The Oberlin Review

Eagles Stun the League, Take Down the Patriots

Jason Hewitt, Columnist

February 9, 2018

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you’d probably agree with me on this statement: It’s about time. All those years of suffering without a Super Bowl ring have finally resulted in triumph. Allow me to give you some perspective. The Philadelphia Eagles have existed since 1933, long before the Super Bowl began. The Eagles’ last championship run occurred in 1960. That’s right — it has been 58 years since they’ve been crowned as champions. There will be no more “ringless” jokes for Eagles fans to hear, now that they have a Lombardi trophy. Feb. 4, 2018 is a day that Eagles fans all over the world will remember for the rest of their lives. How did they do it? How did they overcome all the odds and defeat...

I Live for the Applause

I Live for the Applause

February 10, 2017

Belichick Seals Legacy

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

February 6, 2015

Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX last Sunday, but he wasn’t the most valuable Patriot in the game. That honor goes to Bill Belichick. During his 15-year reign as head coach of the New England Patriots, Belichick has compiled a 175–65 record in the regular season, 21 playoff wins, six Super Bowl appearances and four Super Bowl wins, with the latest coming in a thrilling 28–24 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Though Belichick is the most revered coach in the NFL today, Brady often gets the majority of the credit for the Patriots’ success. However, without Belichick’s guiding hand, there’s no way Brady would have had near the success he’s had. There are a fair share of talented qua...

Editorial: Bob Goes to the Super Bowl

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor

February 10, 2012

Bob slipped anonymously into the Burton basement on Sunday evening, undetected by a group, a crowd perhaps, of television-watchers. They sat on every conceivable surface — cheap green sofas, rigid plastic chairs, accompanying tables, the ground — and were engrossed, to varying extents, by the big screen-broadcasted Super Bowl XLVI. The New England Patriots would go on to lose to the New York Giants — but the story of the Super Bowl, as always, is much more than the football game. Consider, again, Bob. Bob had come to the Burton basement for one reason and one reason only: to watch the Super Bowl, in peace, and perhaps alone. He had expected, in the very least, that there would be a place to set his "sit-upon."...

Fans Show All Their Love for Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer

February 10, 2012

Talk about an entrance! The iconic beat of “Vogue” filled the Lucas Oil Stadium to start off the 46th Super Bowl halftime show this past Sunday. Escorted to the stage by a throng of armor-clad, Romanesque men fanning her with giant feathers, Madonna appeared atop a throne. Costumed in a part Roman, part Egyptian-style crown and outfit, the Queen of Pop hopped onto the stage and joined her dancers, who all wore a blend of S&M gear, gladiator helmets, jester hats and golden armor. Using very sophisticated technology, the floor around the stage had high definition videos of Madonna dancing on the cover of Vogue, along with various other animations. The successful execution almost made up for the fact that her...

NFL Owners’ Greed, Hypocrisy Clouds Their Finest Hour

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

February 11, 2011

As the confetti streamed down onto the victorious Green Bay Packers at the end of Super Bowl XLV, the National Football League and its fans should have been rejoicing. The Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers — arguably the two most storied franchises in the game — had just played one of the tightest contests in recent memory. An eminently marketable star was born in Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A whopping 111 million people tuned in to the game, making it the most watched event in American television history. And yet, during the league’s finest hour, that confetti in the air felt more like a storm cloud. On Mar. 4, the league’s collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the players’ union...

Super Blown: The Super Halftime Show Disappoints Yet Again

James Blankenship, Sports Editor

February 11, 2011

Every time the overhyped monstrosity that is Super Bowl week graces us with its presence, a nation is left wondering, “Can this halftime show really be worse than last year’s?” In the last five years, a spectacle that has become more celebrated than several national holidays (I’m talking to you, Columbus Day) has failed to produce a mistake-free halftime show, let alone one that’s actually entertaining. At this point, it’s difficult to think of a 30-minute event that isn’t more deserving of our time. Even a re-run of Friends provides an opportunity to appreciate the acting repertoire of a young Jennifer Aniston. That being said, the people who consistently treat their Super Bowl viewing parties more lik...

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