Brothers Ezra and Noah Goldman contribute greatly to the Oberlin athletic
scene. Ezra is a sophomore tennis player and Noah is a first-year basketball
player; both play key roles in their respective programs. These
second-generation Obies from Florida sat down this week and discussed a wide
range of topics from why they chose to display their talents as Yeomen to who
the better ping-pong player is.
MT: As second-generation Oberlin students, did your family connections
have a lot to do with your decision to come here?
NG: Yeah. My dad and Ezra
both told me how great an experience it was to come here and how much fun they
had. I figured, why miss out on all the good times?
EG: It is so much better than
all the other NCAC schools like OWU and Kenyon!
MT: What about the environment here at Oberlin, what would you say has
helped you the most in becoming the stud athletes you are?
NG: The dining
services of course! They are excellent! I just go and eat everything I see
because I have no food in my room. If I had food in my room though, I would eat
all that too.
MT: How would you describe your relationship going to school and as
EG: We’re boys, we roll together.
NG: We eat at least one
meal a day together and we love going out places.
MT: Who has inspired you the most to accomplish the things you
EG: Homer Simpson has shown what is right and wrong and taught us about
the trials and tribulations that life is full of.
MT: Do you guys compete against each other in recreational sports to keep
your competitive edge?
NG: I would say we are pretty competitive across the
board when we play recreationally against each other.
EG: Yeah, but I am the
better ping-pong player.
NG: That is not true at all. (Argument ensues along
with some brotherly wrestling.)
EG: But I also dabble in racquetball and Jai
NG: Jai Alai?
EG: This kid is from Florida and does not know what Jai Alai
is? You know Jackass the MTV show and the episode where they peg the guy a bunch
with the ball?
NG: Oh yeah, that was hilarious. That’s Jai Alai; oh
I’m ill at that game.
MT: Noah, what are your feelings about this basketball season?
we were young and it was tough at points but overall it was a lot of fun and I
can’t wait for next season.
MT: Ezra what are your thoughts on the upcoming tennis season?
have a strong team and we have started off on the right track. We have a match
coming up soon that we should do well in and hopefully will be 7-0.