I don't know why everyone is trying to compare Jimmer to Ainge or Nash or Pistol
Pete or . . .Jimmer is different than all of them. I was too young
to watch Ainge during his college years. And, I don't know if Jimmer will have
as much success in the NBA as Ainge. Maybe we'll have more for all I know?All I know is that Jimmer is the most exciting college player I have
ever watched play the game. I am enjoying every minute of the Cougars success
this year. Even my non-Mormon neighbors have started coming over to my house to
watch the BYU games, to cheer for Jimmer (since I have The Mtn on DirecTV)
If you look at objectively, Jimmer might be better the Larry Bird or Jordan.
I've heard that the shot from the Marriott logo against TCU was officially
measured at 31 feet.The half-court buzzer beater against Utah was
about 42 feet.The official NCAA 3-point distance for men is 20.75
ft. For the NBA it's 23.75 ft.
Are there any official meaurements for these deep three pointers that Jimmer has
The irony is that without the "mono" last year that caused a greatly
reduced performance, Jimmer would be in the NBA with a guaranteed contract. So
a year later, the illness is a blessing to Cougartown and a curse to all the
haters that fill the comment sections with their dubious comments.
This is really a great time for basketball history in the state of Utah. Jimmer
is amazing and it's fun to be able to watch the legend unfold. BYU, Jimmer is
getting tons of props and deservedly so. The three point line will never be the
KSL is running a "Vote and rank your favorite Jimmer 3 from deep"
If Jimmer can play with his team and keep his head from getting to large BYU
could go all the way. He has a hard time realizing that when four are guarding
him that he has three quality teammates that are open. If he doesn't learn this
basic rule he will never make it in the MBA.
I see Jimmer's #32 jersey hanging next to Danny Ainge's in the MC someday soon!
I too have cheered for this team for the past two years and have no love for the
Cougars. Jimmer's added some passing this year that wasn't there last season
and it's fun to watch. Of course when he pulls up and nails a 30" J and
then takes the guy to the hole the next two times it's a blast.
Proud Father;There are many who feel the same as you do on both sides of
the fence. I left Utah for several years and found myself really looking forward
to seeing Utah football games. 2004 was incredible. I also pulled for Utah's
Bball team back when they were in the NCAA tournament for several years.
Although I am a USU and BYU fan first, I realize that success for any school in
the state is good for all of them. Who knows; maybe you will be cheering for BYU
football next fall...maybeStay classy.
Someone tell Jimmer that this game is a road game!
Keep on coming Jimmer and Cougars!
I'm a Utah fan and generally hope to see BYU lose. I've enjoyed
following this BYU team and can't help but pull for them. I think Jimmer's a
great player and respect the way he handles himself on and off the court. I never thought I'd say this, but I'll be cheering for BYU when March
Love the Curly Neal comparison. He does dribble like a Globetrotter....
What in the name of Danny Ainge is going on here? Great national pub. Can't
wait for Weds against against the Aztecs. Let's see a Cougs dominating effort to
put the Aztecs and, most importantly, their fans in their place!
This fellow is a terrific basketball player. I wish him all the success in the
world. Keep up the good work, my friend. You deserve it!
Give it a few years and their will be tons of little Jimmers in Happy Valley.
@JohnnyNeither are you.. But Danny Ainge is no Jimmer. Times are
different and both are special in their respective styles. Quit being a downer.
He is no Danny Ainge.
Now if they can just win on Wednesday...