Who is Jimmer Fredette? Never heard of him.
Jimmer!! Some hilarious things on there. I wish I had time to read them all. Oh
wait I work a graveyard tonight. I think I will read them all.No one
at BYU can hate on Jimmer and especially not write a letter to the Daily
Universe about it and not be JIMMERED!
This whole Jimmer Mania has been a ton of fun. Regardless of the team you
support you shouldn't miss out on this. It's not just that The Jimmer is a once
in a generation player it is that all the mania and fun that has grown up aorund
him is not something we'll ever likely experience again.Don't be a
dead beat, hop on for the ride.
This is sooooo funny! I love it!
I went to BYU and letters like this are posted all the time. The only
difference here is this one is getting national attention for is lack of... well
you can insert your own word here. Let's just say that the world is pretty
small down in Provo at BYU.
She definitely has a point.BYU football has always been the mormon
golden calf.This is just another idol.
She's just confused. He whole life she has been taught that if a guy does not
go on a mission he is the devil. Now people are worshipping this guy that
didn't go on a mission.
It kind of reminds me of the guy that wrote an article in the Daily Universe
back in the 80's about Billy Joel. He had just performed at the Marriott Center
and I attended the concert. It was good and Billy pretty much kept it clean and
crowd appropriate. And of course he sang all of his biggest hits including, you
guessed it, "Only the Good Die Young".In his intro to the
song Joel said "Keep in mind I'm not condoning anything, I'm just offering
an alternative". It was funny and most of us simply took it at that and
enjoyed the performance. But not this guy that wrote in the Daily Universe.He frankly went on a holier than thou rant about it and how we all
needed to watch out and beware of the world and its evil influences.I've never forgotten that article. Hilarious.
Jimmer is on a mission! He is a very successful missionary already! I went on a
mission because I was no good at basketball--lol!
Jimmer bless that poor girl that she me may be able to finish her studies
without any further distractions.
Typical of the letter's that end up in the Unifarce. I'll bet it came right
after the one where the writer complained about those who "cut
corners." (That means walking on the grass, for those who haven't lived
LOL......she got Jimmered.
Re: MountanmanThat is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.Surely you like pro sports. I like watching Deron Williams. I have no
idea what religion he is, and nor do I care. I like watching him play
basketball.There is a double standard when it comes to LDS people
being ok with athletes not going on missions, because if others don't they are
looked down on.What if Jimmer were as good at math as he were at
Basketball, going on a mission may prevent him from being one of the greatest
mathematicians. However he still would be looked down on.I just
think people should stop looking down on others for not going on a mission
(basketball player or not).Also, sports don't have anything to do
with religion. Joe Montana is the best QB in NFL history (no question about it,
look at his numbers). Does that mean you want to become a Catholic, becauase of
Joe Montana? I would guess probably not.
I don't want BYU sports to be associated with the chruch. Anybody remember the
gang rape incident? That girl has a point. Just because we can mock extreme
worship of Jimmer doesn't mean it's not a real problem for individuals. The
article said something about humorous responses, I didn't see that many. If
adding a 'ed' to a name is what counts as humor these days, you all just got
Richard'ed! (see, not funny)
To Duckhunter: DUDE! I remember that - I was there at that concert, and it was
awesome. The letter to the DU editor you refer to was ridiculous then, and the
Pepto Bismol of time has failed to eased the nausea.As for The
Jimmer, I'd like to bear my testimony that I know The Jimmer is true...and I'm
grateful for my membership in his fanclub...
Oh lighten up Richard
That girl is destined to be single for the rest of her life...mark it down.
@lonestarI consider myself a pretty light-hearted person, I just draw the
line at placing the names of basketball players in place of Deity. Some people
call that sacrilege. I would just call it going too far.
@ Mount Olympus. I think you need to lighten up and mellow out about religion
and sports. Lots of BYU (and other school) athletes go on missions for their own
reasons and some don't for their own reasons and I don't know one person who
looks down on those who don't. If you do, you must live in a different world
than I do!
Jimmer, we will dismiss you without further comment!
Oh! I am so glad to have read that article. I have seen the light! No more
sports for me!!! Thanks Un-Jimmered girl, for saving me from a certain
death by b-ball overdose during March Madness.
