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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/9/24

3 Up

1. Claudia Scheinbaum - Mexico's first woman President! And even more impressive, is that Scheinbaum won more than any other candidate did in decades. I'm sure it'll bother some people, but the political change around the world in leadership, from country to country, has been interesting.

2. Simone Biles - Is Biles the most undisputed (and undeniable) GOAT in a sport that we have ever seen? Sorry for the hyperbole, but her dominance has been fascinating. Another U.S. Championship for Biles heading into Paris for the Olympics. 

3. U.S. Defeats Pakistan - Casual cricket fan here by blood and culture - but I really don't think many Americans understand just HOW big of an upset this is. Kudos to the men on Team USA! 

3 Down

1. Sudan - The images coming out of the Sudan and the current war is utterly heartbreaking. I know there is so much going on in the world, and this is just another one, but the images grabbed me this week. Millions have been displaced as is - super sad. 

2. Caitlin Clark Discussion - Yes, the Caitlin Clark saga IS fascinating. What's not is the utter irresponsibility with which she and the situation have been discussed. Shame on so many people for simplifying a situation that carries multiple truths. Most importantly, creating a huge weight on the shoulders of a twenty-two-year-old. 

3. Tucupita Marcano - I don't understand some of these professional athletes being caught gambling on the sports that they play. With that said, it's also not surprising considering how prevalent gambling and sports have become. Was it worth it?

3 Interesting

1. Louisiana Castration - What a wild law to pass. There are just some things that sound great in theory. However, our justice system is known for making some mistakes in the past, how do you rectify this in this space? This reeks of some other eugenics stuff...but we'll leave it there. 

2. Trump Georgia Case - Well, the Georgia case is on hold. Does anyone else find this so incredibly odd? 

3. Rise of Covid-19 Variants - Oh no! Are we willing to take this serious? 

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Saurabh Netravalkar sinks to his knees after the victory in the Super Over.

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