Ssssssshhhhhhh.......Don't tell any ute fans. They need all the sleep they
Nothing like poking a stick in an ant hill. Here 'they' come!
SammyJabari is just a nice kid and Coach Rose is doing his due
diligence. That's all. Nothing more.
Attending BYU would be the only place he'd really, truly understand the
importance of a mission. No other school would have that influence BYU does.
We all know that is more important than sports. Clearly the guy would be a
sensational missionary. I'm just glad it's not off the table like it
is for many other talented LDS athletes.
Come to BYU!!
@utahcountyuteAnd you know how it will all turn out how? Your
wishfull thinking has nothing to do with reality.LOL!
utahcountyuteThanks for that shocking report and caring about
Jabari's fanclub that you do not belong to.Justin Bieber's
is open to you.'That's all. Nothing more.'
sammyI am a Jabari fan and I will follow his career. I hope he DOES
go on a mission and does not play for byU. He would be much better served (as a
missionary and profesionally)in a top 5 program and then into the NBA as a star.
Just my opinion.
If he helps a top 5 program win what they've already won, he's part of
a dynasty, nothing more. If he helped BYU win an NC, he IS the
dynasty. Nothing less. And he has TWO chances - one before his
mission, one after.
@utacountyuteCompletely false. You just hope he doesn't go to
BYU, nothing else he does matters in the slightest to you. Typical ute
"fan" double speak.
Does Jabari guarantee BYU a NC? Not hardly. But he would definitely guarantee
BYU a place in the NC game! :) jk It's nice to see Nick in the
top 50 as well! Go Cougs!!!
Re: Striker Attending BYU would be the only place he'd really, truly
understand the importance of a mission. Really? So no one who has
ever gone to another school has understood the importance of going on a
mission?Going to BYU sure helped Plaisted, Cummard, and Jimmer serve
missions... oh wait.
StrikerOmaha, NEAttending BYU would be the only place he'd
really, truly understand the importance of a mission. Are you
serious? Either you have never left the confines of your backyard in Provo
(meaning you have never served a mission), or you yourself don't understand
the importance of a mission and what a mission means.I expect this
young man to make his own decision just like everybody else does (at least those
who successfully serve a mission), without everybody else pressuring him.
It's comments like these specifically that will discourage him from coming
to BYU.I'm with Danny Ainge on this one. It's up to each
individual and those who don't aren't going to ruin their lives and
purpose on earth by not going. Let's try not to put more pressure on the
kid than he already has.
I disagree with Ainge on this one (and completely agree with Vai S.). Would
agree if every young man weren't commanded to serve a mission. I would be
willing to bet, unless he was told not to serve a mission by leaders (which I
doubt and, if so, I would disagree with that as well), that Ainge regrets not
having served. In the grand scheme of things, 2 years of dedicated service to
others compared to playing a sport preparing for the big leagues dwarfs the
latter. Just my opinion...
Surprised to see so many Cougar fans agree that Jabari Parker is better than
SoonerUteYeah, like there are ZERO comments to support your premise
and why would anyone care?Jimmer owned the Utes, Jimmer was the
NPOY, Jimmer made it to the NBA.It would appear that Jabari could do
the same thing, at BYU, or where ever he goes.The bigger question is
why Jabari didn't mention the Utes coach in talking to ESPN? What's up
"Yeah, like there are ZERO comments to support your premise."There
are comments about how Jabari would take the Cougars to the National
Championship game. Jimmer got them to the sweet 16, so simple math Jabari >
Since when does "liking your coach" mean he's coming to BYU?The reactions on this board sure seem to indicate a lot of you think
that's what it means.Sorry to burst your bubble, but BYU
doesn't have a prayer of landing this kid.
Duck First... I thought you didn't comment on recruits?
Second...Since when is someone's opinion "false"? Jabari can stand on his own at Duke and does not need to be surrounded in
Provo like many do. I do hope he goes on a mission but that will be an awefully
difficult decision with millions staring him in the face. Good luck
to Jabari. May he make the best decision for he and his family.
I'm willing to admit that I think Jabari will end up better than Jimmer.
That is pretty complementary to both of them, really. If
they played one on one today...
