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Published: Sunday, Jan. 23 2011 9:00 p.m. MST

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Palo Alto, CA

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 epic!

Delmar the Amazing
Las vegas, NV

What a waste of an article.

Granny Barton
Woods Cross, Utah

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 were written.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Hayden, ID

Jimmer has plenty of motivation for the game this week! Just watch and see, he will be amazing!

South Jordan, UT

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 credit.

Iowa City, IA

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.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

KamUte makes a great point.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

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.

Idaho guy
Meridian, ID

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...

Centerville, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT


Chow=Great hire

South Jordan, UT

Another good reason to leave the MWC!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

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.

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

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.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

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.

Bountiful, UT

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.

Provo, UT

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.

North Salt Lake, UT

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.

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