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Published: Friday, Feb. 18 2011 11:50 p.m. MST

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bigutefan
Las Vegas, NV

He is not going to win POY award, nobody knows who he is and he is just average at other aspects of the game besides shooting. He is not going to get calls at the Thomas and Mack for the MWC tourney and he is not going to get calls in the NCAA tourney. Prediction....Yners will lose in the 2nd round of the MWC tourney, and if not the 1st round of the NCAA tourney, for sure the 2nd round. Dave Rose's teams peak to early in the season. I don't know how you coach a team when to peak, but year end and out, his teams are great in January, and in survival mode in February, and barely crawling in March. Its been a pretty consistent pattern. Yner fans should be worried, March 10th is coming, the day Boylen is fired and a REAL coach is hired at Utah. Until then, Utah is stuck with the worst coach in college basketball who has destroyed Utah basketball. Enjoy the ride Yners, it is about to end in 7 games, and Jimmer will be lucky to be a 2nd round pick in the NBA playing in Europe

Delmar the Amazing
Las vegas, NV

you really think people in tcu country follow basketball???? They don't even know it exists. Espn is on everywhere. They obviously aren't bball fans. Dumb article

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

Yes dick, you are correct. jimer is not know to the average sportsfan outside of the bubble.

In the Midwest, no one knows about the MWC, therefore no one knows or cares what a jimer is.

BYU will need to get to the elite 8 before jimer gets on the radar screen.

BigRich
Orem, UT

I read the comments posted so far and it was hard to tell who was whinig.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

If you don't think Jimmer is going to win go see the ESPN poll from yesterday.

47% of the vote. The next highest was Sullinger with 19%. Jimmer won every state but Ohio, North Carolina and Connecticut.

I know fans aren't the voters for the John Wooden player of the year award but I'm pretty sure they reflect the opinion of the majority of people watching college basketball right now.

Jimmer is the best player!

And yes there will always be people like Michelle Peralta or those 4 Texans who don't know and don't care.

Tommy2Shoes
Lehi, UT

Yeah, no one follows college basketball any more. Go to a Ute game against anyone but BYU and the place is empty. Go to a Cougar game against anyone and you have to pay big bucks for a scalped ticket. Am I surprised that 4 people in Dallas haven't heard about Jimmer. No. Am I surprised by all the national stories about Jimmer. Absolutely. I hope we continue to win. I hope we win at least 2 games in the NCAA big dance. I hope the Utes keep Boylen over.

IDC
Boise, ID

Sounds like "bigutefan" must live next to trevon willis. I think Trevon has learned his lesson though.

TrollPolice
Salt Lake City, UT

Don't feed the jealous, juvenile trolls!

BigCougFan
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The whining seems to be coming from the team up North. Of course they do have a lot to whine about this year. I don't expect the Cougs to win the NC but no matter how far they go the fans will support them.. unlike the yewties who have trouble getting anyone to show up for a game.

Mrclark
Leesburg, VA

They may not know about Jimmer in Dallas, but when I was waiting for a plane in Milwaukee two college aged guys came up to me and gushed about Jimmer (I was wearing a byu sweatshirt). I don't know where they were from, but definitely not from the MWC territory.

Should be fun once BYU has played against SDSU on CBS and then once the tourney begins.

justmeagain
Provo, UT

Hmm . . . asking 4 random people in Dallas. . . smart? Yeah right! Ask people who know who and what they are talking about. I suggest ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and NBA players. Or I guess you can just ask hedgehog because he seems to know SO much about basketball!

Get a life Dick! Texas is a football state and if you haven't noticed, TCU stinks at basketball. They don't care about Jimmer. They ended their football season with a perfect record and a #2 ranking. If you are going to ask someone who Jimmer is, ask someone who knows something about basketball. My students (even the ones who cheer for the team up north), call out, "Look at me! I am making a Jimmer shot!

We love you Jimmer and Jackson! Keep up the good work!

Aggie84
Idaho Falls, ID

It's amazing that Jimmer is worth all the dead space in the newspaper. Yes, he is a good player but not one that will get the recognition of the other players around the country.
I'd much rather watch a team playing ball than watching one player take over and hog the ball.
Go Aggies!

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Whatever...

A random survey of people who probably couldn't tell you the name of the U.S. Vice-President either.

Most college basketball fans know who Jimmer is and that's really all that matters.

One thing is certain, all of the fans in soldout Daniel-Meyer Coliseum are looking forward to watching the Jimmer Show today.

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

Aggie84

You're just jealous.

The Aggies could have used a go-to star like Jimmer in Moscow.

Most great teams have a star -- Magic, Bird, Jordan, Kobe, the list goes on and on...

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

If Jimmer were black and played for ___________ (fill in the blank) he would get more national coverage. The national sports media has their own agenda related to many things that have nothing to do with sports.

KoopuTroopu
Halifax, Nova Scotia

I am a student living in Nova Scotia. I was working on a project the other day when a Canadian classmate of mine came over to me and said, "How about that Jimmer Fredette"?

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

bigutefan
The ute whining and envy about Jimmer is hilarious. All hat and no cattle certainly applies to the tun. With all of the practice, the utes should be more gracious losers.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Aggies

You're a funny guy.

Jimmer is averaging 4.3 assists per game, which is MUCH better than the Aggies assists leader, Brockeith Pane at 3.3 assists per game.

BYU and Utah State both average 15 assists per game.

So where's your statistical proof that Utah State is a much better "team" than BYU?

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Sorry, Dick Harmon, you dropped the ball on this article. Asking four random people in Dallas about Jimmer doesn't constitute a news article. I agreed with the blogger who said you might have asked them at the same time who the VP of the United States was, and they wouldn't have been able to answer correctly. Instead, ask four people standing in line for the BYU/TCU game today if they have heard of Jimmer. Then you'll have your news article! The "man on the street" knows little except keeping his head above water in horrible financial times!

Yes, also ask anyone who follows ESPN sports, and they will easily be able to answer. Jimmer is really a national hero among many sports fans, young and old, now. He is a great BB player, doing really well, and more importantly, it has not gone to his head.

Watch TrueBlue on BYUTV Wednesday nights. They have shown some fun insights on BYU's coach and team.

Go Cougars!

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

TeamJimmer_com has compiled a fun selection of Jimmer highlights for fans who still don't know who Jimmer is.

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