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Blanchette: The Jimmering Of America

It’s good to hear at least one TV talking head who hasn’t quite caved in to the Jimmering of America, though the coup will undoubtedly be accomplished today should Brigham Young sneak by Gonzaga and into next week’s Sweet 16. He is the Frednomenon of college basketball, this Jimmer Fredette – not simply because he’s throwing in nearly 29 points per game, but for how he throws them in: no-conscience 30-footers, wrong-footed sideways flicks, silly scoops, delicate banks. That he’s managed to carve out his legend even as his games mostly have been exiled to the triple-digit channels on your dish is even more remarkable. He’s a mythic figure. The Jimmer. This year’s version of The ’Stache. As the Cougars and Zags won here Thursday, the collision of the Jimmer and Adam Morrison cults was inevitable/John Blanchette, SR. More here. (AP file photo of Jimmer Fredette vs. Wofford in NCAA tournament)

Question: Is BYU's Jimmer Fredette as good as Adam Morrison in his day with the Gonzaga Bulldogs?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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