Remember those conversations about the "mission" of the school and the
exposure that sports can bring to the church.Brother Fredette
serving up a big slice of "exposure pie".
As a coug fan, this is extraordinary. However, do bring people back to earth,
he did this against Utah. There are Jr Jazz teams that could beat the U. And
22 turnovers...? At the end of the game it was as if they were handing the ball
to Jimmer.Either way, we're lovin the Jimmi-chocolate experience.
"Jones criticized the relative obscurity of Mountain West Conference games
due to the conference's television contracts. But he said that shouldn't stop
viewers."Get out in front of the masses, upgrade your cable
package and buy whatever version of the Home Shopping channel is showing his
next game," Jones wrote."THIS is exactly WHY BYU is
leaving the MWC!If this were happening next year in the WCC, EVERY
BYU game from now to the end of the season would be shown live on ESPN -
GUARANTEED!And, any fan in the world could watch replays of every
game Fredette played on BYUtv in HD.(Didn't the MTN promise that
every game would be broadcast in HD?)Fortunately, Heaps won't have
to worry about lack of exposure when he starts setting the college football
world abuzz.btw, this year's Arizona and Hawaii games are both
available for replay on BYUtv.
Nice- I paticularly liked the thing about a bad TV deal- thankfully some of that
is resolved next year and into the future- sadly not in time to give Jimmer a
little more exposure- playter of the year is about exposure as much as it is
about numbers- good luck Jimmer and keep putting up 40+ and the numbers might
just get you past the exposure
Political correctness keeps many at ESPN from giving BYU and Jimmer proper
Impressive player...I would really like to watch him play...gee thanks MWC and
GOODBYE MWC!!!!Maybe I can see him in March.Good job
My wife is not that big a sports fan, but every time Jimmer is on I keep hitting
the replay button on my Tivo and calling her in to see what he did -- and she
hustles in to see it. Now we are BOTH Jimmer fans. The wow factor with this
kid is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice job, Jimmer!GO COUGARS!
This is great! All Jimmer, Jackson, and BYU. No criticism. How sweet it is. 104
points! Go Cougars!
Listen to the interview. He is modest, well spoken and polite. If you add that
to his basketball prowess, he is simply stellar.
Jimmer reminds me of another player by the name of John Stockton. He was a
humble man who just played his game. Even when Jimmer hit his three point swish
from the half court line last night, he didn't throw up his arms, give out a
yell and act stupid. All he did was turn around and head back to the locker
room. John was the same way, he never looked for glory, he just came to play the
game he loved. Go Jimmer, I hope you can make it at the next level.
Jimmer is one inch shorter and 10 pounds lighter than Deron Williams whose game
Mr. Fredette follows closely. That may be a big difference----- he'll make
millions either in NBA or in Europe. I do want to see David Locke eat his
words though; after Jimmer's junior season, Locke said he had definitely no NBA
future, and I thought, "How can you say that after a junior season?"
He may make it and he may not; Locke is biased against him for some reason, I
don't know why, he has just never agreed with all the positive things all other
NBA scouts are saying.
Fun player to watch because of his desire, skill, and focus on the game.
Adrian Dantley was too small to play power forward in the NBA.Jerry
Rice was too slow to play WR in the NFL.Sam Bowie was selected ahead
of Michael Jordan in the draft.Alex Smith was the #1 draft pick.Professional leagues are filled with players who weren't good enough and
littered with players who didn't measure up.Jimmer will be drafted
in the first round. It'll then be up to Jimmer to prove all of the naysayers
Fredette is a lot of fun to watch. I can't believe some of the stuff that he
makes up while penetrating to the basket! Glad to see him getting respect and
recognition nationwide!When I read the article, I couldn't help but
be glad we are almost through with the Mountain West conference along the
Re: Chrissy B, What only CRICKETS'S Its so funny to hear nothing but Cricket's
I hope BYU fans realize that a treasure they have this year.. this time next
year you won't be able to see him in a cougar uniform tossing down the 3's at
the Marriot Center. Enjoy it, treasure it, relish it! Jimmer
brings exposure to BYU, the state of Utah and college basketball in general!Good luck Jimmer!
Great article on Jimmer...he's going to have a bright future.Locke
is a joke. Not only do I not like his game calling abilities, but his analysis
of players and team play is terrible.
