Articles by Jesse Michael

Baseball

Fred Lewis: Making a name in Toronto

“Fred Lewis is just going to be one of the guys coming off the bench and we’ll try to get him in there once in a while as much as I can.” That was a quote from head coach Cito Gaston the day after the Toronto Blue Jays acquired the outfielder from the San Francisco Giants in early April. What Cito didn’t know at that point was that Lewis was going to be an integral…

Football

The difference between Tom Brady and Carson Palmer

“The New England Patriots’ perfect season is over.” This was the news following the loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, and with it, the beginning of Tom Brady’s downfall. You see, at this time, Brady was on top of the world. He was voted player of the week five times, player of the month for September and October, set the record for touchdown passes in a season with 50, and was…

Hall of Fame

The Fall and Rise of Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick. Just hearing those two words brings many different thoughts or feelings to mind, depending on what side of the tennis fence you sit. Fans of Roddick see him as strong, charismatic, and, although sometimes very outspoken, one of the best players in the game right now. Others see him as a whiny, mentally confused player who doesn’t deserve all the accolades given to him, especially at a young age. “He was a great…

Hockey

Tyler Myers: Tower of Power

Compared to the thousands of kids who grow up playing hockey in Canada, an increasing number of American players in the NHL don’t know what it’s like to live in a town or city without the sport as the number one thought come winter. Kelowna defenseman Tyler Myers is an example of the latter having grown up in the non-hockey community of Houston, Texas. But when the Myers family moved to Calgary at the age…