The only Jewish siblings in the NFL take each other on for the first time on Sunday.
It’s been 90 years since two brothers who remember each other’s bar mitzvahs have played on the same NFL field. And never has such a pair played against one another. Until Sunday– when Geoffrey Schwartz, an offensive linesman for the Kansas City Chiefs takes the field against his younger brother Mitchell Schwartz, an offensive linesman for the Cleveland Browns.
It is enough to make parents Olivia Goodkin and Lee Schwartz start reaching for the Maalox. “It’s a good thing they won’t be on the field at the same time or we might need a straight jacket [to contain all the nerves],” jokes Lee. [Read more...]