SoonerUte"Surprised to see so many Cougar fans agree that Jabari
Parker is better than Jimmer Freddette."Typical Ute making stuff
up. Two comments referencing NC = 'so many' (Ute math)One comment with "IF" and the other with "jk" (just
kidding)... and absolutely nothing in the comments making a
comparison to Jimmer, until you mentioned it and a reply later. (Ute
comprehension)As duckhunter so clearly labeled "Ute
"fan" double speak"
This aricle was about Jabari liking Dave Rose. And he likes Mike K and Stanford
coach, that's all. Again, please come to BYU! And I have heard
that Dave Rose said that he will get BYU to the Final 4 when he was hird at that
@utahcountyuteI never said I never comment on recruits, I said I
seldom do although once again I didn't make a comment about a recruit here
now did I? I simply pointed out another peice of utah "fan" dimness,
kinda like I'm doing right now with your last post.LOL!
Duck.. You really got me there! Laughing out loud. You didn't answer my 2nd
question though.DEWWell, he didn't do it with the
greatest player in byU history. Coach Rose has taken the cougs as far as they
can go. The sweet 16 is the ceiling for byU basketball anyway. Final 4 promise
or not, he has done an excellent job.
TomahawkedWhat is it with reading comprehension on 'the
hill' these days?Five sentences in this very simple to read
article pertaining to Jabari.Please go beyond the title, calm the
natural instinct to give a 'frantic and emotional' response, etc.If there's anything blatantly obvious it is that BYU is one of
three schools in consideration by Jabari. That is more than a 'prayer'
compared to the miserable odds of him mentioning the Utes in a sentence.Obviously U folks are the ones over-reacting to all of this.If he comes, it will be great, if he doesn't big deal, BYU will still
thrash the living daylights out of the Utes with its lineup of great kids, win a
lot of games and maybe make another NCAA bid.And the Utes will have
those red chairs posing as fans.Thanks for your growing interest in
BYU sports. It is the relevant sports program in the state.
As a BYU fan, I will readily admit that Jabari will likely be better than
Jimmer. Probably pretty close in college, but much better in the NBA. As far as
where he goes, of course I would like him to go to BYU, but I will cheer for him
wherever he goes. As far as a mission goes, that is his personal choice. It
sounds like he is an awesome kid and could be an awesome missionary if he goes,
but it is between him and the Lord and no one else.
They need to change the name of this comments section to: BYU & Little
Brother U Roundup. Of course with their basketball team I can see why they would
want to follow BYU Sports.
I've been a Cougar fan longer than most people who post here have been
alive, and I must say, I've been embarrassed for many a Cougar fan for 40+
years. This thread is no exception. Inane comments by many, rude comments by
others...I wish the best for Jabari. I hope he follows the example
of David Robinson and serves then plays, in Jabari's case, a mission. I
also think his family seems more grounded than most, his brother has served a
mission, and so I think he is well positioned to make the right decision in the
eyes of himself, his family, and his God.
Y dadI'm willing to admit that I think Jabari will end up
better than Jimmer. Yea, really makes the NBA player look good when
he is compared to a high school kid.sammygJimmer owned
the Utes, Jimmer was the NPOY, Jimmer made it to the NBA. You should have seen
Andre Miller against the Y he more than owned them. Your tales just keep
comming what a riot.And to all you cougar fans Coach Rose has done a
great job, but one high school kid is not going to take you to top 5 program and
will not even get you into a Great 8 spot. You need more than 1 NBA player just
look a Jimmers senior year. One maybe two and done, live with it that's
all you have to look forward too.
Tomahawk Red, you are reading into the comments something that is simply not
there. Please don not fabricate something, which does not exist.
MLHAnd what do you have to look forward to?Jimmer and Co
were one Brandon Davies away from forcing you to reset your snob boundaries.
"You'll never get closer than the final four." Whatever...Oh, and I'd ask for a refund on the Evelyn Wood Reading for
Comprehension course. Nobody said the junior is better than the NBA player.
Although he might be. Will he be better in college than Jimmer was? Probably.
Will he be better in the NBA than Jimmer presently is? Probably. Will Jimmer get better than he currently is? Probably. Is Jimmer worried at
all what snotty things some annonymous poster throws up on a story about another
talented basketball player? Definitely not!
Y GradExcellent post!
This comment section is really classless. Duck and Sam's whole life
revolves around making rude comments. Naval vet and Utah county Ute do the same
thing. Make points and facts. Don't just slam each other. It's old