‘I Learned A Lot From My Father’s Lawyer’
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On next week’s Vox Tablet podcast, staff writer Marc Tracy discusses the upcoming NFL season with former football writer Ray Gustini (now at The Atlantic Wire). Specifically, they figure out how many of the NFL’s 32 franchises have Jewish owners, and then decide the all-important question: Who will be Tablet Magazine’s official team for the 2010 season, which starts in under two weeks?
Below: Tracy parses the Jewishness (or lack thereof) of Jim Irsay, the owner of Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts.
Related: The Colts’ Jewish Roots [Ynet]
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