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Okay it's March Madness, so here goes:

In Deut. 8:12, Moshe Rabbenu tells the Jews:

פֶּן-תֹּאכַל, וְשָׂבָעְתָּ

Consume Penn, and you shall be satisfied.

Clearly they weren't rooting for the University of Pennsylvania; so which college team did they like?


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    Unless it's a cheer: "Penn! Consume and you shall be satisfied!" – Joel K Mar 20 at 8:45
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    @JoelK The trop would indicate the first two words go together. But this brings to mind "Let's Eat Grandma!" vs. "Let's Eat, Grandma!" – Shalom Mar 20 at 9:50
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    ודוק (........) – Dr. Shmuel Mar 20 at 13:25
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    @Shalom Trop saves lives – DonielF Mar 20 at 13:59
  • Seemingly, one should not root for the sinners in Pennsylvania, Alabama, or Alaska – DonielF Mar 20 at 14:00
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As would be expected for March Madness, it is inappropriate to choose a particular team, rather, we must eliminate all of the teams until only one is left, and then we will know which Moshe cheered for. Therefore, I will begin:

Onkelos writes (Bamidbar 14:16):

מִדְּלֵית יוּכְלָא קֳדָם יְיָ

There is no UCLA in front of G-d.

Which means that UCLA was also off limits, as Hashem didn't have them in his bracket...

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