Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Strange Call

This past Sunday, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Browns-Jets game at the NJ Meadowlands with our good friend, known to readers of this blog as G. (G!) The seats (Section 210, Row 2, nobody in Row 1 - 35-yard line mezzanine seats) were really good, the Jets horrible, the stadium rather empty save many of us Browns' fans, and Braylon Edwards is ridiculous.

But that's not what this post is about. At one point during the game - perhaps halftime? - I received a call that I couldn't ignore. It was Jameel, calling from Israel... in the middle of the night there. That usually means something important is up, so I picked up; thankfully, the Jets fans who actually were there weren't all that loud, so I could hear him somewhat. He was whispering into the phone, so I had to make him repeat it, but he tells me:
J [whisper]: I'm in Shechem... about to enter Kever Yosef.
E: What?!
J [whisper]: About to enter Kever Yosef... haven't been here in a long time.
E: How'd you get there?!
J [whisper]: Special with the IDF. ... Okay, gotta run, give me your name ... talk to you later.
'Twas a bit crazy, but pretty cool. You can read the whole story here, and he has some video as well.