Here are five reasons why every sports fan in America should watch the BYU-Florida NCAA basketball playoff game today:
- Jimmer Fredette is one of the most iconic, superb basketball players to come along in decades. Win or lose, the game is worth watching just to watch Jimmer Fredette.
- The Las Vegas line has Florida 3 over BYU. While BYU was also an underdog to Gonzaga, today could be the last time we get a chance to watch Jimmer play college basketball and we shouldn't miss the opportunity to watch this gifted player.
- Jimmer is not only an exceptional once-in-a-lifetime kind of player, he is also a humble, self-effacing, and incredibly decent young man who merely goes back down the floor after making an impossible shot. He does not require or exhibit the usual methods of behavior exhibited by so many egotistical players.
- BYU also has several other strong role players who, when on their game, are simply exceptional players such as Jackson Emery,Charles Abouo, Noah Hartsock, and others who are capable of making outstanding contributions.
- Coaches Dave Rose and Dave Rice both went to the final four as college players themselves and it is fun to watch these exceptional coaches see if they can outwit their opposing coach and team.
With Jimmer, the love for and mastery of the game of basketball are the shining motivations in his life. We can all be uplifted by watching this superb athlete try for the stars one more time no matter the outcome of the game. We're all cheering for you.