“You’ve Been Jimmered” Vs. “You’ve Been Daxed”

Jimmer Fredette has been making quite the stir these last few weeks scoring over 40 pts in 3 of his last 4 games, and leading BYU to a 20-1 record this season. Now, I’m not a big basketball fan, but I am a big book fan, and recently I read Relentless, the story about Dax Crum, a one-handed D-I basketball player who played a SUU from 2005-2008. As I’ve learned more about both of them, I’ve found that they are actually quite similar.

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Here’s a list of 10 things they have in common:

1 ) They both have a major competitive streak.

2 ) They both started getting into the game when they were young (2 or 3).

3 ) They both bonded with siblings over sports.

4 ) They both did at least 3 sports in high school, but settled on Basketball as their real love and what they wanted to do in College.

5 ) They are both LDS (Mormon)

6 ) They both have become a verb: “You’ve been Jimmered” referring to how Jimmer keeps scoring on people and “You’ve been Daxed” referring to when you get jabbed with Dax’s short “thumb.”

7 ) They are the same height.

8 ) They both have played Division I Basketball (Obvious I know, but it’s not something I have in common with anyone)

9 ) They both rigorously trained outside of normal practices, sometimes doing some rather interesting drills.

10 ) Neither of them wanted things to be easy. They prefer the tougher path.

The biggest difference I’ve found between Jimmer and Dax is that one has two hands and the other has only one, which has lead to coaches playing them rather differently.

So the question is who is the better athlete? Does the fact that Dax had more challenges and nay-sayers to overcome prove that he has more grit? Or does the fact that Jimmer is the #1 scorer in the nation prove that he has trained harder?

What do you think?

Bonus question: What would happen if they played against each other 1-on-1?”

To find out more about Jimmer click here. To find out more about Dax click here.

8 thoughts on ““You’ve Been Jimmered” Vs. “You’ve Been Daxed”

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    • January 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm
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      Why do you prefer to watch someone else play Basketball rather than playing it yourself?

  • January 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm
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    I have beaten Dax Crum in one-on-one before so, I would take Jimmer Fredette. However, I would take Dax anyday of the week as a friend to have a rootbeer with. Dax is a great inspiration and I am glad to call him friend and family. Some of the greatest lessons I’ve learned and life’s greatest moments happened by his side.

    • February 1, 2011 at 8:13 am
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      Thanks for your comment. Congrats on beating Dax and being his friend. I have definitely found him to be a great inspiration as well.

  • February 2, 2011 at 12:27 am
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    This is by far the worst piece of writing I have seen… essentially all of your 10 things they have in common are things that are true with what any sport playing American… shame on you for publicly posting this horrible peice of writing.

    • February 2, 2011 at 12:38 am
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      Hey Roger,

      Thanks for the comment and your feedback. We’re always open to constructive criticism.

      I have a couple questions for you:

      1. How many basketball players can you name where their first name is a verb? I’ve been involved in competitive sports for 25 years and can’t think of ANY besides these two – please help me out.
      2. How many Mormon athletes do you know personally? There aren’t too many and both Dax and Jimmer are people we look up to for their talent on the court and their example off the court.
      3. How do you spell “peice” (or is it “piece”) (or maybe “peace”)? 🙂

      Yes, some of the comparisons are pretty common for all major athletes – we recognize that.

      We would, however, like to know who YOU think would win in a match-up between Jimmer and Dax.

      Thanks again for your comment.

      • February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm
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        “Peace” of writing would make for comforting reading. We all need a little of that in our lives. I agree that lots of athletes are inspiring and certainly have a lot in common. They probably wouldn’t play the same sports if they didn’t.

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