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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 4/10/16

3 Up 

1. Kris Jenkins - Will this kid make a more important shot than the one he did to lift Villanova to the National Championship? I doubt it. Regardless, it was epic. Kudos, Kris! 

2. Golden State Warriors - I am not going to lie - the record of 72-10 seemed like something impossible, and something I would never see again. But here we are, with the Warriors one game away from history. It still seems very surreal. 

3. Deadlifting Grandma - I love dead lifting. Its a great stressbuster, and an even better challenge. Thus the reason I love this story of a 78-year old woman who deadlifts 225lbs. How can you not love the effort and spirit of this woman? Better yet, what is your excuse to not workout? 

3 Down

1. New Jersey 16 - Seriously, how in the world can a human being distribute child pornography? What in the world is wrong with people? 

2. Politics - As the race for the Presidency continues to make it's move to crunch time, the more and more removed I feel I am from it. Anyone else just exhausted and turned off from the whole thing? Just me? 

2. Kyle Schwarber Injury - With baseball back in session, I am pretty much set until October. Unfortunately, having one of the game's most intriguing players in Schwarber go down for the season, is definitely a blow to baseball fans. 

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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

3 Up
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! 
3 Down
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.

Dope Sports Threads - MLB Player's Weekend Gear

I love everything about MLB Player's Weekend. From the moment it was rumored way back over the winter, I have been anticipating the announcements of what I feel is baseball finally - FINALLY - looking to modernize itself. Well, at least just a bit. Baby steps.

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.

Ultimately, I like that players are getting more say so in changing the antequated mentality that baseball currently has here in the States. Regardless, I'm sure most have seen the names, the uniforms and the gear. Here are my thoughts on the ones that caught my eye: