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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/23/24

3 Up

1. Connor McDavid - In what might be sports' biggest kept secret, McDavid has put up two 4-point performances in the Stanley Cup to not only force a game 7 for the Edmonton Oilers after being down 3-0, but solidify himself as one of the most dominant athletes in sports. 

2. Marijuana Pardons - I've always had an issue with the way our society has moved into accepting marijuana legally, and thus, never rectified how we exploited black and brown communities by over-criminalizing the drug. 

By the way, is it fair to say we lost the "war on drugs?" Just saying...

3. Inside Out 2 - I have yet to see it, but the film took advantage of a huge heat wave nationwide and became the highest-grossing film in 2024. 

3 Down

1. Heat Wave - It. Was. Hot. Summers are becoming sort of ridiculous. 

2. Ecuador - The country suffered a huge blackout with over 17 million people losing power. It's not what you want. 

3. Justin Timberlake - This guy has all of the money in the world...and yet chose to drive under the influence. Stupid. Dumb. Idiotic. Selfish. 

Also, all of this drug use is definitely suspect. 

3 Interesting 

1. Ten Commandments in LA - As a man of faith, even I wonder and question Lousiana's focus here. A state that is consistently at the bottom of the nation's rankings in various aspects of education, this - this! - is where they start? 

2. Phone Ban in CA - California is now banning phones in schools across the state. I'm all for the access and safety phones provide, but also, curious how this does affect student-development. There was a time...

3. Immigration Protection - President Biden has now allowed protection for undocumented immigrants who are married to U.S. Citizens. I can only imagine the amount of sham weddings that are about to happen.

Cover Photo

Mays proudly displays the four baseballs in the clubhouse representing the four homers, which he hit April 30 1961 against the Milwaukee Braves in Milwaukee. The four homers tied the record of four homers in a single game held by nine other major league players at the time.

AP

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