Tim Tebow a NY Jet! JPost's Allon Sinai on Beitar Jerusalem! Uri Kokia of Hapoel Jerusalem! SC Hakoah Bergen County! Maccabi Tel Aviv & More!


The Sports Rabbi

The Sports Rabbi Show March 21, 2012-Click here to listen!


BREAKING NEWS! Tim Tebow is a New York Jet!

Tim Tebow is a NY Jet!
And of course The Sports Rabbi had Chris Nimbley of Jets Insider come on board to break down the trade with the Denver Broncos to obtain Tim Tebow! Imagine one of the world’s most polarizing people in Tim Tebow is coming to the Big Apple! So listen in to this great interview to start off the show!

Beitar Jerusalem
Allon Sinai (16:32) of The Jerusalem Post, JPost.com joined me to open the show as we talked about the latest action in the Israel Soccer League! We broke down the great Beitar Jerusalem comeback victory 2-1 over Bnei Yehuda at Teddy Stadium this past Monday night. We also looked at the unique Kiryat Shemona vs. Hapoel Tel Aviv game where only women & children were allowed to attend.

Steven Cohen in action vs. Bnei Yehuda-courtesy Beitar Jerusalem
To end off our weekly talk, Allon & I analyzed the upcoming playoffs involving teams fighting for European births and clubs trying to avoid demotion. But also check out Allon’s great new Sinai Says column “The ever-enigmatic Katash” as he reminisces about the clashes of old between Maccabi Tel Aviv & Panathinaikos!

The Sports Rabbi then had the honor to have Ron Glickman (30:04) come on the show and discuss the club he founded, Sport Club Hakoah Bergen County in New Jersey.

SC Hakoah Bergen County
Sport Club Hakoah Bergen County is an amateur soccer club from Bergen County, New Jersey established in 2009. The team takes its name from a legendary all-Jewish Austrian soccer team called Hakoah Vienna that competed internationally in the early 20th century until the Nazis shut it down in 1938 and the 2011-12 season is the club’s first in the North Jersey Soccer League Premier West Division.
Ron’s idea is to re-create Hakoah Vienna in the United States was not a new concept. In the 1920s, players from the club in Vienna built New York Hakoah which competed in the American Soccer League and was subsequently disbanded in 1964.

SC Hakoah Bergen County Team
This is a wonderful club to support and I encourage you all to be in touch with Ron and learn more about how YOU can get involved! Check out SC Hakoah Bergen County’s Official Website and email Ron!

Uri Kokia
I then welcomed Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club’s Captain Uri Kokia (52:53) back to the show! Uri and I discussed the current state of basketball in Israel’s Capital and the team’s form of late. We discussed what would be needed to make a run for the title as Hapoel currently sits in 5th place and is in good shape as they head towards the stretch run!

Courtesy-Hapoel Jerusalem
Uri talked about veteran coach Sharon Druker’s approach to the game and what his long time European and Israeli experiences mean to the club as they continue to bond as a team.

Jon Scheiman (1:01:31) of True Hoops NY joined me next as we do every week to talk NBA! But as we are in the midst of the NCAA Tournament we also took a look at some of the stories coming out of the college tourney and specifically at CJ McCollum the topic of Jon’s most recent column, “Mad Moves”.

Of course we discussed some of the trade dealine deals and which team Derek Fisher will finish this season with.

Sofoklis Schortsanitis - Turkish Airlines Euroleague
The Sports Rabbi then had the honor to have one of Israel’s best sports writers in Ohad Greenwald (1:23:44) of Walla! Sports join the show to break down Maccabi Tel Aviv’s blow out loss to Panathinaikos in Athens. As you know Maccabi is playing in a best of 5 quarterfinal round with the Greek club and Maccabi will need to come together as a team and play very tight defense in order to shut down one of Europe’s top clubs. We also discuss Ohad’s latest article about Baby Shaq, Sofoklis Schortsanitis and the chances of his returning to Maccabi next season.

To close the show Doc Ike (1:40:10) & I talked about the latest in the NHL from the New York Rangers vs,. New Jersey Devils game that began with a few big fights to Alexander Radulov’s return to the NHL and the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs loss to the Boston Bruins 8-0!