More than a year and a half after it was first posted, the Jeter List
brought in a lot of traffic this week, thanks to being linked at Lawyers, Guns and Money,
and by SI.com writer Pete McEntegart.
A couple of astute readers have pointed out that the logo on Jeter's wristband is not, in fact, Jeter himself, but Michael Jordan - as Jeter is part of Nike's "Jumpman" line. After finding a decent picture through Google images, it appears that they're right:
This is something of a lost opportunity for Nike - if Jeter is going to be one of their signature athletes, then his gear should bear that signature.
For example, let's take an image at random that's representative of Jeter on a baseball field...
Then, just let the marketing wizards at Nike do their magic, and voila!
Now THAT's a wristband. Sadly, Nike chose to go in a different direction.
Since we want to avoid inaccuracy while impugning the ability of one of baseball's most popular players, that knocks the list down to a mere 99 reasons.
But, to quote Clubber Lang from Rocky III, when it comes to Jeter, "I gotta lotta mo', I gotta lotta mo'."
So the two wristband comments have been combined, and the list now has a brand new #6, inspired by the Yankees' latest trip to T.O.