January 14, 2011 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #594209
Who cares about these games anyway? Should Yidden really care about a bunch of goyim running around on a field? Is this what the Am Ha Nivchar should be wasting our time with?
Do people realy get “Honaah” b/c some guy runs fast and scores?? Is it really Mashpiah on anyone’s life??January 14, 2011 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #728565January 14, 2011 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #728566
Your right. Frum yidden should better spend their time on YWN worrying about which user is Joseph, discussing cholent, kugel and every crisis that has come down the pike in the last 18 months.January 14, 2011 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #728567
hey nobody is making you watch let the rest of us enjoy it..mike i got your back 🙂January 14, 2011 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #728568
Come to think of it, I think Joseph is also Tom Brady, maybe even Danny Woodhead. Lets go Jets!January 14, 2011 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #728570
apy: Exactly.January 14, 2011 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #728571
apy: one word ROTFLMKOJanuary 14, 2011 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #728573
The whole idea of getting pleasure when “your” team wins is just so foreign to me regardless of religion.
At the end of the day, who honestly cares who wins? To the players and owners, its just a business!
We can make a whole different discussion about the Kosher food at games, and the minyanim there also, let alone the behavior of the “fellow fans”.
When you invite some Jets fans from Gate D over to your house for dinner, let me know!January 14, 2011 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm #728574
joseph cant be tom brady because he is baldJanuary 14, 2011 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #728575
We tailgate with them in the parking lot, we dont bring them home to dinner. fireman Ed just loves that Glatt Kosher kielbasa. Nothing but chassidishe shechita for fireman ed.January 14, 2011 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #728576
Who cares? Those who put money (or fantasty money) on the games 🙂January 14, 2011 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #728578
“The whole idea of getting pleasure when “your” team wins is just so foreign to me regardless of religion.”..Strange, becasue the idea of NOT getting pleaseure when your team wins is foreign to me :)….January 14, 2011 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #728579
forget pleasure of watching your team win, its just enjoyable to watch,if you don’t get it your lossJanuary 14, 2011 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #728580
Who cares about these games anyway?
i do!January 14, 2011 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #728581
geshmakman.. r u a man?? i thought the very thing u r questioning – sports.. caring about sports..is one of the fundamental differences btwn a man n a womans psyche!January 14, 2011 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #728582
cb1 you a jets fan?January 14, 2011 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #728583
GeshmakMan – your sounding like Joseph.
But if you are serious, what is wrong with it?? You don’t understand it, great! Nobody is forcing you to. Don’t watch. Spend your time doing other things instead.
What’s wrong with sports?
Seriously it’s one of the most kosher entertainments out there and it does teach you stuff too. Ok so you can argue for a guy the cheerleaders in football, but seriously unless you’re a Dallas Cowboy’s fan you barely see the cheerleaders, except if the ball goes by them (this is on TV of course). S
So you can daven, that your team may their ball never go out of bounds and may they never have to run into the cheerleader’s area and instead just get touchdowns.
I mean seriously!
There are so many things you can learn from sports. Teamwork, work ethic, determination, never giving up hope….January 14, 2011 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #728584
it’s also great for kids…too many of them are not getting enough excersice. There is nothing like tossing a ball around with your kids…January 14, 2011 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #728585
There are actually a number of Jews currently playing in the National Football League. One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Sid Luckman, was Jewish. Other great Jewish football players have included Ron Mix and Lyle Alzado.January 14, 2011 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #728586
As long as people are normal about it, its fine.
When it starts taking over your life, you know you have a problem. Watching and rooting is fine, idolizing is not.
And making your wife a football widow is also taking it a bit far.January 14, 2011 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #728587
cb1 you a jets fan?
yes i am..and proud of it!January 14, 2011 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #728588
Don’t forget Alan Vinograd, offensive lineman who won super bowl with cowboys. He became a baal teshuva and is a shomer torah umitzvos now.January 16, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am #728589
I’m with pumper on this one. Sports is fine as an outlet, so long as it doesn’t become why you get up in the morning. (And yes, there are people like that.)January 16, 2011 6:03 am at 6:03 am #728590
My Rebbeim always made choizek of professional sports players, saying they are no more worth paying attention to then the garbage men.January 16, 2011 6:55 am at 6:55 am #728591
My Rebbeim taught us to be mentchlich to the garbage men, to say good morning, thank you, etc.
so i guess if we put together our rebbeim they are telling us to pay attention to sports!January 16, 2011 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #728592
☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
it’s also great for kids…too many of them are not getting enough excersice. There is nothing like tossing a ball around with your kids…
There’s a huge difference between sports viewing (and following) and actively playing.
I have mixed feelings about the former, so I don’t want to get into it, but even those who are staunchly against it are generally in favor of the latter (at least in the US; E.Y. is different).January 16, 2011 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #728595
There are actually a number of Jews currently playing in the National Football League. One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Sid Luckman, was Jewish. Other great Jewish football players have included Ron Mix and Lyle Alzado.
and Alan Vinegrad (Now frum)
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