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2012-10-24 09:24:57 AM  
It's an entirely different kind of athlete, altogether.
 
2012-10-24 11:28:44 AM  

Paris1127: It's an entirely different kind of athlete, altogether.


It's an entirely different kind of athlete.
 
2012-10-24 11:44:57 AM  
Needs more Ron Mix.
 
2012-10-24 12:22:56 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Paris1127: It's an entirely different kind of athlete, altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.


It's an entirely different kind of athlete.
 
2012-10-24 12:35:14 PM  
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2012-10-24 12:36:23 PM  

SurfaceTension: RedPhoenix122: Paris1127: It's an entirely different kind of athlete, altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.


It's an entirely different kind of athlete.
 
2012-10-24 12:36:36 PM  
And that was the start of my drinking problem.
 
2012-10-24 12:41:31 PM  
Needs more Ron Mix.

Michael Vick isn't Jewish......
 
2012-10-24 12:43:13 PM  
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2012-10-24 12:45:27 PM  
 
2012-10-24 12:52:10 PM  
I saw this posted on Slate's twitter last night and I instantly thought of what Subby posted for the headline. But I was too tired to submit it.
 
2012-10-24 12:59:25 PM  
They're on instruments!

/It's an entirely different kind of athlete
 
2012-10-24 01:08:28 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Needs more Ron Mix.

Michael Vick isn't Jewish......


Insert Heath Ledger/Joker pic....
 
2012-10-24 01:33:53 PM  
O.J. Simpson, not a Jew, but

Hall Of Famer, Rod Carew
 
2012-10-24 01:54:33 PM  

Crewmannumber6: O.J. Simpson, not a Jew, but

Hall Of Famer, Rod Carew


He converted. =P
 
2012-10-24 02:18:22 PM  
Hank Greenberg FTW.
 
2012-10-24 02:28:25 PM  
I notice that they are not taking credit for Dan Snyder's contributions to the Redskins.
 
2012-10-24 02:32:21 PM  
So help me, you're going to have to talk them RIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND.
 
2012-10-24 02:50:16 PM  

LL316: Hank Greenberg FTW.


There's an interesting documentary, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, sometimes on Netflix Instant; the wife and I were watching it some time back and we we both had no idea on just how big Greenberg was, Just a tall, strong-looking dude.
 
2012-10-24 02:56:25 PM  
 
2012-10-24 03:18:14 PM  

KingKauff: SurfaceTension: RedPhoenix122: Paris1127: It's an entirely different kind of athlete, altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.


It's an entirely different kind of athlete.
 
2012-10-24 03:19:33 PM  
What no Goldberg?
 
2012-10-24 03:20:08 PM  
Basketball is the greatest Jewish contribution to sports. Sure, it was a Canadian gentile who invented the game. But it was Jews who turned it into something interesting. Before Jewish coaches and players exerted their influence, basketball was a stagnant sport. It was Jewish coaches (Harry Baum, Nat Holman) and Jewish players (Barney Sedran) who gave the basketball its speed-the backdoor cut, the look-away pass, hands-up defense, incessant motion.

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"What am I, chopped liver?"
 
2012-10-24 03:24:04 PM  
FTA: Or, in the spirit of the book, I should mention Daniel Okrent. He is the journalist, the first public editor of the New York Times, who invented rotisserie baseball, a game that has transformed the experience of fandom. He took the quintessential Jewish obsession with stats and elevated it into a national obsession, the very definition of fantasy. In effect, Okrent made us a nation of Jewish nerds.

Oh, so *he's* the asshole who started this bullshiat obsession with stuff like WAR and WHIP and all that Moneyball crap. Got it.
 
2012-10-24 03:56:47 PM  
They are great in hebrew martial arts - TakeOnesDow and JewJustSew
 
2012-10-24 04:03:00 PM  

JosephFinn: LL316: Hank Greenberg FTW.

There's an interesting documentary, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, sometimes on Netflix Instant; the wife and I were watching it some time back and we we both had no idea on just how big Greenberg was, Just a tall, strong-looking dude.


I'll have to check that out. Thanks.
 
2012-10-24 04:11:13 PM  

Henry Holland: FTA: Or, in the spirit of the book, I should mention Daniel Okrent. He is the journalist, the first public editor of the New York Times, who invented rotisserie baseball, a game that has transformed the experience of fandom. He took the quintessential Jewish obsession with stats and elevated it into a national obsession, the very definition of fantasy. In effect, Okrent made us a nation of Jewish nerds.

Oh, so *he's* the asshole who started this bullshiat obsession with stuff like WAR and WHIP and all that Moneyball crap. Got it.


Uh, no. Fantasy baseball has nothing to do with WAR or sabermetric stats. They're as far apart as possible.

...WHIP? That's just how many guys you let on base an innings. It's as simple as ERA.
 
2012-10-24 04:38:08 PM  
We need a Jewish History Month.
 
2012-10-24 04:57:56 PM  
Justin Verlander's #1 on the active list and he's pitching tonight. Can't wait.
 
2012-10-24 05:01:09 PM  
Listen, kid. I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night. You tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!
 
2012-10-24 05:32:15 PM  
Oh stewardess, I speak jive.
 
2012-10-24 06:26:23 PM  

Princess0825: KingKauff: SurfaceTension: RedPhoenix122: Paris1127: It's an entirely different kind of athlete, altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-24 11:22:29 PM  
Bobby Fischer? A chess player? Really?

C'mon, man.
 
2012-10-24 11:43:13 PM  

mikaloyd: We need a Jewish History Month.


We have a Jewish everything else
 
2012-10-25 03:26:44 AM  
Arnold Rothstein?


/ What?
// Too soon??
 
2012-10-25 01:35:33 PM  

Princess0825: KingKauff: SurfaceTension: RedPhoenix122: Paris1127: It's an entirely different kind of athlete, altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.

It's an entirely different kind of athlete.


It's an entirely different kind of athlete.
 
2012-10-25 06:48:56 PM  
The guys in charge of the NHL and NBA are Jewish

and when David Stern steps down his replacement is a dude named Silver

/jus' sayin
 
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