No Ducking Oregon Loyalty In Queens

How Lander College for Men adopted the Oregon Ducks football team.
08/29/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

College football kicks off this week, and the 2012 season schedule and pre-season clips about the No. 4-ranked University of Oregon Ducks have already started appearing on campus.

On the Lander College for Men campus in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens.

The 300-student Orthodox school in the heart of an Orthodox neighborhood has no football team, no teams of its own beyond intramural flag football, but Lander College has become a bastion of UO-fandom, 2,500 miles east of Eugene, Ore.

O, baby: Lander’s Herb Ratner with some of the school’s Oregon Ducks fans.

From Matzo Balls To Footballs, Two Jewish Brothers Recall Their Journey To The NFL

09/02/2016 - 12:07

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (JTA) – At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture.

Geoff, left, and Mitch Schwartz are the first pair of Jewish brothers to play in the NFL since 1923. JTA

NFL Player Terrell Suggs Lost Weight — By Cutting Down On Gefilte Fish

08/24/2016 - 11:44

An NFL football player just sacked gefilte fish. The Passover staple is no good for those trying to maintain a healthy diet, suggested Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.

Linebacker Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens, seen playing in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. JTA

A Super Bowl Winner Speaks

Lineman Alan Veingrad to discuss his religious journey at the Manhattan Jewish Experience.

01/20/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

There are some things in life that money can’t buy. A Super Bowl victory is one of them. Undrafted out of East Texas State University and told he didn’t have the chops to make it in the NFL, Alan Veingrad became a starting offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers and later won the Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys.

Alan Veingrad

Super Hospitality

Are you ready for some football?  A year from now in New Jersey?

The site of 2014 Super Bowl

No Hail Marys In This League

In its fifth year, Israeli tackle football league attracting natives and newcomers.
11/28/2011 - 19:00

Jerusalem — It’s a cold Thursday night in Jerusalem and by the looks of it, you’d think there was a meeting of the United Nations under way. Men are carrying on in Hebrew, English, Arabic, Russian and French, but they’re not talking peace. They’re here to settle the score — literally.

The cross-section of Jews, Arabs and Christians are here to play American tackle football as part of the Kraft Family Israel Football League. Entering its fifth year, the IFL has more than doubled since its beginning, in 2007, to 10 teams.

The Jerusalem Lions take on the Tel Aviv Pioneers in an Israel Football League game at Kraft Family Stadium.

Gabe Carimi: U of Wisc. Star in Shul and On the Football Field

12/27/2010 - 19:00

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) -- Gabe Carimi already knows that Yom Kippur won't fall on a Sunday for at least the next 20 years.

The star left tackle at the University of Wisconsin looked up the dates in anticipation of being a potential first-round pick in this spring’s NFL draft. But first, Carimi will end his college career by leading the Badgers against the Texas Christian University’s Horned Frogs in the 97th Rose Bowl.

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