Okay. I changed my mind. Whew! But that was REALLY close! Beat yootah!
Wake me up when BYU puts 2 NCAA wins together against quality competition...
Word has it that Chuck Norris has actually contacted Jimmer for some private
half-court shooting lessons.
Jimmer, how do you stay so humble when you are so great? Swish! Nothing but
Chuck Norris will have to wait in line, behind Elvis and Bruce Lee.
That girl has some serious "issues". Well - the world is full of
people.I love you Jimmer - you da man!!
The thing that is reall great about Jimmer (this from a Ute) is that all the
"worship" and Jimmerisms don't seem to faze him at all. Keep shooting
Jimmer.I did hear that Jon Hunstman Jr. has inquired about Jimmer's
availability as a runnig mate in 2012.
I am a much happier and more fulfilled person now! Even my marriage is better!
Thank you Jimmer!
@UU32! That Huntsman comment was AWESOME! Why didn't Mitt think of that? And
thank goodness Sarah didn't either. . .
You can not put a price on this kind of publicity
jIMMER, Jimmered, Jimmied, Jimmed, Jimmboy, Katzenjimmer, Jimmerboy,
Jimmermania, Jimmerphobia, Byjimmer, Gojimmer, Jimmertheuties, Ignorejimmer,
yes, Ignorejimmer, No Adorejimmer, Hey, are we having any fun yet? This is what
it is all about Miss Deplorejimmer! Lighten up folks and have some
fun. This Jimmermania will not re occur very often so enjoy it while it lasts.
Funniest thread I have ever read on the internet. Unbelievable.
@Dee JI figured someone else would remember that. LOL
This has been hilarious. Thanks to everyone for writing!!!
Loved this article!! Where's the "like" button????
Mount Olympus, Bart Starr has more titles than Montana and called his own plays.
Terry Bradshaw has as many and also called his own plays.
she's right. quit worshiping the kid and talk more about your team!!!
@Richard I thought it was pretty funny ha ha.
NO WAY!!! that is too good I cannot stop laughing
This article and Comments have been pure bliss to read! Thanks for making my
day. Funny, I was just talking to a friend today about the ridiculousness of
some of the opinion articles in the Universe. Some people seriously need to take
a deep breath and have some fun!
Behind all her griping, is there a possibility that this girl could be
infatuated with Jimmer and just doesn't want to admit it?? It would give being
"Jimmered" a whole new dimension! Love is in the air...
I love watching Jimmer play, but I actually kinda feel sorry for him for all the
attention. It's almost overboard, and I'm sure it must be a distraction, when
he's playing, or just attending school. I would suggest just calm down the
Jimmermania a little bit, and let the poor guy try to live a normal life! He is
very good, and I hope he gets a chance at the NBA. But let him finish this year
But really DNews.....Every single day do you have to have an article on
Jimmer?????I can't open my email and get my DNews sports online
without some title of Jimmer this or Jimmer that. What about the rest of the
At least she signed her name to her letter...Obviously she has a different take
on life...and she's just become a rock star for the utes...but I hope everyone
will treat her with the lightheartedness this situation deserves.
She has a very good point. The kid is good, but all the "Jimmerisms"
are hoky. However, I have always thought it strange to use religion to back up
your point. I guess this behavior isn't uncommon in Utah County.Good luck Jimmer, and your sidekick Emery too.
Too silly for words or attention.
Jimmer's the only one who could roundhouse kick Chuck Norris to the face.
Jimmer should be in the game, but not of the game.
So, for those of us going to tonight's game, a question regarding fan etiquette:
Are we to cheer as Jimmer and co. enter Clune arena, or bow down in silent,
humble reverence to the force that is The Jimmer??
Tiz, the Desnews wouldn't keep posting Jimmarticles unless they were generating
traffic. I too pine for more features on the Zylstra's and Anderson's, but alas
they don't elicit nearly the number of man-crushes that James does.Just to be clear, the author of this letter and the author of the "Billy
Joel" letter (as well as a few of the more strident posters here) are often
ridiculed as "typical" BYU fans/students. Ain't so . . in my
experience, the majority of us posess some common sense and a sense of humor.
