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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/16/15

3 Up

1. Walking Commuter - James Robertson who walked 21 miles each way on his daily commute to work to earn a living, received a car from a local dealership. Reading Robertson's story is amazing and reassures you the hard work some put into their daily lives. 

2. Zach Lavine - After years of duds, Zach Lavine brought the dunk contest alive with some athletic and spectacular dunks that left us all in awe. Lavine did it all with ease, which was even more impressive. 

3. Suits - I don't watch much television, but Suits is a personal favorite of mine. The show has tremendous acting, with even better writing. Big fan. Big, big fan. Recently got around to the latest season and already anxious for more. 

3 Down

1. Jackie Robinson West Situation - I touched on this earlier this week, but this whole situation regarding the Jackie Robinson West Little League team just flat out stinks. Such a shame to see the efforts of these kids, at no fault of their own, completely tarnished. 

2. Brian Williams - In an age where respecting the news and how we receive it becomes less and less credible, it is released that Williams fabricated and embellished stories in the past during his broadcasts. 

3. Kenny Smith Commentary - I actually like Kenny Smith's analysis when he is in studio, as he is a part of my favorite studio panel in sports, Inside the NBA. However, Smith has a knack for trying to over do it whenever in a public setting. His commentary, which was also aired in-house, was absolutely atrocious. It really was. At one point, he challenged Chris Berman for worst All-Star Game personality. He was trying too hard, and it very much hurt a lot of the broadcast. 

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