Monday, November 30, 2009

Derek Jeter: SI's Sportsman of the Year

Derek Jeter has gotten the nod for Sports Illustrated's 2009 Sportsman of the Year. Hard to say that there was a more worthy athlete for this honor than him this year. Tim Tebow might be a close second, but a lackluster close to his college football career may have done his chances in.
The Yankees pretty much have been the sports story of the year. Everything from the new stadium to A*Rod's performance enhancing drugs use to winning the World Series has happened in 2009. And in the center of it all was Derek Jeter, the greatest Yankee of this generation.
Jeter's numbers might be behind other Yankee players. But without a doubt he is the centerpiece of what could possibly become the next Yankee Dynasty What can be said of Jeter is that he is probably the player a lot of parents would want their son to grow up and be like.

(via Sports Illustrated. Thanks to Frag It over at The Outhouse for pointing this one out.)

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