NY Jets’ Owner Woody Johnson to the NFL: Scheduling Affects Jewish Holidays

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Published: April 17, 2009


... any harm to any religion.)


Yes, Woody Johnson has again pulled another stellar move in an effort to make his team that much better.

He didn't sign any big name players nor did he make a blockbuster trade.

He simply complained about NFL scheduling affecting two consecutive Jewish holidays. One game against the Patriots in Week Two is on Rosh Hashanah. The other is Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, the following week against the Titans.

Yup, if he gets his wish, he could increase his total attendance a whopping five percent for the night. You can't miss out on that kind of cash.

Now, I want to make it clear that I am not bashing the Jewish religion or any other religion whatsoever. But when exactly did religious affiliations have anything to do NFL scheduling?

The NFL has hosted games on holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day. Do I hear any complaints about that? Not really.

Why should the ...

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