Pious whining is alternately hilarious and embarassing for those of us that
don't aspire to apostlehood.This girl needs baptism by Jimmersion.
junkgeek | 7:35 p.m. Feb. 8, 2011 Agua Dulce, TXWake me up
when BYU puts 2 NCAA wins together against quality competition...-------Wake me when the Utes become quality competition.
Just in from the Vatican: The Pope wants Jimmer's autograph!
Must be a UTE fan
Personally I think she has a point.
@utes fanOf course you do.
A little bit of maturity will assist this young lady to a better understanding
of the enjoyment of the game along with the performance of a good athlete. Now
she is the one getting all the attention, perhaps that's what she was really
Sloppy J, Just to be clear, Duckhunter (Billy Joel letter) is a real fan,
not what you want to believe as a "typical" BYU fan. But thanks for
playing anyway. Next time post something that is accurate. Question
for all you sports fans, or music fans, etc. How many people are universally
known by one name?
The only thing that is funnier than this article, is those of you responding and
taking the mission, idol, holier than thou attitude. Lighten up people and have
some fun with your closed minded lives. It's Miller...I mean Jimmer time. Relax.
Do I value my two year missionary experience? Of course. Do I think Jimmer is a
better "missionary" than I ever was. I think thats obvious.
Heaven help Jimmer if he ever goes into a slump.We should rest our
faith in one who can guarantee ongoing potency.I'm not trying to be
coy here. I'm serious. If Jimmer ever falls from grace, how great will be that
I'm excited to see jimmer at the next home game Saturday vs. Utah. The game was
sold out as of a week ago, but I just got tickets yesterday because the ticket
office opened up some student tickets to the public. I think there's still a
few left, probably
If this women doesn't like what is happening in Provo then she better move where
she doesn't hear about it. I am proud to be a BYU fan and keep up the good work
Jimmer. I hope you go in the first round of the draft that is coming up. It
will be nice to be able to follow you in the NBA.
The world is Jimmer's campus. Enter to learn go forth to Jimmer. The Quest for Jimmerfection.Band of Jimmers.Bronco just changed his name to Jimmerhall. Chuck Norris just
hired Jimmer as his bodyguard.Brad Rock has actually decided to
mention Jimmer more than Rick Majerus.Tom Kirkland has decided to
name his hair style - The Jimmer. Too much fun.
I made toast for breakfast this morning.When I pulled the toast out,
in the toasted part, Jimmer's face appeared.Then my daughter spilled
a drop of milk on his face. It looked like a tear-drop.I am now
aware it was a Jimmer Miracle, and Jimmer is sad because this young girl does
not believe in Jimmer.I hope the young lady repents and comes unto
Jimmer.(In reality, it's Provo, it's cold, not alot to do... Let the
kids have their fun)
Mountanman | 7:40 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011 Hayden, ID Just in from the
Vatican: The Pope wants Jimmer's autograph! ===Who was the guy
standing on the balconey next to Jimmer?
@Julianne: No commentary on a Daily Universe letter would be complete without an
"If you don't like it in Provo, you can move" admonition. Thank you
for completing the discussion.
Jimmer, please leave the 99 and go save this girl. You're our only hope Jimmer
Won TreVoni.Seriously, someone should buy this girl a ticket and
leave it at will call. Then we could create a public plea for her to go pick it
up. I'd pitch in a few dollars for her to have a front row seat in the student
to yarrlydarb- and yet you still wrote a response, even it was a nonresponse.
Cmon, everybody, just enjoy the ride- this isn't unfederetted hero worship, just
a cultural online gathering- have some fun
The Air Force Academy has announced that before tonight's game the cadets will
not face the flag during the national anthem, but will turn and instead face
Jimmer and salute.
Let's face it Zoobs can't brag about their football team this past year but they
do have a Jimmer to brag about. What would they do if both were bad? They might
have to rely on their religion, and brag about that as usual.
"Seriously, someone should buy this girl a ticket and leave it at will
call."That's already been done; in fact an olive branch was
extended to Michelle in a video on PlanetBYU from the BYUFrontRowFanatics.
@EmophiliacYou must still live in the stone age and I didn't know
that you have internet! LOLAnd yes she got JIMMERED!
UmanFeeling a little insecure there bro?Feel free to hop
on the Jimmer bandwagon. The wheels fell off the Boylen bus a long time ago.
So proud of this great, totally normal culture we have here.
