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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 8/16/15

3 Up

1. Cleveland Indians - Major kudos to the Cleveland Indians who have been ultra supportive of Mike Aviles and his daughter, who is fighting leukemia. Not only did the organization agree to not trade Aviles out human respect as he deals with the personal issue (his daughter is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic for Leukimia), they also had his daughter toss the first pitch at this past Thursday's game. Well done Indians, well done. 

2. LeBron James - At the number two spot, we're staying in Cleveland with LeBron James this week announcing that he is funding college scholarships for up to 1,200 children in the city of Akron. Besides "The Decision", how can anyone find fault with LeBron James as a superstar athlete? A great way to give back to Akron. 

3. Dare Devil - Sure, this Netflix series came out in early 2015, but because of my work schedule (semester-by-semester academic schedule), I haven't gotten around to it until this summer. Dare Devil is a fantastic series. I actualy am looking forward to season 2. 

3 Down

1. ISIS - From the confirmation of raping captives and the beheading of others, this despicable group is now placing the bodies of those whom they murder on display. This group really, really, has no boundaries. 

2. "Michael Brown Bonus" - The police officer who posted his comment about him "about to spend his annual Michael Brown bonus" is a moron. Seriously. Horrible comment. Even worse time. You sir, are an example of incorrect, overuse of social media, and more so, furthering the negative image of police officers. 

3. Geno Smith - Well, this one didn't surprised us Jets fans. Only the New York Jets have their quarterback knocked out by a player on the fringe end of the depth chart. And then said player gets a job with a division rival, and somewhat seems justified in his actions. Only, the Jets. And yes, Geno Smith, no quarterback who has the respect of his teammates gets his jaw broken from a cheap shot by one of them. Again, only the Jets. 

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3 Up
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3 Up
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