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Who Is Mel Kiper the Fan

April 19, 2006

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Nevermind Mel Kiper the NFL Draft expert, who is Mel Kiper the fan? From his childhood sports idols to his favorite stadium, and of course, the song he'd want the stadium to play when he steps up to the plate, get the scoop on the other side of Mel Kiper.

Mel Kiper
Mel Kiper takes time to be a fan. (Jim Burger/PressBox)

As a kid, the sports stars I most admired were…
Jim Palmer and Bert Jones

The sporting event I remember staying up past my bedtime to watch as kid is…
Monday Night Football and late baseball

I have season tickets to…
Colts, Ravens

Nobody would guess that I’m a huge fan of…

Designated hitter: yes or  no?

I’ve grown to be o.k. with it.

Astro-turf or grass?
For baseball, grass. For football, astro-turf.

Best rivalry in sports is…
Red Sox / Yankees

Best mascot is… 
The Fighting Irish

Song I’d want stadium to play when I step up to bat is…
Notre Dame fight song [at which point, Mr. Kiper slammed a small stuffed creature on the table which promptly began belting out the tune]

Best fight songs are…
Notre Dame and Michigan

Best helmets are… 
Old Rams, old Chargers and Michigan Wolverines

My favorite stadium is… 
Memorial Stadium

Posted April 25, 2006