It's nice to see that most of the BYU students had a sense of humor in
responding to Michelle. I hope she accepts the video offer.
Uman | 10:26 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011 Cottonwood Heights, UT Let's face it
Zoobs can't brag about their football team this past year but they do have a
Jimmer to brag about. What would they do if both were bad? They might have to
rely on their religion, and brag about that as usual. ===Uman...Why use the example of the Ute Athletic Program to bag on a
religous belief system?Enjoy life.
"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of
the selfish and the tyranny of evil men . . . For Jimmer is truly his brother's
keeper and the finder of lost cougar fans . . . And Jimmer will strike down upon
San Diego with great vengeance and those who attempt to poison and destroy my
blue brothers." Jimmerzekiel 25:17
This is why people can't stand BYU or the culture in Provo. Ugh. I'm LDS and
this stuff makes me cringe. Not only is the writer of the letter completely
crazy (as are most of the writers to the BYU newspaper) but the other student's
response just goes to show that the campus IS their world....Anyone
who thinks this girl is not like many of the students in Provo should peruse the
opinion section of the school paper...Ridiculous.
Someone mentioned the "Cougars Don't Cut Corners" issue of the late
1990's . . . . Cougars Don't Cut Jimmer!!!!
Jimmer who?Go White, Go BlueGo Jimmer, Go crew!She'll worship, too.When past round two.
Relax brettski. The whole thing is fun and clever and if you'd bother to look
online you would find the exact opposite of what you contend. The national media
types think the students reactions are hilarious and are putting up comments
about them, quoting them, all over the internet. I have seen nothing but praise
for how the "other" students have responded to it.Really
these "people that can't stand BYU or the culture in Provo" are ute
fans and maybe some of the fans of the schools in the mwc that BYU has been
pounding on for the last several decades. We understand you guys are haters and
we understand why, but that is not the case with the majority of the country.
The rest of the country is having a good time with Jimmermania, just like BYU
students and fans, it is only but hurt and attention starved ute
"fans" that dislike it.
I live in Colorado in the mountains and I have people all the time coming up to
me who know that I am LDS and saying something about Jimmer & the church and
it is never negative.There is a friend from up-state New York who always
asks me, how the heck did Jimmer get away from the Big East & the ACC -
Jimmer should be playing for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and they would then
definitely be in the final four at the big-dance & win-it-all.When I
again remind him that Jimmer is an active MORMON as is Danny Ainge & Steve
Young & they all went to BYU because they wanted to be among those who
believe as they do, plus be able to be involved in their sport of choice. The
eastern schools did not have a chance.My NY friend said that really makes
sense but he still wishes that Jimmer was doing the same thing at Syracuse as
do lots of other college coaches, wish that they had a jammer or a Jimmer.
Brettski2024Lighten up!Most of the responses from the
students were simply creative, good natured fun.Yes, there are a lot
of BYU students who are like the girl who wrote the letter, but they represent
only a small minority of BYU students and the majority of students simply shake
their heads in disbelief at the small-mindedness of some of their fellow
students.To paint the entire culture of BYU with such a broad brush
simply shows that you, like so many BYU haters, don't have a clue how diverse
the BYU culture really is.
Jimmer may not have gone on a mission. (Maybe he can go on one later like Steve
Young).But neither did he have to go to BYU. He would be just as
big of a sensation at some other school....and the fact that he is an active
Latter Day Saint would have be just a minor by-line.As long as he
keeps his standards, he will be a force for good. That makes him a pretty
fantastic, positive LDS story....whether you are a fan of the game or not.
How special is this? Seriously, when you can get coach Edwards, Chad Lewis and
Shawn Bradley to pimp a song about Jimmer, you know this has to be something
special. Let's have fun while it lasts cause next season will come
around all too quickly. Will be tough to top what's happening this year.
Who the heck are any of us to question whether he went on a mission or not?? Who
in the heck are we to say whether he is a better missionary than you or I were??
Let us each live our lives the best we can and quit judging each other!
