Sunday, September 17, 2006

Jews in Sports - The List

Today Jenna informed me that the chargers had Igor Olshansky on their team - and that he was Jewish. The first thought I had was, oy, what Jewish mother wants to hear that her son is playing football? But at 6'6 and 309 pounds, I'd say his Mom has nothing to worry about.

I couldn't resist Googling him when I got home tonight, and of course he has a Wikipedia entry.

It was there that I learned that Wikipedia has a list of Jewish American Sportspeople. And it's surprisingly long.

No longer are we limited to just discussing Sandy Koufax when the topic of sports comes up. We can mention Emily Hughes of skating fame, Yeol Judah of kickboxing fame, Jay Heimowitz of World Poker Fame (is that a sport? of course it is!), Max Zaslofsky of Basketball fame, Morgan Pressel of golf fame and many others.

Check out the entire list here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:26 PM

    Igor is da man!! Quite a D lineman...maybe cause he takes up so much space??? He does sit right next to a 350 pounder! GO BOLTS!!