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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cool or Drool: Cavaliers Give Championship Ring to David Blatt

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 23
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Cleveland Cavaliers fans are still enjoying the high from the end of the city’s 52-year championship drought. But one crucial member of the championship run still cannot quite stomach the win: former Head Coach David Blatt. The Cavs, pretending that Blatt is not still fuming at the sight of anything...

Cool or Drool: Tebow’s Newfound Baseball Career

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 9
Filed under Columns, SPORTS

Editor’s Note: At the time this article was written, Tim Tebow was unsigned. On Thursday, Sept. 7, Tebow signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets. It’s time for another semester of Cool or Drool. Whether you enjoy spending your weekends watching endless reruns of ESPN’s SportsCe...

Cavs’ Title Hopes Hit Snag

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
May 1
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Attention Oberlin College seniors: You have two more sure opportunities to see LeBron live in action this season — maybe forever. Shell out the big bucks and see the best athlete on the planet throw down. It was a midsummer’s dream come true for Cavaliers fans. In early July, as the haze wafted ...

The Return of Alex Rodriguez: Cool or Drool?

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
April 17
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Warning to Nate Levinson, Sports editor, and fellow Yankees fans: Proceed with caution. We’re back again to update you faithful Review readers on what’s happening on and off the field in the world of sports. This week, we turn to the case of Alex Rodriguez, a one-time superstar and truly dangero...

Suh’s Mega-Deal Top Move of NFL Offseason

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
April 3
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

We bet you’re wondering what we are going to throw at you this week. Will it be a left jab of basketball analysis? Or a righty uppercut of football talk? Oh yeah, that’s the one. We’re talking NFL. Football! Football! Football! There is no offseason for us. Free agent signings and offseason tra...

Sanders Walks Away from Game: Cool or Drool?

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
March 6
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Cool or Drool?” We are your one-stop shop for biased opinions on off-the-field sports stories. It’s been an eventful season for the Milwaukee Bucks. Losing the second overall draft pick, Jabari Parker, to a torn ACL devastated fans who had high hopes for the...

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