No love for serial killers and presidential assassins I see. (Both attended UM in the latter half of the 19th century.)
OT: The 68 "Coolest" People to Attend the Tournament Schools
Michigan's infamous NIT would also need to include François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Nathan Leopold, and James McDonald Vicary
She was the coolest member of the Brady Bunch.
Working on the 96 seed Bracket of the "Coolest Michigan alumnus/alumna" broken into four regions, Sporting, Politics/Commerce, Arts, and Science and Technology.
Why 96? Because I got to 64 and there were too many cool people to leave out. Cool being defined in my mind as "person whom you have the least shame reminding people went to Michigan", which is the essence of alumni bragging.
Oh and Moses Fleetwood Walker is on the list.
Did not attend. But I still love that he is your pick
Not many major leaguers have thrown a no hitter, let alone do it with one hand. Need to give Jim some props!
Honestly, half the people on that list are "cool" in that they are involved in music or sports. What qualifies as cool seems to have a pretty narrow definition.
Definitely some of the coolest Northwestern alums would include Cindy Crawford, Warren Beatty, Chuck Heston, but probably Cindy Crawford is the all around coolest.
What? Northwestern didn't make the tournament this year? Huh...
I nominate a three time Super Bowl winning quarterback who lives on the cover of GQ and is married to one of the world's most beautiful women. Has he changed the world like some of the others mentioned in the thread? No. But for pure cool, it has to be Tom Brady.
How about Mike Wallace.
As a Colorado alumn, I have to bitch about our choice too. Christopher Meloni is OK, I guess, but I can't believe there's a person alive who thinks he cooler than Robert Redford (or a host of others).