I think people are giving Jimmer POY and MWC POY far too early. We're not even
half way through the conference schedule yet. The way he has played certainly
makes him deserving to be in the discussion, but lets not count chickens before
Good luck Norm, you're going to need it!
Sorenson is a mwc troll! Floating the idea early to condition everyone. Either
that or he is crazy. Based on prior articles by him I favor the latter.
Anyone who has actually watched Jimmer play knows he is the best the conference
has had in a long time. Now is he an NBA player? Who knows? Doesn't matter.
He is better than any player in the MWC on his worst night. He
possesses a skill-set that makes him a special player. No one can guard him
one-on-one. His defense is average at best but from an offensive view, best in
the nation. Not even open for debate in the MWC. He is years ahead of all the
rest.And no I am not a BYU fan by any means. Go Rebels!!
Here's a Y fan who thinks Norm Chow's hiring at the U is a great fit for both
the school and the coach. I hope it works out well for both of them.
Lucky for y that Jimmer didn't play well at the end of last season or he would
have moved on. You can certainly blame it on mono, but that fact is that Jimmer
was not as good as hyped last year. We really wont know how great
Jimmer is this year until we see him play in March, and see how long he plays in
March. Player of the year needs to carry his team deep into the tournament.
Something that no team from Utah has done since the days of Majerus.
@Go Big Blue"jimmer fizzled last year"??What are you
talking about. Jimmie-Chocolate had mono and was basically sleepwalking for 4
weeks in a row, but still turned in some fantastic performances.There is much hoops to be played no doubt and I am sure that JF doesn't care
one bit about being mentioned in any award circles till season's end. Stay healthy and let the game do the talking.
DixieAggieResults vs RPI 1-50, 51-100, 101-150, 151-200, 200+BYU 7-1, 3-0, 6-0, 2-0, 3-0 USU 0-2, 0-0, 2-0, 6-0, 10-0FOURTEEN of BYU's 20 D-I opponents have been Top 150 RPI.SIXTEEN
of USU's 20 D-I opponents have been 151+ RPI.Check mirror before
talking about cupcake schedules.
DixieAggieCupcakes? BYU is currently #1 in RPI with a
SOS of #20.Utah State is #43 RPI with a SOS of #205.btw,
it's not smart to try to minimize an opponent, especially one you lost to.UCLA, for example, is 13-6, with a #47 RPI, only 4 places lower than
Utan State, #43 RPI. Hardly what could be considered a "mediocre team"
by any knowledgeable fan.Actual facts don't support your biased
@DixieAggieArizona was a cupcake?
We're only half way through the season. BYU has mostly played cupcakes, with
exception of U. State and St. Mary's. And they lost to a mediocre UCLA team.
They certainly came out on top vs. Utah State, but that's a non-conference game.
The real test will be the two games against SDSU. We'll see if the Cougars are
really up to the task.
Give Jimmer both individual awards (national and MWC POY)... SDSU is a team,
look at their stats. They'll be happy with the team awards (MWC Title, and
Jimmer deserves both the national and MWC players of the year award. He is a
good player and I am proud to say that I am a BYU fan. Keep up the good work
Jimmer and this might be the year we get into the sweet 16 or better.
Jimmer was no voted POY by the MWC last year and yet was District VIII player of
the year. Go figure.Jimmer is still seen by many MWC fans and even
more MWC press as someone who really does not possess any real skill. He's just
incredibly lucky.The fact that Jimmer had mono last year and still
played the way he did would have made tremendous headlines in the MWC. And he
would have been MVP, POY, etc.We saw all the love and respect BYU's
fellow conference members have had toward BYU in the way the MWC has dealt with
them over the years.Thank goodness Texas wanted to build the
greatest college sports media network ever and the Utes could therefore get
invited to leave the MWC. That gave BYU the courage to go. And TCU the courage
to follow.Go Utes, Cougars, and Toads. Well, maybe not toads.
From a Ute -- Jimmer is the conference player of the year. Anyone with doubts
just needs to watch the replay of the BYU-Utah game. The kid is unbelievable.
It wouldn't surprise me to see him do the same thing to the Aztecs.
