On the Eighth* Night of Hanukkah Jumped the Snark Gave to You…

…Eight Jewish Athletes!!!!!!!!

Retired MLB slugger Shawn Green, arguably the best Jewish ballplayer since Sandy Koufax

New New York Knick Amar’e Staudemire

Deceased Formula One driver François Cevert (né Albert François Cevert Goldenberg)


Former WCW and WWE World Champion Bill “Goldberg” Goldberg


Junior Goodwill Games Gold Medalist and Philadelphia sports legend Greg “Goldberg the Goalie” Goldberg


US Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg


Israeli Boxer and former WBA Super Welterweight Champion Yuri Foreman


Australian Rugby League great Albert Rosenfeld


*And two extra Jewthletes for good luck (and because we’re two days late).  But no Hall of Famer Rod Carew, because, contrary to popular belief, he did not convert.

Former NHL Defenseman and NYC native Mathieu Schneider


And, finally, New York Mets young First Baseman Ike Davis, who’s adept at catching pop-ups and the hearts of New York’s Jewesses


That’s it for Hanukkah 2010, folks!  Hope you got that Far Side off-the-wall calendar you wanted.  See you in ’11!


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