of current times as well. 
I'm still decompressing it all. Here are a few quick thoughts as I too wrap my mind, my emotions, and my intellect and rationale around it:

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 8/13/17

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1. Los Angeles Dodgers - In a rough week where the real world just crushes us, the dominance of the Dodgers is one that leaves us in awe, and can take us out into something great for a few minutes. 
2. Derek Jeter The Owner - Is there anything that Derek Jeter loses at? The Captain is now part owner of the Miami Marlins, and get this - will be the first owner and CEO of color within MLB. That's HUGE. 
3. Married at 98 - These two are getting married at 98 (He's 94). How about they both workout at the gym twice-a-week, and met there. So cool in so many ways. Good for them! 
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1. Charlottesville - So many layers to this story. Hate. History. The ridiculous response from our President. And the apparent shock some in this country have that people are out there who still have this ideology. Point blank, this was terrorism. 
2. Trump and North Korea - Just before Charlottesville, Trump talked tough for absolutely no reason in a back-and-forth that unfortunately effects hund…

Pondering Picture #81

An establishment cannot uphold systemic injustice, and attempt to condemn it, simultaneously.

My prayers (and of course my thoughts...so many thoughts) are with Charlottesville, Virgina, and the many people of color who have endured through these scenes and images over the course of history.