Chow too old? Game passed him by?Dom Capers, D-Cordinator of the
Packers turns 61 this year. Dick LeBeau of the Steelers is 73.
As an SDSU alumn, who got tired of waiting for ANY of their athletic programs to
generate a winning program & migrated over to Cougs Blue once my children
began attending BYU, I cannot wait for Weds game. Cougs, don't disappoint. We
need a dominating effort to silence the Aztecs fans who are losing any sense of
reality with each win. OK, I'll face it, I live Steve Fisher, but the fans? Oh,
you can have them. I cannot imagine Ewete fans are any worse.
Jimmer fizzled last year. There is a lot of bball to be played this season. It
will be interesting to see how it plays out.
Another good reason to leave the MWC!
This happened to Shaky Smithson. He was named second team all-mwc special
teams, but first team all-american in more than one publication. But
I don't see it happening to Jimmer. The only way it happens is if SDSU blows
BYU out in both games, and that is flat out not going to happen. Jimmer is head
and shoulders above everyone else.
Jimmer not winning last year was a bit of a joke, as everyone in the nation
declared "Who is Darrington Hobson?" in unison...The MWC
has already made a mockery of Player of the Week honors when Jimmer is featured
on SportsCenter for his 39 point road performance against UNLV, and yet only
gets co-player of the week honors with Malcolm Thomas (again nation said,
"Who?") who had double doubles against TCU and Utah both of whom were
playing their worst ball of the year....Kawhi Leonard is a great
prospect for the NBA and is having a good year no doubt, but there are games
where he simply disappears, and he is not even recognized by his own coach as
the best player on his own team. Fisher gives that honor to Gay. Fredette to
this point is undoubtedly the MWC POY. Could that change? Sure, but not if he
continues to play like he is. Besides BYU is just as likely to continue their
dominance over SDSU as a team, and if they win or tie the conference with SDSU
no other team has a superstar...
Doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure this out...even the WAC is less
whackier than the MWC with Craig Thompson at the helm as Commissioner. Don't
look for any kind of logic from that office...That ship sailed and got torpedoed
out of the water just as soon as he was named. So I wouldn't worry about
it...POY carries much more prestiege and is based on actual logic.
KamUte makes a great point.
Unfortunately, political correctness and bias is very much a part of sports
today. The Church's standards on sexual morality kept BYU out of the PAC.
ESPN has their own liberal agenda and which will work against Jimmer. I hope he
wins, but it is an up hill road for him. I doubt that Danny Ainge could win it
were he playing today.
The one thing Sorenson forgot to mention is that none of the previous players
were also making a national buzz for National POY. It would make the MWC look
silly if the nation recognizes Fredette but not his own conference. And the way
the MWC is run, it wouldn't surprise me at all.
As a departing member, the league no longer cares about you. It is funny how
Shaky Smith gets national props and nothing in the MWC. Jimmer deserves the
Jimmer has plenty of motivation for the game this week! Just watch and see, he
will be amazing!
What you wrote about Jimmer is a very shallow right now. What you said is not
news. Everyone who follows the MWC fully understands that no champs have been
crowned yet. And know what! It is way to early to speculate. No question the
winner of MWC may be SDS. But it also may be BYU. Right now I see 5 games as
key to determining the MWC champ. BYU/SDS (both games). BYU at NM because SDS
already won there. SDS at CSU because BYU already won there. And San Diego at
UNLV for the same reason. There could also be an upset which changes things.
Your Utes could pull off a win in San Diego or Provo. There could also be a
unique situation of two 15-1 teams with no tie-breaking rules that work because
they are exactly even. My point, as already said, weak story. Maybe would have
been better saved for Thursday. And then maybe not at all. Kind of of like
your trifecta football story that should have never been written.
Whenever I see a complaint about an news article being a waste of time, I wonder
why they bothered to read it. Personally, I enjoy the bits of information that
What a waste of an article.
Nothing about the MWC surprises me anymore.This new twist of
possibily winning national POY, but not MWC POY is just another gauntlet being
thrown at Jimmer's feet.Another Jimmer is "supposedly" the
best player in the MWC challenge? Too bad this article was written
by a DN writer rather than a SD Union Trib writer.That's all SDSU
needs. A more motivated Jimmer.Wednesday's matchup is going to be