Skip to main content

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 8/30/20

3 Up

1. Sex Trafficking - This didn't get much play in the national news - you know, Coronavirus, economy, social unrest, take your pick - but, it definitely deserves plenty of attention. early 50 children were recovered in what is to be believed a child trafficking ring in Georgia. Tremendous news for those children, and a clear reminder of how many young lives we lose to the cracks in the system - and life. 

2. Milwaukee Bucks - All of the boycotts throughout sports this week were interesting to see. But let's give props to the Milwaukee Bucks who started it all. IT's always easy to follow, but taking the first step takes courage, and the Bucks surely reminded the sports world of the power that lies with the athletes. 

3. Chadwick Boseman - The story is amazing to hear - how Boseman continued to carry on with terminal cancer. It's an understatement to mention how much Boseman will be missed because of his roll in Black Panther - a symbolic movie for black people everywhere. 2020 continues to rage on with the bad news, but the contribution of Boseman for the hope of little black boys and girls will live on forever. 

3 Down

1. 17 Year Older Shooter - Unacceptable. To see a seventeen-year-old cross state lines with a gun to engage in the continued divide of this country is deeply concerning about where we are as a country.

2. "Law and Order"? - Hearing the comments of some that the seventeen-year-old shooter took "law and order into his own hands" is just more rhetoric and where we are as a country. But then again, "Law and order". 

3. Hurricane Laura - The strength and effects of Hurricane Laura have left some devastation after it visited. Some areas are not due to have power back for up to eight weeks. As always, be sure to keep those in your prayers. 

Recent Favorites

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Keeps Me Casual on Hockey

It's been a long time since I've talked hockey on this.  Wait! Huh? Come again? Yes, hockey. In fact, the last time I posted anything, I was mesmerized by the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers.  Fast forward to 2024, and my hockey fandom took another step forward. For years I've been the admitted casual. And you know what, I'm okay with that. Unfortunately, my unconditional love fandom for my New York Knicks presents a conflict that will forever curtail anything serious from happening between hockey and myself.  Nonetheless, I felt like this post-season heightened my hockey fandom to another level. Hockey is amazingly awesome. I very much enjoyed the Stanley Cup Playoffs, caught myself choosing Rangers games over early April Yankees baseball, and overall, found myself playing NHL 24 on the ol' Playstation 4.  Yeah, I fell hard. But before I shelf my spring fling with hockey until April 2025, here are just a few quick pon

Wanting the Alternate Route For Bronny James

Welcome to the NBA, Bronny James!  In what was the worst-kept novelty of a storyline in the sports world in LeBron and Bronny one day gracing the NBA together, we're finally here!  First, congrats to Bronny! Entering the NBA is incredibly difficult, especially more than ever considering its global reach. Regardless, he is now part of the fraternity and amongst the elite in the game. Haters will say what they want, but he's there.  And second, congratulations to LeBron and Savannah James. What will be lost in all of this is that they raised a strong young man who yes, took advantage of his access and genetics, and is now at this point in his life - his ultimate goal. Bronny at the core, had no reason to want this - none. He easily could have rested, relaxed, and enjoyed the spoils of this birth lottery. Instead, he wanted what h knew would be the shadow of a massive legacy - and still did the work. That takes guts.  I commend the kid for not resting on Dad's name and wealth.

Thoughts on First 2024 Presidential Debate

It’s the most unwanted rematch likely in history. Biden vs. Trump What we saw tonight was exactly what many moderates expected and solidified what we didn’t want to say out loud - we have to have better options than these two, no? There isn’t much to say about this debate, especially from this debate nerd. This was the absolute shits in regards to inspiring a nation for an upcoming election season, which in many ways, still resonates with political fatigue from 2020. But you know that, already. You knew that ten minutes into the debate. The two best quotes I’ve come across to wrap up my overall feeling are the following: On one side it’s hell no, and on the other, it’s oh no. It’s who we shouldn’t have be President vs. who we can’t let be President A few more quick thoughts on last night 1st Presidential Debate:  - For me, this format was the biggest positive of the night and a very good baseline for where future political debates need to go. In a world of “takes” and who shouts the lo