Captain Crunch and His Gold Man


Lauren Cohen

Staff Writer

With Homecoming this Thursday, I took to the streets to get a window into the soul of Milken’s football team. Luckily, I got to hear from Kyle Goldman and Joshua Goldstein, two of the four football captains. Unfortunately,  Josh’s fibula was recently crunched when another football player jumped onto him. He is now out for six weeks and will be referred to in this article as Captain Crunch. This is Kyle’s 10th year playing, while it’s Josh’s third year smacking his opponents down. Josh, when healthy, prefers to smack his opponents down from a variety of positions: Center, Offensive Lineman, Fullback, Punter, Kicker, Defensive Lineman, and Defensive End. Kyle, also an indispensable member of the team, plays both Runningback and Linebacker. Now, it’s time delve into their souls.


Josh Goldenstein

 Below is my interview with Joshua Goldenstein, which took place before he became Cap’n Crunch:

 What is your favorite aspect of being captain?

“I like the extra responsibility because it represents the fact that I put in the most work on the team and  I can be an ambassador for my team to the coach.”

What is your message to Milken Students?

“Watch out for Amitai. He is a brand new edition to the team this year. He is excellent.”

What are you most looking forward to about Homecoming?

“Coach promised me some touches of fullback… [he] said he’d rotate me in a fullback so I can score a touchdown. Because I haven’t actually scored a touchdown. It’s been 3 years and I have never scored a touchdown.”

Cap’n Crunch, to the Milken Community’s dismay, won’t be able to score a touchdown this year as he is debilitated by crutches and a cast. However, he will be at Homecoming along with Kyle, his gold man!

Kyle Goldman

 See my interview with Kyle, the most golden man of them all, below:

What is your favorite aspect of being captain?

“My favorite part of being captain is just being able to communicate through players and through coach. It gives me a really good opportunity to be kind of like a star on this team.”

What can’t you live without?


What is your favorite football move?

“The Juke.”

What is your favorite word?


What are your hobbies outside of football?

“I am really good at art; I like art.” 

Swag or swaggy?

“Is this real?”


“We’ll go with swag.”

What is your ideal weekend?


Which do you prefer, this interview, or your now long-gone free time?

“This interview.”

What is your message to Milken students?

“Play football.”

 Both Captain Goldman and Crunch are looking forward to seeing you (yes, you) at Homecoming this Thursday October 29th at Birmingham High School! Tickets will be sold for $6 all this week and for $8 at the door. Please contact any Student Government member with questions you have about Homecoming.