Skip to main content

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 7/3/22

3 Up

1. July 4th Weekend - The holiday is a myriad of emotions and perspectives. From appreciation for what we do have, to the frustration of what we don't - an internal battle of this great worldly experiment that is the United States of America. And of course, there are those who completely miss the moment of the holiday. Regardless, it's special, and there really isn't anything wrong with how you embrace your thoughts, feelings, and connection on the day. Celebrate the best, and mourn the worst. 

2. Ketanji Brown Jackson - The first black woman as a Supreme Court Justice is pretty cool. 

3. NBA Free Agency - I was glued in all week. Of course, filled with nerves about what my New York Knicks would do, but also, all the drama that is NBA-free agency. And then, of course, Kevin Durant said, "oh yeah, hold my beer". 

BTW - Here are my quick thoughts on Kevin Durant shaking up the Sports World

3 Down

1. 46 Immigrants Found Dead - Such a sad and horrific story, yet it's far too common when it comes to our immigration policies and practices, as well as the smugglers who profit off of such dangerous operations. 

2. Jaylen Walker Shooting - 60 shots is excessive, but, we've been here before. SMH. 

3. Bangladesh Floods - In further worldly news, over 7 million people are in need of emergency relief and housing after floods have displaced them. Just a super sad occurrence tied to further extreme weather patterns. 

3 Interesting 

1. Cassidy Hutchinson Testimony - Umm, wow. First of all, kudos to Hutchinson on coming forward - that is some fortitude for a 26-year-old to have on this kind of stage. Regardless, her testimony has been overwhelming and has made the ongoing January 6th hearings soooooo interesting. 

2. Kevin Durant - I think enough has been said on this topic...and will be said until he's moved. 

3. Patriot Front Group March - Even on this July 4th weekend, where feeling America is a thing, I don't believe I've witnessed a time in my life on this earth where this type of stuff has been so normal. These dudes, just marching down the street in Boston. What a time...

Cover Photo

Lisa Turner holds her daughter, Lucy Kramer, during a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2022. 

Evelyn Hockstein / Reuters

Recent Favorites

WWE Wrestlemania XL Review: "I absolutely loved this Wrestlemania"

It's easy to get caught up and become a prisoner of the moment. Especially in today's world where the latest moment is ostracized, super-analyzed, and hyperbolized - it's very much the clickbait, social media, microwave society we live in.  Yet, even after acknowledging that (as well as my Tribal Chief, of course), I still come to this feeling that Wrestlemania XL is one of the best Wrestlemania's, ever.  Yes, ever!  I don't need Triple H's metrics and benchmarks to influence me. No, no, no! In terms of hype, storylines, payoffs, match quality, and just overall fun - this entire weekend was amazing.  I'm slightly skewed in my preference as well. This was my son's first Wrestlemania as a pro wrestling fan. Having him at my side cheering on his favorites, getting caught up in the drama, and even crying at the end of the night because his Tribal Chief lost to "that no good Cody" added to the overall appreciation of the event.  So yeah, I have some

DP Review of the Alternate Knicks Orange Jersey

One of the good aspects about having a blog and being truthful and honest about it, is the hindsight thought process it provides. DP devotees already know how much I love my New York Knicks, and how excited I was about their new jerseys last year. It was a new look that was desperately needed ( DP Review On Knicks New Uniforms ).  In reviewing those jerseys last year, I had the following comments in regards to then-rumors regarding the addition of an alternative orange jersey for the Knicks and overall NBA changes to the Christmas Day special jerseys:  "As long as we do not add an "alternative jersey" (I read rumors of an orange one - woof!) (and the league-wide Spanish jerseys are fine). And please, please - PLEASE - let's finally do away with the awful green jerseys we feel the need to wear on Christmas and St. Patrick's day! Pretty please!"

Quick Ponder: Free and Guarded

Stay free. But keep the gate to  your peace, guarded.