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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/23/14

3 Up

1. Springfield, MO - While under unfortunate circumstances, it was cool to see the community of Springfield, Missouri come together to remember, remember Hailey Owens, a ten year old who was abducted and killed recently. 10,000 people marched to remember Owens. Hopefully, all take a stand to rid their community, as well as others in their communities, of these awful occurrences.

2. NFL Banning "N-Word" - It's nice to see the NFL joining the movement to begin eliminated the N-Word, all forms of it, out of the lexicon of all people. Of course, it's ironic they remove just the N-word while the "Redskins" remain a team name, but we'll let that slide on the Rundown as much as they have over the past four decades.

3. Barry Bonds - Regardless of what your position is on Bonds and PEDs, you can't deny that he has plenty of baseball knowledge to offer younger players. It is good to see one of the greatest all-around players welcomed back after being vilified for something we now see many have done.

3 Down

1. Brazil - While I am eagerly anticipating the World Cup, I can't help but understand the fierce protests going on within the country of Brazil against the World Cup, FIFA, and it's own government. With a country lacking many basic needs for it's people and a corrupt government, watching more money that it's people agreed to poured into hosting the World Cup is tough to take without remiss.

2. U.S. Hockey - From the women being inches away from solidifying a gold medal and being stunned into taking home silver, to the men who were blanked against rival Canada, and then shutout from medaling, U.S. Hockey really took a beating this week.

3. Al Roker - The idea he continues to harp on Mayor DiBlasio's decision to keep schools open during a mini-storm is laughable. You made your point, Al, let's move on. He's clearly just looking for attention now.


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