2014 NCAA Tournament

Discussion in 'College Basketball' started by Jack Lambert, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. TorontoArgos

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    To be honest, I don't know about Dekker. Still, I don't know a single person who is familiar with Ashkanazic Jews who could look you in the eyes with a straight face and try to assert that neither Gasser nor Brust or Kaminsky are at least partly Jewish (fully Jewish in the case of Gasser and Brust.)

    Perhaps I should have been more clear; I never meant to say that having a "Bible-inspired" first name implied being Jewish. But when you have a guy like Joshua Gasser or Benjamin Brust who is already red-lining the Jewdar, when you add in a name like Joshua or Benjamin it's like icing on the cake, for people who know Jews. Gasser (whose last name is almost certainly an abbreviation of a Germanic/Yiddish surname) looks as Ashkanazic to me as Bismack Biyombo looks African. A handsome guy, no doubt (Gasser).

    Most 'Jewish' last names could go either way - there will always be a plausible deniability in that regard. This is less of a science than it is an art. I've seen a few sources asserting, and none refuting that Gasser and Brust are Jewish. This whole topic branched off in response to a poster who lavished Gasser and Brust with compliments in the same post as he denounced all Jewish people as scum, or something to that effect. I had to point out the irony.

    When I mentioned Konig "passing the eye test," I was speaking from the perspective of a Goy.
     
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  2. Old Scratch

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    You haven't pointed out anything because you have no proof, just idiotic conjecture. We have to just take your word for it because you're an expert in the art of spotting Jews.
     
  3. TorontoArgos

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    I've provided a few links with some hearsay, and Twitter messages to the players in question (from Jews), referring to them being Jewish, but alas! It appears your burden of proof is greater than the evidence the internet has enabled me to marshal in defense of my claims. Still, I think it's a strong case, and I wish some people didn't discount it so quickly - which I reckon is more an emotional response than a rational evaluation of what, as Thrashen pointed out, is an interesting topic.
     
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  4. Old Scratch

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    Yeah, I'm so emotionally charged that's why I won't accept the speculation and rambling of an Internet person with other Internet persons hearsay as their evidence. Just admit you got nothing.
     
  5. Riggins44

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    That's what I've seen also. If he went to Phoenix that would be outstanding.
     
  6. Awake in America

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    So, a Pole, two Germans, and a Eurasian walk into a basketball arena ......

    This is ridiculous. Literally everyone will look Jewish if you want to them to and stare long enough. This is a classic case of trying to prove a negative. Why would anyone set out to prove they are not Jews when there is so little suggesting that they are. Again, this is ridiculous.
     
  7. Hawkeye2

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    Don't get me wrong I have him as a top ten pick, but Draftexpress and Espn.com had him as an early second round pick until recently. Draftexpress moved him up, but Espn has him at around late first round last time I check. It's hard to get any playing time as a late first round or second round pick. Jeff Whitney could easily be a starter, instead he plays like four minutes a game.
     

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