Thursday, October 25, 2007
Zol zayn mit mazel! Tackle football comes to Israel for the first time-- and Our Man Elli is in the stands!
The FieldTurf Israel Football League took to the field for its first preseason game just hours ago, as the Big Blue hosted Mike's Place of Tel Aviv at the Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem. The four-team league brings professional tackle football to Israel for the first time-- and wouldn't you know it, sitting in the stands and taking it all in was Elli Wohlgelernter, the esteemed sports journalist known in these parts as Our Man Elli in Israel, whose investigative article of the first season of the Israel Baseball League is still causing repercussions that are strong enough to have overshadowed yesterday the signing of two IBL players to the New York Yankees.
A bit of free advice: "Make sure to have plenty of ice, remember the fans-- and pay the players!"