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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 3/15/15

3 Up 

1. Coach Steve Lavin - On the brink of the NCAA Tournament, Coach Lavin suspended one of his key players, Chris Obekpa, for two weeks after violating team rules. Not many would do such a thing, and you have to love the transparency and discipline Lavin is using here, regardless of the timing. Ethics - it's a beautiful thing in college sports when used. 

2. Impact Wrestling - Pro Wrestling getting the nod here at number two this week as Impact Wrestling delivered quite the show this past Friday on Destination America. A show that was truly entertaining and warranted comparisons to pay-per-view television. 

3. Leigh Castergine - Castergine, who works for the New York Mets,  wrote a very insightful piece on CNN.com about the need for more women in the sports industry. As someone in that field, I can concur, and even support her claims that the inclusion of women and minorities are severely needed. 

3 Down

1. 70 Year old Nun Gang Raped - Do I even need to say more? What is wrong with our world? 

2. Feguson Cops Shot - Just when you thought the stories out of Ferguson, Missouri were over, we get the shooting of two police officers during protests. When will this end? 

3. McDonalds Teen Girls Fight - I'm not even sure what to say. To some, this may be a shock, but this kind of stuff has been happening for years, but recently, it's become a bit more violent and prevalent. There are a lot of factors here, all which come down to parenting and productive homes as the issue. Just my opinion.

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3 Up
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VOTE AGAINST THE BAD GUY
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Yes, I don't watch football. Well, not anymore. 
I've been completey sober for two years, not counting that one hiccup in watching the Super Bowl in February. 
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I actually don't even care for the sport, really. The NFL is rather gross in all that it is, and has been for a long time. And for those touting college football and it's culture - excuse me. I was born, raised, and currently live in the North East. I have friends and colleagues in the South and across the country who revel in those sagas that exist only for and around Saturdays in the Fall. But, not even college football intere…