Well Duh (relax). Only one time John Stockton really did raise his arms up and
dance around after he hit that famous Uh Oh by Bill Walsh when he swished on
Houston to NBA final to face Chicago Bulls. Jimmer would do the same
if he gets to where he wants to be but March is not here yet.He is a
fun player to watch but don't forget Jackson Emery bring a lot of energy to this
Jimmer may or may not make it in the NBA (I'm betting that he'll have a John
Stockton-like career), but we have him to watch now as a great college player
and , as a BYU fan, I can't wait for the next game. Too small? Too slow? Too
un-athletic?Talk to the best defensive player on every team BYU has played and
ask them. People who buy tickets to see NBA games will pay to see Jimmer
Fredette "light 'em up." Bet on it.
Jimmer!!!!! Jimmer doesnt follow twitter, He is already following you. Jimmer
doesnt wear a watch. He decides what time it is. Jimmer can kill two stones with
one bird. 911 calls for Jimmer. Ancestors of Brigham Young just gave permission
to school officials to rename the school Jimmer Fredette University. Superman
wears Jimmer jammies to bed. Jimmer has more man crushes from tds fans then
female students. Justin Beiber cries him self to sleep every night knowing
Jimmer is better. Wait what has he done in the NCAA tourney again won a
game? Has he gotten to the Final Four yet? Has he even played one minute in the
NBA? But people are honestly comparing him to John Stockton? Umm until he does
those things maybe then you can start saying those things. Until then let the
Jimmer love continue.
If discussing greatness bothers you so much, Utes21, I would suggest getting a
good book and curling up in a cocoon until March Madness is over. Jimmer Mania is just getting started and it's going to be impossible to avoid
for the rest of the season.
The thing I really enjoy about Jimmer, he's just an "ah shucks" kind
of guy that appears rather humble. Personally, I grow tired of all the chest
thumping and finger pointing and......
Nope but it looks like it bothers you. Good luck jimmered fan club continue to
kiss his poster before you go to bed.
Utes21Just another bitter Utah fan who hasn't had anything to cheer
for since the sweater left.
Utes21Sounds like you're an expert on fan clubs.Just the
thought of kissing that Beaker poster of yours, however, makes me... well, I
don't want to spoil your happy bedtime ritual.Enjoy!
How I am bitter you have a couple of good years and you think byu basketball is
legit. How many many time has byu gotten past the second round at the tourney
lets see..... okay I will answer that for you none. How many times has Utah lets
see 15 times big difference!Like I said until Jimmers gets your team to
Final Four then maybe you can talk smack with Fruit Heights cougar all your
buddies that your team is legit until then keep dreaming. You will see the
Runnin Utes improve, and to my friend talking about the recruits, what recruits?
You got one dude from UCLA who else? Are you getting a another Jimmered from
"You will see the Runnin Utes improve..."Yeah, that's what
we heard after last season when half the team quit and Boylen launched the JC
Transfer Project.Face it; Utah isn't even good enough to get into
the CBI anymore.as for future prospects:BYU has Rose
(80% winning percentage).Utah has Boylen (50% winning
percentage).MWC bottom dweller or PAC 12 bottom dweller really won't
feel any different after a couple of seasons.
I wouldn't compare Jimmer to Stockton. Stockton was much more of a hard-nosed
defender and seemed to prefer making the assist to making the shot.Jimmer is a better shotmaker.Dick Vitale had already been giving
props to Jimmer over the past weeks. When Jimmer hit that 40 footer to score 32
in the first half against Utah, that put BYU into the lead story slot on
Sportscenter that evening. So for now it's Jimmermania, but let's hope it can
continue after the San Diego State games and deep into the NCAA tournament.
Love Jimmer. He's this generation's Pistol Pete Maravich. Maravich was a good
NBA player, but was a fantastic college player.Jimmer is a very
tough offensive player who can and will score from everywhere. Outside, inside,
underneath. He'll have a career in the NBA, perhaps as good as Ainge's was.
Ainge couldn't play defense either. If you can shoot like Ainge and Jimmer
did/do, well, you'll play NBA ball.I could definitely see him in
As a matter of fact Utes21 BYU is getting another 5 star recruit from back East.
Demarcus Harrison! South Carolina. Look him up.... May not be a Jimmer but you
BYU moved into Top 10 in the week's ESPN Power RankingsHere's what
ESPN had to say about the Cougs:"Jimmer Fredette can lead the
Cougars to a Stephon Curry-like Davidson run in March. But he has help with
Jackson Emery. Fredette's 47 points were as entertaining a watch as we've seen
from one player (even Kemba Walker's display in Maui) in a game this season. The
Utes will long remember this output."
