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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/20/16

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1. Cast of Hamilton - Kudos to the Broadway cast who decided to use their platform with Vice-President-elect Pence in the house to deliver a perfect statement. Regardless of what some will say, the statement was articulately stated, and definitely speaks for many Americans within the country. 

2. WWE Survivor Series Weekend - I'm so happy as a fan to see that Survivor Series has some meaning once again. The WWE delivered big time this weekend with a fun NXT Takeover Show, as well as tonight, with a VERY enjoyable Survivor Series event. How about that Goldberg/Lesnar match, huh? 

  • 2A. Randy Orton - Class act by Orton breaking character for a moment to console Shane McMahon's kid who was ringside after McMahon suffered what looked like an obvious concussion. 

3. Kate Upton - Look, the tweets were funny, but not exactly something kids should see. Regardless, Upton was dead on in that Justin Verlander should have won the AL Cy Young Award. Some think she's out of line, but personally, I think it's pretty cool that she cares and actually understands the BBWAA voting system, and by that, I mean that no one does. 

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1. Cops Shot - It's so damn unfortunate to see police officers shot in active duty as a normal thing now. And don't give me that "this is what the Black Lives Matter movement encourages" garbage either. This is sad, all the way around. Lets leave the BS politics and media driven rhetoric out of it for once. No one wants this. 

2. Overt Racism - From the West Virginia governor who called First Lady Michelle Obama an "Ape", to the Maryland teacher caught on tape calling students the N-word, to the Alabama police officer tweeting that Michelle Obama speaks "ghetto", to the multiple hate crimes seen across the nation, it's all so damn sad. It's like we turned the clock back 40 years. 

3. Kanye West - This dude is nuts. When will some of these unconditional Kanye fans open their eyes and quit placing this dude on such a pedestal.

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1. Sharon Jones - An absolute favorite of mine, the awesome performer lost her fight to cancer this weekend. So glad I had the opportunity to see her live this past summer. Cancer sucks. 

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