Could it be that the J E T S don’t want to come to Toronto? Has a certain MLBer killed the love for the GTA? No no no… It has nothing to do with that. Chipper’s endorsement of Vegas East hasn’t ruined our rep yet….
What has happened though is that the JETS are scheduled to play 2 huge games on 2 huge Jewish holidays, that, isn’t good for attendance nor for divine intervention either!
“The Jets’ home opener against the Patriots is scheduled during Rosh Hashanah. The next week, the Jets host the Titans hours before Yom Kippur starts. The conflict with the two holiest holidays on the Jewish calendar may keep the team’s Jewish fans who observe the holidays from attending. New York boasts the country’s largest Jewish population. On Wednesday, the Jets called the NFL to complain about the scheduling conflict, according to the New York Daily News.”
How classic is that? How the hell did they schedule Rosh Hashanah on NFL kickoff day??? MAN OH MAN, talk about bad planning….
“Howard Katz, who oversees the creation of the NFL schedule, took full responsiblity for the oversight. “The Jets are hearing from their fans,” Katz, the NFL’s senior VP of broadcasting, told the newspaper. “There was miscommunication between the Jets and the NFL office, for which I take full responsibility. All we can continue to do is look and see if there is a solution to this.”
This is funny. Mis-communication??? OH, You want to be ON THE ROAD for the JEWISH Holidays??!!
Solution…hmmmm let’s see, why not postpone or cancel the holidays this year? Does that work? NO?? Why not? Ok, ummmm…….
“The Giants requested they play on the road on the two holidays. The Jets did the same, but the message didn’t get through to the league office, Katz told the newspaper.
Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year, is observed in 2009 from sundown Sept. 18 (Friday) until sundown on Sept. 20 (Sunday). The Jets play the Patriots at 1 p.m. ET on Sept. 20.vYom Kippur, which is the Jewish day of atonement, begins at sundown on Sept. 27. The Jets host the Titans at 4:15 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 27.”
Here is the solution, if I were a betting man, I would bet on a few extra openings at area synagogues in the NYC area this fall on a couple of specific days. That, or the attending Rabbai’s are going to be competing with bluetooth headsets during their sermons….
The horror…. Gavault!