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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 1/11/15

3 Up

1. Unity Rally - After the terrorist shootings in France, many came out in a unity rally to help support freedom of speech and to promote unity in the face of 

2. Trevor Booker's Crazy Shot - No words can describe this shot. Just take a look here

3. Pro Wrestling - Despite the WWE's awful programming, the world of pro wrestling has been very entertaining as of late with New Japans Wrestlekingdom 9 event that drew over 60,000 people in Tokyo, Japan, and the great products that is LUCHA underground and TNA Wrestling. 

3 Down

1. Nigeria - The international issues continue into 2015 as Nigeria lost over 2000 natives in a brutal massacre by the Boko Haram terrorist group. The world continues to be a horrific place. Let's hope this becomes as worldly of an issue as the others have been. 

2. Charlie Hebdo - Another terrorist attack in Paris this past week with the intent on curbing freedom of speech and intimidating democracy. The mass killings has sparked plenty of protests and discussion regarding freedom of speech and sacrilegious comments. 

3. NFL Rules - After Dez BRyant's awesome catch was not consider a catch because he didn't make a "football move", many are now wondering what exactly are the NFL rules. More than ever, the rules that govern the league seem arbitrary. 

1 Confused

Free Community College - I understand both sides of the spectrum on President Obama's latest initiative, but I'm not sure on how I truly feel about this. I'm all for education and making opportunities available, but who is paying for this? Nothing is free.

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 4/15/18

3 Up
1. Bartolo Colon - Mannnnnnnn, this dude at 44 years old and at who knows how many pounds overweight, almost threw a perfect game against the defending World Series Champions on National television. Bartolo, don't you ever change. 
2. Beyonce - I probably could just leave this "UP" as just "Beyonce", and really, most wouldn't even bat an eye at it. Regardless, she earned it this week, slaying as always. Beyonce killed it at Coachella with some awesome performances, reuniting with Destiny's Child, and of course, making history as the first black woman to headline the festival. 
3. New York Mets - Even this Yankees fan has to give it up to the Mets and their hot start. They are playing some fun baseball, and well, it's backed by those big arms they need to rely on. Kudos to the Amazin's! 
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1. Philadelphia Starbucks - For those who don't understand "white privilege", here is an example of the opposite - two black men waiting…

2013 Bucket List - #29 Attend Wrestlemania

It only took me twenty eight years and twenty-nine events, but I finally (finally!!) made it to Wrestlemania. I've attended so many wrestling events in my lifetime, from small local shows to pay-per-view events, from small local promotions, to the global companies, but never had I gone to the big one - Wrestlemania. 
Upon hearing the huge event was returning to the metropolitan area at Met Life stadium, I knew I had to attend. As soon as tickets went on pre-sale, I purchased them...way back in November. I knew, if not now, then when? If not this year, then probably never. Some might not understand the importance of it, but to crazy wrestling addicts like myself, this is the show. And while it wasn't on the 2013 Bucket List, this was on my absolute lifetime list, and this past Sunday, I placed a big fat check mark next to it. The following is a little review of my Wrestlemania 29 experience, live!

Wrestlemania 34: Damn! That's a Dope Set...and Other Good Stories

What a weekend! Everything about Wrestlemania Weekend this year was fantastic. From Wrestlecon and all of the non-WWE companies putting on shows in New Orleans, to NXT, to of course the big show that holds it all together - Wrestlemania. 
Funny thing is, while I've watched countless hours of pro wrestling this weekend, the only thing surfacing to the top constantly was this very thought - Damn! That's a Dope set! Because you know what, it was. It sooooooo was! But that's just the geek in me that loves the creativity and aesthetics part of pro wrestling...or, just about anything event-related. 
With all of that said, here are some quick notes on Wrestlemania 34:

March Sadness

This post has been coming for awhile, and it now seems like the best time to do so...
So, here goes...
Division I Basketball is getting more and more difficult for me to watch and support. 
Just like I once laid out regarding my ethical feelings towards the NFL (and really, football, overall), thus is the same credence and feelings I have developing for Division I Basketball - mainly the NCAA's approach to it. Now of course, my feelings aren't something new as many share my thoughts and opinions on this - the NCAA is corrupt and college basketball is a sham. But for me, it goes even deeper - certain programs, coaches, and communities enable this exploitation of young men. And yes, many shy away from that word, but that's exactly what college basketball has become, an exploitation of services.