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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 8/27/17

3 Up

1. MLB Players Weekend - The (insane) traditionalists had a problem with it, but the weekend produced plenty of fun games and moments, and gave fans and players a really cool weekend to be themselves and enjoy the game. I have a ton of stuff to share in the next Dope Sports Threads. Overall, can't wait for the next one...

2. MTV VMA's - Look, there were moments I had no idea what was going on, and I thought Katy Perry was incredibly awkward as the host. However, the moments that promoted fights against hate and empowered people to be themselves were awesome. Especially, Pink's speech - such good stuff. The VMA's still have plenty of work to do though under their new management.

3. Giancarlo Stanton - I think he just hit another home run. The guy has 50(!) and we're not into September, yet. Can he hit 63? Should be interesting going forward if he can stay hot. 

3 Down

1. Hurricane Harvey - The devastation and flooding going on in South Texas right now is so unfortunate. The images are even worst. Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Texas right now. Get and stay safe! 

2. President Trump - I can't keep doing this, but he continues to force himself into one of these slots. Now, this guy has pardoned Sheriff Arpaio, a man who used his government position to empower racism. Seriously, I don't even know what to say...

Oh by the way...the President is looking to repeal a ban on giving local police officers military weaponry. Good grief. We might see this one in the down section next week...or the week after. 

3. Sexy Starr - I once considered Starr a favorite wrestler of mine. Now? Not at all. What she did this weekend broke one of the few remaining codes of the wrestling business. Quite frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if she never wrestled in any major ring or promotion again. 

1 Eh

1. Mayweather vs. McGregor - I didn't order the fight, but I did find a stream of it on my trusty laptop. It was better than Mayweather v. Pacqiuao, but was still..eh. Triple G and Canelo will have to save boxing. This...whatever it was, definitely isn't doing much for the sport in terms of substance and credibility. 

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