Too funny! This is the most riciculous thing I have read in years. WHY is this
news? Just like lawyers, there are way too many media members in this
country.Leave the girl alone! She is entitled to her opinion and she is
entitled to write a letter about. If we can stomach people like the no-class
bums that constantly offer garbage on every BYU article that the DN posts we can
surely laugh this off and say "to each his/ her own". I love BYU
sports including Bball but even I am a little tired of seeing 3 or 4 new
articles about Jimmer every day. Our society has reached a point that it
believes that nothing can be overdone. If a tv show is a hit there are 15
copycat shows the next year. If one article on Jimmer is good then 10 must be 10
times as good. Ridiculous!
Brettski2024"Anyone who thinks this girl is not like many of
the students in Provo should peruse the opinion section of the school
paper..."Having attended BYU, and graduated from Utah, and
having lived in Walnut Creek, Salt Lake City, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and
Washington, D.C. and associated with LDS and non-LDS BYU students from across
the country, I can tell you from years of experience, that anybody who believes
that the opinion section of the Daily Universe represents the main stream
culture of BYU students is clueless about the real BYU culture.BYU
students, for the most part, are happy, fun-loving, intelligent, deeply
religious, passionate, and caring people, who's greatest desire is helping to
make the world a better place.Like the Savior, they are often
puzzled why so many people, especially people who shares their beliefs, hate
them, despite their pure intentions.It is quite amazing that some
Utah fans are so hateful of BYU and the "Provo" culture. Sports, are
afterall, only a game.
I agree that some fans are taking "Jimmer-mania" a little too far.
First of all - his biggest games are still ahead of him so a lot of this
idolizing of him is premature. BYU fans do tend to like setting themselves up
for disappointment. But more importantly - anytime you start replacing the
Lord's name with Jimmer, even in jest, you have crossed the line, especially
when the phrase is pulled from the scriptures. Come on fellow Cougar fans. Lets
keep it real. Enjoy the Jimmer Show, but don't turn the kid into a golden calf.
I am sure he doesn't appreciate it.
RepresentBlueAnytime fans develop great expectations, there's often
great disappointment, at least at some level, since only one team or player can
reach the pinacle of the sport each year.But, that's what makes
sports so interesting and so exciting -- the anticipation of what's possible.Jimmer Mania is no different than the excitement that surrounded Danny
Ainge, except for the vast array of social media that's available today that
allows fans and the media to interact almost instantaneously.Most of
the responses from the BYU students to Michelle were simply good natured fun --
some perhaps a little sacriligious because they used scriptural references in
response to Michelle's scriptural references, but they were simply meant to be
humorous, not disrespectful to the Lord, or to anyone's religious beliefs.
Even this old lady can see that it is fun to watch Jimmer play. And that fact
that he is an exemplary young man makes it even more fun. To all of those who
are wringing their hands over the supposed "idolization" of Jimmer,
what is it about good, clean fun that gets you so uptight?
TJIt's news because it is nice to get a lighthearted break from
suicide bombers and missing kids and Lohan stealing jewelery, etc. Get a sense
TJIt's easy to avoid Jimmermania.Just barricade yourself
in the basement with a good book until March Madness is over.
You know it's a women's letter when they try and relate sports and religion
twice... haha well i guess this is a situation of haters will hate! oh well
she's missin out, i kinda feel bad for her, she doesn't know what she's missing!
Represent Blue,thank you. Exactly what I thought. It might have been
intended to be funny, but in reality it's not. Thanks for putting things in
Umm . . Whoa Nellie, I think you got the wrong idea. I was pointing out the
author of the holier-than-thou Billy Joel LETTER to the DU is not a
"typical" BYU fan. I wasn't commenting on Duckhunter's post, who
apparently feels the same way I do about it.A LETTER is not the same
Hi, my name is Chris. And I'm a Jimmerholic...
"let me live my own dreams in peace, even if they don't include ever
sitting in the Marriott Center screaming my brains out.".......Teen-age precious girl...Translation:"I'm daddy's
girl. This year should all be about me, me, me...The boys all like
him more than me...It's all just wrong...Wait...(what, Jimmer just said hi to me?!?!)Jimmer is just
dreamy..."===Seriously, David Archuletta, Justin Bieber.
What's the matter with someone a guy can get a "mancrush" on.
I just heard that the BYUFrontRowFanatics who offered the Olive Branch to
Michelle, have sweetened the offer to row seats to the Utah game for her and her
husband. ESPN will be standing by to interview her.So whadya say,
Michelle? Live a little.
