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Published: Thursday, March 17 2011 12:18 a.m. MDT

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Big Hapa
Kaysville, UT

Well it is time, Jimmer will be level headed and taken it all one game at a time, one opponent, one half, one finish away smooth Jimmerkeepin his head out of the clouds and on the prize baby !!

gonefishn
Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer's greatness = expectations.
1st round loss - All time BYU choke
2nd round loss - Major choke
Sweet Sixteen loss - Under achieved
BYU has not had a #3 seed since Ainge. If they can not get to the elite eight or final four with the best player in their programs history when will they?

Greg Bennett
Herriman, Utah

Dick, thanks for the great article. This kid (Jimmer Fredette) is a refreshing entity in athletics today. Many are enthralled with Jimmer (and his family) because of who they are.

The statement above does not mean that the Fredette's have a corner on this way of life - they don't. There are good people "everywhere" and in every program. We must seek out and highlight those that do display forms of true humanity,ethics, and abilities, with great appreciation.

My mother always encouraged me to "do the right thing" and remember that sports should prepare one for life. One's attitude is important beyond athletics.

Please find a portion of a poem my mother once gave to me. (The Victor)

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't
It's almost certain you won't.

(2 verses, not included here due to limited space).

Life's battles won't always go
To the strongest or fastest man,
But, soon or late, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

Thanks to all the examples!

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

No matter how the next few weeks pan out, a big THANK YOU to the whole BYU basketball team for one exciting year. We all learned a lot this season. True champions are true champions. They shine on and off the court. We (all BYU dom) have been through a lot and have come out shining. You can't take away all the wins, you can't take away all the hype that has happened and thank goodness you can't take away the admiration of the world for doing all they have done with class and honesty. No matter what happens, BYU will be looked at with memories of a school who does things the right way.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

and end...Enjoy your last day of it cougars. I know I will.

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

"No matter how the next few weeks pan out"

Eddie,

I think you meant to say the next few "days".

sammyg
Springville, UT

Congratulations to Jimmer and the team for making it to the NCAA Tournament. Regardless to what happens it has been a great season.

A BIG thank you to Jimmer in deciding to play one more year for the Cougars. It will always be a season to remember. Just to see this kid score 52 points was something to behold.

Good luck today against Wofford!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Jimmer has a huge heart and a tremendous talent that his critics and detractors just don't possess or understand and probably never will! Greatness in others angers them somehow or makes them very jealous!Anyone ever notice that it is always the lesser person who does do? A truly superior personality can easily recognize real greatness in others while a lesser person is flumaxed, confused and irritatated by it! Go Cougars!

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

How funny, Kay (mom) got Jimmered and she is loving it. Just enjoy having one happy family Fredette's.

Brak
Fruit Heights, UT

I wonder which eastern European powerhouse Jimbob will be playing for next year?

sports-junkie
West Jordan, UT

I can honestly say that a first or second round exit will be a disappointment.

Having said that, even if the Cougs lose in the first weekend it will be a season that will go down in history, especially in my family.

My mother-in-law has been battling cancer since last summer and will more than likey not survive. This BYU team has given her and I something to look forward too. Something to take our minds off of the reality of her situation. Something we can take pride in together and something we can truly enjoy together during this horrible time in her life and the lives of her children and grandchildren. She has been a life long Cougar fan and it was something that connected us immediately the day she and I met 3 years ago.

Here's to a long run in the tourney. Thank you, Jimmer. Thank you, Jackson. Thank you, Coach Rose. You have been putting a smile on the face of my mother-in-law all season long. Thank you.

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

Brak

Form a club with the other Utah trolls and you can all wonder together.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@sports-junkie - Bless your heart both of you and enjoy while they last. Oh, Jimmer will be around longer no matter where he ends up in NBA. I followed Danny Ainge for a long time and hope she can do the same with Jimme and as well with Jax and Dave Rose.

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Thank you Coach Rose, Jimmer, Jackson and the rest of the Cougar team for a tremendously fun Winter!

Good luck today and in the rest of the tournament. Go have fun!

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Brak | 8:47 a.m. March 17, 2011
Fruit Heights, UT
I wonder which eastern European powerhouse Jimbob will be playing for next year?
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I'm guessing that with the money he makes he can travel, and play basketball, para-sail, waterski anywhere he chooses.

Utes are now so obsessed they are worried where Jimmer will vacation?

What's your point?

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

Finally - BYU and the Jimmer Show on primetime, national network television.

It's been a memorable season for BYU fans.

Good luck in the Big Dance Cougars!

It's Jimmertime!

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

@hedgehog
"I think you meant to say the next few "days"."

That is the real problem now isn't it! You were "thinking".

We BYU fans think of the future, as in more than just a day or two. You can only handle one little thing at a time. Try planning and living for the future. If your team plays a game and comes up short, all is lost and you spend the next few months in a deep depression and you don't come out of your parents basement for the rest of the season.

When BYU loses, we look for the next conference championship. I know that is hard for some teams, but we at BYU are used to winning and expect a wonderful "next year".

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

It is going to be sweet to see what happens after the Jimmer graduates. I think that Jimmer will make more money with indorsements the first year than all of the utes will make the rest of their lives. Companies are lining up to sign him to very large sums of $$$ to get him to endorse their products. A good, clean living kid will laugh all the way to the bank with that along with a nice NBA salary.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Troll 1 and Troll 2. have you gotten your daily allowance of attention yet!
you sound more desperate with each post. Rollin with the trollin, zealous with the jealous, unconfessed but still obsessed and transparent as glass with lack of class. It is not that amusing anymore. Just sad and boring.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Laughing out loud at the jealous temper tantrums being thrown by the trolls!

Never in their wildest dreams have they ever conceived of anything close to Jimmermania up on the hill, but somehow they're "experts" on what constitutes a great season.

Laughable.

BYU has already had a GREAT season.

Jimmer and company are just adding icing to the cake in the Big Dance.

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