Friday, October 21, 2005

Frum owner of sports team

Cleveland Jewish News reports on Jews in sports today.

This stands out-

...Another notable happening this year was the purchase of the Minnesota Vikings franchise by Zygmunt Wilf, 55, believed to be the first Orthodox Jewish owner of a major sports team. The gentleman is an attorney and real estate developer from New Jersey who is, according to a newsletter published by Yeshiva University in New York, a leading philanthropist and proponent of Jewish causes throughout the world. In the Vikings executive structure, Wilf is an owner chairman...

I guess football ownership is appropriate considering the similaritiess betweenn the players and Orthodox Jews: They both cover their hair; woman watch from behind a fence; one group is 'always' trying to bring down the other.

posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 10:37 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it goes without saying that he neither supports nor tolerates the Vikings propensity for sexcapades.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

H said he was observing the holidays and didn't know about it. He stated strongly it will not happen again, and instituted new policies.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Avrom said...

Perhaps the article should have said the first Orthodox Jewish owner of a major sports team in North America.

Yosef Gutnick of Melbourne, Australia purchased the Melbourne football club (the Demons) in 1999.

Wikipedia Article

12:56 PM  

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