Big_Ben | 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Centerville, UT it amazes me how
easily chris b gets so many of you.===Ben, you have to
admit...Chris, Hedge, and Uteology just make it to easy...
Jimmer.THE CUTE ASSASSIN.
@ J-TX | 10:57 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011Allen, TX So how is it that a
game of this magnitude does not get broadcast nationally? I think every time 2
top-10 teams in a major sport play, someone should pick it up with a national
feed. Guaranteed revenue... Won't be a problem next year as BYU
steps into what Ute fans call independent obscurity w/ the ESPN contract. But I
may just be reading there comments wrong.
Love the Cougs, but still lots of basketball left to play. One game at a time
boys.p.s. Jimmer is unreal, kind of reminds me of a faster (although
shorter) Larry Bird, both can shoot from anywhere on the floor.
ChiroGet in line behind all of the other jealous Utah trolls. Gotta love all of these Utah "fans" who pretend to be from
exotic places like "Portland" when we know that Utah has almost no
fans who live outside Utah, especially who read the DN.
Chiro:Jimmer is the best individual basketball player that has ever
played at BYU or Utah. All of your worthless trolling wont change that.
Jimmy is the best thing in the world! No one can stop him and his scoring, well
except for:66-61 2008 signed Texas a&m. One and done!79-61 2009 signed Texas a&m. One and done!84-72 2010 signed
Kansas State. Round of 32.Heck it had been 20 years before byU got
out of the first round and your beloved Jimmy could only take them to the second
round.We will see how great he is when he does something in The
Dance.It was just a few years ago that Utah was in the Sweet 16 with
Bogut. Has byU every been that far in the Dance?
ute trolls, we all have sympathy for your embarrassment and envy of BYU. The
Cougars are great young men who are skillfully and gracefully winning ball
games, things that the utes are not. With all of the L's the utes have, their
fans should have better skills at being graceful losers.
All you need to know about Chris B - He may be stupid, but he's not clever.
It's largely outside BYU's hands, but if the wins keep coming, it would be great
for BYU to land the #2 seed in the West, opening up at the Tucson subregional
and, if the Y can wins its first 2 games, moving on to Anaheim for the West
regional with a potential regional final with Kansas. Before last night's
victory over the Aztecs, Joe Lunardi of ESPN had SDSU as the #2 seed in the
West, Tucson subregional. Can you imagine the crowds that would show up to
watch the Jimmer try to replicate his 49-point outing the last time he was at
One of the rarest of double-doubles,winning the National Player of
the Yearandbeing the National Scoring Leaderand Jimmer is on pace to do both!It's a GREAT time to be a COUGAR!
Re: the negative posts; "you need to take the bitter with the sweet,cause
the bitter makes the sweet seem even sweeter"! "My Oh My, How Sweet It
Is". Coach Rose and his staff get an A+ FOR THEIR COLLAPSING 2-3 ZONE
DEFENSE. SDSU Front line three- some are the strength of their offense. They are
not known as a three point shooting back court threat.Way to go Coach Rose.Goooo
it amazes me how easily chris b gets so many of you. he obviously has no other
point than to stir the pot and hijack the conversation. and then its like we
are in a race to see who can come up with the most clever retort to what he
said. please folks, he wins everytime you respond. please just
TMung99 | 1:17 p.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Bluffdale, Utah May I just say,
watching the game in the Wilk. with all the student's who couldn't get in the
game, the support was overwhelming for the team.===You make me feel
guilty for having ticks. I wil let you know your fellow students represented
well.Enjoy your college days, get your degree, and you'll have the
comfortable seats soon enough...
JustintimeY - time2checkUfacts, the Utes have a POY playing in the NBA today!
May I just say, watching the game in the Wilk. with all the student's who
couldn't get in the game, the support was overwhelming for the team. After the
game there were mobs going to the MC and whooping in the streets going on all
night. This was an experience that, as a student, I will never forget. Great win Cougs!! Lets take care of business in New Mexico!
Who cares if Jimmer ever scores 47 in the NBA. This kid is amazing to watch and
I wouldn't doubt his ability after yesterday. I do know that in college he was
able to score 47 points on your utes. Trying to down play Jimmers ability by
making a childs argument wont take away the Beat down he gave your team at home!
He leads the Nation in Scoring at 27.4 points a game. As good as the Utes have
been in the past has any Utah player ever won the NCAA scoring title??? Player
of the Year?
