Great idea.You guys should start working on those Jimmer for NBA NVP
shirts too!Oh wait, make that next year's Euro MVP
LOL Chris B. If he wasn't Mormon they wouldn't make such a fit about
it. Same with Jimmer. Oh well ... people stick with people like themselves when
you're in Utah land.
Someone needs to put their clothes on and come out of mamma's basement and
get some sun. I'm not talking about the BYU fan's.
Break their hearts, Jabari. Leave them and their Jimmer/Heaps hype to
themselves. You're too good for that stuff.
From a die hard Ute fan I've gotta say nice work by the group that came up
with this idea and are acting upon it. It would be awfully tough to turn down a
school that had a stadium full of students wearing a Tshirt begging you to join
their team.I honestly believe BYU has a legitimate shot of landing Parker.
With the style of bball Rose implements, Parker could fill up a stat sheet and
still go as high in the NBA draft as he'd have gone if he played at Duke or
Kentucky. Well that might be stretching a little bit, but not much in my
opinion, especially with how he'd stand out at BYU.Here's one
Ute fan that for some strange reason wants to see BYU land Parker. I'd
really like to watch the kid up close and personal and would enjoy watching my
Utes compete against him.
ChrissyOne word: JIMMERMANIAJimmer's 32 first half
points and 40-foot half-time buzzer beater are still reverberating around the
Huntsman Center.If Jimmer never plays another game, the excitement
he generated while playing for BYU will never be forgotten.It is
fun, however, to see the angst occuring on the hill because of the meer
possibility of an even more talented player coming to BYU.
LValfre: Or just maybe we're making a big deal out of it because he is one
of the most sought-after and talented prep basketball recruit in the land.No one forced him to put BYU on his Final 5 list. We're just gonna
help him decide which school wants him the most.Go BYU!Go
Come on Jabari, pull a Lebron!Go to Provo and announce live on ESPN that
you are going to Kentucky or Duke!LOL!
It could help:)
Chris B are we feeling kinda sad today inasmuch as the Utes have only one 3
games in football and the mighty Ute basketball team is picked to finish dead
last, yeh 12th place out of 12 teams. Doubt it will happen, but
this certainly would be the steal of the century for BYU.
Any BYU fan who thinks this kids is coming to Provo is crazy. he will be
wearing Spartan green. Great Coach + championship caliber team + close to home
= he's going to michigan St
I fail to see how this is within the NCAA guidelines. Perhaps Mr. Gurney could
do some digging and enlighten us. Seems to be a hole in this story. People are
donating funds to pay for advertising to persuade a recruit to sign at your
school. Pretty straight forward violation isn't it? Brandon, it would be
great if you could find out from the NCAA if this is really an approved
method.If so, this will completely change the nature of on campus
visits going forward. You don't think that some booster at Alabama would
front big bucks to put the whole stadium in shirts begging a kid to come to
Tuscaloosa? Seems odd that this hasn't been killed already by BYU's
Where will Jabari play ball next year? Who knows?. Pretty sure he doesn't
know yet himself. Does it matter? Not much in the grand scheme of things. At
this point he could play at Dixie State or the University of Idaho and still be
a lottery pick for the NBA. I do have to wonder about the
mental/emotional stability of someone who would ridicule a player for making his
career in Europe - or might make his career in Europe. Travis Hanson is a
wealthy man who did a whole lot of charitable good in Europe. I'm sure
Jimmer is a vastly better athlete than those who make fun of his NBA career.
Putting someone down is a common way of dealing with an inferiority complex. Cogent observation that BYU fans wouldn't make a big deal about
this is Jabari were not LDS. What an amazing insight! Now I understand why there
was no clamoring for LeBron to come to BYU! (irony alert in case you missed it,
Chicago Boy). Those who hope that Jabari "breaks their hearts" are
shouting out insecurity - Schadenfreude! Whether he comes or not
won't change things much.
As a BYU/Utah fan from AZ it always cracks me up to see the Utes drool on their
keyboards whenever something or someone big might be coming to BYU.From
what I've seen over the years, anything positive at either school often
seems to trickle down and help the other school.Though Utah's bball
team has been in the basement for a while.Reminds me of my poor Sun Devil
bball team.At the end of the day, life goes on and it's only a
@UU32I'm not an expert, but from my understanding this is not a
recruiting violation because it is "fan-funded." BYU's athletic
department, employees, interns, etc. are not associated with it.Also, as far as boosters go, I believe that a booster certainly could fund
T-shirts for everyone in the stadium. As long as they're not providing
funds/benefits to a recruit, I don't think it would be a violation.
too UU32, there's no mention of Jabari's name or even BYU's.
People are donating for fans to wear Shirts. Nothing more, and nothing wrong w/
BYU would be nice, but I don't think that there will be as much angst as
some commenters here might (secretly) hope for if he doesn't select BYU.Funny how not a lot has changed at the U relative to some fans keeping a
watchful eye on South campus since I attended there 30+ years ago. Oh, and LValfre, yes, I will be a fan of Jabari wherever he goes. That ok with
Both Jabari and BYU would benefit from his playing in Provo. His experiences in
Provo will bless his life long after an NBA career.
Do you chant "Parker, Parker" or "Ja Bar i, Ja Bar i". I'm
voting for the Parker things as Jabari doesn't led itself to a chant.
Mctejman:He is coming to Provo -- Thanksgiving weekend. That's
why we're getting the Tshirts, so we can convince him to make the trip
byu will make him awesomer.
As a B.Y.U. fan I would love to see Jabari play for B.Y.U. There is a 1 in 5
chance that it could happen. Yes, B.Y.U. is one of the top five because Jabari
is LDS. But there is another reason. I know it is going to be hard for the
"haters" of B.Y.U. to swallow, but B.Y.U. is also on that list because
Dave Rose and Jimmer Fredette took B.Y.U. basketball to the next level. You can
say that Jimmer was "over rated", but the voters didn't think so
when Jimmer won almost every award. Even if Jabari doesn't select B.Y.U.,
it is an honor to see B.Y.U. mentioned in the same breath as Duke, Stanford,
Michigan St. and Florida who all have great basketball programs.
This campaign seems like a great idea and well worth the effort. It will be nice
if BYU does Land Jabari but even if they dont its still good to see that Jabari
considers BYU as part of his top 5.
he should pull a Manti Te'o and go to Duke for "missionary
If anything is reverberating around the HC; its Larry v Earvin back in 1979.
The cause is now at $4250. Come on cougar fans. A few more dollars for this
wonderful plan to convince Brother Parker to be a cougar.
pendergast"If anything is reverberating around the HC; its Larry
v Earvin back in 1979."One of the all-time great games in the
Huntsman, to be sure, but meaningless as far as the Utes are concerned since
Utah wasn't involved.