Apparently we Jews are a bit unoriginal when it comes to defending Jewish athleticism…
As one blogger puts it:
“I just read an article about Sandy Koufax. People need to stop this shit with him. They break out his name like he’s some kind of mythical Jewish unicorn just to prove that Jews can play sports. it’s all very defensive. Instead we should just be a peace with who we are, The Jews: Good at sports, better at banking.”
So from now on, I will refer to either Mark Spitz, Hank Greenberg, Zach Zorfas, Stephen Ross, or The Thundering Yogatos (25% Jewish. Win.) when in need of a superb Jewish athlete (ok, so maybe just the first two in actuality). And I’m sure a Wikipedia search could turn up a few more (and in fact it can, see here).