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Utah takes big bite out of No. 10 Georgia with narrow victory

Published: Saturday, Jan. 23 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Is this true?

Someone said the Ute girls didn't put their hands on their hearts during the national anthem. Is this true? If so, why?

Marsha

Does it really matter? Their hands get really chalky, and they wear black leotards.

To 9:22 a.m.

Yes, I think it does matter. There are things in life that are important and getting chalk on a leotard isn't one them. Patriotism is.

Dallas

Welcome to roid city... were our Gymnastic girls have more hair on their chest then the Men's Basketball team.

Utah Gymnastics is about the biggest joke of a program that has yet to be busted, or the Utah media keep turning their blind eye towards what is a very shady supplement program.

To: Dallas

Somewhere, a village is missing its idiot. Hurry home. The Utah gymnasts are smokin'.

15,000 plus in attendance

Our UofU gymnastic program is the most successful athletic program in the history of sports in the state of Utah (look it up). They performed admirably last night against reigning NCAA champion Georgia. It was an exciting meet where all in attendace had a great time.

Now, to belittle the hardwork and dedication they they put forth into their goals and their sport is uncalled for and infantile. Debates on what is or is not "patriotic" or steroids has nothing to do with this article. Keep your negativity to yourself. All of it is heresay. Give credit where credit is due. The U, for decades, has produced fantastic gymnastic teams and they are to be lauded for their accomplishments.

Anonymous

Aren't some of them not form the USA? Maybe it was just them who didn't put their hands over their hearts, in which case that is what you would expect.

To: Is it True

So I will try this again. Anonymous 1:43 is correct, Daria is from Germany and Gael is from Vancouver. They would not put their hands over their hearts. Since "is it true" obviously didn't witness and was getting it from "someone said" perhaps it was only these 2. Perhaps we should get all the facts before posting.

reason

You can give all kinds of reasons why they wouldn't put their hands over their hearts and some make sense. But the USA team members know better.

To Reason:

And you witnessed the entire team not placing their hands over their hearts? I'm with you as long as that is what you personally saw.

Patriot Police

Who is monitoring the arena seeing who does or doesn't have their hand on their hearts when they should be looking at the flag? What is less patriotic, not having your hand on your heart or monitoring who does during the anthem? I tend to be thinking about our servicemen, history, and sacrifices rather than watching other people during the anthem. I didn't know the patriotism-stasi were in attendance last night.

Daria Bijak

Wow, she has got some beautiful eyes! I am a BYU fan and everything but I've got to admit she is gorgeous!

Slim Shady

Respect the flag Utes! Also, get rid of the silly Red Rock nickname.

The flag

News flash: Most sports teams don't put their hands on their hearts either, whether the players are American or not. The Jazz don't, BYU football doesn't, Utah gymnastics don't, etc.

Why don't you go over to their articles and raise a fuss? Are you a hypocrite, or are you just desperately searching for anything you can find to try to tear down the most dominant sports program (any sport, any level) in the state?

Mike W

Last I checked, it is not law to put your hand on your heart, it is OPTIONAL. What's funny is the people criticizing them for this probably break the law daily speeding in their cars.

BYU Fan

I am a BYU fan, and I am not a gymnastics fan (although they can do some pretty amazing things), but I think it is cool how good the Utah Gymnastics team is.

As a side note, Daria Bijak must be the hottest German and the hottest gymnast in the world (yes, two separate categories)!

ute fan

I love reading these articles because my sister is on the Ute team, but then i read these comments and its terrible! Do you people really have nothing better to do than criticize? They work so hard and this is what they love. Those of you who pick apart everything they do are jealous or maybe upset that you didn't go for your dreams like all of them did. My sister and a friend of mine are on the team and I'm very proud of what they do and it does not matter that they did not put their hand across their chest. They went out there to do what they love

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