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  • LeBron taking his talents to the JCC

    With 24 hours left before the deadline imposed by NBA owners, and with the  complete season on the line, some NBA players are staying busy making ads. A new Nike spot, titled “Basketball Never Stops,” shows players shooting hoops in random places around the world. Which is kinda weird. I thought they were busy negotiating… More ▸

  • Adam Sandler will get you to the World Series

    …if you work for him. The Belleville News Democrat of Belleville, Ill., reports that Jeff Bergman, an employee of Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, really wanted to fly to St. Louis to see his beloved Cardinals play Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers. It just so happens that radio station 101 ESPN in… More ▸

  • Amar’e Stoudemire is hitting the books

    New York Knicks star and philo-Semite, Amar’e Stoudemire is heading back to school at Florida International University while the his union reps sort out the labor dispute with the NBA owners. “I’m back at school at FIU, studying history and science,” Stoudemire, who has been seen on campus, told The Post’s Anthony Sulla-Heffinger. I commend Stoudemire for… More ▸

  • 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 ▸