Jimmer has quickly become one of the most respected and loved basketball players in the country. In Provo (home to BYU), he is reverenced. He is worshiped. He is idolized.
Apparently there is one BYU student who doesn’t get the hype. In a letter to the editor of the school’s Daily Universe, she wrote:
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.
Don’t you have a life to live? Then quit wasting it in front of the TV or in lines at the Marriott Center…
…As far as I’m concerned, Jimmer is perfectly free to live his dreams. If he reaches his goals and lives his dreams, more power to him. I would like the same courtesy from his fans: let me live my own dreams in peace, even if they don’t include ever sitting in the Marriott Center screaming my brains out.
Unfortunately for the Jimmer-unbeliever, she signed the letter with her real name. To make matters worse, she posted a status update to her open Facebook wall a few hours later:
Within a few hours she would come to realize that Jimmer has many loyal Jimmerites. One of his followers posted a link to the original letter on a fan message board. Quickly, the board users found her Facebook profile, then her status update, and The Jimmer floodgates opened.
In one hour, over 250 messages were posted to her wall. In no particular order, here are 10 of the best:
As a poster put it succinctly, this young lady got Jimmered. And thus we learn that thou shalt not mess with The Jimmer.
Update 3: FrontRowFanatics have extended an olive branch to Michelle, the now infamous Jimmer non-believer. Great stuff.
Update 1: After nearly 600 Facebook took their shot on her wall, she closed access to the thread. You can read the thread in its entirety here.