"Jazz players C.J. Miles and Deron Williams were on the front row of the
Marriott Center, checking out the show." - Brad RockLikely
hoping the Jazz somehow manage a minor miracle and are able to select Jimmer in
this year's NBA draft.
Rock...really??? Who cares about C.J. and Williams being on the front row? Has
nothing to do with the game or how it went down. Or for that matter how Fredette
played. They're just a couple of typical over paid pampered NBA players who
can't lead the Jazz in an upward trend. You make it sound like an after thought
from what occurred with Sloan leaving the Jazz under some rather dubious
circumstances. Last I heard Williams hasn't taken over management yet...so get
over the Williams thing... ok??? Besides the Pro's are so over rated. They're
too much of a business anymore and have lost what used to make their glamore.
They're not truly a sport anymore in the sense of the word that it originally
was meant.Despite the season the Utes really tried in this game.
They did a good job of of slowing Fredette down...until it was obvious that they
had to at least pull two of their defenders off him to contain Abou and Emery.
After that Fredette blew them away... and it took less than 5 minutes. Now
that's a player...and a team.Scoobie
How does that Utah claim go? You know the one. "Utah only played 5
minutes of good football but still beat BYU." Would that be the same kind
of thinking as "Fredette only played 2 1/2 minutes of good basketball and
still beat Utah"? Fortunatley Jimmer has great players around him and
Abouo, Emery, Collinsworth and Hartsock did the rest. Utah played
better than they have all season. But playing great one game isn't the same as
playing great as a team 23 times. It has been good to see BYU take on all kinds
of pressure defenses against Jimmer and have some one new each game take the
pressure relief position and burn the other team.
D-Will and Miles were first hand witnesses to the mugging Fredette took and he
still led all scorers. These guys see way more than "did he score". I
promise you they walked away thinking, "That guy can play".
That Jimmer could score 23 points and have five assists and the headline calls
it "Despite mediocre outing" shows the value of Mr. Fredette.
Utah did everything they could to shut down Jimmer, but in the end...the Utes still got JIMMERED!
I want to know that Deron and CJ were there. I find it interesting. Isn't that
what articles are for? To share interesting information about the game? Maybe
you don't care but I do.Jimmer had a really hard time finishing in
the lane with Foster down there. He did his damage with Washburn in the game.
Boylen did a good coaching job yesterday but unfortunately the Utes
still don't play as a team on offense very well. I think next year they could be
pretty good. They have good players.
BYU is good this year, very good with the Jimmer!I am a big BYU fan and
want to see them go far in the NCAA tournament. So far they have been fortunate
in that their mediocre games have come against teams that are struggling a bit
themselves.They have dodged bullets against Wyoming and Utah.They got hit by that bullet at the Pit against UNM.Opposing
teams are experimenting with defenses against the Jimmer. They are closing in
on a formula that works (sometimes) against BYU.Jimmer is also
learning from all the different defenses they are hitting him with.BYU cannot with with a mediocre performance against SDSU or in the NCAA
tournament.May the Jimmer continue to learn how to exploit any
defense and may BYU begin to consistently bring their A game with them on game
day.When they are hitting on all cylinders they look invincible,
especially if the Jimmer is "feeling it".
Good game. I think a sweet 16 trip is most realistic with this team. 9 out of
10 against the utes sounds pretty good though, hopefully this trend continues.
Boylen may have figured out a way to slow jimmer but he failed for a win.
Mission has not accomplished Boylen. Fantastic game Abouo and
(1) BYU knows they can't win against top tier teams without playing very well.
(2) Like few others, opponents are throwing the entire book including 2 and 3
players at Fredette. A bad game is 23 points! (3) I love Jackson Emery!!!
he's what proper basketball is all about. and (4) Fredette is an absolute
flat our warrior.
Jimmer time. I have to wait until Feb 23 6:00 PM to get my Jimmer fix. Can't
wait. Maybe we'll see some Jimmerization magic.Utes played well
yesterday. Great defense saved the game.
Why no article on the referee's decisions not to call fouls committed against
Fredette? All these stories are lazy routine articles that regurgitate the
statistics from the game. Sincerely - Why does this league have two
sets of rules for foul; one for Jimmer and one for the rest of the league?Do some research and write about that. You will earn my respect.
@Live Hard,Pathetic. That was truly pathetic. First of all, the
whole "one and done" thing was already used by someone else so just go
get your own lame phrase to say please. Second of all, I believe they are going
to get further than you think. The truth is, you don't care about the sport. The
only thing you thrive on is watching others lose or play badly. If you really
cared about the sport you would recognize talent and love it. You wouldn't
recognize talent if it came up and Jimmered you.
Alright Mr. one and done. When BYU wins that first tournament game I expect an
apology. Probably not though, you are as phony as your prediction. Congrats to
Utah for playing within themselves and as a team for about 30 minutes. This is
one of the reasons I say, "I like Boylen and Utah fans need to be
patient". I thought Jimmer looked a little sick if not really tired. That
is what his eyes were saying, in my opinion. Time for a couple of days off, then
prepare for TCU. Anyone notice how SDSU gets another buy just before
the BYU game and BYU gets CSU, then SDSU then UNM. Tells you a lot of how the
MWC views BYU. They really go out of their way to set up SDSU with the best
opportunities. I just want a fair playing field. Jeff
Yeah, baybee! Some and done, some and done! Mark it down!
So now Hedgehog thinks he is Dick Vitale?
Dickie V. will be spouting wedgie-isms next month! Fans everywhere will flock to
the D-news comment boards to catch up on the most astute analysis east of Fish
Lake (and west of Sandy Bottom Lake). Mark it down.
23 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal is a pretty good nightunless your name is JIMMER!then, it's considered
Utah... none. Mark it down!!!!!
If the officials came to watch the game they should have made them buy a ticket.
Predicted finishes:hedgehog's team - 12-18live hard's team -
9-21No wonder they're feeling so insecure.
What a game for the refs! Three Blind Mice never sounded so true.
Did Boylen find a way to slow down Jimmer or did Jimmer stop himself in the
first half with several easy missed shots? I am gonna go with the latter, Jimmer
was missing shots he normally makes and if he is hitting those shots, he ends up
scoring between 30 and 40 in this one.
It's not likely that the refs conspire to let the other teams get away with
fouling, especially the conference's meal ticket Jimmer. However, it does seem
clear that the only fouls called against defenders are when he drives or when
more than one player tries to sandwich him. Teams are getting more
creative in their defense, which will only make the MWC tourney much more
difficult for the Cougars. Basically, the tourney atmosphere will be for all the
little teams to try and knock off the big guys: BYU and SDSU.
Most players would kill for a mediocre game like that.
I can't understand why Utah has not done better this year. They seem to have a
number of good players. Jimmer had a cold Sat. Maybe that slowed him down. It
would have me. Several players just couldn't hit the broadside of a barn for
"Anyone notice how SDSU gets another buy just before the BYU game and BYU
gets CSU, then SDSU then UNM. Tells you a lot of how the MWC views BYU. They
really go out of their way to set up SDSU with the best opportunities. I just
want a fair playing field."Whaaaaaaaaaa, Whaaaaaaaaaa,
Whaaaaaaaa!Seriously?! I'm sure they planned it out just to favor
SDSU over byU. Please! Let me get you a tissue.
"Please! Let me get you a tissue."I doubt you have any
tissues left after the season-long weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth
over the Rundown Utes.