Skip to main content

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 12/11/22

3 Up

1. Protection of Same-Sex Marriage - Well, what do you know? Our elected officials CAN work together to get important policies completed that accurately and democratically represent the people. Cynicism aside, it's good to see this bill get passed. Imagine the huge step back that this would have been.

2. Britney Griner Home - I honestly don't care about the politics around this story. Griner needed to come home. And I'm glad she finally is. 

3. Impact Wrestling Main Event - Everything that was "Speedball" Mike Bailey vs. "The Walking Weapon" Josh Alexander on this week's episode of Impact Wrestling was what makes pro wrestling so great. Both guys put on a classic that lasted almost an hour, and it was one of the best matches I've enjoyed in a long time. Kudos to both men. 

3 Down

1. Grant Wahl - It's the kind of story that is super emotional for the following reasons: 1) Wahl was the premiere journalist in the soccer real; 2) Wahl was beloved by so many of his colleagues and well respected by many others throughout soccer, and 3) another reminder that this life is nothing more than a vapor, short and quick. 

RIP Wahl. 

2. COVID - The entire ordeal that is COVID is such an interesting one when we have some historical review a decade or two from now. Nonetheless, COVID is once again running wild with infections this holiday season. Stay safe, everyone. 

3. Sudden "Paul Whelan" Experts - Tied to the entire Britney Griner/Russia situation is Paul Whelan, the U.S. Marine still in captivity in Russia that everyone with a political take suddenly wanted to throw into the mix of discourse. Not only is it unfair to the family of Whelan, as well as to the state of the situation that is indeed keeping him in Russia, but it says so much about our society that we could not look passed political ties, affiliations, or leanings to simply support bringing home an American. 

We are so incredibly broken. 

3 Strange

1. Georgia Run-off - I cannot, in every fiber of my being, find it even partially reasonable to understand how someone could vote for Herschel Walker. I honestly cannot understand it. Have we completely lost an integrity standard for candidates? 

2. MLB Off-Season - So, we had a labor situation between owners and players that delayed the season and even created some bad reports with some fans, and here we are seeing over $4.5 billion spent in free agency and players getting BIG money well into their 40s? Did I miss something? 

3. Krysten Sinema - ...and now we have politicians and elected officials running on specific tickets, getting elected, and well, changing their minds. What?! 

Cover Photo

Isaac, the son of Morocco's Yassine Bounou, plays on the pitch after the World Cup match between Morocco and Portugal, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on December 10, 2022.

Recent Favorites

WWE Survivor Series 2023 Review: "Whaddya Wanna Talk About?"

Well, following that premium live event, in the words of Cody Rhodes... "whaddya wanna talk about?"  The obvious is there, right? CM Punk, somehow, makes a bid for another moment-of-the-year candidate for wrestling fans with another "return" - his second over the last four years. This one, back to the WWE, in what felt like the most improbable of opportunities. But as we've learned, WWE truly is where you "never say never".  You can go in so many directions on this one. But without going too far down a road that hasn't developed or we have some headlights on, it's quite clear that WWE is absolutely crushing the wrestling business right now, and adding anything - or anyone - to that continued record success is the mission. They. Are. Not. Settled.  Second, the unveil I thought was great. Just absolute pro wrestling at its peak. As soon as the guitar riff to "Cult of Personality" hit and the familiar graphics hit the screens, my immedia

Quick Ponder: Gratitude

  My sense of gratitude explodes within my heart when I cease expressing it through the tangible, but rather through, time and moments.  Happy Thanksgiving, all. 

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/26/23

3 Up 1. Hostages Released - It might not be an overwhelming consensus - as this topic is so polarizing that I doubt we come to such agreements. Regardless, having innocent individuals released is a plus in the situation. I wish we still didn't have innocent people dying, but that's a whole other topic.  1a. Cease Fire - Who knows how long this will last. But the fact there is an agreement in place while hostages are being released is a plus. Take it.  2. Thanksgiving - The older I get, the more this day has a deeper focus and a sense of gratitude. Please take a moment today to focus on that among all of the chaos of food, family, friends, and everything else.  3. CM Punk Return - How cool was that? CM Punk returns to the WWE at the Survivor Series. Never say never in that company.  3 Down 1. NBA Ethics Optics - From Miles Bridges to Josh Giddey, its been really difficult lately to trust the NBA's moral compass. I'm not throwing them under the bus as they've done the