Sports

  • Michigan St. coach used “Waterboy” to inspire his football team

    When the Michigan State Spartans football team faced the Ohio State Buckeyes last Saturday in Columbus, coach Mark Dantonio knew that winning in such a hostile atmosphere would require the full nine yards in motivational methods. So he did what every good coach does the night before the big game — he showed his players a… More ▸

  • Drake shares his NBA “knowledge” for new video game ad

    There might not be any NBA basketball this year but it’s not stopping 2K Sports from releasing the brand new NBA2K12 video game Tuesday. The successful brand released a special commercial for the upcoming game, where athletes, fans and celebrities argue about who is the best NBA team of all time, and Drake is apparently… More ▸

  • Another Jewish year for the Chicago Cubs

    Another year, another painful season for Chicago Cubs fans. This erev Rosh Hashanah marks the last game of the season for the team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908 and hasn’t advanced to the World Series since 1945. Jewcy Editor in Chief Jason Diamond knows this all too well. [[READMORE]] "My mother’s side of… More ▸

  • Finally, the rabbi and rebbetzin cheer “Go Blue!”

    For Sabbath-observant students and families in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan’s pervasive football culture poses a problem: home games at Michigan Stadium conflict with Shabbat. Or so it was before last Saturday night’s match-up against Notre Dame. [[READMORE]] Jews have long been embedded in the Michigan football tradition, even on the field. Russian immigrant… More ▸

  • The haimish line and the charity stripe

    Do Jewish professional basketball players live above or below the haimish line? [[READMORE]] David Brooks’s old-timey espousal of the haimish line is powerful. "Often, as we spend more on something,"  opines Brooks, "what we gain in privacy and elegance we lose in spontaneous sociability." Just as self-restraint can be fulfilling, shtetl wisdom can be refreshing…. More ▸

  • Quiet prologue to 1972 Munich Olympics

    Imagine if this had been the most significant headline about Israel in the 1972 Munich Olympics… [[READMORE]] Israel’s Olympic Team Reprimanded Failed to Attend Memorial Service at Site of Dachau Concentration JERUSALEM, Sep. 4, 1972 (JTA) – Israel’s Olympic squad in Munich was sharply reprimanded by Deputy Premier Yigal Allon for failing to attend an inter-faith memorial service… More ▸

  • British actress June Brown descendant of bare-knuckle Jewish boxer

    While looting and vandalism shocked London this week, one British TV show mentioned a Jewish celebrity tie to an earlier illegal past time: bare-knuckle boxing.  Last night marked the eighth season premiere of BBC One’s "Who Do You Think You Are?" The show films celebrities exploring their family heritage.  On last night’s episode, British actress June… More ▸