Jimmer has had a good career, but at the end of the day byu simply does not have
the athletes(see no davies or michael lloyd) to really compete for a national
championship.Being a top 16 is really the pinnacle of what this
program could ever hope for. Athletes needed for anything beyond
that. P.S. Just because you were ranked #3 once doens't mean you
were the 3rd best team in the nation. What you do in March shows what rank you
are.16 is nothing to be ashamed of, unless that is the peak of your
program in 30 years. In which case it's quire embarassing.
win or lose - a great year for Jimmer. His NBA stock has gone way up over the
Let's pray! ..oops, I mean PLAY! Bring it OOOOON ...Gators!! Double the flavor
16 (Sweet 16) and what do you get? #32 ...Jimmer!
"His NBA stock has gone way up over the past month."It's
also peaked. Jimer just might be the only Senior selected in the
first round. No upside.
I love to hate BYU as much as any other Ute, but I'm pulling for Jimmer tonight.
He's one of those very rare talents who transcends a team, a region and the
sport itself. Tonight I'm wearing blue!
Chris B,"A top 16 ranking is nothing to be ashamed of, unless
that is the peak of your program in 30 years."This from the
same guy that rails on Y fans for living in the past?Go watch your
Red Rocks buddy. That is the only draw in U. winter athletics anymore.
LOL@Chris B. "What you do in March shows what rank you are," which
means Utah is...This team has exceeded my expectations and I am
extremely happy with a Sweet 16 appearance. Win or lose tonight, I won't be
disappointed, but if I were a betting man, I'd put my money on the Y. Go Cougs!
@ Chris B So are you suggesting that teams who didn't make
the Sweet 16 this year or in years past had no athletes? Kansas went out in the
2nd round last year- did they have no athletes? I see this coming from you all
the time- athletes, athletes athletes. Pure athleticism is not sufficient to
win it all- That's why Phi Slamma Jamma never won an NC. That's why Team USA
lost in the 2004 Olympics. Anyone good enough to play in Div 1 is athletic.
I'll give you that there are people out there who are faster, stronger, and jump
higher than most, but if this were the only requirement, why did SDSU lose the
first two games to BYU? PS the answer wasn't coaching (Fisher has won an NC.
Also the answer as you point out isn't because BYU has superior athletes). Your
assessment condemn even your own U football team- they were not ranked, and
therefore don't have good enough athletes to win. Wynn (and others) must hate
you for calling him non-athletic.
"P.S. Just because you were ranked #3 once doens't mean you were the 3rd
best team in the nation. What you do in March shows what rank you are."I guess the same goes for football. It on matters what you do in a bowl
game. That would make the utes one of the worst teams in NCAA history.Poor ol ute fans just have nothing to cheer about this time of year. They will
continue in this poor terrible state of being for the next 5+ years as BYU moves
onward and upward and the uties move downward and into oblivion. Sorry, just the
facts. Time will show that I am right.
crisb and hedge,Just because you were ranked in the top 10 in football at
one time during the 2010 season doesn't mean you were among the 10 best teams in
the nation. What you did in November and in your Bowl game showed what rank you
really were.Being a top 10 team is really the pinnacle of what this
program could ever hope for. What your team has done over the last 7
years is nothing to be ashamed of, unless that is the peak of your program in 30
years. In which case it's quite embarassing. Until you have a
national championship trophy displayed at your school you really haven't done
anything, Have you.
Hey...any wins from here on are just icing on the cake for this cougar fan. I'd
love to watch them play again this Saturday and beyond, but if they don't it's
been a great ride for me as a loyal fan (come rain or shine) this season. My
thanks to the coaching staff and team for a memorable season! Go cougs!!!
BYU "CAN'T"....Beat UNLV on their court... Beat SDST....Beat SDST on their court...Win without
Brandon Davies...Beat New Mexico without Brandon Davies...Win 2 games in the big dance (especially the better athletes of Gonzaga)...Beat Florida (even though they beat them last year)Wow!! BYU
has done a lot of things this year even though they "CAN'T".
First, let's make this blog post a "no response" zone to the
haters.How could anyone possibly be upset if BYU does not make it to
the Elite Eight? Any team can win at this stage of competition. This has been a
magical season that will be hard to ever duplicate. Let's enjoy the game and
hold our heads high regardless of the outcome and wish Jimmer a great NBA
BYU wins this one....Guaranteed!!
BYU won 31 games, so far - with no athletes. SDSU with all their athletes (many
predict a Final 4 appearance) lost 2 (their only losses) games to a team with no
athletes. What do we conclude from this:If BYU won the
NCAA championship, Chris B, etal, would spin a reason to dis the Cougars. That
is what we conclude.Enjoy the game tonight, Chris B, etal. One thing
we know for sure, utah will not be on TV tonight, nor anytime soon.
Alright already! I've heard from enough Ute fans with class that I will swear
off taking shots at my little brethren to the north. And neither chris or wedge
warrant any responses, especially today. In six hours, we'll either
be delirious, or sad and I can live with either. Jimmer & Co have really
delivered the goods and more is just better. I'm not overly worried
about playing another bigger better faster stronger team. Just another day at
the office for Jimmer, Jacks and gang.
Oh Chris B, what you have guessed (and I say guessed) right 4 times this year.
The other 31 times you were wrong. That gives you a 13% accuracy rate. I often
wonder what it is like to hate someone so much that you only make negative
comments. Chris get a life. I wonder where the Utes were ranked
this year, or last year, or the year before, or the year before? Whatever the outcome it will have been a fun ride. I just don't see them
getting blown out like the SD game. My dad always reminded me that
brains and craftiness can be just as effectie as athleticism. I think BYU has
the brains and craftiness.
