Jimmer's jailhouse training has to be the best training for facing rowdy NBA
fans (and San Diego State.)
Jimmer is a class act.
That headline gave me heart attack! I thought it meant he was in jail. I'm
relieved to hear he's still walking the streets. I'm a Ute fan but I really like
this kid and wish him well in the tournament. Best of luck cousins!
There are inmates at Purgatory Correctional Facility in Washington County, Utah
that love to watch Jimmer. The inmates speak of Jimmer and Dave Rose as a
motivating factor for them, the inmates, to excell in life. I know. I interact
with the incarcerated as a teacher. The Jimmer is definitely a saint and is very
effective at giving the inmates a reason to believe.
None of us need have anything to say about what someone does or doesn't do
vis-a-vis going on a mission and other gospel responses. Our decisions,
ultimately, are between us and the Lord. We each have to live with our
decisions; it's sad how some times in mormon culture, we focus too much on what
other people should, or shouldn't be doing. It isn't within us to condemn each
other over missing a clarion call; indeed, we should constantly be encouraging
and commending each other as we bare, personally, our crosses/callings.
Dear In My Humble Opinion: Excellent point! It is between Jimmer
and the Lord what sort of mission he serves. Steve Young went home Christmas of
his freshman year fully expecting to put in his papers and leave on a mission.
He was told through a bishop's blessing that he was instead to return to BYU and
play football. Donnie Osmond was also told to continue his career because he
was doing more good through that. Not everyone should serve a regular full-time
mission. Jimmer is doing so much good with what he is doing now.
I don't care what anyone says, win or lose, this has been a fun year for Cougar
basketball fans. A great player, a great team, a great coach and lots of fun
stories about the program. I especially chuckle at the "cherub cheeked
Mormon" reference. Good luck to BYU and Utah State University. It's great
for the State of Utah.
I love how Jimmer and his brother really connected with the inmates - in a good
way. He truly emulates the scripture where it says, "I was in prison, and
ye visited me." (Matt. 25:36). The value of another human being in a
correctional facility being loved helps boost many people. And those there have
a great thing to look forward to as he continues to play.Good luck
to Jimmer, and the rest of the Cougars! You all deserve to be there!
There is an ongoing debate among Mormon faithful as to whether Jimmer should go
on a mission, or whether his career is serving missionary purposes. If you read
the links and know the legend, one thing is for sure, he exemplifies this
scripture: "I was in prison, and ye visited me."
Let's hope their ready for the Nat'l Audience, as they were against San Diego
... but this time without Davies. Interesting tidbit shared in San Diego sports
talk this morning was said Jimmer's been sick since Sunday. Any truth to that? I
haven't seen anything listed in the Utah local papers. Let's go Cougs!