Originally Posted by Tree Hate Me
I know Steve Stone usually takes RH off, but isn't Yom Kippur the big day where Jewish athletes prefer not to play?
Both are big holidays, they're called the High Holy Days for a reason.
But it's not just about the athletes; fans, TV, ownership, and more. The NFL isn't going to open their season on a major religious holiday (they already are, but the start of Rosh Hashanah is more important than the start of the 2nd day of it).