Counting The Jewish Athlete (H)Omer Revisited
Last year I compiled a list of the days of the Omer corresponding to famous Jewish athlete jersey numbers. If I had not done so, we would be celebrating Lag Ba’omer as Larry Bird Day and not the greatest #33 Jewish athlete of all time, Gabe Kapler.
A few thoughts:
a) A real discredit to those athletes who play sports without official jersey #s- shout out to Swimmers Dara Torres/Mark Spitz/Jason Lezak/Lenny Krayzelburg (amongst others), Gymnast Kerri Strug, Tennis stars Andy Ram and Shahar Pe’er, and Figure Skaters Sasha Cohen/Sara Hughes/Oksana Baiul/Irina Slutskaya
b) How could I omit two great QBS #18 player, Sage Rosenfels and #9 Jay Fiedler My apologies
c) Another omission at #10, Nancy Lieberman
d) Where’s the Jewish hockey presence? Lacking at #23 was Mathieu Schneider
e) Sid Luckman at #42!!!