Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In which I take on Rick Reilly and defend Jimmer
So, the day after BYU loses to Florida and the season is suddenly over, this comes up on ESPN.com, saddening Cougar fans even further:
"Jimmer grows dimmer" by Rick Reilly
Of course, Reilly has every right to his opinion, and even to express it on ESPN. But this viewpoint of his just seemed totally unfair and mean-spirited. He literally based his whole interpretation of Jimmermania on one bad game. And he doesn't pass up a chance to laugh at us Mormons.
So, I had to respond.
Here's what I said, in today's Daily Universe:
A single game (I would have picked another headline, I think)
I hope you BYU fans enjoy it!
I also had another story in today's paper, just a quick one about the awards Jimmer got yesterday (rather ironic, don't you think, Reilly?) Even though the story's just eight inches long, I think I did a good job of giving it some voice and personality.
Honoring the Jimmer