University of Utah gymnastics team falls on the road to Georgia
It is not a sport if you have to sit down and wait for someone else to decide if
you get any points.It is called a dance competition.It
takes incredible skill, but in th end your fate is in the hands of someone else
who may or may not like what you do.how depressing to have to ask
after everything you do: Did you like it? Do I get any points?This
puts gymnastics in the same category as cheerleading competitions and dance
HA HA!!! I enjoy nothing more than seeing a Ute team lose.
You have a good point: objective-based sports tend to be easier to watch (and
even like) than are subjective-based sports.Gymnastics may not be a
sport in your mind, but it is an athletic competition. Other sports that are
subjective include figure skating, snowboarding (half pipe), diving, and
freestyle skiing (such as aerial acrobatics), just to name a few. I understand
some people wouldn't consider these "sports" because of their subjective
nature.While sports like football and basketball are often more
objective, they still have very subjective components (such as penalties). How
subjective can pass interference be sometimes? What about charging? How much
time is used in football to review plays to see if a player was down before the
ball came loose? What about the level of accuracy used to determine a 1st down?
What about the almighty BCS (who can't even pin down a national champion
without a mutiny)? If that isn't subjective, I don't know what is!!!My point is that sports should be valued for the skill level required to
compete, not their scoring structure.
With Football you're also at the mercy on whether a referee is going to make a
good all--so the "fate is in the hands of someone else." This is especially
true with pass interference calls. Curtis didn't get the call against the
Cards, etc.Gymnasts are amazing athletes that have worked all their
lives for the moment of competing in a college meet. That's not true of
cheerleaders or dance squads.Even if you don't like the judging,
that doesn't make it a non-sport.I think "huh?'s" take is conceited.
I don't like gymnastics, they are very boring but I know many who do. It is a
sport "subjective" that will never go above the college level(olympics are
mostly children anyhow except for the mens). Heck most colleges don't even carry
the program, only those that have done well for years like Utah or schools that
have a lot of money to waste. Has anyone ever seen a crowd at a University meet?
Definetly a waste of money.
Glad you could finally be happy...we recognize that it's been some time since
you were treated to such an outcome.
Duh...do your research. Some of the womens gymnastic meets at the U of U get
more people attending than the basket ball team. You sound like an idiot. And
those girls are hot, so I'm totally for it! Lol. Go Utes!P.S...to
anonymous: go troll the BYU boards or something. Or get a girlfriend. You're
negativity isn't wanted here. (Not sayin he's a BYU fan, cause most of them have
enough class not to say something retarded like that).
Duh...you've appropriately named yourself. Maybe YOU should go to a Utah meet
and be among the 14,000 others there with you.
I don't like snowboarding, diving, or freestyle skiing--they are very boring. It
is a sport "subjective" that will never appear at the college level(the Olympics
are mostly children anyhow). Heck, most colleges don't even carry these
programs. Definitely a waste of money.
Losing never looked so good!
those "little" gymnasts are in better condition than MOST professional baseball
players, golfers, and many football players. I have run several marathons and
still can't quite touch my toes...I have a lot of respect for anyone that can
fold themselves in half while spinning in the air. I totally agree with the
10:22 poster as well. Trampolining on the other hand....should maybe
not be an "event" in the Olympics.
Love it when the utes lose. Good job Georgia.
commenting on a Utah article. Jealous that the Red Rocks invariably whip the
coogs behinds every year.
girls. You are still in the top 5 in my book. Go Utes......
Love when the underdog wins!