I don't think there has ever been a time when BYU, Utah, or the LDS church
received so much National media attention (perhaps during the 2002 Olympics).
It has been well deserved. Great team effort led by The Jimmer--if the same
team shows up next week we could see the Cougs in the Final Four for the first
time ever. Go Cougs!
Congrats Cougars! Excellent team game and Jimmer was on fire!!! Sweet 16 is
amazing! Here's hoping for much much more....
Way to play Jackson, Noah, Charles, Logan, Stephen, and James. And you to
Ummm, was this The Woody Paige? Wow.
Nice line about the Osmonds, but I would bet some Ute fans will disagree. They
had a pretty impressive team in 1998.
The mere fact that Woody Paige actually wrote something positive about anything
from Utah speaks volumes on the impact of this team and the Jimmer. Just seeing
his name on the by-line led me to read it just to see if he could spin this one
with his usual negative attitude toward all things Utah or LDS.
subscriber;Agreed that Utah had some pretty good teams and almost won the
NC one year. It was a big deal in Utah and they even got some national
attention. However; it was nothing like the Cougars and Jimmer are receiving
now. Utah's accomplishments were greater that what BYU has done so far in some
ways but the recognition and national attention Utah got can't hold a candle to
what BYU is getting, deserved or not. If BYU wins one more game and Jimmer makes
a good showing, Jimmer will have POY served to him on a platter(probably will
anyway), and this team will go down in history as one of the best ever out of
the state of Utah. The adverstiy just adds to the legend. They are without their
two best big men. last night was a great team effort. Everyone who played
contributed to this win.
The main reason it appears BYU is getting so much more media attention than the
Utes did back in the late 90s is the internet, social media, and 24-7 sports
coverage was not the same back then as it is now. So many more sources of
constant information these days.
@tooth...Completly agree with your social media comment. Social media has
certainly added to Jimmer's and BYU's popularity. We are an immediate
information driven society today. Not to take anything away from what's
happening on the court though. This team is something very special, even if they
don't win another game. Well done men.
can't believe woody paige wrote this article.he too is jimmered?
Tooth Detector | 11:16 a.m. March 20, 2011 Salt Lake City, Utah "The main reason it appears BYU is getting so much more media attention
than the Utes did back in the late 90s is the internet, social media, and 24-7
sports coverage."===Yeah, that's the ticket.Why the denial? The reason that Jimmer get's so much media
attention is not just what he does, but how he does it. It has
nothing, zero, zilch to do with Utah!!! Stop whining. You don't hear
other colleges whining, and everybody now lives in the information age. Where is
their Jimmermania?Just the whining from the hill.If
Jimmer played the same way for any other team, he would still be Jimmer.All the great players that came through Utah, not one of them had the
swagger, yet humility as Fredette.Just enjoy the ride.
They are not down their two best big men. They are down two great
big men. (It would not be accurate to say that Collinsworth was
playing better than Noah Hartsock.)
You can make an argument Collinsworth was playing better than Hartsock.It's a fact Collinsworth is more athletic and plays inside a lot more than
Hartsock. Personally I think losing Collinsworth hurts every bit as much as
Davies it just doesn't get the publicity because it happened earlier in the
season and was an injury not the honor code.If you take the two of
the three best big men off most teams in the nation there is no way they win 30
something games and make it to the sweet sixteen. Jimmer and the rest of this
team have done amazing things despite two really talented players on the bench
unable to play.
Woody Paige? The guy who wrote a column about the SL Winter Olympics and the LDS
Church that was a complete pack of lies, then claimed he was trying to be funny?
That Woody Paige? I'm feeling faint.
Paige has been on the BYU bandwagon for weeks- watch Around the Horn and you
will find him all over BYU in support espcailly of the Honor Code issue but much
earlier than that as well- I have watched him for years and he is never really
been anti Utah- he has his fun but then why not we are a state and a culture
that can be easy to poke a little fun at