Skip to main content

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 5/18/14

3 Up

1. Jay-Z/Solange Parody - Although I'm a bit annoyed over the coverage of this story, and ironically, I'm doing the same in this post, SNL did a tremendous job in their parody skit last night. Just an awesome job. 

2. Smooth Young Fan - Another video gets a "top" nod this week as a young boy catches a game ball and gives a few ladies behind him, the ball he already had with him. Pulling it off smoothly, the ladies believe he's giving them the game ball he just caught. Hide your wives, hide yo daughters, this kid is on his way in a few years. 

3. Ariana Grande - Say what?! Yup, you read that correctly. I'm usually not one to get crazy over the "stars" of today's generation, but the young Grande earned my respect with her performance tonight at the Billboard Music Awards. Heck, she actually sang. I'll give the gutsy 20 year old the nod this week. Bravo. 

3 Down

1. Attention to Jay-Z/Solange Altercation - My goodness. Goodness gracious. Why are we so hooked on this leaked video? Was it intriguing? A little bit. But for the most part, that's their business. Why do we care what issues they are dealing with? Maybe it's just me, but I don't get it. 

2. Donald Sterling Interview - There has to be something mentally wrong with Sterling. There just has to be something wrong. His attempt at making this situation better was atrocious. Can you imagine his PR team after he started his tirade on Magic Johnson? Again, I hate to say it, but the NBA waited until Sterling blew up and his antics went wrong before taking action to remove him. 

3. Mike Francesa - Soooooooooo...the self-proclaimed "New Yawk's numba one" couldn't get a guest from neither the Mets or Yankees and decided to throw a tantrum on the air about both franchises and towards the sport of baseball. Francesa came off like a huge baby this week. Grow up. 

Recent Favorites

DP Review of the Alternate Knicks Orange Jersey

One of the good aspects about having a blog and being truthful and honest about it, is the hindsight thought process it provides. DP devotees already know how much I love my New York Knicks, and how excited I was about their new jerseys last year. It was a new look that was desperately needed ( DP Review On Knicks New Uniforms ).  In reviewing those jerseys last year, I had the following comments in regards to then-rumors regarding the addition of an alternative orange jersey for the Knicks and overall NBA changes to the Christmas Day special jerseys:  "As long as we do not add an "alternative jersey" (I read rumors of an orange one - woof!) (and the league-wide Spanish jerseys are fine). And please, please - PLEASE - let's finally do away with the awful green jerseys we feel the need to wear on Christmas and St. Patrick's day! Pretty please!"

Quick Ponder: Daily Armor

Imagine, if we can see the dents and scratches, the smashes and chaos,  on the daily armor, each of us put on. Just imagine. 

Predictions and Wild Guesses for the 2024 MLB Season

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports After an off-season where the Los Angeles Dodgers spent the equivalent of a nation's GDP to acquire talent - I'm not sure if that's factual, but it felt like it - the 2024 MLB Season is finally here.  Sure, this Yankees fan is not just annoyed with the big spending of the Dodgers, but yeah, secretly envious as well. That used to be us, man!  Regardless, baseball is back on the docket. While my beloved New York Knicks have my attention and all of my heart, including what has been a fun March Madness period for men's and women's basketball, it's soothing to have baseball back. I can't explain what it is, but baseball just does that for me.  Nonetheless, let's do what we do in this post every year. Here are my wacky predictions and wild guesses for the 2024 season.  --- STANDINGS (WINS) AL EAST Orioles - 93 Yankees - 90 Blue Jays - 85 Red Sox - 82 Rays - 80 AL CENTRAL Twins - 88 Tigers - 86 Guardians - 81 Royals - 70 White Sox -