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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 8/11/13

3 Up

1. Defenders of Freedom - After intelligence intercepted information which posed serious threats to our U.S. Embassies in the Middle East, giving the nod to those that continuously keep us safe, even before it reaches home, easily gets the nod in the 1-slot this week. 

2. Brian Banks - Banks, who was exonerated of rape charges after serving five years for a crime he did not commit, resumed his pursue of his NFL dream by playing with the Atlanta Falcons in a pre-season game this week. 

3. Michael Jordan Dunking - Most can't dunk. Those who could, usually can't past thirty. Jordan did so at the age of 50. Crazy. 

3 Down

1. Moronic Idiots - Who ever the idiot(s) is (are) who defaced the Jackie Robinson statue here in Brooklyn with swastikas and racial slurs get the biggest "down" this week. So sad that people resort to such ridiculous actions whether it were true feelings or sadly, for attention.  

2. Sorry Excuse For a Man - I refuse to give this dope any publicity, but any one who kills their wife and confesses on Facebook along with posting pictures of her body is a coward. Such a sorry excuse for a man.

3. Jack Clark - For his careless rants on Albert Pujols and Justin Verlander. Pujols is in the process of taking legal action, and Verlander is contemplating the same. PED speculation is now more out of control than probably the use is.

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Dear Son,

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Yet, as the days peel off the calendar board, and sunrises and sunsets aren't exactly lining up mentally in our place in comparison to earth's time continuum, this third week of your existence brought you visitors - your first! - in the likes of your grandparents.

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 7/15/18

3 Up

1. Thailand Boys Rescued - This story was captivating, and even becomes downright addictively intriguing when you really get into the research methods used to save these boys and their coaches. And let us not forget some of the fatalities that occurred to get this done as well.

2. World Cup - How absolutely phenomenal was this event? I'm already sad to see it go. With a newborn in tow for myself, I watched so much of it, and it all, was so, so, so good. Best in my lifetime, for sure. Congratulations to France - albeit via immigrants of African nations. But that's a different message for another post on immigration hypocrisy.

3. Isner vs. Anderson - 6 Hours and 36 Minutes. Just as great as the World Cup has been, Wimbledon was just as fantastic. Isner and Anderson provided an absolute classic.

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81. If you could enact one law in your country that does not currently exist, what would it be?

There would actually be quite a few. However, I would go with gun control. Nothing too elaborate, but the type of control that requires screening and effective security of allowing firearm usage in this country. 
82. If you could own only one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
I would probably choose a good pair of pants. Weird? Yes, most definitely. But a good pair of pants sets the tone, and for a big and tall guy like myself, dictates the comfort for the day. As hard as pants are to find for us big guys, I'd like to own one pair, thus renting or borrowing everything else. If you happen to be one of those folks that has your perfect pants size in every store, you most likely won't understand this.

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