As one of approximately 8,500 Jewish UofL fans, I feel obligated to comment on the bizarre article in the courier entitled "Blame ESPN for Cardinals playing during Yom Kippur". I always enjoyed taking an extra day off school as much as the next meshugana, but do people really expect that they are going to move a college football game for Yom Kippur? Maybe a good idea for the Northwestern vs. Duke game last week, but I think UofL-Syracuse can still go on.
Team spokesman Rocco Gasparro said he "didn't know of any U of L players who are Jewish". Oh yeah, Rocco? I guess that wasn't Malik Jacksonstein that I saw at the Temple on Friday night? And I guess I didn't throw back a bottle of Manischewitz with JaJuan Spillberg last weekend? How insensitive can you be?
As a protest, I will be wearing a red and black yamaka while watching the game. Also, I may modify my Louisville replica jersey to read "Jewisville". I encourage everyone out there who is planning on going to the game to join me in my Yom Kipper fashion statement, as the Cards try to atone for MANY sins on both sides of the ball.
There were some fantastic quotes in the comments section of that article:
"haven't the Jewish people been through enough? Now they're getting blamed for UL's fair-weather fan base."
"I don't think that footballs have been made of pigskin for a very long time." [On Jews not playing football because the ball is made of pigskin]