*front row seats
Great comments on here, generally speaking. I agree with those who have already
so eloquently responded to Brettski. I'm not sure what your exposure to BYU has
been to draw the conclusion that "this is why no one can stand BYU".
First off, the exposure for BYU from this incident has been
universally positive. Secondly, having both graduated brom BYU and then serving
as Bishop there, I can tell you firsthand that the caliber of kids going there
is off the charts. About 90% of the time, I would have been honored to have
these students as my own children. About five percent get carried away with
overzealous religiosity, and the other five percent spend all their time
figuring out how to break the honor code. They are not representative of the
rank & file. The middle 90% are incredibly funny, bright,
diverse, creative, fantastic people. You need to get a new perspective that's
more accurate. As Abe Lincoln said, "If you look for the worst in people,
expecting to find it, you surely will."
for front row seats I'll change my name to Michelle, put on a wig and laugh with
the rest of the world
Oh man I hope Jake Heaps turns out to be this good. I think BYU should contact
Chuck Norris to do some sort of promotional ad. Oh wait, Chuck Norris is an
evangelical Mike Huckabee supporter. He probably hates Mormons. Ha!
Often, when a guy writes a letter like that, it's because he is jealous, or
feels his manhood, or status, is threatened by the person all the fuss is being
made about. When a girl writes a letter like that, it's often
because she resents the fact that the guy is getting so much attention from
other fellows, especially the one(s) she would like to be getting some of that
attention from.....Just sayin'.....
Can you imagine what it will be like if Jimmer drops 50 in a NCAA tournament
game? Michelle will really have something to write about then.Suddenly I find myself cheering for the Cougars. (of course not against the
Utes though). Thanks Michelle.
Now this would be the ultimate BYU/Utah game on Saturday:- Glenn
Beck gives pre-game motivational speech to crowd- David Archuleta sings
the national anthem- Jon Heder is the public address announcer-
Jimmer hits 50- BYU wins by 50- Crowd storms court to lift Jimmer
and Michelle on their shoulders
Hey Brettski2024!Did you notice that the girl who wrote the letter and
started the whole thing is from Apple Valley, . . . wait for it . . .
CALIFORNIA, as in your current state of residence. You can bag on BYU and Provo
culture all you want, but you at least ought to realize that the girl who got
the ball rolling is not a Provoan or a Utahn, but a Californian! Maybe I should
paint with a broad brush too and label all Californians as narrow-minded and
I don't know if it has been mentioned or not but you might want to Google An
Olive Branch for a fantastic video!!!@Mt Olympus: you are too
"high" up there...come down and get some oxygen and lighten up on
things missionary.Do you realize how much attention Jimmer is bring
the LDS church through what he is doing? Must be nice to be able to judge
everyone and their choices that you don't agree with....pffft!
Hawk | 7:30 a.m.Littleton, CO So, for those of us going to tonight's
game, a question regarding fan etiquette: Are we to cheer as Jimmer and co.
enter Clune arena, or bow down in silent, humble reverence to the force that is
The Jimmer??===Do what feels right.Follow the
spirit of the Jimmer...Ya know, folk hero's are a part of
"Americana".Jimmer, enjoy the ride.No one out
of this state has ever grabbed the spotlight that you have...It's
just basketball, and there have been greater causes...However, it is
a fun ride...I know Utah fans who have wanted Jimmer to get hurt...
I can't imagine why? Jimmer, through association has given the U relevance...
Something they did not accomplish at the San Diego Beaches yesterday.====Tonight, Jimmer is bigger than Chris B, Hedge, Uteology,
Utahcountyute, Naval, and Ainge, Bogut, Detmer, Young, Huntsman, and Mitt all
combined.Tomorrow may be a different story, but tonight, it is the
Jimmer show.And the reasoning behind going independent, and having a
national following is to "spread the love"...===BTW,
Buster, good to see you...I am you. I feel proud.
Awesome postings, gotta love it. There are some people that are just way to
serious. Live a little and enjoy life.......or just go get one. Go Jimmer
Seriously? Idol worship?? Can a highly talented athlete not have fans? Not
hardly idol worship. I can't find in the scriptures where it says
"If you find something enjoyable and you take a liking to it, it's idol
worship." Ok, she doesn't like sports. Well, there are many who do and
are excited to have such talent that has been absent for so many years. I'll admit, a few take BYU sports and Jimmermania to extremes. But they
can be ignored. Maybe this complainer should stop worshiping the things in life
that bring her a little bit of enjoyment as well.
