Things we should leave in 2014
1. Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercials
(actually Matthew McConaughey anything)
2. Ice Bucket Challenge videos
Sure, it originally had a great intentions, but the charity of it got so watered down that it left our Facebook feeds swimming in just another silly social media trend.
As the great Will Ferrell once screamed to a bus full of semi-pro basketball players: “Everybody love everybody!” I mean, seriously. 2014 brought way too many racial, sexual, gender and beyond violence and discrimination stories that it became the biggest topic of the year. From Ferguson, to Eric Garner, to now the shooting of police in New York City, these issues are not new, but with the Internet and the power of a viral video, the white elephant in the room has taken center stage. In 2015, let’s stop waging a war on police let’s stop profiling teenage minorities, let’s stop senseless violence towards each other. Everybody love everybody.
4. Pro and college athletes in the headlines
If one more athlete finds himself on the front page of the paper for something other than Sunday night’s game or a heroic act of saving 100 puppies from a burning building, I’m pretty sure the sporting world might just implode. I’m looking at you, Ray Rice, Hope Solo, Jameis Winston, Treon Harris, Adrian Peterson and yes, even you Donald Sterling.
5. The criminalization of marijuana
‘Cause my back hurts, man.