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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 1/3/15

3 Up 

1. Elevator Hero - Unfortunately, the new year begins with a 25 year-old man who saved a women from dying just before being crushed by a faulty elevator. 

2. Tennessee Cop Donates Kidney - After learning his good friend and partner's kidneys were failing, officer Eric Crowder got tested and donated his kidneys to his partner. Always good to hear of self-less people around this time of the year. 

3. Happy New Year - The new year is always a favorite time of mine as we move onto a new chapter with new goals and the opportunity for a new chapter in our lives. Happy New Year to everyone! I wish you al the very best in 2016.

3 Down

1. Militia in Oregon - I'm sorry, but if these men were brown and were doing the same thing, the media and many would be very quick to call it "Terrorism". How in the world is this consider NOT a big deal? Unbelievable...

2. Natalie Cole - She carried on the legacy of her father, Nat "King" Cole, with such grace and class. Much more admirable was Cole's transparency of her life, and as she stated, "You can go through turbulent times and still have victory in your life."

3. New York Jets - Ugh! Same. Old. Jets. What else can I say? 

1 Stupid

1. Dexter Manley - Claim black quarterbacks like to run because they are "used to running from the law"? Ummm, yeah, just so stupid. So stupid. 

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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! 
3 Down
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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):