The thing that Ute fans don't get is that the reason BYU went out to NY to play
is not only for Jimmer, but it is a great recruiting tool. Just because the
Ute's can't come up with an idea like this, they get all jealous and start going
crazy. They keep thinking that if they can turn enough attention away from their
own Ute problems, they can forget about their own worries and troubles. Let's wait and see how many Ute player this year will gone back home to
play....without the rest of their team!
Howard S.Dude, what was BYU ranked last year? They finished with like a
30-6 record. Jimmer is on pace to be the winningest player ever at BYU. He
doesn't elevate his team? Come on!
I am a big Utah fan and yes I will admit I love towatch Jimmer play and I really
do hoope he makes it inthe NBA, but I believe the D-news is turning him in to
the next Chand Lewis. Their stories are great and interesting for awhile but
they rehash the same stuff over and over.Why dont they tell us some new
stories about his interactions with kids who idolize him?
Howard,"The truth is that BYU's national body of work with
Fredette as their leader consists of a single NCAA tournament victory."which is more than infinity times more NCAA wins than great yewt stars
like tavita, henderson
I personally don't think he's getting an ego trip. You don't play as special as
he does and not know about it, ya know? The thing people like about Jimmer is
that he keeps a cool head. This is a unique situation and a unique game. Glens
Falls is stoked about it and why not. They love Jimmer for what he is and what
he stands for. What's wrong with that. I think it's been fun. Howard
S. is a hater. I'm sure he has nothing better to do with his time than worry
about a player he clearly does not like.If you don't like the
coverage, DON'T read or comment on it. All that does is make you a troll.
@TJGo get a hamburger...Did you really need to even read
Re: Tom in CA | 2:00 p.m. Dec. 8, 2010Vallejo, CA **********************Tom, my twitterpated Cougar friend - Victories over teams like Utah (and Vermont, btw) will certainly land
Fredette directly in the European basketball league, which in any case will
likely be his destination absent a deep run in the NCAA tourney.
Way, way, way too much coverage on this topic. It could have been adequately
covered in a couple of articles before the game and maybe one after. It is like
hearing the same good song on the radio over and over and over........You get
sick of it and finally can't stand to even hear the title out loud. I am a BYU
fan and I like Fredette but I am to the point that I am not even going to watch
the game because I don't want to hear the announcers talking about the
homecoming again. This is getting LeBronish! It's like turkey leftovers for 5
nights in a row. No matter how you prepare it it's still turkey and after 5
nights your really hoping that you will run out of turkey and get something
else.I still hope BYU wins.
@Howard S. 10:35am:Your analysis proves you are an editorial genius.
The meaningful victory I am looking forward to is the next game
against your Utes. Then I will be even more twitterpated.
Howard S. | 1:20 p.m."that doesn't change the fact that during the
span of his BYU career they have had a total of one national level
victory."Remind me, how many national level victories does Oral
Roberts or SWBU have?Howard, always remember that basketball is a
Re: oh ye confederacy of dunces | 12:37 p.m. Dec. 8, 2010 Flushing, NY *****************Sorry Confederacy - I just don't
accept that jaw-dropping numbers mean anything unless they result in meaningful
team victories.The DN, family and friends may be completely
twitterpated with Fredette, but that doesn't change the fact that during the
span of his BYU career they have had a total of one national level victory.
Thanks Noodlekaboodle, that explains everything.
I agree with howard granted I wont say he isnt a gifted basketball player but he
is getting the biggest ego trip of his life.
Don't be a jealous hater Howard...Just enjoy him for what he is: a truly
exceptional athlete.What makes Jimmer all the more amazing is that
he gets all his jaw-dropping numbers from the PG position.
The season is not over yet Howard.
best wishes for a great NBA carrer ... from a Ute fan
Re: killerbees | 9:46 a.m. Dec. 8, 2010Queensbury, NY Sorry if
the truth is not consistent with level of attention the Deseret News focuses on
Fredette and his hero's homecoming. Great players have the ability
to elevate their teams performance to meaningful victories.The truth
is that BYU's national body of work with Fredette as their leader consists of a
single NCAA tournament victory.
