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Dick Harmon: The 'Jimmer Fredette Show' is about to begin in Denver

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  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    March 17, 2011 12:57 a.m.

    Well it is time, Jimmer will be level headed and taken it all one game at a time, one opponent, one half, one finish away smooth Jimmerkeepin his head out of the clouds and on the prize baby !!

  • gonefishn Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    Jimmer's greatness = expectations.
    1st round loss - All time BYU choke
    2nd round loss - Major choke
    Sweet Sixteen loss - Under achieved
    BYU has not had a #3 seed since Ainge. If they can not get to the elite eight or final four with the best player in their programs history when will they?

  • Greg Bennett Herriman, Utah
    March 17, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    Dick, thanks for the great article. This kid (Jimmer Fredette) is a refreshing entity in athletics today. Many are enthralled with Jimmer (and his family) because of who they are.

    The statement above does not mean that the Fredette's have a corner on this way of life - they don't. There are good people "everywhere" and in every program. We must seek out and highlight those that do display forms of true humanity,ethics, and abilities, with great appreciation.

    My mother always encouraged me to "do the right thing" and remember that sports should prepare one for life. One's attitude is important beyond athletics.

    Please find a portion of a poem my mother once gave to me. (The Victor)

    If you think you are beaten, you are.
    If you think you dare not, you don't.
    If you'd like to win, but you think you can't
    It's almost certain you won't.

    (2 verses, not included here due to limited space).

    Life's battles won't always go
    To the strongest or fastest man,
    But, soon or late, the man who wins
    Is the man who thinks he can.

    Thanks to all the examples!

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    March 17, 2011 7:16 a.m.

    No matter how the next few weeks pan out, a big THANK YOU to the whole BYU basketball team for one exciting year. We all learned a lot this season. True champions are true champions. They shine on and off the court. We (all BYU dom) have been through a lot and have come out shining. You can't take away all the wins, you can't take away all the hype that has happened and thank goodness you can't take away the admiration of the world for doing all they have done with class and honesty. No matter what happens, BYU will be looked at with memories of a school who does things the right way.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2011 7:48 a.m.

    and end...Enjoy your last day of it cougars. I know I will.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 17, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    "No matter how the next few weeks pan out"

    Eddie,

    I think you meant to say the next few "days".

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 17, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    Congratulations to Jimmer and the team for making it to the NCAA Tournament. Regardless to what happens it has been a great season.

    A BIG thank you to Jimmer in deciding to play one more year for the Cougars. It will always be a season to remember. Just to see this kid score 52 points was something to behold.

    Good luck today against Wofford!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 17, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    Jimmer has a huge heart and a tremendous talent that his critics and detractors just don't possess or understand and probably never will! Greatness in others angers them somehow or makes them very jealous!Anyone ever notice that it is always the lesser person who does do? A truly superior personality can easily recognize real greatness in others while a lesser person is flumaxed, confused and irritatated by it! Go Cougars!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    March 17, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    How funny, Kay (mom) got Jimmered and she is loving it. Just enjoy having one happy family Fredette's.

  • Brak Fruit Heights, UT
    March 17, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    I wonder which eastern European powerhouse Jimbob will be playing for next year?

  • sports-junkie West Jordan, UT
    March 17, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    I can honestly say that a first or second round exit will be a disappointment.

    Having said that, even if the Cougs lose in the first weekend it will be a season that will go down in history, especially in my family.

    My mother-in-law has been battling cancer since last summer and will more than likey not survive. This BYU team has given her and I something to look forward too. Something to take our minds off of the reality of her situation. Something we can take pride in together and something we can truly enjoy together during this horrible time in her life and the lives of her children and grandchildren. She has been a life long Cougar fan and it was something that connected us immediately the day she and I met 3 years ago.

    Here's to a long run in the tourney. Thank you, Jimmer. Thank you, Jackson. Thank you, Coach Rose. You have been putting a smile on the face of my mother-in-law all season long. Thank you.

  • Jealous U Alpine, UT
    March 17, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    Brak

    Form a club with the other Utah trolls and you can all wonder together.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    March 17, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    @sports-junkie - Bless your heart both of you and enjoy while they last. Oh, Jimmer will be around longer no matter where he ends up in NBA. I followed Danny Ainge for a long time and hope she can do the same with Jimme and as well with Jax and Dave Rose.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    March 17, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    Thank you Coach Rose, Jimmer, Jackson and the rest of the Cougar team for a tremendously fun Winter!

    Good luck today and in the rest of the tournament. Go have fun!

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    March 17, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    Brak | 8:47 a.m. March 17, 2011
    Fruit Heights, UT
    I wonder which eastern European powerhouse Jimbob will be playing for next year?
    ===

    I'm guessing that with the money he makes he can travel, and play basketball, para-sail, waterski anywhere he chooses.

    Utes are now so obsessed they are worried where Jimmer will vacation?

    What's your point?

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    March 17, 2011 10:42 a.m.

    Finally - BYU and the Jimmer Show on primetime, national network television.

    It's been a memorable season for BYU fans.

    Good luck in the Big Dance Cougars!

    It's Jimmertime!

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    March 17, 2011 1:11 p.m.

    @hedgehog
    "I think you meant to say the next few "days"."

    That is the real problem now isn't it! You were "thinking".

    We BYU fans think of the future, as in more than just a day or two. You can only handle one little thing at a time. Try planning and living for the future. If your team plays a game and comes up short, all is lost and you spend the next few months in a deep depression and you don't come out of your parents basement for the rest of the season.

    When BYU loses, we look for the next conference championship. I know that is hard for some teams, but we at BYU are used to winning and expect a wonderful "next year".

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    March 17, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    It is going to be sweet to see what happens after the Jimmer graduates. I think that Jimmer will make more money with indorsements the first year than all of the utes will make the rest of their lives. Companies are lining up to sign him to very large sums of $$$ to get him to endorse their products. A good, clean living kid will laugh all the way to the bank with that along with a nice NBA salary.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 17, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    Troll 1 and Troll 2. have you gotten your daily allowance of attention yet!
    you sound more desperate with each post. Rollin with the trollin, zealous with the jealous, unconfessed but still obsessed and transparent as glass with lack of class. It is not that amusing anymore. Just sad and boring.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    March 17, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    Laughing out loud at the jealous temper tantrums being thrown by the trolls!

    Never in their wildest dreams have they ever conceived of anything close to Jimmermania up on the hill, but somehow they're "experts" on what constitutes a great season.

    Laughable.

    BYU has already had a GREAT season.

    Jimmer and company are just adding icing to the cake in the Big Dance.

  • Cougar Eat Ute Cedar Hills, UT
    March 17, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    TJ? TJ Fredette is that you?

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 17, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    "BYU has already had a GREAT season."

    Riddles in the dark ( is this a '80's new wave band?),

    I wonder if Duke, NC, KU, UCLA would say the same thing?

    Somehow I think their definition of "great" is a little different.

  • Dave from Taylorsville Taylorsville, UT
    March 17, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    It's done.

    First game over. . . by 8.

    And if you think, "Well, BYU isn't that good to only win by 8 agains Wofford." Well, think again. Bellmont was that close to Wisconsin (similar seeings). And ask Kentucky about their close one. And ask Louisville in Denver!

    They played good against a good team that could have beaten some others.

  • Dyer Gary Bountiful, UT
    March 17, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    why is utah involved in this? next year jimmer out- a bunch of average guys left!