November 29, 2015 / 17th of Kislev, 5776
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Dan Brosgol

  • Lots to digest before (and after) Thanksgiving football gets underway. Let’s get right to it.

    The Patriots

    Ups: Hello, 10-0. Haven’t seen you in 8 years. Nice to be back.

    1. There was a moment of silence at Gillette last night for Ezra Schwartz, who was murdered last week by a Palestinian terrorist, that I was shocked to see ESPN broadcast live on the air. Although for some reason that I assume has something to do with the Dark Lord Roger Goodell, the word “Israel&rdquo...
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  • Thanksgiving ain’t Passover, but when it comes to meals and celebrations that start early and go late, it certainly gives the spring festival a run for its money. No doubt many of you will be out late the night before, enjoying libations with friends, but that’s no reason not to enjoy some beers throughout the afternoon and evening of the holiday itself, so here are this year’s recommendations. Make sure to drink responsibly, and slowly, as you enjoy the friends, ...

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  • Happy Hump Day. It's rainy, it's yucky, and I've got two boys at work with me today since it's Veterans' Day. Here's a five-pack of Israel-related sports goodies to get you thinking about something other than November weather, and three video clips straight outta the late 1980s/early 1990s. What's better than that? Nothing.

    A Not Excellent Adventure

    To paraphrase Bill and Ted, strange things are afoot at the Menorah Mivtachim basketball arena in Tel Aviv, as pere...

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  • Matchday 4 of the Champions League arrived in Haifa at 9:45 local time Wednesday night, with Porto bringing their roster, valued at 178 million Euros, to face Maccabi Tel Aviv, with their roster valued at 20 million Euros. Unlike in the Biblical narrative, though, in this match of David against Goliath, it didn’t end too well for David.

    Despite a spirited opening few minutes last night for Maccabi, the Portuguese giants seized a 1:0 first half lead at the Sammy Ofer w...

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  • Porto On Tap

    Matchday 4 of the Champions League will take place at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa later today, when Porto visits Maccabi Tel Aviv in group stage action. Despite their inspiring run through qualifying, the Israeli champions remain goal-less and point-less after their first three games. With three games to play, Tel Aviv will be hoping to avoid duplicating the dubious achievement of Maccabi Haifa from 2009-10, who were the only team in the history of the competiti...

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  • The Patriots keep on winning.

    That can only mean one thing.

    Time to reconvene the Salem Witch Trials, also known as the NFL’s investigations into alleged Patriot impropriety.

    In the latest edition of the endless Patriots witch hunt, the New York Football Jets had the NFL sweep the visitors’ locker room at Gillette for listening devices during their game on October 25. And guess what? Nothing was found. Also that afternoon, an NFL official barked at Patriots fie...

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  • Reports that the world has officially gone mad have been greatly under-exaggerated.

    Consider this recent sampling of news reports:

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  • I am a child of the Buzz Bin.

    1989 was a big year for me. Not only did I begin the 6th grade, but Belmont also finally got cable TV, and boy was I excited about MTV. As I attempted to navigate the baffling social matrix of middle school, I discovered grunge, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a whole lot more by watching Totally Pauly, frantically pressing "record" when songs I liked came on, and with one eye (and ear) trying to glean musical guidance from my impossible older sister. It ...

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  • Seagulls In Full Flight

    It’s 11 games down, and 35 to go for the Seagulls of Brighton & Hove Albion, who still sit atop the League Championship with an almost-flawless 7 wins, 0 losses, and 4 draws to open their 2015-16 league campaign following their 2:1 win at Leeds over the weekend. While Israeli forward Tomer Hemed hasn’t scored in a few weeks, he still leads the team with 5 goals. Albion is flying high and remain four points clear of a quartet of second-plac...

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  • Emotions are running high in the sports world this week. So look out the window at the beautiful fall foliage, take a deep breath, and then dive right in.

    Flipping the bird bat in Toronto

    Yesterday in Toronto we were treated to of the most bizarre innings of postseason baseball you will see. The Rangers took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 7th inning when a throw back to the mound from the Blue Jays’ catcher actually hit the bat of the batter and rolled into foul territory- a play that I...

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