I'm so lame. I can't remember the last time I was as excited to be a BYU fan, and yet I've failed to express my feelings to the blog.
For that, I apologize.
Please allow me to catch up on some long-gone sports events and issues.
UNLV: Yeah, I'm going back that far. Deal with it. I just want to comment that I was in the Thomas & Mack last year when BYU got blown apart by the Rebels. I remember relishing the thought of being inside the T&M when BYU finally puts it on those dirty Rebels, and lo and behold it finally happened. I wasn't at all disappointed to be watching it on TV. After suffering humiliation and having to deal with the scum of the earth UNLV fans, I went to bed with a big grin on my face knowing we Cougars got the last laugh.
SDSU: I don't know how many of you were able to go to the SDSU game at the Marriott Center last month, but it was without a doubt the best game I've seen in Provo. The previous leader was when Wake Forest came to town a few years ago. BYU played an inspired game, and they were electrified by a crowd that can only be described as epic. After the win, BYU students rushed the court. I have never seen such a thing, and while I initially found it shocking, I quickly made my peace. It was well-deserved.
Jimmermania: Running concurrent with these amazing games is a nation-wide case of heightened Jimmermania. I have nothing new on the subject, I just want to add my voice to the hundreds who are already singing Jimmer's praises. This is a once-in-a-generation player. I highly recommend you get to as many games as possible while he's still wearing Cougar blue.
Not a one-man show: Having said that, I refuse to believe this BYU team is a one-man show. Jimmer gets the pub, because he's the best, but don't discount the value of Jackson Emery, Brandon Davies, Kyle Collinsworth and the rest. Don't do it. We've got some big talent on this team, and BYU will continue to be a power for years to come.
The 2011 Recruiting class: Shifting gears to football, I just want to say I love the 2011 recruiting class. It's a class full of beef. Big d-linemen, big tight ends, offensive linemen like Holsteins. This is the kind of class that will anchor a team for years and years. They'll make our flashier skill players look awesome.
Coaching staff: with the additions of Joe DuPaix and Ben Cahoon, the BYU coaching staff is complete. And anyone who isn't excited for the future of BYU football with this coaching staff should go into electroshock therapy. I'm so juiced I can barely stand it. We've got a roster full of extremely talented kids, and a fired up coaching staff who will get the most out of our players. I am freaking out about Cougar football, and (spoiler alert!) I'm already predicting a perfect 2011 season.
Jerry Sloan: Finally, on a sad note, Jazz nation (okay, Jazz state) said goodbye to an icon last week. Jerry Sloan decided to step down, and I, like so many other Basketball fans, am just so bummed. Jerry Sloan was the Jazz. He gave the team its identity, and now that he's gone I'm afraid his old-school, tough guy attitude will leave with him. He did so much with so little, and im sad to see him go. I predict a very painful season for the Jazz.
That's what's been on my mind. I'm sorry for the huge breaks in between posts. If you really miss me you should probably follow me on Twitter. I'm on that crap all the time, and I can't stop talking about BYU sports. Give me a follow; you won't regret it (although you will have to put up with an occasional Tweet about my extremist right-wing philosophies).
Happy Valentines Day everybody!