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Universal Sports Plans Tribute To Bud Greenspan

Olympic documentarian Bud Greenspan passed away on Christmas Day at his home in New York City after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

In honor of his career, Universal Sports will pay tribute with Nine Nights of Glory. Starting on New Year’s Day, the network will air a different award-winning Greenspan Olympic film for nine consecutive nights.

“Bud Greenspan represented the spirit of the Olympics and his films captured the amazing accomplishments of Olympic athletes from all nations,” said David Sternberg, CEO of Universal Sports. “We are honored to pay homage to such a distinguished filmmaker. His passing is a major loss to the Olympic movement, but he will live on forever through the majesty of his documentary films.”

Below is the entire schedule. Read more

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Football Tackles Israel

The NFL is taking over America. Soon, it could be huge in Israel as well.

The New York Times tells the tale of the Israel Football League, a fledgling outpost for tackle football. In its fourth year, the IFL boasts 400 players, up from 80 in its first season.

If nothing else, the story provides for some wonderful ledes:

On a Thursday night early in December, Pinchas Zerbib took off his traditional cotton skullcap. In its place, he put on a polyester one. “It’s my Under Armour yarmulke,” Zerbib said. “For practice, it’s better. Plus, it’s still kosher.”

But why is Israel so well suited for a tackle football league? Read more