Many thanks to Jimmer for an awesome season. Now let's go try beat the gators :)
Don't think they will win tonight. Florida is too big underneath and our big
game is not very consistent. Been a great season, a great team, however tonight
is the end of the season.
Hedgie: Where were you? Chris posted faster than you. You two are more in tune
with the Y than any cougar followers. Of course neither of you are are cougar
fans, so why are you here? Nuf said.The past is the past, try and
live in the present, give credit where credit is due. So your tem didn't make
it, maybe next year. So your coach was fired and you covet anothers coach, so be
it. Stand up and be counted.BYU has had a great year, more than
anyone thought. These are young men who have given their all and supported each
other while maintaining their honor. They represented well the Y and what it
stands for and all the while exceeding what anyone thought. Give them credit.My predictions for the game tonight, the team that scores the most will
win. Give credit to whoever it is. I hope that the Y is the winner, but if not,
congrads to Florida for beating a very good Y.Go cougars.
NCAA 2010-2011 leading scorer:Kawhai Leonard - Nope.Tre'Von
Willis - Nope.D.J. Gay - Nope.Clue - his first name is Jimmer
(slow white boy at BYU). Can't run and can't jump. Absolutely no athleticism.
"alcohol-free Jimmercanes" Love it! Brilliant!
Watching ESPN every night of the tournament there is consensus that Jimmer will
be drafted high in the upcoming draft. From ESPN's Kenny Smith , Jalen Rose,
Charles Barkley and just about anybody else you ask on ESPN they all see Jimmer
going high. Best shooter in the nation no doubt about it and even though he is
6'2" he has a solid, strong build that will bode well for him at the next
level. He may not get a starting role in the NBA because of the need for more
athletism on defense but as a shooter coming off the bench he will be a hot
ticket for alot of teams. GREAT player that I doubt we will see the likes of
again nation wide.
What all the sports writers and others have not pointed out is that the cougs
boast a 3-1 record against teams that are in the Sweet 16. Here's a
rundown of the other Sweet 16 teams: Florida is 2-3 with a losses to Ohio State
& Kentucky twice. Butler is 1-1 with a loss to Duke. Wisconsin is 2-1
having beaten Marquette & OSU at home and losing in Ohio. Duke is 2-2 with
wins against Marquette & North Carolina and losses to Florida St and North
Carolina. AZ is 0-2 losing to Kansas & BYU. SDSU is 1-2 all against the
cougars. Connecticut is 2-1 beating Marquette & Kentucky and losing to
Marquette. OSU is 3-0 winning against Florida, FSU & WI. Kentucky is 2-3
beating Florida twice and losing to UConn, North Carolina and Florida. North
Carolina is 4-2. Marquette is 1-3. Richmond beat VCU. Kansas beat AZ. VCU
lost to Richmond. And FSU is 1-5.Overall, our cougars compare
favorably with the rest of the teams.
I keep telling you people to ignore them It's your returns that empower them.
They enjoy pulling your chains!!!... so every response that you give them just
delights them to no end. You people are the ones that are looking stupid
because your playing into Hedgie and Chrissy's hands. they control you not the
other way around. You people just aren't smart enough to figure that out.Sccobie
Hey, there's absolutely no shame in being ranked #5 in the BCS in 2010, then
falling like a rock from the LDS Church office bldg into oblivion. Oh wait,
we're talking about the wrong school and the wrong sport...my bad.
@Where's StocktonActually it is fun to have it out with them.
Sometimes it is lotsa fun like now when they are just dead wrong about
everything. I enjoy reading them as they expose themselvs every day as fools. So
I say keep it up to both of them. I'm ready to read some more.
So if bYu wins.....Gators get JimmeredBUT....if Florida wins does bYu get
Jimmered as well???Hmmm I'm so confused with this new Jimmer Thesaurus
Game on TBS? What is that? Oh, it's "Jimmer's Channel"! It's #32
(Comcast) here in Lehi! LOL!
Jimmer's still inner...don't count The Kid out!He will play in the
NBA for a long time as well.
According to Jim Rome, who pick Florida over BYU, BYU hasnt play anyone from a
Major Conference since their lost to UCLA
It would have been much worse if BYU had not Stuck By Its Honor Code.Either you are somthing and you reperest somthing or you are not.That Violation is not A Small Deal with them. Chaste life, is the biggest
Biggest Of All Deals, Except perhaps cheating, or a Drug Crime.This
is BYU's Dream Season and this may never happen again. Yet with that in mind BYU
Choose to CTR. Regardless of what happens in the game Good for
them.Even if Jimmer Lays Bricks instead of Golden Eggs it will still
have been a great and total E Ticket Ride.This even sparked a slight
interest in my long dead sports soul.
Thanks for a fun season, Cougars!
re: SamoanCougar | 1:27 p.m. March 24, 2011 Big Game in NOLA?
Lots to talk about, but IT'S ONLY A GAME. Yes, I'm sad that BYU lost, but the
sun still came up this morning. BYU made more points (if that's important) with
the public this year with their stand on our brother, Brandon, than they would
have made by turning a blind eye to his violation. Other schools have not had
the courage to do the same in similar or more serious charges with their
"athletes." Isn't life GREAT! In five years, thinking people will
not remember this year, but life will go on and we'll chose to be happy or sad
because of the outcome of things that happen. Nobody remembers who finishes
second, but mark my words, it won't be Florida; go Arizona and UConn! Good luck
Utes in your future with your "athletic" wanna-bees.
Did I tell ya?