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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 5/21/17

3 Up 

1. "My Family's Slave" - I urge everyone to take the 20 minutes and read this piece in The Atlantic. An insight to slavery, the affect of how it dehumanizes someone, and the true and sad story of all the edges and truth around it. This piece bring slavery to a new personal feeling, and makes you think about how it still is happening in our country. A great read full of truth and emotion. 

2. Aaron Judge - It's time I give this dude his props here on the SSR. He continues to mash, and yes, even today showed his value with the glove. Man, I am so excited for the Yankees future!

3. Ultimate X - Impact Wrestling's latest X-Division renaissance has been great, and is exactly what fans of the division, like myself, have been begging for years - focus! This past week's Ultimate X match was another example of the division's jump start. 

3 Down

1. Times Square Car Wreck - So incredibly sad that people are hurt and one person's life was snuffed out by this clown driving high off his rear end in the middle of Times Square. I've always thought Times Square should be off limits to cars, but really that's a moot point. In this situation, can we just lock this guy up and throw away the key. Moron. 

2. Comey/Trump Fiasco - Look, this whole thing looks bad. This Presidency has been awkward since inauguration day. Unfortunately, those who support him will continue to point to "the media" excuse. Me? I'm over the whole "fake news" stuff. Both sides need to get over using excuses through the media. Really, this whole ordeal has been such a disaster five months in. Disaster. 

3. NBA Playoffs - Boring. Truthfully, this whole entire NBA Season has been lame. And the NBA is typically my #2 in sports. But, like most, I'm just not a fan of the two super teams making their way through the playoffs, with the whole world waiting for the expected Finals matchup. Also, Kevin Durant telling fans "not to watch" if they are bored with the blowouts in the playoffs is the type of arrogance the league currently has. Not a fan. A terrible look for the NBA. Absolutely, terrible. 

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/24/21

3 Up 1. Science and Research - Look, I'm not trying to get into any debates or start trouble with this selection. I'm just giving props to the men and women who continue to develop these vaccines - and now approved booster shots - that help fight off this terrible virus that has plagued over the past 18 months. Some countries still don't have an option when it comes to vaccines - we're onto booster shots, and can "choose". Perspective and privilege are needed sometimes.  2. Col. Wang Yaping - Give it up to Yaping who in six weeks will become the first Chinese woman to walk in space. OF course, she is receiving tons of backlash from the media - but hey, did we expect anything else? 

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3 Up 1. Moderna Vaccine to Low Income Nations - In a world where the idea of "pandemic" now feels like a state of mind or the privilege of belief, Moderna has decided to aim its efforts in getting at least 1 billion doses to low-income countries the COVID vaccine. I'll save the "vaccine" chat for another time - but this is pretty awesome by Moderna. And oh yeah, highly needed.  2. Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi - Two absolute legends of the WNBA had some legacy-cementing moments this week. Parker lead her hometown Chicago Sky into the WNBA finals, and Taurasi, was named the GOAT of the WNBA by fans. Because well, she is. Congrats to both.  3. Netlfix's On My Block - For the second week in a row I'm putting a personal - and admittedly, biased - selection in the "Up" section. One of my favorite shows by Netflix, On My Block , released its fourth and final season, and yes, I binged it on my daily commute home. Gonna miss the crew from Freeridge.