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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/18/15

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1. Daniel Murphy - Is there another athlete on the planet right now hotter than Daniel Murphy? A big home run off of Kershaw, Greinke, and Arrieta? Yup, that's clutch. The Mets are running towards the World Series in a year than feels like fate is theirs, and Murphy is leading the way. 

2. Scott Van Pelt - I barely watch ESPN anymore, if at all, but I did see SVP's comments on the media coverage regarding Lamar Odom's recent situation. I completely agree with Van Pelt - when did Odom become a "reality star"? Odom is a talented basketball player whose personal demons go well beyond his link to the Kardashians. Please, stop making this - like everything - about the Kardashians. 

3. Jose Bautista's Bat Flip - As stated earlier this week, I absolutely loved the bat flip by Bautista. Baseball needs more individuality in it, and less of this ridiculous "unwritten rules" nonsense. 

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1. Lamar Odom Coverage - I touched on this briefly in the "up" section, it's a shame how the Lamar Odom coverage has been handled. From Kardashians and herbal Viagra, to the owner of the brothel soaking up the publicity, this has been ugly. This should be about Odom and helping him, not another situation many are looking to see on an upcoming reality show episode. 

2. H.S. Football Death - Another death in High School football. So sad. Upon hearing of the details, it's even harder to fathom. Again, so sad. 

3. Democratic Debate - What a disastahhhhh! The first democratic debate was filled with awkward individual moments, and also set the Dem party back in several ways.The next debate will need plenty of damage control and change of image to erase this one. 

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/17/19

3 Up

1. "They Didn't Steal Slaves" Teacher's Door - This was easily one of my favorite things of the week - probably the year thus far. Much props to Jovan Bradshaw and her powerful use of Rev. Nadine Drayton-Keen's words. The story of slavery shouldn't minimized to just Black History Month. But you know, whatevs.

2. Amazon NY HQ - So much props to my fellow New Yorkers who saw right through this Amazon to NYC deal, and pushed hard against it. The company would simply bring more gentrification to a city that doesn't need it, and of course, driving small businesses out. Amazon and NYC are just not a fit.

3. NBA All-Star Game - Look, the dunk contest stunk. It really did. But I have to give the actual game it's due - it was entertaining. And dare I say, there was some defense - DEFENSE! - being played in the 4th quarter.

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The real story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with his voice and a surrogate Jewish detective.

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In a year where the DP has branched out to other sites, it's only natural that we have other contributors do so on this platform as well. As one of my goals for 2013, I wanted to have a guest blogger, and decided to go with my tag team partner (my wife for you DP newbies). See, she has an undying dislike for football, and I thought it would make for a good piece, would provide common ground for those that feel the same way, and of course, instant therapy for her problem with America's phenomenon. So without further adieu, here it is: