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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/25/18


3 Up

1. Students of Stoneman Douglas - Man, do these kids have some fire or what? They are fearless, and I love the pro-acttive measures they are taking to get something done after this latest shooting. I do find it interesting how many are claiming that these kids are too young to understand the "nuances" of how this all works. I think these kids get it. And they honestly lived it. 

2. Question to Marco Rubio - Damn. I watched CNN's Town Hall debate on DVR, and in that moment, you saw it on Rubio's face, he knew the question was coming. Kudos to that young man for asking the VERY obvious question of lobby money and the NRA, and how this all plays into the "discussion". However, you know what? Kudos to Rubio who didn't decline the invitation like so many others and faced a hostile crowd that very night. 

3. Baseball is Back! - In a heart-wrenching week filled with politics and debate, it was just nice to have baseball back. And games! There were games! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! 

3 Down

1. Arming Teachers? - Apparently, our President, and many others, believe this is a viable solution to the school shootings in our country. I'm pretty sure we can all make a list of 100 things (quite easily as well) that will and can go wrong with this situation. Anything for that NRA money, I suppose. 

2. NCAA/College Coaches - I work in College Athletics, and I am a member of the NCAA. Most on the outside claiming to pay students don't understand or recognize half the issues involved with that. However, my allegiance is to DII and DIII schools. These schools paying money and all sorts of shadiness continue to lose my respect. Think about what grown men are looking to do to get 17 and 18 year old boys to dribble a basketball in a uniform. It's rare that I am shameful of higher education as a practitioner, but this is one of those times. However, shoutout to those programs who develop young men, graduate students, and are viable programs. They may not be on TV, but they are out there. 

3. Dallas Mavericks - The Sports Illustrated article unveiling the rampant sexual misconduct is heartbreaking, yet, just a reminder of how pervasive this has been in our culture. Powerful men...who knows where else this took place? 

1 Huh? 

1. Winter Olympics -I watched a few events. But honestly, I never got into it. I found out it was over as I typed this very SSR. Ah well...World Cup this summer though!!!!!

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