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Published: Monday, Nov. 26 2012 11:55 a.m. MST

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OCoug
Ogden, UT

As an overweight, out of shape, Weber State Alum, church ball all-star, I do find great inspiration from the Jimmer. The guy is so popular he is known by one name ala Pele, Ruth, Jordan, Kobe, Montana etc. (Before anyone gets all huffy about comparisons, realize I'm comparing popularity not game impact.) But it is nice to see a guy in the NBA with less tattoos than he has fingers and toes.

That being said, the fact is that the majority of the state could care less about Weber State sports. That fact is probably a driving factor for Damien Lillard not getting the attention he deserves. Jimmer is still riding the wave of Jimmermania from college, if you want to stop seeing stories on Jimmer, stop reading, commenting and viewing them. Until then, the Deseret News, KSL, KUTV2, etc. will continue to cover his career ad nauseam for you.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

OCoug

I like to read about all sports teams in Utah. I have less interest in BYU, but I like to read about Fredette--when it is warranted. Lillard was 10th in the NBA in scoring last I checked.

I have to respectfully disagree with you and say Jimmermania is dead it has its last embers about to go out with the D-News fanning them like crazy to keep it alive.

The NBA and the Nation at large currently are more interested in Lillard than Jimmer--most might even have forgotten Fredette plays in the NBA still.

He is a good kid...really, I don't think Sacramento is a good fit, but I don't see Jimmer anything better than a role player off the bench--which is great, it is the NBA. I hope Fredette finds a better fit, but for the greater good, I will post on the comments and start a Lillard watch since the "professionals" at the DesNews won't.

Cheers O-Coug,

A fellow Ogdenite,

Wildcat

OCoug
Ogden, UT

Wildcat,

Good response. It would be nice to hear more about Lillard. I hope that your "Lillard Watch" is successful. Jimmermania may seem to be decreasing nationwide, but its alive. The nationwide sports networks don't cover him anymore, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten. We're less than a month into the season, and I'm still willing to bet Jimmer has greater name recognition than Lillard. Comments alone on this thread prove that point. Comments have been made from readers in eight different states. BYU's nationwide following is keeping the flames alive, until/if Jimmer gets his chance in the right situation.

Respectful Fellow Cat,

OCoug

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