I think Jimmer would be the first to tell you this: his incredible performance
was made possible by his teammates and, especially, his coach.Rose
planned for his team to come out running as fast and as furious as they could.
SDSU is a plodding team. They do not score big numbers, and their defense keeps
opponents from scoring big numbers.Rose knows the best way to play
such a team is to force them out of their plodding rythm - run them into the
ground the first half. By the second half, SDSU was not able to sustain their
style and rythm, and began to fall apart.Just a crack here and
there, so Jimmer could open up the game in the second half.Jimmer is
impressive as a player. Rose is impressive as a coach.
Chris B- Yeah, you are right. Utah has won 2 BCS games, but never a national
championship. I believe BYU won a national championship back in 1984, so we
tried it, we liked it and will wait to see when Utah does it..Predecition,
they finish in the bottom half of the Pac-12..I love your comments, so
insightful and always accurate.
Naked Truth | 11:17 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Salt Lake City, Utah Chris
B,I bet winning a BCS game or 2 is pretty fun. You know what's
really fun, winning a National Championship. You should try that some time! ===Nah, let's give Chris B the bennifit of the doubt.Chris, tell us more about the BCS game that "you" won. What was it
like on the field? How many yards did "you" pick up? How many
tackles.I have no illusion that "I" was on the court last
night. I enjoyed watching others play, but I am at work today, living
"my" life, going home to "my" home, with "my" wife
and daughters.I have a life...Tell us more about the BCS
games "you" won.
Being a UNLV fan I have to say I go to the MWC tournament to watch Jimmer play.
There is no one in the country who can do what Jimmer does with the basketball
in his hand. He is amazing.To Ute fans: Get a life. If you were
true fans of the game, you would bow down to Jimmer right now. You won't see a
player in Utah again like him. Enjoy it while you can.
How many babies of either sex born this year and next will be named Jimmer?
Having incorrectly predicted the outcome of the game (grossly) and absent any
thoughtful observation on the game, Chris B plays the "2 BCS games"
card yet again. Keep it up, Christopher, that's the only card left in your hand
and the only one you'll be able to play for a long time.
Chris B,I bet winning a BCS game or 2 is pretty fun. You know what's
really fun, winning a National Championship. You should try that some time!
Re: Chris B.Thanks for the thought, I think the football team plans
to take you up on that in the next few seasons.Jimmer was absolutely
amazing last night, and he's the unquestionable reason BYU is a top 10 team. Let's not forget though, that BYU has more than just a good Jimmer, BYU
has a good team. Jimmer was shut down for the first 5 minutes because the Aztecs
defensive game plan was completely against him. Then, because of the good play
of the guys around him, the Aztecs finally needed to respect Jimmer's teammates
also. That is when Jimmer caught fire. Jimmer and the rest of BYU's squad
complement each other. BYU wouldn't be the crazy explosive offense they are
without Jimmer, and Jimmer wouldn't explode without the good play of guys like
Emery, Davies, Hartsock, Abuou, Collinsworth, etc. Great job Cougs!
Good luck at the pit this Saturday.
Best Team in the Country as of now!! And if it weren't for the Biased press BYU
would have been #6 or #7 when they played #4 SDSU. Now they should be #3 or #4
althought in reality #1 as they are the best and there RPI proves it! Keep
winning Cougs, get a #1 seed for the tourney and the Elite Eight and Final Four
should be yours. In the end I hope BYU wins a National Championship.
So how is it that a game of this magnitude does not get broadcast nationally?
I think every time 2 top-10 teams in a major sport play, someone should pick it
up with a national feed. Guaranteed revenue...
What will be an interesting storyline for the rest of the year, is what type of
defensive plan will coaches come up with to stop Jimmer?Steve Fisher
had as good of gameplan as any team I have seen this year, and got torched for
43.They pressed him full court to wear him down, Gay worked hard to
shut him down, but picked up his third foul. They double and even triple teamed
him, and he split the defenders.It will be interesting to watch what
Alford does Saturday.
Jimmer brother T.J. need to put a patten for his RAP SONG "Jimmer etc
etc." and T.J. will be famous along with his brother.You know
what, what about James Anderson - 14 minutes and 5 BLOCK SHOTS - WOW! I am not
kidding and I know he will be ready for NM at the PIT!
