Honestly, being at the game I never really felt like BYU wasnt going to win.
However, the Utes made it interesting in the first half keeping it under 10 most
of the way. Had it not been for Jimmers two 3's in 40 seconds, the
utes would have been down only five points going into halftime. From 5 to 11 is
a huge difference especially considering how Jimmer was able to do it. YOU GOT
JIMMERED. (I hope and pray ute fans everywhere are sick of that term)The utes bigs are promising. I dont know how many years they have left but the
Utes inside game was near unstoppable. As much as I like where the
Utes program is right now, Ive never been a guy to kick 'em while their down.
The Utes will be back, maybe with a new coach in a new conference.
@Utes 21:At least there is a bandwagon to jump off, unlike U. As far
as the "WCC Highschool teams" go, you've lost to all of them this
year, so you tell us what it takes to beat them.
Chris BYou keep amending the Cougars chances in the NCAA tourney.
Weeks ago you stated that they wouldn't win another tourney game for 20 years.
Last week you thought they might make make it to the second round and now they'd
be "fortunate to win maybe two games." If you keep this up you'll soon
be calling for a Final 4 appearance by March. Maybe you should just jump on the
bandwagon and change your name is Chris BYU!!
I hope to see UTAH rebound quickly. This is no fun reading these comments when
Utah is so far behind. The same is true when the shoe is on the other foot.
Had BYU played Utah early in the season the score would not have been so close.
Here is hoping for a return to competitive basketball. I must commend the
Utah players for a great effort, especially in the first half. They will do
BYU has a great program. utah does not, trust me, they could get
lower. Last place seems like a good spot for Yew.
re: utes21The biggest group of bandwagon fans ever- Are you
kidding me? Even mired in the 1-25 season BYU was averaging more fans then the
u is this year (even with #6 in the country in town).The majority of
BYU fans are faithful regardless of the record- & I'm pretty sure the u has
never averaged more attendance in football than BYU, even during the Crowton era
with multiple losing seasons.Good try though, if that's what it
takes to make yourself feel better.
Re: CBDude you sound like the little pest loser that can't shut up
when he is obviously so done.The BYU show is the only round ball
show in the state this year. The national press knows it, the local press as
well as the pathetic fan in front of the sign knows it. All alone in
your lonely red world pouting and puffing out your little chest. Come on man
have some self-respect you are embarrassing all those 2 people that care about
what you say. Poly Cougar Nation
Utes21 | 9:44 a.m. Jan. 13, 2011 Salt Lake City, Ut "Plus you
lose jimmered next year how will you ever contend with the wcc highschool
teams?"===There are two WCC "highschool" teams that
had a common opponent with BYU. Can you guess the team and outcome, Utes21?===Chris B | 9:12 a.m. Jan. 13, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT "Utah has no where to go but up, tds no where to go but down. Ain't it
grand."In other words, for those who do not understand
"Utespeak" -- Utah is terrible, and BYU is playing very well. ...and
that is "grand", or a positive for the Utes?But sorry
Chris, it is possible for Utah to get worse, and BYU to get better.Let's all wish BYU luck, and hope Utah finds a way to improve.
Utes21 | 9:44 a.m. Jan. 13, 2011 Salt Lake City, Ut Plus you lose
jimmered next year how will you ever contend with the wcc highschool teams?Did you just say we lose "jimmered"? Its obvious
that your team has been "jimmered" one too many times. Good stuff. Being at the game in Salt Lake was at least top 3 BYU sporting events I
have ever been fortunate to attend. Ranks right up there with "4:18"
and "George is still running". Love it. Expect Jim Boylen
to get Jimmered one last time in Provo.
When Chris B talks about it being grand, my guess is that he's referring to how
you Cougarettes kept talking about how byu football was on the rise, the U was
not, blah blah blah. In other words, a little bit of your own medicine. Can't
say I disagree wtih him.
Jimmer is indeed a tremendous basketball player, and he deserves all the
recognition he is receiving. Not to rain on his parade, but comparing him to
Danny Ainge is difficult. Danny's record points is even more remarkable when
you consider there was no 3-point shot when he played. This also needs to be
considered when comparing game-point performances. Congratulations to Jimmer
for his achievements, and I wish him and BYU continued success.
Jimmer Mania is sweeping the land! Anyone who say elswise is a sour
grapes Utah fan or a UNLV player who thought it would be a great idea to give
Jimmer even MORE incentive to crush you. Bask in the excitement and
national media coverage because you can only get yourself Jimmered for a few
more months before he goes pro.I'm looking forward to getting myself
Jimmered again in person when San Diego State comes to town!
