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angiel
09-26-2006, 05:08 PM
Top Ten | Jewish Figures In Sports
Issue date: 9/26/06 Section: Sports



In honor of this week's ten Days of Awe in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Daily sports department is keeping kosher, as we bring you the top ten Jewish figures in the world of sports.

10. Red Auerbach. Led the Celtics to 16 NBA titles and danced a celebratory hora after each and every one.

9. Mark Spitz. Is that a swimming cap or a yarmulke? No one knows for sure.

8. Sarah Hughes. Holds a unique distinction among Olympic figure skaters - she's the only one to win a gold medal before her bat mitzvah.

7. Jack Dempsey. Back in the twenties, Dempsey sent his opponents tumbling down like the walls of Jericho.

6. Larry Brown. It's pretty hard for a Jew to get chased out of New York City. Unfortunately for Larry though, a 23-59 season with the Knicks was enough to do the trick.

5. Bud Selig. Moses had to lead his people for forty years across the desert to the Promised Land. Thank Adonai it wasn't Bud Selig in his place. The exodus from Egypt probably would have ended in a tie, amid allegations of the Red Sea being parted by steroids.

4. Mark Cuban. Seriously. He's Jewish. We're not kidding.

3. Pete Sampras. "Pistol Pete" could serve up to 130 miles per hour. Oy gevalt...that's deadlier than two-month-old gefilte fish.

2. Hank Greenberg. The anti-Semitic world of major league baseball was Goliath, and Hammerin' Hank was David. With 331 career homers, a .313 career average and two MVPs, Greenberg won the fight for Jewish baseball players everywhere.

1. Sandy Koufax. In the words of the legendary Walter Sobchak, "3000 years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax...you're GODDAMN RIGHT I'M LIVING IN THE [BLEEPING] PAST!" Three Cy Youngs, an MVP, and a career ERA of 2.76...how can he not be number one?

-Alex Bloom, Evans Clinchy, and Liz Hoffman

Deboogle!.
09-26-2006, 05:40 PM
wait.

Pete is Jewish??????????????????????????????

angiel
09-26-2006, 05:42 PM
wait.

Pete is Jewish??????????????????????????????


Yes he is. :angel: :angel: :wavey:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2006, 05:43 PM
Really? Do you know how? I had no idea. :eek:

MisterQ
09-26-2006, 05:47 PM
Through his grandmother, on his father's side.

Deboogle!.
09-26-2006, 05:49 PM
oooooooh, thanks :)

So, he's not really Jewish :lol:

MisterQ
09-26-2006, 05:51 PM
Right, and he was brought up completely Greek Orthodox.

If he's Jewish, I'm jewish. :lol:

angiel
09-26-2006, 05:52 PM
Right, and he was brought up completely Greek Orthodox.

If he's Jewish, I'm jewish. :lol:


Via whom???? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

MisterQ
09-26-2006, 05:53 PM
Via who???? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

via whom?

My paternal grandmother.

angiel
09-26-2006, 05:53 PM
oooooooh, thanks :)

So, he's not really Jewish :lol:

Ask any jews and they will tell you he is. :angel: :D

angiel
09-26-2006, 05:54 PM
via whom?

My paternal grandmother.


Really now. :p :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2006, 05:58 PM
Ask any jews and they will tell you he is. :angel: :DI am a Jew and I will tell you paternal grandmother is not enough to be Jewish in almost every synagogue in the US :wavey: Judaism is recognized through maternal bloodlines :)

angiel
09-26-2006, 07:05 PM
I am a Jew and I will tell you paternal grandmother is not enough to be Jewish in almost every synagogue in the US :wavey: Judaism is recognized through maternal bloodlines :)


Why is that so????? :wavey: :wavey:

Deboogle!.
09-26-2006, 07:52 PM
Why is that so????? :wavey: :wavey:I don't know, but that's the way it's been for hundreds upon hundreds of years. If your mother isn't Jewish, most Jews won't recognize you as Jewish. Some of the more reform groups will recognize you if your father is Jewish, but certainly not your paternal grandfather. It's very cool that Pete's 1/4 Jewish, I didn't know that, but he's definitely not "a Jew," especially considering he doesn't even seem to consider himself to be one.

angiel
09-27-2006, 03:39 PM
I don't know, but that's the way it's been for hundreds upon hundreds of years. If your mother isn't Jewish, most Jews won't recognize you as Jewish. Some of the more reform groups will recognize you if your father is Jewish, but certainly not your paternal grandfather. It's very cool that Pete's 1/4 Jewish, I didn't know that, but he's definitely not "a Jew," especially considering he doesn't even seem to consider himself to be one.


Can't that be change at all? :wavey: :wavey:

Fed=ATPTourkilla
09-30-2006, 10:38 AM
Can't that be change at all? :wavey: :wavey:

LOL!

angiel
10-02-2006, 12:19 PM
LOL!

Excuse me???????????????????:confused: :(

zicofirol
10-03-2006, 03:17 PM
I don't know, but that's the way it's been for hundreds upon hundreds of years. If your mother isn't Jewish, most Jews won't recognize you as Jewish. Some of the more reform groups will recognize you if your father is Jewish, but certainly not your paternal grandfather. It's very cool that Pete's 1/4 Jewish, I didn't know that, but he's definitely not "a Jew," especially considering he doesn't even seem to consider himself to be one.

its because hunderds of years ago when you had conquest and ****** and such, the only way to determine if a kid was jewish was through his mother because I bet in many occasions (sp) there was no father, at least that is what I was told by a jew so ...

angiel
10-03-2006, 04:35 PM
its because hunderds of years ago when you had conquest and ****** and such, the only way to determine if a kid was jewish was through his mother because I bet in many occasions (sp) there was no father, at least that is what I was told by a jew so ...


Could be true? but why is only the jews do that, when others races suffer simular fate, the blacks for example when they were sold into slavery.:confused: :confused: :(