Archive for November, 2008
You know you’re team is in trouble when your punter is the only player standing between the return man and big yardage. Such was the case in the Nov. 23 game in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 30-12 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. As reported on ESPN.com: Podlesh…injured his right knee trying to make a tackle Sunday [...]
I recently jumped the gun, in my haste to add another Jewish athlete to the NFL ranks. But after consulting with Shel Wallman, publisher and editor of the Jewish Sports Review, I regret to announce that Adam Goldberg, an offensive lineman for the St. Louis Rams, does not fall into the established qualifications for inclusion. [...]
The estimable Murray Chass was unceremoniously given the heave-ho when The New York Times decided to cut bait and trim staff. As great a baseball writer as he was, he had come into disfavor with members of the younger demographic for his refusal to get with the times (so to speak) by embracing the new [...]
If Neil Leifer’s new football book is out of your league, consider Gandhi at the Bat. The short “mockumentary” by Stephanie Argy and Alec Boehm, based on an original short story by Chet Williamson, won the Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in September for excellence “in direction, [...]
whose Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls. 3-1, in the MLS championship game on Nov. 23.
The third time proved to be the charm for Houston Texans’ quarterback Sage Rosenfels. Filling in oce more for the injured Matt Schaub, Rosenfels benefited from snappy play by the defense and led his team to a 16-6 victory over the Lennie Friedman-less Cleveland Browns. Rosie completed 24 of 32 passes for 275 yards with [...]
Last year it was baseball as veteran sports photographer Neil Leifer published Ballet in the Dirt: The Golden Age of Baseball (Taschen), a hefty limited-edition coffee table book festooned with gorgeous snapshots from the 1950s and 60s. It had a list price of $400, but some souped-up copies went for as much as $700; a [...]
In case you missed the print edition: A profile of ESPN’s Linda Cohn, recently named by Jewish Women International as one of the “Top 10 Jewish Women of 5769″
The Columbus Crew takes on the New York Red Bull in this weekend’s MLS championship game. Tending goal for the Crew is Andy Gruenebaum, a native of Kansas City, Kan. The KC Jewish Chronicle ran this profile on their favorite soccer son (written by a doting aunt, actually) in May, 2007.
Did you know: Hank Greenberg’s 206 home runs were the seventh-most from 1930-39. On Aug. 12, 1966, Art Shamsky hit two extra-inning round-trippers in the same game, a 14-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shawn Green is one of only 15 batters to hit four home runs in one game. He accomplished this rarity on [...]