Did you just say "ain't it grand" that Utah is in last place and can't
sink any lower?Hilarious stuff. Really.By
the way, check out the recruiting for BYU basketball.They'll be set
for many years to come.And we aren't talking about JC players.
Chris,Since the Utes are currently dead last in the conference, they truly
do have no where to go but up. I remember when UCLA was unbeatable. I
remember BYU's awful b-ball season a few years ago. I had season tickets to
USU's two-win basketball season in the 80's. And I remember when the Utes
played in the National Championship game. School athletic programs have
ups and downs. That ain't grand -- it's just life.I spent two days with
the Andre Miller-Utes when they visited our area on a team outing. They were
nice young men who represented their school well both on and off the court. I
knew Shawn Bradley, and the same could be said for him. Maybe all us fans
should take a lesson.
I love Jimmer. He is a special college player. He is fun to watch and he rarely
disppoints. He deserves all the props he is getting.But there is
another component to this team that allows them to be successful -- that is the
players who are mature and unselfish enough to not be affected by living in
Jimmer's shadow. I especially appreciate Jackson Emery, a star player in his own
right, for not begrudging that Jimmer is getting most of the focus. I loved his
response to the reporter who tried to get him to comment on whether or not he
thought Jimmer was a ball hog. He said, with a big smile on his face, if he's
making shots like that, he can ball hog all he wants.My hat is off
to these guys, and to all players who play with a superstar, who willingly make
their personal ambition and need for acknowledgment secondary to the good of the
team and who allow the superstar to enjoy his/her time in the spotlight. It's
not always an easy thing.
I am with Chris B on this one. Getting to full of yourselfs tds fans look what
happened with bandwagon fans with Utahs football team. Lost games they were
supposed to win and the fans where no where to be found and byu has the biggest
fan base of bandwagon fans ever. When you lose which you will in the tourney
what will you do then? Plus you lose jimmered next year how will you ever
contend with the wcc highschool teams?
Enjoy the run, cewgs. Fact is, once you get to the NCAA, you'll be out of your
league and fortunate to win maybe two games. And, what will you do next year
with Jimmy? Pretty much nuthin'. Utah has no where to go but up, tds no where to
go but down. Ain't it grand.
utah shows a lot of disrespect by being so awful at the D1 level. Does the
pac-12 have a development league?
I am not a BYU and never will be yet I tuned in to last nights game just to
watch Jimmer and what a performance. When BYU got the ball back with 4.0
seconds left in the first half I don't think I was the only one thinking what
would happen. I can only recall one player of recent memory with such a deep
range and that was J.J. Redick of Duke and Fredette is a much more polished
scorer and player in my opinion. And the unfortunate part is the rest of the
team gets a little overlooked.
BYU Basketball 1-25 season (1996-97)BYU Football 14-1, Cotton Bowl, #5
Ranking (1996)FYI @ Ute Fan/Y HaterIf you're
intellectually honest, can't use the one and dismiss the other as being
respectively "not too long ago" and "ancient history."Funny how that works.
Stay classy Salt lake city! You to Jimmer, see you when you come to San diego
Hey Swoop....it's Majeras!
It was sweet.
Isn't that their coach in front of the poster? Right where Boylen belongs...in
What a great venue - the Huntsman Center - in which to score 47. Especially by a
BYU Cougar.The sad part is, it could have been over 50.
@Hoosierdaddy, I hope that was tongue in cheek. It wasn't long ago that BYU was
1-25 and Utah was headed to sweet 16 and final four appearances.I am
a paying BYU fan. My money and time are all BYU, but Utah's football and
basketball teams traditionally gives us fits and their football team, sadly,
beat us this year. Our pride will come before our fall, if we are
not careful.Utah basketball will be back, which I would rather have
than what we have had lately.
I wish BYU would stop the nonsense and stop playing Utah, at least for a few
years. What's the point lately?
The Utah fan in front of the Jimmer's House sign doesn't look so pleased.
"After Tuesday's performance, Fredette now leads the nation in scoring,
averaging 26.1 points per game. He surpassed UConn's Kemba Walker (25.3), who
scored 18 Tuesday in a win over Rutgers."Jimmer 26.1 x 18 games
= 470 pointsKemba 25.3 x 15 games = 380 points