Alex Rodriguez never attended University of Miami, but he’s a huuugggge fan of the school.
The feeling is mutual.
In 2009, UM, in what some say was a controversial decision, named its baseball stadium after him (Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field).
On Friday, Rodriguez tweeted proudly that he will be the celebrity “picker” on College GameDay, ESPN’s pre-game broadcast in just a few short hours. College GameDay will be making its return to Miami Saturday morning when the Hurricanes are playing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a high stakes game at noon.
The winning team will be one step closer to making the College Football Playoff.
“There’s no place I’d rather be on Saturday morning than making some picks on @CollegeGameDay in my hometown of Miami! Tune in! #THEU,” wrote the part time Coral Gables resident.
Last week, the retired New York Yankees player attended the Hurricanes game vs. Virginia Tech with his lady love Jennifer Lopez.
A-Rod’s followers seemed pleased, for the most part:
Wrote @RobertawesomeC7: “Arod may have been a yankee but he’ll be a hurricane forever.”
@dannyboycane13 posted: “They made the right choice with arod.”
Some couldn’t resist mentioning Rodriguez’s famous girlfriend; many even asked him to bring her along.