The best part about this is that we get to do it all over again on Saturday.
What a great rde this kid, and this entire team, are taking us on. It's really
alot of fun.
shaybo DOn't forget, the 22,000 was just those lucky enough to get
into the Marriott Center. Then there was the overflow at the Wilk and all the
home viewing audiences as well.
When was the last time the team you root for drawn 22000 Hedgehog? The things
haters come up with is amazing.
I think the best one was when the ESPN sports analyst said Kevin Durant is
showing Fredette like range" as he was dropping 47.
Regarding Kevin Durant's tweets: He was most likely joking, but probably not
mocking. I say that because I follow him on Twitter and he's one of the
classiest athletes on there. He has nothing but respect for most fellow athletes
in all sports.
The "Trotter Tribute" honors professional and college athletes from
all sports throughout the world whose play calls to mind the dazzling
showmanship of "the worlds most famous team." The honor is designed to
recognize amazing and entertaining moments during the course of competition. After BYUs road victory over Colorado State this past Saturday, an
Associated Press story quoted Rams coach Tim Miles comparing Fredette's ball
handling ability to that of Globetrotters Legend Curly Neal."The guy is the total package," said Globetrotters Showman Special K
Daley, "and with his shooting range, he might even be pretty prolific with
our new 4-point shot."Globetrotting with Jimmertime, hmmmm!
All you need to know about utahcountyute - he may be stupid, but he's not
All you need to know about Hedgehog - He may be stupid but he is not clever.
Hey Hedgehog, I am so glad you are an obsessed with all thing Cougar. You
certainly read more articles, watch more games and blog more often than most
avid fans. Thanks for your support.
Did anyone else thing Coach Rose looked like he was zoning out the last 10
minutes of the game? He looked like he wasn't even thinking about basketball.
It's okay hedgehog, ESPN's replayed enough of the game's highlights that anybody
who missed it the first time around has had plenty of opportunity get caught up
on what they're missing.
If a tree falls in the woods..Apparently John Wall, Kevin Durant,
and Nelly all hear it.And those other few who ever read or watch
espn or sports illustrated
"You put up 44 against a 20-0 #4 team in front of 22000 on national TV ..
enough said"I'd like to see the total number of actual viewers
for the so called "national" tv.An obscure premium cable
outlet is not reaching the masses. I think you'd be shocked at just how few
people saw this game.As they say, If a tree falls in the
Jimmer is good. How good? Well, if you put up a bunch of 40+ games your the real
deal. You put up 44 against a 20-0 #4 team in front of 22000 on national TV ..
enough said. There is always room in the NBA for guards who can shoot and have
natual basketball savy... just like Jimmer. There are alot of athletic kids from
the big east schools who just can't shoot and they bump around the league for a
few years and then they are done. The guys who can shoot the ball consistantly
will always find a place on a team.. as a starter or off the bench.
What??? Hedggie Doggie's getting a Jimmer Tatoo...Talk about a shift in
perception... Sounds like Jimmer made a believer out of him...at least until
tomorrow when his prediction for Saturdays game in the pit comes out. Go for it
man!!! It's your body...
ucuteYou're not fooling anybody. We all know if Jimmer wore crimson
and made his home on the hill, you'd be singing his praises as the best
basketball player in the NCAA and a surefire NBA star.And, you'd
have no problem with Ute Nation getting crazy with Jimmermania. The NC talk from
the hill would reach "epic" level.
Poor utahcountyute. This is absolutely killing him. He begrudgingly has to give
Jimmer backhanded compliments because the kid is so good trying to pretend he
isn't just makes him look like an even bigger fool than we all know him to
be.The fact is that BYU is now 20-1, ranked in the top 10, just beat
a top 5 team, and Jimmer gets a nightly 10 minute segment on ESPN not to mention
all the big names, like Durrant and Wall, that are actually tweeting about him
and talking him up. This is absolute torture for ute "fans". At least
the hater segment.As far as all the attnetion by ESPN that Jimmer is
getting. There are probably two factors to it. One is that Jimmer mania is
simply overtaking the country, that is undeniable, and the other is that BYU's
exclusive contract with ESPN is incentive for ESPN to cover BYU as much as
possible. ESPN wants to give them exposure. Remember the ESPN contract is not
just for football, it also includes basketball and that is simply more money in
the coffers for ESPN and BYU. Nice little thing we have going on
Hey @utahcountyute, let me lay it out for you straight.When you can
hide behind your anonymity with a name like @utahcountyute, you don't really
have to use your manners, you can say whatever you want.When you are
a real person, posting as yourself (such as Kevin Durant), you pretty much have
to use the matters your mother tried to teach you (such as "If you can't
say anything nice, don't say anything at all"), or else you look like a
buffoon.So you tell me, was the real-life person Kevin Durant
*really* going out of his way, unprovoked, to give Jimmer a backhanded
compliment, or to put him in his place? Or was it a star player being a class
act.Don't let your anonymous poor manners cast a shadow on a guy you
don't even know (Durant). Hopefully your social skills are better in real life.
So I wonder how many people who watched this game - anyone know? Twitter was
going nuts about Jimmer. Way to go Cougars!
