J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets Jets… J-E-W-S, Jews, Jews, Jews

Justin April 17, 2009 1

It’s been a tough few months for Jewish football fans in New York, but things always work out in the end.

First, there was the possibility that a company with Nazi ties was in the running to buy naming rights to the new Giants/Jets Stadium.  Then, this week, the NFL announced the Jets would be playing a home game against Tennessee at 4:15 on September 27th. That’s Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, and one which requires that Jews be home by sundown.  Since Meadowlands traffic is ungodly after a game (pun INTENDED), there is about a 0% chance that anyone would actually make it home by sundown that Sunday night. (by the way, I guarantee this issue had no impact on fans of the Tennessee Titans.)

But, the NFL has done the right thing and pushed the start time up to 1.  Kudos to you, commissioner Goodell. It’s one less thing to atone for that day.

(can you tell that the picture shows an embroidered Jets yarmulke? When I was a kid I knew a guy with a Mets one. I didn’t see the point.)

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