Student letter about Jimmer gets national attention

by | Feb. 09, 2011

Saints & Sports

"For God so loved the world, he gave us Jimmer."

"Double Jimmer all the way across the sky."

"Only the Jimmer can find Carmen Sandiego."

"Why did Jimmer cross the road? Because he got tired of crossing over Tre'Von!"

"Someone please get this on ESPN some how some way."

Well, here you go, you maniacs: Your epic Facebook comment thread is on ESPN.

What's this all about? The backstory is such: A student at BYU wrote a letter to the editor of BYU's student newspaper, The Daily Universe, asking fellow BYU students to temper their Jimmer Fredette enthusiasm. The letter included the following points:

    I can’t walk across campus without hearing Jimmer Fredette's name a dozen times. His name comes up everywhere: in class, at work, during lunch … really, people? Cut it out with the Jimmer worship. Last time I checked, idol worship was very much frowned upon in the scriptures.
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