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Fans merge a Jimmer meme with bin Laden's death

Posted on: May 2, 2011 9:11 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2011 9:28 pm
 
Posted by Matt Norlander

We didn't infuse any bin Laden news into our coverage today for a few reasons. (Did like this angle, though.) But in the interest of creativity and good humor, we'll move on from that and admit this is a pretty fantastic Solo cup-created sign currently on display in -- where else? -- Provo, Utah. According to the tipster, the sign proudly clings above an overpass on University Parkway, which is near the city limits of Provo.

The exclamation is actually rather on-point; bin Laden reportedly took a shot in the eye -- just as Jimmer did to many an opponent. That is, when he wasn't shooting bombs from out on his island, 35 feet away from the tin. The phrase "You got Jimmer'd" (or "You've Been Jimmered," as the music video proclaimed) became a taunting chant from BYU fans whenever the Cougars played at home, or even in the NCAA tournament; Cougars fans deemed it so at the opening weekend in Denver, when BYU moved on to the Sweet 16. The phrase has a Facebook page. The verbiage also took on a life of its own via posterboard, as many fans used it on homemade signs.

I suppose it was only a matter of time until we came to this logical conclusion and realization as Americans, tying one man's death with a slogan so many of us know and interpret cogently. In fact, I'll be surprised if this sign doesn't take on a "CLAPTON IS GOD" cult-like dispersion around greater Utah in the coming weeks.

Once again, well-played, Cougs fans.



Photo via David Mortimer
Category: NCAAB
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Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Fredette watching attack on bin Laden with Obama

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Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Fredette watching attack on bin Laden with Obama





Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 9:12 am
 

Fans merge a Jimmer meme with bin Laden's death

As a fellow BYU Cougar fan, I find this thoughtless act quite inappropriate.  While  I feel relief for the death of an evil man, gestures like this and parade-style flag waving from fellow Americans seems to me like we have forgotten the value of ALL human life.  To cheer and parade around about any man's death (no matter how notorious he was), tells me we are a society who has become too insensitive to violence or the gift of human life.  Don't get me wrong--I love my country and I am all about being patriotic, but much of the reaction I have seen on TV is either naivete or just arrogance.  Has our insensitivity stooped to the level of the enemy?


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