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Published: Thursday, Jan. 27 2011 4:00 a.m. MST

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Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

What a Great Performance. Jimmer Fredette wasn't just a one man Team. He was Ainge...He Was Fred Roberts... He was Namelka...He was Kresmer... He was Pistol Pete... He was just about anybody you wanted him to be! But Most of all...He was Here..There...and Everywhere. And last night The Jimmer Jammed. It all came together!!!


Orem, UT

The good news is now the newly created verb, "Jimmered," is being used by everyone, everywhere.

The bad news is my student's will use this verb in their papers.

Lubbock, TX

Awesome. BYU has put on a show, BYU fans have made the MC absolutely scary. I can't wait for some rematches against the rest of the dumpy mwc.

Cedar Hills, UT

Do you really think Durant meant what he put up there?

Durant had just put up 47 in an NBA game!

That's actually pretty funny.

That being said, I have to give the kid props for keeping the cougs in the game. Nice win.

Bleeding Blue
Salt Lake City, UT


Do you really think Durant would put that out just to mock Jimmer? After they've played together at basketball camps? After other NBA players and college players tweeted similar messages? Get over yourself.

Santaquin, UT

Naw, I think Durant was lying. What a kidder! My goodness some Utah fans sure are thick.

Cedar Hills, UT

Bleed Blue

No, I think you really need to get over yourself. Even Jimmer realized what Durant was saying.

Do really think Jimmer will drop 47 points in an NBA game? That is where Durant is coming from. He was mocking and if you can's see that, I'm sorry.

Deal with it and enjoy the kid while he is around.

Bleeding Blue
Salt Lake City, UT


I am enjoying the Jimmer show. It seems to be you who are having the problem with it. By all accounts Durant and Jimmer are friends. Does Durant really think Jimmer is the best scorer in the world? Probably not, but he was giving Jimmer his props. Jimmer, to his credit, deflected the praise. It must be hard to view the world through your cynical eyes.

Ann Arbor, MI

Jimmer would school Durant... no contest. I'm getting the name "jimmer" tatooed on my face later today.

Houston, TX


you are so funny.

Cedar Hills, UT

Bleeding blue

I have nothing but props for the kid. It's the fans that rub me the wrong way and need a little dose of reality.

Naked Truth
Salt Lake City, Utah

"I'm getting the name 'jimmer' tatooed on my face later today."

I'm sure it would be an improvement. I guess I should just try to be the better man but I can't help but feel a little joy in sensing how much you really must hate the guy. Every 30 ft. 3-pt swoosh must feel like a needle to the brain!

Boise, ID

Jimmer will never be a Durant but he is a pretty sweet Jimmer. Go cougs!

Fresno, CA


Your comment was hilarious!

There's a poster who has been posting the last couple of days: "Fredetteaboutit." I don't remember who it was, but I thought he/she would like to know that ESPN used that on their headline last night. I thought that was pretty cool.

My favorite, however, came this morning on a Fresno radio station: "It was a game the Aztecs would like to Fredette."

I'm still smiling this morning. Have fun at the tattoo parlor, Hedge. Maybe that will get you the attention you crave.

Arlington, VA


As Mike Miller of NBC Sports "Beyond the Arc" said,

"Jimmer Fredette reached LeBron territory Wednesday night. He broke Twitter.

We knew BYU's senior guard could score from anywhere. We knew he could score in bunches. And we knew he could carry BYU when needed. But we didn't know he could do all three at once, when the entire college basketball world was watching and against a team that hadn't lost all season."

Jimmer shot his way into legendary status last night.

Get over your BYU-hating, small-minded Utah fan jealousy and give props where props are due.

Jimmer is the real deal!

Ann Arbor, MI

"Have fun at the tattoo parlor"


No such luck, all the Utah County tatto parlors are booked ( standing room only).

Walter Bellhaven
Las Vegas, Nevada

Fredette is a DragonSlayer. Durrant knows about talent; sure, he was probably being tongue-in-cheek, to an extent, but I'm sure he dropped the name for a very good reason. Fredette: Legit!

oh ye confederacy of dunces
Flushing, NY

Utah County Ute,
Respectfully, you are so far off on your analysis of Durant's comments that it is laughable. I understand where your loyalties lie, and honestly I think they are really clouding your thought processes.
Does Durant really think Jimmer is the best scorer in the world? No. But that is what made his comments so kind and supportive of what Freddette had accomplished...after dropping 47 himself on an NBA court, his complements of Fredette meant all the more.
Your analytical skills need a little refinement, my friend.

Middle of the Road
Home Town USA, UT

The consensus of the sport writer's world is that Jimmer is legend, and needs not last name to identify him, like LeBron, Shaq, or even Magic!! in my humble opinion of course on the other first name's fame.

Jimmer is the real deal. If you read and notice in his comments, he deflects the praise with more praise to others, which shows he does not let the words go to his ego, or head. His team mates helped him all the way, and they did not think he was taking center stage, but worked as a team. Great coaching example for Dave Rose, when the refs made a huge fuax paux call, he kept his cool and ignored the crowds reaction. Now, that showed a lot of class!

The other coach, Fisher, was also a class act, and had great sportsmanship even though his team was kicked down a few notches. He also praised Jimmer's performance and quoted by the press.

The game will be one remembered for a while. I look forward to the next showdown in San Diego in a month. Go Cougars. My Alma mater.

Fresno, CA

It's amusing to watch Hedgehog flounder for zingers.

First he thought "Zoobs" was an insult. And then it was "tds" (until a poster asked if that stood for "touch down school"). He still thinks that misspelling someone's name is a slight ... so does my 6 year old.

And yesterday he stole my comment about him having Attention Deficit Syndrome and tried to say that about Cougs ... while he was trolling the BYU boards. The irony still makes me laugh.

February is going to be long, cold and grey in Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, Cougar Nation is still smiling.

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