March 17, 2011

It's all about Jimmer Fredette

Have you heard of him?  Have you seen his face on your nightly sports report?  Jimmer and his #32 jersey are everywhere here in Utah County.  For those of you that aren't into College Basketball, or are unfamiliar with the term "March Madness", now is the time to get on-board.  Jimmer Fredette has broken more records than I can count.  He is college basketball's leading scorer. He is also among other things, the leading candidate for the College Player of the Year award. 
Here he is on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which, by the way, is sold out in every book store here in Utah.

I will be the first to admit it, I am a BYU Basketball fair-weather fan.
Not too exciting until Jimmer came along.

Being a mother of 3 boys, I have no choice in the matter. I am out-voted, 4-1; nobody ever wants to go to the mall. It's sporting events for me. I think I get into it more than they do sometimes.
My throat is still hurting from all of the screaming and yelling in Vegas this past weekend. I went with my boys to the Mountain West Conference to cheer on our "Jimmer" and the rest of the BYU Basketball team. The hype from all of the fans was almost as entertaining as the game.

This group was my favorite.
They were so excited to line up for a photo shot and get in the correct "Jimmer" order, they caused a traffic jam.

It was awesome.

Noah jumped up and down until he got on the Jumbo Tron-

Ethan and Noah are 14 months apart (no that was not planned).
They are 10 and 9 years old. They rarely hug.

During the BYU vs. New Mexico semi-final game, they couldn't stop hugging. It was one of those "proud mother" moments.  Jimmer does good for our family.  Not only did he make history by scoring 52 points in the game, our boys posted a new hug record for the Pack family.
Here is Jimmer shooting his 50th point at the free-throw line. My boys hugging. Then the press swarming him because he is so cool.
Can't wait for the game tonight! BYU vs. Wofford. 7:15 pm Eastern. CBS.
Go Cougs!

"The native of Glens Falls, N.Y., leads the nation in scoring at 28.5 points per game and contributes 4.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Fredette holds BYU’s single-game, single-season and career scoring records."


  1. March madness is so CRAZY! Cute pic of your boys! Jimmer is not on our SI cover in FL.

  2. Love March Madness!!...and Jimmer is an awesome player. Also, the pics of your sons are priceless!

  3. Kelly- yeah, it's a regional cover- so you would have your player and we get Jimmer:)
    Thanks Shani!

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  5. Love this guy! He is so fun to watch!