As much as I love my BYU sports and stand behind my teams, this senior bickering thing is simply embarrassing.
Saturday BYU lost another heartbreak (didn’t I just write an article about this team?) to New Mexico. This time at home. The game was the Cougars to lose. Even with a sidelined flu-smitten Fredette BYU’s missed free throws and a slow perimeter zone defense gave the Lobos all the opportunity they needed to win.
But it was what happened after the game that got all the attention. Hot head Jonathan Tavernari when out with style as he whined at a call made late in the game. He got into an arguement with head coach Steve Alford during handshakes after the game.
Great job JT. Your parents right there, and also one of the leaders of the LDS Church sitting front and center to your antics. I hope you feel like a fool, and I am glad to have you gone at the end of this year. You may hold a lot of records, but let’s not forget that you got benched your senior year because of your selfish play and lazy attitude. You were face of the team for perhaps a few games until we caught drift of Jimmer Fredette who quickly overshadowed you in his freshman year.
At least you will have Max Hall to talk to. You have an awful lot in common. You both made fools of yourself in your final home game at BYU, (in which neither of you played all that well), you both hold records that most fans hope get broken quickly, and next season– we won’t miss you a bit.
I know what it’s like being caught up in the moment, or intensity of the game. But for my sake as a fan, your stupidity overshadows what I really care about. The game. Both yours and Max Hall’s remarks overshadowed the game, stealing glory from Loyd Jr. who played an excellent game for the unable Jimmer, and the overtime victory. Everyone will now recall the last game of the season for your inability to be the captain you wish you were.