Michigan Man - Sportsman of the Year

Submitted by Raback Omaba on December 1st, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Derek Jeter was recently named SI's Sportsman of the Year - just another accolade to add to his already crowded mantle, which includes MVP Awards, World Series Rings, and sexual conquests with some of the world's most beautiful women.

From the outside looking in, his life looks like what most men would consider a "fantasy".......Bascially, he is a straight G (in the metaphorical sense.)

I know that he hails from Kzoo, is a Michigan Fan and have seen him on the sidelines at Michigan Stadium before....but what, if any, real connection to the University does he have?

He was awarded a baseball scholarship at UofM - Did he actually attend and play for the University?

Please elaborate - I want to make sure I have all my bases covered before I start bragging about another Michigan Man's accolades

Comments

mattbern

December 1st, 2009 at 10:55 AM ^

and during bad seasons...during a profile piece during this years world series he said that his favorite thing to do, besides playing baseball, is to watch Michigan football.

bouje

December 1st, 2009 at 9:52 AM ^

If he would have played college ball he would have played at Michigan. Just another reason to hate the Yankees and Steinbrenner (Think Drew Henson).

The Bugle

December 1st, 2009 at 3:53 PM ^

Do any of you actually have any evidence that Phelps only took a few classes and did poorly in them?

I have no evidence besides the fact that he had a class in Chem 1800 after me one semester and I always saw him waiting in the atrium and filing in to class. As I said before I don't think he got a degree, but he was a student manager on the Swim team for 4 years. I'm pretty sure you have to maintain some sort of academic standing to continue to call yourself a student manager.

Unless any of you have some hard facts on Phelps, you all need to back off on the "Phelps wouldn't cut it academically" and "only took a few classes" crap. He must have maintained at least a 2.0 to continue on a student for 4 years. Not a great benchmark, but it is the same one to which we hold every other Michigan athlete.

Ive been sitti…

December 1st, 2009 at 10:10 AM ^

Derek Jeter attended the University of Michigan in the fall of 1992. He took a couple classes and lived in Couzens hall. He attended several football games and sat in the student section. I know because I saw him there. He was a genuinely nice guy then when he was less famous. Most years he comes to the Ohio State game but I believe he was in St. Barts with Minka Kelly this year. A little harsh to call him a bandwagon fan.

Raback Omaba

December 1st, 2009 at 10:36 AM ^

Two Weekends ago must've been quite the pickle for Jeter:

Michigan - OSU at the Big House or St Barts with Minka Kelly?

I'm a true Michigan man, but I probably would've gone with St. Barts and Minka....

But you better believe that I would've taken four hours off of sex with Minka to watch the game at the closest Michigan Bar in St. Barts........

Just to save myself time for next year, does anyone know the best Michigan Bar in St. Barts?

Raback Omaba

December 1st, 2009 at 10:36 AM ^

Two Weekends ago must've been quite the pickle for Jeter:

Michigan - OSU at the Big House or St Barts with Minka Kelly?

I'm a true Michigan man, but I probably would've gone with St. Barts and Minka....

But you better believe that I would've taken four hours off of sex with Minka to watch the game at the closest Michigan Bar in St. Barts........

Just to save myself time for next year, does anyone know the best Michigan Bar in St. Barts?

Blue Bennie

December 1st, 2009 at 2:03 PM ^

I think he attended fall '92 and fall '93. It was always my understanding that when he signed with the Yankees in high school, his father put in a clause that they would pay for Derek's school whenever and wherever he wanted to go.

I was very good friends with Shanti Lal, who was one of Derek's best friends from high school. I am also from Kalamazoo, and always knew of Derek even though I went to a rival high school. I always followed Derek through Shanti, and we were excited when he signed the Nike contract, and when he was finally called up for the ALCS in '95 (to sit on the bench).

Tim Waymen

December 1st, 2009 at 1:58 PM ^

I've always liked Derek Jeter, even though I'm from Boston and a diehard Red Sox fan, and this was from before I knew he went to Michigan. I like him because he's a huge class act. Plus you can't say that the Yankees just bought him since he was drafted there (although it's a strong possibility that a contract with $teinbrenner is a reason he's still there and not somewhere else).