Utahcountyute, nice jabs, but let's remind you of the real knock-out punch...When a top 5 team came to Utah County to play the top 10 Cougars, the
Mighty Cougars won and won big.When a top 5 Football team came to
Salt Lake County to play a top 10 Ute team, the stinkin utes made SLC and Utah
the laughing stock of the Nation. At least you should give credit to
the Cougars for restoring credibility to the State.That may have
been the best article I have ever read by Dick Harmon. Great job! Made me laugh.
As far as Jimmer scoring 47 points in the NBA, would he really need to? I would
see him averaging more in the 15-20 pt/game range and getting 7-10 assists per
game. Pro teams aren't going to utilize him the same way that BYU does, but
they have better finishers at the bucket so he'll get a lot more assists.
Whatever needs to happen, I'm sure he'll adjust his game to meet the needs of
fresnogirl | 10:06 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Fresno, CA utahcountyuteThe guys on Sports Center must not be as smart as you, because they took
that tweet as a genuine compliment.... ===Well, ucute is
dealing in reality...Sorry bout that frezgirl... Ended up watching
Tivo'ed episodes of Psych...How about Emery forcing Gay to take that
Time Out.Doing what it takes.
utahcounty,when did veritas(or anyone else) suggest jimmer will ever
put up 47 or anwhere close to that in an NBA game?Waiting.....Still waiting......Didn't happen. But well done on
suggesting an absurdity just to shoot it down.hey utahcounty,Do you really think the University of Utah will win the next 1000
championships in every sport?Do you seriously believe that?!Make believe is fun
congrats cewgies,Winning big games if fun huh?You should
try a bcs win, or 2 sometime. Those are really fun
utahcountyuteThe guys on Sports Center must not be as smart as you,
because they took that tweet as a genuine compliment....
The best was Coach Rose's comment at the end when he said "I'm gald we
don't have to guard him."
mr harmon a great game between two great teams, and someone had to lose.
jimmer... emery is quick as a thought;davies ruled and even anderson came out to
be the man in the and middle scoring. this team can get it done. i hope they
don't cool down until april! good to see you on tv.
utahcountyute | 9:02 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Cedar Hills, UT VeritasDo you really think that Jimmer will be able to put up 47 point in an
the NBA game?===Why put words in my mouth (or Durrant's,
for that matter)?If you have a question for "me"....If you want reality, you will need to deal in "reality", not
the one that make in your own mind?
From a die-hard ute to REAL cougar fans, I hope you guys make a deep run in the
tourney. Jimmer is the man.
Veritas ... my husband and I totally would've met you at Dennys if we still
lived in Provo. I hope the MC continues to be filled to the rafters the rest of
the season. Enjoy the show!
The best thing about Jimmer is the way he just gets better under pressure. It's
a wonderful ability to have, and I've never seen it in anybody, in sports or
anything else, as much as Jimmer. Amazing.
Yes, this was a great game. I could watch it over and over again. Loved every
second of it.The Utes comments here sound to me like little children
crying.SDSU has a great team. They stuck with BYU for the first
half. I think the altitude got to them (not to mention Jimmer). If SDSU had
spent a week training at altitude (say at Idyllwild, CA not far from San Diego)
They would have been much better prepared to play in Provo. (Don't tell coach
Fisher)They will not have that problem at home. SDSU will be much
tougher at home. BYU can still Jimmer them especially if the rest of the team
has an average scoring night.TCU held Jimmer to 21 points by double
and triple teaming him. BYU had 5 players in double figures. Jimmer creates
openings just by stepping onto the court.
BYU should have no problem with New Mexico. Afterall the Utes beat New Mexico -
so that should mean a cakewalk for the Cougs, right?
I think my favorite part was seeing White during the timeout. He could hardly
walk after trying to keep up with Jimmer. If Emery and Hartsock had been
shooting like they usually do, this game would have been a blowout.
The only people that are not enjoying the "Jimmer Show" are bitter
Utah fans. Not all are bitter, but the ones that are bitter are in a lonely and
dark place right now.Like comments before me, the place was rockin.
62 min before the game started Jimmer walks onto the floor and the place goes
nuts. (mostly students at that time) It was incredible! Had a couple Aztec fans
sitting near us that were class acts. They knew it was going to be hard to get a
win in Provo and were both very surprised at how quickly Jimmer was sitting on
30 and then 40 points for the game. One I will never forget. Just need to take care of business at UNM on sat and then it will be the
boys in blue in the top 5. Can you even imagine? Ranked in the top 5?
I can't believe someone just said Durrant was slamming Jimmer with his tweet.
