Derek Jeter Interview (cont.)
SI.com: I apologize. I'll move on. We saw you at the Missouri-Texas game with Roger Clemens a couple of weeks ago. From what I read, you got booed pretty heavily.
Jeter: Not really. There were a few boos, but I guess that means I'm doing my job.
SI.com: Were you going to see Clemens or did you go to Texas specifically for the game?
Jeter: I was down there in Texas and Rocket was coming down because he went to school there. He's been bragging about Texas football for years so he invited me along to go.
SI.com: You're a big Michigan Wolverines fan. Compare a college football game at Texas to one at Michigan.
Jeter: There are more people at a Michigan game. But football in Texas is huge. You're talking about high school football, college football. People really, really follow football there. But it's similar. I mean, they're both college towns, Ann Arbor and Austin. I thought the fans were great in both stadiums. So they're pretty similar.
SI.com: Now I also have to ask about the other person we saw you at the Texas game with, Minka Kelly.
Jeter: (Laughing) You know I'm not going to tell you anything, Jimmy.
SI.com: Well, can you deny it now?
Jeter: Deny what?
SI.com: That you're dating Minka Kelly.
Jeter: Well, you saw me doing what?
SI.com: We saw you at the game together.
Jeter: At a football game. How do you know we were together, Jimmy?
SI.com: You were standing next to each other on the sidelines.
Jeter: How many other people were at the stadium?
SI.com: Lots. But nobody else was standing next to you.
Jeter: (Laughing) Rocket was right next to me to, wasn't he? (Still laughing) You know you're not going to get anything from me, Jimmy.
SI.com: OK. Let me ask you this. Do you watch Friday Night Lights?
Jeter: Yeah, I watch it.
SI.com: Do you like the show?
Jeter: It's a great show.
SI.com: Who's your favorite character?
Jeter: (Laughing) That's pretty good, Jimmy.
SI.com: Even more than the World Series or anything else in sports, the thing people are into these days is the election. Do you have election fever?
Jeter: I think everyone has it. Like you said, everyone's excited about it. Everyone's looking forward to Nov. 4. It's going to be interesting. I think it's great when you see all the interest there is around the country. Everyone's talking about it.
SI.com: Do you know who you're voting for?
SI.com: Would you like to tell us?
Jeter: Nah, I'm not getting into that, either. I'm not getting political with you.
SI.com: Fair enough. Before we wrap up, as a Yankees fan, can I make one request of you this offseason?
SI.com: Can you promise me and all Yankees fans that you won't start studying Kabbalah?
Jeter: (Laughing) Don't start with me about Kabbalah. I went to Catholic school.
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