Articles by Nick Faris

Baseball

The Bronx is Burning

It’s been a long, depressing year for Yankees fans this season, plagued by Alex Rodriguez drama, injuries and the constant, looming nuisance of mortality. With A-Rod, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera all shells of their former selves, are the glory days of the franchise behind them?

Other Sports

Masters in Futility: Toronto FC

Toronto sports fans know as well as anybody that not every team can be a winner. Within that population, however, there’s a select few who root passionately for a team that hasn’t even flirted with the notion. MLS is now seven years into it’s Ontario expansion and has yet to see a meaningful campaign played out at BMO field. What are we to expect in the future?

Other Sports

Brazil setting sights on World Cup after Confederations Cup championship

As Brazil claimed a 3-0 victory in the Confederations Cup final over Spain, we witnessed more than just a changing of the guard in the 2014 World Cup hosts. Players like Neymar and Fred are adjusting nicely to the world stage as veterans like Cesar and captain Silva prepare to hand the reigns over to the youth. But still, does Brazil have what it takes to make history as the first nation to follow a Confed Cup title by claiming victory at the next World Cup?

Hockey

Daniel Alfredsson: History Made

The Ottawa Senators might not be the most decorated NHL franchise of our generation, but that doesn’t take away from the organization that team captain Daniel Alfredsson has built from the ground up. With 17 seasons under his belt, including 13 wearing the C, Alfredsson has risen to the occasion as one of the sport’s greats.