Just In Time For Hanukkah, “Major League Dreidel”Posted On:
With the Holidays fast approaching, this just in from our sports desk:
The first ever “professional” dreidel league will host its debut matches in Williamsburg on Dec. 12 — the second day of Hanukkah. In an article laden with Borscht Belt-style puns, the Brooklyn Paper reports on Major League Dreidel, which is expected to draw 100 participants to the Knitting Factory on Metropolitan Avenue to compete in the classic top-spinning game.
League founder Eric Harris Pavony tells the paper:
“MLD validates the dreidel as a bona-fide sport — and its elite are recognized and respected like professional athletes. However, they are paid in chocolate money.”
Hey, Bingo is a big hit at The Parrot on monday nights, and if the Knitting Factory can pull this off…who knows?