@ killerbeesI agree. Not to mention that he's 12th after being the
main target of defenses this year. I've watched plenty of College Basketball
this year and most of those top players don't get near the attention that Jimmer
gets. He's constantly double or triple teamed. It's nice to see that
BYU steps up when Jimmer is kept from scoring 30. If that continues, I would
assume that defenses will go back to a more balanced defense which should be
nice for Jimmer.Howard S. is probably a bitter Ute fan, or an Aggie
Jimmer's Mom only made one mistake...She spelled his name wrong...
Gee, Mom,it should have been: "Gym-mer"
Howard S.It takes a whole team to win a game. Keep hearing he only won 1
game, you mean BYU. A player can make game changing contributions which Jimmer
does all the time. Which is why he is Jimmer. He is currently 12th in scoring in
Div I basketball, do you know how many Div I players there are? and he can do it
against any team in the Nation.Great article, all the article's
about Jimmer are. he is a small town, humble kid that has worked his entire life
for this. Most have no idea the sacrifices that are made to achieve his level of
knowledge and skill. Other players are doing great things in the game but......
Jimmer is a special player/athlete.
Thanks for the story. There are enough bad things on which to report and good
things are worth repeating.
5 Deseret News articles in the last three days on Fredette's triumphant return
home.Wow.Who can imagine the explosion of coverage we
will see if he ever does anything nationally significant... like winning more
than one NCAA tournament game?
Ever hear of Devin Durrant? What did he average per game? You have Michael
Smith, Russel Lasen and Ken Roberts....Where is Devin Durrant on that list?
@GoodguygaryThe insurance company doesn't require a premium upfront. If he
has a career ending injury the policy pays out. If he doesn't the amount he pays
is based on his draft position.
"Fredette returned for his senior season armed with an NCAA-sanctioned,
seven-figure insurance policy against a career-ending injury, the premium of
which will be based on where he is taken in the draft."If he
got a career-ending injury, who will draft him? So, then how can the premium
will be determined? If no premium, that means no insurance policy, right? I am
Thanks for the repeated stories. Now time to get the win tonight and move on to
the next two PAC10 lineup. As for tonight game if he is open and hitting his 3's
then let him show off his stuff. And I HOPE his players will get ready with
their stuff. After tonight game we move on one game at a time and Please DN go
back to your small routine newsy stuff including along with Jackson Emery,
Davies, Hartsock, Collingsworth (2), Abouo and others. After Jimmer is finished
his college careers then you can make a big splash for him but don't forget
Jackson Emery which he is a hard working guy.
Cool story, although yes, we've heard most all of it before.Gotta love
Jimmer though. He has all the talent in the world but has managed to stay
humble.It'll be interesting to see how his game translates at the next
Okay, I am a huge BYU fan and a big Jimmer fan. However, this story is getting
old now. A single nice human interest story would have been great, but if I
have to read or hear one more chariots of fire themed story about Jimmer playing
in front of the home folks I am going to puke.
I'm a Ute fan all the way, & I love to watch Fredette play. I'm a fan. One
of the best players in the game right now. I look forward to watching him in the
Ok, I'll say it - really - a budding Mormon rapper? What is he going to rap
about? Growing up on the tough streets of Glen Falls? The oppression of
Mormons in Missouri back in the day? Mitt Romney? I bet TJ is excited about
Jimmer getting an NBA contract...he'll need the money since he is a broke
artist. There are lots of people unemployed right now - broke artists are not a
group I feel empathy for. I know, who cares what I think, but the article was
great up until I read that part. Weird. Good for Jimmer, though. He's a
phenom - now it hopefully won't go to his head.
Although much of the content of this article has been available before, I
enjoyed the read.Many thanks to the Fredettes for the opportunity
to be a Jimmer fan. I make a point of catching all of the BYU games on
television, the internet, or KSL online. The BYU basketball team is a good one,
and I look forward to following them this year.Winning the MWC
championship will be a real challenge this year with UNLV, San Diego State
University, and New Mexico. Tonight's game will be a tough one too.Here's to a great season for the Cougars and a long and successful NBA career
Great article about Jimmer and his brother. If all players had a brother like
that who knows what would happen. Best to Jimmer and the Cougars as they play
in the home town tonight. Way to go TJ in helping the little guy prepare for a
Basketball career. Go Cougars.