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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 3/3/24

3 Up

1. COVID-19 - Oh hey! Remember this ol' pandemic virus? Most of us have put COVID-19 far behind us. However, updates such as the United States population is 98% immune and that the CDC now recommends lesser and looser restrictions for infected individuals is a far road from just four years ago. Regardless of how you feel about the virus, we've come a long way. 

2. $1 Billion Donation - A lot of billionaires do some wacky stuff. Ruth Gottesman did something really cool here. She helped give four-year students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine free tuition. Pretty cool. 

3. Sting Retirement - 40 years of pro wrestling for Sting. It's been a great ride for Sting, carving out one of the most interesting legacies in the industry without relying so much on company backing. Farewell, and thanks for the memories. 

3 Down

1. Gaza Attack - So unfortunate to see the ongoing attacks in Gaza. Hundreds were injured and/or killed this week just standing and waiting for aid. Two different stories are being given. The only thing that matters is that this has to stop. 

2. Extreme Weather - Texas saw over one million acres burned. We're also seeing massive glaciers melt. The world is burning...

3. Florida DEI - Florida University recently let go of all of its DEI personnel to be in compliance with state law. First, I feel for all of those individuals losing their jobs. Second, we've completely lost the focus of DEI initiatives - on both sides of the political spectrum. 

3 Interesting

1.  U.S. Census - So many Middle Eastern and Northern African individuals selected "white" in the U.S. Census, and recent basement shows that not only is the latest census skewed incorrectly, but a deeper dive must be done into the labels Americans use for self-identity. 

2. Lebron 40,000 - Remarkable. I continue to not understand how so many cannot marvel over what we've seen from LeBron over the last twenty-plus years. 

3. McConnell Done - I'll say this on McConnell stepping down - it's concerning that individuals can hold impactful seats for so long in our country, while also being so incapable. 

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Sting and Darby Allin vs The Young Bucks Greensboro, NC AEW Revolution March 3, 2024

Photo/Lee South

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