Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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It happened to Philadelphia goalie Max Fenkell two years in a row. First, it was the inline hockey semifinal in the JCC Maccabi Games in 2004. After his Philadelphia team overcame a two-goal deficit against Washington, D.C., to tie the game -- this, in front of D.C.'s home crowd -- Fenkell, 15, gave up the game winning goal with just...
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While other National Football League executives may spend time schmoozing with clients and working to develop business relationships during a home game, Philadelphia Eagles president and chief operating officer Joe Banner prefers to watch in limited company, free to analyze his team with no distractions. "I have a little, mini-suite for myself, and one or two top execs -- and...
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Philly sports fans are used to losing -- but how does it affect their behavior post-game?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Frank Rosci Jewish Exponent Feature So, your favorite sports team just dropped another one, latest in a seemingly endless string of losses. And, a few months back, another team on your "A" list did the same. And before that a similar scenario played out with another of your chosen teams in a different sport. For Philly fans, life through the...
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Joan Waldbaum is not your typical 75-year-old. Not only does she swim to stay healthy, but she just so happens to excel in the sport, and did so during a recent international competition. "I like to think that I could show young people that, just because you're older, it doesn't mean you're dead," she said. "I love it when 50-year-olds...
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At the end of a long day of working through tennis drills and playing matches against the nationally ranked competition while training at the U.S. Tennis Association's Crandon Park facility in Florida, 12-year-old Madison Cohen sometimes finds herself staring eye-to-eye with a bathtub filled with water and ice. "It's like torture," said Cohen, who immerses herself in freezing water for...
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