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Connor’s report

Volume 27, Edition1
Connor Fitzimmons

The Lows

Just like any sport, it’s not uncommon for dire incidents to occur in pro sports as well. Ranging from bad plays to injuries to scandals, anything can happen.


The NFL had some big named players get hurt right around the week one games. Travis Kelce, for example, got hurt a couple days before their games. The Travis Kelce injury took Mahomes’ biggest ally out for the game against the Lions. As a result, Mahomes was forced to partner with Kadarius Toney, which only ended in one pass for one yard. On another team, Aaron Rodgers made five passes, leading to his Jet debut. However, he got four drives in and got sacked by Lendard Floyd, resulting in a torn achilles. Consequently, he is out for the rest of the season. Rodgers wasn’t the only player that had an abrupt end to his season, however. J.K Dobbins, the running back for the Ravens, also tore his achilles in the first half of his game against the Texans.


College football just kicked off and teams that have fought for a national championship aren’t even ranked this season. TCU and Clemson, for instance, haven’t lived up to their usual prestige due to TCU losing to Colorado and Clemson losing to Duke.


The MLB playoffs in October are up and coming. Whether it be from injuries or our regrouping, many teams have missed the playoffs this year. The Yankees and Chicago White Sox, for example, have already been eliminated.


Michigan State’s coach, Mel Tucker, is involved in a scandalous sexual assault case. Due to the allegations, Tucker was terminated from his position without pay. As a result, MSU football is currently without a head coach.

The Highs

This year’s football season kicked off with a bang. Stadiums that haven’t been sold out in decades are making a comeback, including the Detroit Lions’ field.


For the first time in forever, the Lions have sold out their season tickets and beat the defending Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Lions impacted this year’s playoffs for not only the team, but the community. For their first home game, the Lions safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson requested Detroit fans to fill the stadium with blue ski masks since they were the so-called villains of the NFL. In a matter of hours, Amazon sold out of blue ski masks, furthermore proving that the Detroit community is just as excited for the Lions to actually start execlling this season.
Speaking of excelling, the Colts new star QB in Anthony Richardson scored 20 points in fantasy and had 233 passing yards with one touchdown and one pick. Richardson also led the team into rushing with 40 yards and one touchdown.


Michigan has been outstanding thus far in the NCAA season, remaining undefeated. Michigan’s star quarterback, J.J McCarthy, had five touchdowns. McCarthy also beat Caleb Williams completion percentage, the number one prospect in the 2024 NFL draft. On another note, Blake Corum, Michigan star running back, has come back strong from his previous knee injury, averaging 6.6 yards per carry.


All but 14 teams in the MLB are still on the hunt for a playoff push right now. The MVP race for the NL is starting to get competitive, specifically the high and rising between Mookie Betts, the right fielder for the Dodger and Ronald Acuña Jr., an Outfielder for the Braves. Both players are top competitors for the race, with Ronald Acuña Jr. seeming to pull slightly ahead. Acuña Jr. became the fifth player in MLB history to join the 40-40 club with 40 homers and 40 stolen bases, which aided him in gaining his lead. However, it shows how skilled both contenders are when players like Matt Olson, who was the first player this season to hit 50 home runs, didn’t even secure a place in the race. For the AL the MVP is going to be Shohei Ohtani. With his pitching in the beginning of the season all the way to when he hurt his UCL, he has fought through and still is hitting bombs for the Angels with 44 homer, earning his place as the MVP.

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Connor Fitzimmons
Connor Fitzimmons, Reporter
Connor Fitzsimmons joined the Uncaged team this year. Fitzsimmons has played baseball all four years of high school. He enjoys watching any football game no matter what. He has also been accepted into St. Petersburg community college for journalism. Fitzsimmons also enjoys video games like Madden and 2k. Not only does he watch football, he also watches baseball games too. He has been to 3 out of 29 football stadiums, and 2 of 30 baseball stadiums. He also has a love for music and listens to country and rap mainly. His favorite artists are Zach Bryan, Morgan Wallen, Bigxthaplug, ThatmexicanOT, and Lil Tjay.
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