Bad news for Jewish college football fans in Alabama: next week's Auburn-Mississippi St. and Alabama-Texas A&M games fall smack-dab in the middle of Yom Kippur. That means fans will be tied up with prayer services while the Tide try to avenge last year's loss to Johnny Football's Aggies and the Tigers try to knock off the Bulldogs.
This poses a problem for observant fans who want to avoid score updates from iPhone-wielding peers, and just watch a recording of the games once all the praying and fasting is over. According to one of our readers, Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham decided to get out in front of this problem by issuing a strongly worded warning to its congregation.
Man, that last line does not pull any punches. Roll Tide.