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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 8 2011 3:00 p.m. MST

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ogden, ut


Vernal, UT

Who is Jimmer Fredette? Never heard of him.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

Jimmer!! Some hilarious things on there. I wish I had time to read them all. Oh wait I work a graveyard tonight. I think I will read them all.

No one at BYU can hate on Jimmer and especially not write a letter to the Daily Universe about it and not be JIMMERED!

American Fork, UT

This whole Jimmer Mania has been a ton of fun. Regardless of the team you support you shouldn't miss out on this. It's not just that The Jimmer is a once in a generation player it is that all the mania and fun that has grown up aorund him is not something we'll ever likely experience again.

Don't be a dead beat, hop on for the ride.

Hayden, ID

This is sooooo funny! I love it!

Herriman, UT

I went to BYU and letters like this are posted all the time. The only difference here is this one is getting national attention for is lack of... well you can insert your own word here. Let's just say that the world is pretty small down in Provo at BYU.

Holladay, UT

She definitely has a point.

BYU football has always been the mormon golden calf.

This is just another idol.

Mount Olympus
Holladay, UT

She's just confused. He whole life she has been taught that if a guy does not go on a mission he is the devil. Now people are worshipping this guy that didn't go on a mission.

American Fork, UT

It kind of reminds me of the guy that wrote an article in the Daily Universe back in the 80's about Billy Joel. He had just performed at the Marriott Center and I attended the concert. It was good and Billy pretty much kept it clean and crowd appropriate. And of course he sang all of his biggest hits including, you guessed it, "Only the Good Die Young".

In his intro to the song Joel said "Keep in mind I'm not condoning anything, I'm just offering an alternative". It was funny and most of us simply took it at that and enjoyed the performance. But not this guy that wrote in the Daily Universe.

He frankly went on a holier than thou rant about it and how we all needed to watch out and beware of the world and its evil influences.

I've never forgotten that article. Hilarious.

Hayden, ID

Jimmer is on a mission! He is a very successful missionary already! I went on a mission because I was no good at basketball--lol!

Henderson, NV

Jimmer bless that poor girl that she me may be able to finish her studies without any further distractions.

Overton, NV

Typical of the letter's that end up in the Unifarce. I'll bet it came right after the one where the writer complained about those who "cut corners." (That means walking on the grass, for those who haven't lived the ridiculousness.)

Toonces the Cat
Salt Lake City, UT

LOL......she got Jimmered.

Mount Olympus
Holladay, UT

Re: Mountanman

That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
Surely you like pro sports.
I like watching Deron Williams. I have no idea what religion he is, and nor do I care. I like watching him play basketball.

There is a double standard when it comes to LDS people being ok with athletes not going on missions, because if others don't they are looked down on.
What if Jimmer were as good at math as he were at Basketball, going on a mission may prevent him from being one of the greatest mathematicians. However he still would be looked down on.

I just think people should stop looking down on others for not going on a mission (basketball player or not).

Also, sports don't have anything to do with religion. Joe Montana is the best QB in NFL history (no question about it, look at his numbers). Does that mean you want to become a Catholic, becauase of Joe Montana? I would guess probably not.

Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

I don't want BYU sports to be associated with the chruch. Anybody remember the gang rape incident? That girl has a point. Just because we can mock extreme worship of Jimmer doesn't mean it's not a real problem for individuals. The article said something about humorous responses, I didn't see that many. If adding a 'ed' to a name is what counts as humor these days, you all just got Richard'ed! (see, not funny)

Dee J
Portland, OR

To Duckhunter: DUDE! I remember that - I was there at that concert, and it was awesome. The letter to the DU editor you refer to was ridiculous then, and the Pepto Bismol of time has failed to eased the nausea.

As for The Jimmer, I'd like to bear my testimony that I know The Jimmer is true...and I'm grateful for my membership in his fanclub...

Fort Worth, TX

Oh lighten up Richard

Riverton, UT

That girl is destined to be single for the rest of her life...mark it down.

Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

I consider myself a pretty light-hearted person, I just draw the line at placing the names of basketball players in place of Deity. Some people call that sacrilege. I would just call it going too far.

Hayden, ID

@ Mount Olympus. I think you need to lighten up and mellow out about religion and sports. Lots of BYU (and other school) athletes go on missions for their own reasons and some don't for their own reasons and I don't know one person who looks down on those who don't. If you do, you must live in a different world than I do!

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