How much do you want to bet she is totally in love with David Archuleta.
"let me live my own dreams in peace, even if they don't include ever
sitting in the Marriott Center screaming my brains out."I
suggest you go to the library, get a book and find a nice sofa in a quite
corner. Or, if you play the piano, go to a practice room, close the door, and
play your heart out.
She's jealous of all her friends' attention directed at Jimmer rather than
her.Very common response with young egocentric females.
He's a great basketball player. Let him have his day in the sun. This is no
different than how people have felt about Donny Osmond or the Browns, or Greg
Olson anyone else who does a good job at their profession and happens to be LDS.
The girl who wrote the letter has a right to not be crazy about sports, but she
is being judgmental about what others enjoy. Lighten up!
I, too, recall many articles like this in the student paper. Don't you love the
first amendment when it is tied to religion? In my opinion, this is a case of
taking one's self too seriously. My goal in life is to take my religion very
seriously and try not to take myself seriously. Screaming my brains
out in the MC sounds like good clean fun. For BYU, seasons like this have come
along about once every 30 years, so I say enjoy every minute of Jimmermania.
If Michelle reads the Feb 5th "Church News" - she will see the cover
story is on Jimmer, with a full front page photo of Fredette in action. The
inside article on pg 11, is headlined with: "Jimmermania-drawing attention
to the Church".Michelle: This is a good thing, not bad. Read
the article. The "Church News" of course, is an official publication
of the Church.
Wow, the letter writer is one chick I'd never marry....
This whole situation is hilarious. The fact that there are students at BYU who
make their points based on scripture is just plain silly. Religion is a very
personal thing and to rebuke using religion is just sad. Glad I chose not to
attend BYU.That said, don't let this naysayer get you down Cougs.
Jimmer is pretty awesome. Good luck in the tourney.
This reminds of of when I was attending the Y back in the late 90s. Back then,
they used to show edited movies at the Wilkinson Center. Me and my roomates
went and saw "Air Force One" with Harrison Ford one night and had a
blast. Of course the swear words were edited out along with the majority of
blood, same as watching it on TV. Of course about two days later this girl
writes in to the Daily Universe and chastizes everyone who went to see the movie
and went on to elaborate about how much more righteous she was than everyone
else (along with the typical scriptural references). So times obviously haven't
changed, unfortunately there are those of us who take ourselves a little too
seriously.P.S. I heard that Jimmer taught Chuck Norris how to slam a
revolving door.P.S.S. And yes, I was one of the Cougars who did
"Cut corners" while walking to class.
I would say that while the letter was not the wisest piece of work, the decision
by some individuals to use it as an excuse to harrass this lady was 100%
unacceptable.I also think many of the pro-Jimmer people have gone
too far. Moderation is a good thing, and these people are not exemplifying it.
Most of us have seen too many sports heroes fall to see the rise of a new one
without wondering if people are going to suffer more. All I have to say is
Mr. Lambert of Michigan, I fear that the same inhibitions that prevent you from
seeing the fun and humor in the Jimmer situation might also cause you to believe
that having ham and funeral potatoes at every ward function is something to get
excited about (but not too excited. we wouldn't want to give anyone the wrong
impression). Live a little, man. Have a Jimmertastic day!
I think using religion to make a point is acceptable, but it normally works
better when you use "we" and not "you". If you admit to
being a basketball fan and call in question what is going on that is one thing,
if you just attack basketball it is another. One can ignore
basketball even more easily than football. It is played indoors without a full
marching band and without the broadcast system to everywhere, so unless you are
in the Marriott Center it can be annoying.I once wrote a letter
advocating the end of the BYU football program. It was before the days of
facebook, so I only got a few emails against it. As it was it was during the
time of accusations of rape against multiple team members 9which they denied),
accusations of rape that were retracted down to consensual sex a few months
before and a general time of lack of good discipline that characterized
Mendenhall's predecessors time.I would say some of the comments here
are disturbingly mysoginistic.
Well said, young lady. I am a big sports fan but I too get nauseated when the
hero worship boils over.