Utes21 | 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13, 2011 Salt Lake City, Ut "How I am
bitter you have a couple of good years and you think byu basketball is legit.Like I said until Jimmers gets your team to Final Four then maybe you
can talk smack with Fruit Heights cougar all your buddies that your team is
legit until then keep dreaming."===Utes21, I was at the
game. I will let that game do all the talking about whether or not BYU has a
legit basketball program.Meanwhile, you keep barking like the cute
little puppy you want to be.(Oh oh, there's the postal carrier. Ya
better run quick if you want to catch them).
Utes21"...and you think byu basketball is legit."Not only do BYU fans think BYU basketball is legit, so do the national
media.Of course, you're welcome to your own crimson-colored glasses
view of things, but that view is only shared by a miniscule, ever-shrinking few
who are too blind to see greatest even when it's playing right in front of them.
Wow what a night, that is a huge understatement. The smile on this kid's face
say's it all. Jackson is smart enough to say when his team mate is hot and
hitting the bottom of the net, keep dishin it off all night to the guy. I am glad there is something to watch during the Football off season.
Utes21"Like I said until Jimmers gets your team to Final Four
then maybe you can talk smack with Fruit Heights cougar all your buddies that
your team is legit until then keep dreaming."././././.And
gee, the Utes got their license to talk smack just by getting a PAC invite,
without BYU fans stipulating a NC, or a Heisman...How did all that
smack talk work out for you?I hope you don't get offended, Utah21,
but you're not the monitor of smack talk. Me, I'm going to mention
that Utah went from #5 to dropping out of the AP poll, that they were blown out
of the Vegas Bowl by the WAC representative, and ended the season with an L,
that Philander is not a Ute, that it's been 4 weeks since Utah has won a
basketball game, including losses to WCC conference teams, that Tuesday night
BYU set records on Utah's home court...Do you want to know what is
legit, Ute21? An education that includes instruction in the use of commas.There's more, but I'm getting bored.
Well I am glad your out there to correct me brother. I am glad tds fans have
included me, Chris B seems to get all the fun. Anyways good luck against SDSU.
Yes good luck, I cant stand your fans but I do respect your sports teams. If
Jimmers can get you to the finals and win the U's gots nothing on you, if you
dont expect me to rub it in your face the rest of the year. Until then Go Utes!
I think it is sort of funny the Ute fans go to the past, since there is no
future and obviously no present for Utes basketball.I had to explain
to my 16 year old nephew that "Yes" the Utes were good. He can't
remember whan he was 2 and they were in the final 4. Think about that. Most kids
in HS were not even born when the Utes made their last run. My nephew and his
friends actually went online and checked it out. I gotta admit, those were some
good Utes teams. Instead of jumping on BYU articles, you trolls might want to go
online and re-live the glory days uncle Ricco style. Now get out there and give
Jimmer a High-5!!!
This story was about a young man who is enjoying a good season and having fun.
If some ESPN commentators want to make a prediction then let them, no one on the
BYU team or BYU coaching staff made any final four predictions or any other
prediction. Why do the BYU and Utah fans have to turn this story into an ugly
conversation? Kudo's to Jimmer, Kudo's to the Utes when they went undefeated and
beat Alabama. Kudo's to the Utes for making it to the PAC 10 and Kudo's to BYU
for going independent, Kudos to Utah for having a phenomenal ladies gymnastics
team...Its all good for the State of Utah...why make it ugly?
I think Jimmer would fit well as a member of the Phoenix Suns. Give him a couple
of years under the wing of Steve Nash. They are a lot alike.
I can't stand BYU, but I don't care because Jimmer is the type of guy you want
to see succeed. I hope he falls to the Jazz, hits his shots and shows the
league what someone made of heart and not just athletic ability can do. I would
rather see him succeed than 95% of NBA players. Go Utes and Go Jimmer, wherever
you end up!
Keep focused on one game at a time and stop talking about "going deep into
the NCAA". I dont see BYU going beyond 1 tournament win unless
they get a very favorable ceding. Also, I believe BYU will be lucky
to split the regular conference games with SDSU. They might get swept. Jimmer needs more help. Everyone (Abuo, Rodgers, post players) must do
more for the "team" to be successful otherwise, a quality touranment
team will load up on Jimmer with two tall athletic players and BYU will be sunk
in that game.