Last Monday night, the Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) junior class was treated to a night out in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where they watched the New York Jets play the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football. The class was accompanied by their rebbeim, along with Rabbi Kahn, Rabbi Green and Mr. Elie Hirt. The students took their seats just as the game began and enjoyed a great view. Most of the students were somewhat disheartened, though, as the Colts ran off to a 14-0 lead in the beginning of the first quarter, but MTA made up for it by giving the students a special surprise a bit later. Rabbi Green and Elie took the boys down to the entrance of the stadium, where they stood in front of a door that said “All Concourses.” Most of the students did not know what this meant, so they mingled among themselves in the brisk night. But when the doors opened, the students were taken through the inside of the stadium all the way to an entrance onto the field itself! Much to the juniors’ surprise and pleasure, they went onto a real NFL football field in front of the crowd during halftime! They stepped onto the sideline turf and walked around and when, after a few minutes, the players started coming onto the field from their locker room, they saw their intense warm-ups from as close as fans could get. Afterwards they returned to their seats and enjoyed the rest of the game. Alas, the Jets were unable to produce much on the field, either offensively or defensively, but the eleventh graders enjoyed the evening nonetheless. The junior class thanks MTA for the wonderful night out and looks forward to more exciting events in the future.
By Noam Putterman