- Pretty Much Screwed: Why Your Team Won't Win The 2014 NBA Championship
- Worldstar Hip Hop Does Some Bad NBA Lip Reading
- Burger King Made Fun Of A Soccer Player For Being Fat, Might Get Sued For It
- Fantasy Baseball: Kyle Lohse Deserves More Props
- Notre Dame's Everett Golson Excited To Return After 2013 Suspension
Colin Cowherd: Jimmer Fredette Exposed As “90% Media Creation, 10% Basketball”
Count ESPN’s Colin Cowherd among the members of the media who are not impressed with BYU’s Jimmer Fredette. Today on his radio show, Cowherd said that the media’s adoration for Jimmer had less to do with his basketball skill, and more to do with their desire for a packageable angle.
“We’re looking for stories. Not that the media is always lazy, but we’re looking for stories,” said Cowherd. “If his name was Jim Fredette. James Fredette. But it’s Jimmer. It’s got a TiVo quality. It’s the 50′s, baby, and we just fell for it. That guy, trust me, is coming to an NBA bench near you.”
Although Cowherd is sometimes criticized for being contrarian, and these comments will almost certainly rile up a segment of the country that has bought into Jimmer-mania, he’s not the only member of the media who feels like Fredette got a little more attention than he deserved. On Wednesday, Kevin Blackistone voiced his displeasure over Fredette’s Sports Illustrated cover.
Back to Cowherd. He thinks that the perception of Jimmer has affected fans and writers’ view of his play.
“If Allen Iverson gave you that night, you’d call him a ballhog. Jimmer gives you that night? You somehow find a way to call it magical.”
Here’s the clip, courtesy of ESPN Radio.
- Nelson Frazier Jr. aka Mabel, Big Daddy V Reportedly Dead
- Marcos Maidana Gets Ready for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- Paulina Gretzky's Provocative Golf Digest Photoshoot
- UFC 170 Salaries Revealed