1. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Just when you lose faith in the purpose of the internet and social media challenges, this OG of social media trends pops up to remind us of when the internet was a source of good powers. All jokes aside, it is pretty awesome to see such a trend make a true difference, and not just for internet clout.
2. Aaron Judge - 61 home runs. Just unreal stuff from the big man. Keep it going.
3. John Cena - Speaking of unreal, I honestly don't think Cena gets enough credit for his Make-a-Wish efforts. Kudos to Cena for the consistency, and for doing so with an extraordinarily busy schedule.
1. Hurricane Ian - Florida is in absolute shambles. So many homes were lost. So many lives were ruined. Keep so many of these people in your thoughts, prayers, vibes, and everything else.
2. NFL and Tua - Everything - EVERYTHING - about the Tua situation is why I find football such a tough sport for me to consume regularly. Shame on the NFL for Tua even being on a field following a concussion.
3. Indonesia Soccer Stampede - 125 lives were senselessly ended because of a soccer game. We all have heard of the stories of international soccer games, hooligans, and the atmosphere at those games, but what are we doing?
A first responder with Orange County Fire Rescue makes her way through floodwaters looking for residents of a neighborhood needing help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Florida, on September 29, 2022.
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