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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/4/15

3 Up

1. Chris Mintz - Who else? In what is yet another horrific mass shooting on a school camps, Mintz took several bullets and helped saved the lives of many more. You sir, Mt. Mintz, are a real hero and who we should be talking about - NOT the suspect! 

2. Neil Everett - OK, If you follow the DP, you know I'm not a huge fan of ESPN's SportsCenter and some of their coverage of sports. However, I came across Neil Everett's comments following the recent Oregon shootings and definitely gained respect for this dude. "What's going on with humanity?" Kudos to you Mr. Everett on taking a stand and saying exactly how we all feel. 

3. Max Scherzer - Well, it didn't get them into the playoffs, but tossing another no-hitter, especially wen it comes with a side of 17Ks, is pretty damn impressive. Scherzer is a beast! It's just a shame the Nats couldn't get it together to see him toss when it really matters - October! 

3 Down

1. Oregon Shooting - So ridiculous, I don't even feel like repeating what happened. Why are these type of incidents so prevalent in our country? Ugh, so disgusted. And oh yeah, the politicians who want to pipe in on "gun control" suddenly, go away.

2. Doctors Without Borders Attack - This incident unfortunately killed many serving doctors and staff in an apparent "oops" by our own government. Not a good look, and it cost many people their lives. Again, an unfortunate incident that leaves egg all over the face of our US military. 

3. George Zimmerman - His latest social media use is not only a red flag, but truly, truly, truly disrespectful. Retweeting an image of a dead Trayvon Martin? Calling President Obama and the Oregon shooter the same? This guy has lost it. And in a big, big way. 

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