Serious, is that how ute fans read everything? Keep posting Utes,
the nation is watching and learning what you're really like. Guarantee the
D-News and Trib are being read like crazy today. As good as a name a BYU is
making for itself now, you're doing the complete opposite.
What a great game. I don't like what the NBA has become. All the 1 on 1 and
clear outs for the Stars. Jimmer is a Star. I love the UTES but basketball is
my passion. Even if you are a Huge Utah fan you have to admit that Jimmer is a
special talent. Kids like him don't come around to often. One of the neat
things about Jimmer is all the interaction he has with Young Men and making them
feel special and important. He makes others around him better and lifts them
up. That is the sign of a true leader and great man. Don't be haters and call
Jimmer a ball hog. Try to stop him first and then see what he does in the
passing game.... I hope he stays healthy and doesn't get hurt. Jimmermania is
just getting started!!!!!!!
I was worried about all the pregame hype Jimmer received, but the kid seems to
thrive on pressure and seems unaffected by the spotlight.
@larry brady aka yarrlydarbYour take on offense and defense is only
true if your defensive philosophy is to sit read and wait. People and teams who
know how to play defense take what they want and push offenses backwards.
Remember if you stop the other team from scoring you usually win. Defense wins
VeritasDo you really think that Jimmer will be able to put up 47
point in an the NBA game?No hate here, just a bit of reality to
Great game by BYU. While Jimmer was phenominal, Davies contributions were the
key - and will be come tournament time. BYU may actually get through
the first weekend of the tournament. Or they'll lose to Wichita State in the
first round. Either way, still fun to watch the Jimmer show while it lasts.
@ utahcountyute:You would have an eye for low assists and teammates
not helping out being a yewt fan wouldn't you, seeing as how the yewts are 317th
in asssists per game.Oh, and don't be so condescending to assume we
didn't notice your backhanded compliment. And speaking of "enjoy it while
it lasts" Yewtah's over .500 seasons have been few and far between lately,
so go ahead and enjoy the possibility of an over .500 season while it lasts.
Isn't there a story about utah football recruits decommiting out there you could
utahcountyute | 8:24 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011 Cedar Hills, UT Come in
Dick. I thought atleast you could read between the lines on Durant's tweet!He had just put up 47 in an NBA game! It was a total smack in the face!
LOL===The guys played together this summer and became great
friends.Jimmer gave the respect right back, and laughed and said
that Durrant was. Not a smack in Durrant's face. Their friends. Maybe someday
you'll understand what mutual respect is.Dude, it's OK to lose the
hate.===Agree with Spiker:It had the electricity
of a Springsteen concert. No one wanted to leave the building. We just stood and
watched the kids rush the floor. Jimmer was escorted from the floor with a grin
that lit the place up. The kid loves to play.No one wanted to leave.
People were hanging around the concourse, hanging around in the parking lot
talking.I rolled in about 1:00 AM... still with a smile.It lived up to the Hype...
At the game last night, it was incredible. What I noticed was this. Dave Rose
made great adjustments half way through the first half. He realized that nerves
were affecting everyone but Jimmer and Davies. The second started and it was all
about getting the ball to those two. I credit Dave Rose for his stifling
defense, as well as coaching his guys to not be selfish and let the hot shooters
shoot. I don't know if BYU will make it past the 16, but I'm starting to
believe. Jimmer and the Jimmerette's are singing their song!!
Good win. Must avoid a pitfall this saturday.
Comment above about the rest of the team's offense -- excluding Davies, I think,
who certainly did his part -- is true. But their team defense was phenomenal.
They completely stifled SDSU: below season average in rebounds and 15 points
below their average points per game! Ouch! Agreed, others beside Jimmer need
to score, but you can't fault the cougs defense.
Come in Dick. I thought atleast you could read between the lines on Durant's
tweet!He had just put up 47 in an NBA game! It was a total smack in
the face! LOLAgain, that being said, I have to give the kid his due.
He is an amazing college scorer. 0 assists (which means none of his team mates
were helping him out), 4 turnovers and he rolled up SDSU. Enjoy it
while you have this kid cougs.
This is the first game the team has not shot well in support of Jimmer. They
will bounce back just fine!
CTguy, UCLA didn't frsutrate Jimmer, Creighton did that (held him to 15 points).
Regardless, I agree that the rest of the team needs to improve to a point.
