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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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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…

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.

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:

2018 Bucket List #2 - Visit Coors Field

You didn't think I would go to Denver and NOT visit Coors Field did you?

Of course not. The baseball junkie in me wouldn't allow it. And right before I headed to the airport, I dragged my colleagues to Coors Field for a Tour and even they were glad I did. Coors Field is a very underrated ballpark in terms of it's appearance and overall feel. 
Here are some quick thoughts on visiting my 15th MLB Ballpark (of those in existence):