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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 4/7/24

3 Up

1. Wrestlemania 40 - I don't think it's hyperbole, WM40 is likely to be remembered as one of the best Wrestlemanias of all time. A memorable and happy ending likely will encourage that narrative as well. 

2. Women's Basketball - A HUGE weekend for women's basketball! First, Iowa and UCONN smash (!!) the ratings record on ESPN (for ANY televised basketball game) then we get a great championship game. The women's game has amazing storylines, superstars, likable individuals, and overall, a better quality of game. 

And of course, the WNBA draft is next Monday. Keep it rolling, ladies! 

3. Pig Kidney Transplant - I can't (still) can't believe this is real, but the patient who received an A.I. generated pig kidney in a transplant has officially gone home. Still a wild story, and something to keep an eye on. 

3 Down

1. Earthquakes - Well, first it was the devastation in Taiwan that injured thousands, killed 25, and left destruction. Then on Friday right here in the NYC metro area, my own house shook in what was a 4.8 earthquake - luckily nothing severe in the area, and pales in comparison to what the people of Taiwan endured. 

Pray for those in Taiwan. 

2. 911 Call Centers - This was an extremely interesting article that gives so much insight into some of the jobs and "automatic" processes in our social structure. It's such an important job and one that I can't even imagine the anxiety that comes with it. 

3. Oakland A's - Disaster made worse. Playing in Sacramento is such a bad look. I'm for keeping the A's in Oakland. But hey, I guess playing elsewhere for three years for a gamble on Vegas is worth the integrity...what do I know?

Cover Photo 

The South Carolina Gamecocks celebrate after beating the Iowa Hawkeyes. 

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