It's amusing to watch Hedgehog flounder for zingers. First he
thought "Zoobs" was an insult. And then it was "tds" (until
a poster asked if that stood for "touch down school"). He still thinks
that misspelling someone's name is a slight ... so does my 6 year old. And yesterday he stole my comment about him having Attention Deficit Syndrome
and tried to say that about Cougs ... while he was trolling the BYU boards. The
irony still makes me laugh.February is going to be long, cold and
grey in Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, Cougar Nation is still smiling.
The consensus of the sport writer's world is that Jimmer is legend, and needs
not last name to identify him, like LeBron, Shaq, or even Magic!! in my humble
opinion of course on the other first name's fame. Jimmer is the real
deal. If you read and notice in his comments, he deflects the praise with more
praise to others, which shows he does not let the words go to his ego, or head.
His team mates helped him all the way, and they did not think he was taking
center stage, but worked as a team. Great coaching example for Dave Rose, when
the refs made a huge fuax paux call, he kept his cool and ignored the crowds
reaction. Now, that showed a lot of class!The other coach, Fisher,
was also a class act, and had great sportsmanship even though his team was
kicked down a few notches. He also praised Jimmer's performance and quoted by
the press. The game will be one remembered for a while. I look
forward to the next showdown in San Diego in a month. Go Cougars. My Alma
Utah County Ute,Respectfully, you are so far off on your analysis of
Durant's comments that it is laughable. I understand where your loyalties lie,
and honestly I think they are really clouding your thought processes.Does
Durant really think Jimmer is the best scorer in the world? No. But that is what
made his comments so kind and supportive of what Freddette had
accomplished...after dropping 47 himself on an NBA court, his complements of
Fredette meant all the more.Your analytical skills need a little
refinement, my friend.
Fredette is a DragonSlayer. Durrant knows about talent; sure, he was probably
being tongue-in-cheek, to an extent, but I'm sure he dropped the name for a very
good reason. Fredette: Legit!
"Have fun at the tattoo parlor"Fresngirt,No
such luck, all the Utah County tatto parlors are booked ( standing room only).
utahcountyuteAs Mike Miller of NBC Sports "Beyond the Arc"
said,"Jimmer Fredette reached LeBron territory Wednesday night.
He broke Twitter.We knew BYU's senior guard could score from
anywhere. We knew he could score in bunches. And we knew he could carry BYU when
needed. But we didn't know he could do all three at once, when the entire
college basketball world was watching and against a team that hadn't lost all
season."Jimmer shot his way into legendary status last
night.Get over your BYU-hating, small-minded Utah fan jealousy and
give props where props are due.Jimmer is the real deal!
RaininTimeYour comment was hilarious!There's a poster
who has been posting the last couple of days: "Fredetteaboutit." I
don't remember who it was, but I thought he/she would like to know that ESPN
used that on their headline last night. I thought that was pretty cool. My favorite, however, came this morning on a Fresno radio station:
"It was a game the Aztecs would like to Fredette."I'm
still smiling this morning. Have fun at the tattoo parlor, Hedge. Maybe that
will get you the attention you crave.
Jimmer will never be a Durant but he is a pretty sweet Jimmer. Go cougs!
"I'm getting the name 'jimmer' tatooed on my face later today."I'm sure it would be an improvement. I guess I should just try to be the
better man but I can't help but feel a little joy in sensing how much you really
must hate the guy. Every 30 ft. 3-pt swoosh must feel like a needle to the
Bleeding blueI have nothing but props for the kid. It's the fans
that rub me the wrong way and need a little dose of reality.
@utahcountyuteyou are so funny.
Jimmer would school Durant... no contest. I'm getting the name
"jimmer" tatooed on my face later today.
utahcountyute,I am enjoying the Jimmer show. It seems to be you who
are having the problem with it. By all accounts Durant and Jimmer are friends.
Does Durant really think Jimmer is the best scorer in the world? Probably not,
but he was giving Jimmer his props. Jimmer, to his credit, deflected the
praise. It must be hard to view the world through your cynical eyes.
Bleed BlueNo, I think you really need to get over yourself. Even
Jimmer realized what Durant was saying.Do really think Jimmer will
drop 47 points in an NBA game? That is where Durant is coming from. He was
mocking and if you can's see that, I'm sorry.Deal with it and enjoy
the kid while he is around.
Naw, I think Durant was lying. What a kidder! My goodness some Utah fans sure
@utahcountyuteDo you really think Durant would put that out just to
mock Jimmer? After they've played together at basketball camps? After other
NBA players and college players tweeted similar messages? Get over yourself.
Do you really think Durant meant what he put up there? Durant had
just put up 47 in an NBA game!That's actually pretty funny.That being said, I have to give the kid props for keeping the cougs in the
game. Nice win.
Awesome. BYU has put on a show, BYU fans have made the MC absolutely scary. I
can't wait for some rematches against the rest of the dumpy mwc.
The good news is now the newly created verb, "Jimmered," is being used
by everyone, everywhere.The bad news is my student's will use this
verb in their papers.
What a Great Performance. Jimmer Fredette wasn't just a one man Team. He was
Ainge...He Was Fred Roberts... He was Namelka...He was Kresmer... He was Pistol
Pete... He was just about anybody you wanted him to be! But Most of all...He
was Here..There...and Everywhere. And last night The Jimmer Jammed. It all