Davies and Anderson were fantastic down low. Emery could not make a shot...but
his defense of Gay made up for that. I think this group definitely rivals the
glory years of the 80's or the U's glory years of the 90's.
I bet if he went by his real first name (James), the national spotlight would
not be quite as intense as it is now.Face it, there is something
cool about the way "Jimmer" rolls off the tongue! Jimmered!
Harmon says, "In the past three Aztec games, Fredette has scored 33, 26 and
43. That's an average of 34 points per game. And BYU won. That is simply insane.
SDSU plays defense, manly defense."My father (a professional
baseball manager) used to say, "The best defense is a great offense"
(not original with him, I'm sure).Jimmer proves the point. And it stands to reason: Offense is proactive and defense by definition is
reactive.Defense waits till the game comes to it; offense takes what
it wants.Way to go Jimmer and the Cougars!P.S. Jerry
Sloan will NEVER win an NBA championship.
Too much fun!
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, there is a lot of season left. Regardless of
the end however this season has been an excellent one.
Well done cougs. Impressive finish.
We were so happy to have been there. The atmosphere at this game was electric! I
loved the chant, "You got Jimmered!" at the end. All 22,700 in
attendance joined to add to the sweetness of this win. Stunning, to say the
least! Thanks to Dave Rose and BYU's great coaches and players for this
outstanding event and win.Thanks, Dick Harmon, for another colorful,
masterful article on BYU basketball and Jimmermania.
Jimmer is phenomenal, but the rest of the team was terrible when it came to
offense. It seemed like no one could shoot the ball besides Jimmer. That won't
win tournaments. It's always nice to have someone who can drop 40+ points on the
#4 team in the nation, but if the cougs expect to do anything after the regular
season, the rest of the team better get on board, and start lighting it up.
Teams are going to figure how to frustrate Jimmer (UCLA already did). Great
I have been reading all the comments from this posting and the prior articles
written and I like a good spirited debtate between Utah fans and BYU fans...What
I don't get is this...BYU is a legitimate top 10 team, Jimmer Fredette is
probably a lottery pick at this point and Utah fans still act like BYU is
overhyped..First, Leonard for SDSU played incredible..He may have been sick
before, but he didn't play like it..Second, go read the "Tweets" from
players like Kevin Durant, John Wall, and prior players Fredette has played
against and see they hype they are giving him...While I love to read
comments from people like Chris B and other Utah fans who hate BYU, pick a year
to do this where they are actually overrated like Utah football was this year!
Utah fans are still feeling the 47 points Jimmer dropped on you at home..Over and out!
That was "amazing." Already got my tickets to the MWC tourney in
Vegas, can't wait!!
Wow amazing game!!! I may be overly optimistic but I am very excited about this
team for various reasons.1. Jimer out did himself again. This boy
is amazing. He may well be one of the best scorers of all time. He will
probably be picked in the top five of the NBA draft and if he is not picked
first it will be due to the bias most of the nation has against my Cougs. Considering the NBA games last much longer than a College game, I can
see him scoring in the 30's each game as a Pro. It was just classic at the end
of the game when everyone chanted "you got Jimered!!!" (I think pretty
creative and intelligent fans!!!)2. All of the other players on the
Cougs would be super stars on any other major college team. We are very lucky
to have a great group. 3. Looks like we will be getting a number
one seat. If we play our cards right we may not only have a College Football
Championship. Thanks for the memories.Go Cougs!!!
One of the greatest games I have ever been to. The crowd, the
teams, the win, the national attention, the Jimmer show.More to come
From NBC Sports "Beyond the Arc" by Mike MillerJimmer
shoots his way into legendary status.Much like LeBron during his
Decision, Twitter timelines slowed to a crawl as users tossed out 140 characters
of love, disbelief and sheer delight. He turned everyone into Fredette fans:Arizonas Derrick Williams: "The only way your stopping Jimmer is
when the game ends."Ohio States Jared Sullinger: "Yooo
Jimmer is going off right now. Pure scorer."Washingtons John
Wall: "Jimmer Fredette is cold!Kevin Durant (who had 47 himself
on Wednesday) gushed about Fredette: "Jimmer is the best scorer in the
Great article, thanks.
He came. He shot. He scored. Loved it!What a game! I loved watching
it. Some of the other players looked a little nervous but Jimmer was ready.
Jimmer is always ready! Go Cougars!Chuck Norris couldn't stop Jimmer
Nice game tonight. Please do the same to new mexico on Saturday. Cougs are for