LAST WEEK Northwestern announced that Charlie Hall, son of seven-time Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, had made the basketball team as a walk-on. The 6'5" freshman will try to help the Wildcats make their first NCAA tournament, which is one of the few major sporting events his mom's most famous TV show didn't address during its nine-season run. In fact, for a show that was often said to be about nothing, Seinfeld rarely missed a chance to talk sports. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
SUPER BOWL: "The Label Maker" (original air date Jan. 19, 1995)
Jerry has tickets to Super Bowl XXIX, gives them to his dentist (played by a pre-Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston), then—yada, yada, yada—he gets them back and winds up sitting next to ... Newman. That's a fate worse than enduring the 49ers' 49--26 rout of the Chargers.
WORLD SERIES: "The Boyfriend" (Feb. 12, 1992); "The Millennium" (May 1, 1997)
In the former Jerry falls for 1986 Mets hero Keith Hernandez ("the guy was in Game 6!"); in the latter George, the Yankees' assistant to the traveling secretary, drags the Commissioner's Trophy through the parking lot in a failed attempt to get fired.
NHL PLAYOFFS: "The Face Painter" (May 11, 1995)
Elaine's boyfriend is David Puddy, a Devils diehard who paints his face for games. To assuage her concerns about this "insane" behavior, Puddy paints his chest instead before a 1995 playoff game against the Rangers. In real life, New Jersey won the Stanley Cup that year. High five.
U.S. OPEN: "The Lip Reader" (Oct. 28, 1993)
In an unfortunate bit of scriptwriting, Monica Seles is accidentally tackled by Kramer (a ballboy, natch) during the 1993 U.S. Open final. The real Seles, who won the event in 1991 and '92, missed it in '93 after being stabbed by a fan during a changeover at a match in Germany that April.
NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: "The Hot Tub" (Oct. 19, 1995)
Jerry scrambles to get Jean-Paul, a top distance runner, to the start of the marathon on time. Jean-Paul is leading the race near the finish line when he grabs Kramer's hot tea, thinking it's water, and douses himself with it, costing himself the race. That's a shame.
THEY SAID IT
"JORDAN, I'M A BIG NASCAR FAN, AND I'M GLAD TO BE HERE."
Man who sat at the podium after Regan Smith's Xfinity Series win at Dover last Saturday and answered several questions from the media as if he were Smith's crew chief, when finally asked who he was.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
A priest in New Jersey was arrested for pointing a musket at an eight-year-old and threatening to shoot because the kid was a Cowboys fan.
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