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The Oberlin Review

Cool or Drool: Soccer’s CTE Problem

Dan Bisno, Columnist
March 10
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

“Ha sido sólo un susto” — It was only a scare. Fernando Torres tweeted those words following the traumatic header that could have cost him his career, not to mention his life. While the collision lasted only a fraction of a second, the aftermath was a peculiar blend of emotions. Immediately...

World Baseball Classic Lacks Tradition As Stands

Jack Brewster, Columnist
March 3
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Worldwide sporting events such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup consistently draw massive crowds and high television ratings. Nations fight tooth and nail to host these events and exhaust significant resources preparing their country’s representatives. These spectacles of sport are exceptional...

Cool or Drool: Irving’s Flat Earth Nonsense

Dan Bisno, Columnist
February 24
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

On a typical All Star Weekend in the NBA, the buzz surrounds the most exciting innovation from the dunk contest or the rappers and actors balling in the celebrity game. Kyrie Irving, star point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers, had something else in mind this year. Several days prior to losing in the...

Rule Changes Ruining Baseball

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
February 24
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column, Uncategorized

Whether it’s eating ice cream at the ballpark on a hot summer day with your family or watching a diving catch on ESPN’s Top Ten Plays, baseball memories always last. But the game that everyone grew up watching is about to drastically change for the worse. Major League Baseball proposed several ...

Huskies’ Dominance Hurts Competition, Interest in Women’s Basketball

Jack Brewster, Columnist
February 17
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The University of Connecticut Huskies cemented the longest winning streak in the history of NCAA women’s basketball Monday night with a landmark 65–55 win over the University of South Carolina. The Huskies have broken the previous win streak record three times. This spring, they will vie for th...

Cool or Drool: NBA Takes on Twitter

Dan Bisno, Columnist
February 10
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Social media reveals unfiltered opinions and the true personalities of our favorite players in a way that interviews and journalistic pieces cannot. Current Los Angeles Clippers point guard Jamaal Crawford once inspiringly took to Twitter to write, “Thinking too much is the gift and the curse.” Filtered...

Athletes Voice Dissent with New Administration

Jack Brewster, Columnist
February 3
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders — most notably his refugee and majority Muslim-country-travel ban imposed Jan. 27 — have incited protests from all corners of the country and from every race, gender and religion. Hollywood and Broadway stars, executives of major corporations and countless...

Cool or Drool: MLB’s New Luxury Tax Levels Playing Field

Dan Bisno, Columnist
December 9
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Sports fans always want to believe that their team has the same shot at winning as any other. While we all know “fairness” is not clear cut, perhaps no factor influences the outcomes of professional sports leagues more than the politics of player compensation. While most leagues have shifted toward...

Castro Stunted Cuban Baseball Growth

Jack Brewster, Columnist
December 2
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, one of the most prominent and controversial leaders of the past century, died last Friday at the age of 90. For all the things Castro believed in that stood in opposition to the U.S., there was always one glaring irony — Castro loved our national pastime: baseball. The...

Cool or Drool: Romo’s Days in Dallas Numbered

Dan Bisno, Columnist
November 18
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Editor’s Note: This article contains references to domestic violence. Many of the 32 teams in the NFL are struggling to fill the quarterback position. While teams like the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns cycle through their assortment of sub-par passers and NFL busts like Tim Tebow, who move...

Concussions Underscore Football’s Safety Issues

Jack Brewster, Columnist
November 11
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. receives the snap, drops back, scans left and right and is immediately under pressure. Two Ohio State University defensive linemen are closing in fast. Armstrong abandons the pocket and bolts for an opening in the throng of gargantuan bodies before him. He gets...

Cool or Drool: 49ers Start Kaepernick Amidst Continued Protest

Dan Bisno, Columnist
November 4
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The San Francisco 49ers lost four games with quarterback Blaine Gabbert at the helm before they decided to return Colin Kaepernick — the player at the center of one of the biggest political demonstrations in the recent history of American sports — to his starting quarterback position. Just four...

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