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UCSD Football Team Referendum

UCSDfanUCSDfan Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
I want to know how many people actually want a football team at UCSD, so please answer the following question:

Do you want to have a football team at UCSD?
(Yes/No)

(Note: I understand that there are other issues that have to be resolved before adding a football team(like Title IX, bad economy, football stadium), but for the purpose of this question, please set aside all other arguments. Thank you.
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Replies to: UCSD Football Team Referendum

  • subtle_overlordsubtle_overlord Posts: 211Registered User Junior Member
    Yes I do, but I would rather move to Division I before we do that.

    I believe we already voted on this in the Spring Quarter elections? The majority of students said yes.
  • RadianceRadiance Posts: 379Registered User Member
    I heard that we had a football team before, but it sucked so much that we lost to Caltech? (***)
  • hitoyzxhitoyzx Posts: 65Registered User Junior Member
    It'd be nice but I don't care.
  • SDTritonSDTriton Posts: 222Registered User Junior Member
    I'd love one but it's so not happening anytime soon.
  • Sasmita_ShahSasmita_Shah Posts: 76Registered User Junior Member
    It would be nice! But it won't happen anytime soon :/ Especially since the students voted to not pay at all/pay $5-10 each student, while the minimum to help start a football game would be $30 each student I think.

    And yeah, we lost to CalTech o_o;
  • darkdudedarkdude Posts: 147Registered User Junior Member
    I would pay $30.
  • wandering_mysticwandering_mystic Posts: 288Registered User Junior Member
    Wait, we actually had a team?

    Edit: I wouldn't mind a team, but really, what the school needs is just something to rally around.
  • SlorgSlorg Posts: 2,009Registered User Senior Member
    No. I don't want to pay $70 per quarter. Or even $5 per quarter.

    I don't think UCSD has ever had a team, fyi.
  • ArcticArctic Posts: 663Registered User Member
    they had a team for 1 year but then alll the players got drafted to vietnam

    http://www.gotritons.com/letsplay.php
  • oneeyeddeacononeeyeddeacon Posts: 231Registered User Junior Member
    Do you realize how hard it would be to start a football team? Firstly, there's the money issue, which will be a big problem in this economy. There's also the Title IX issue, which will get a lot of sports programs cut and will **** a lot of people off. Then we'll lose every game for at least 6 years because no decent football player will want to play at UCSD ($500 scholarships? C'mon...). And since nobody at UCSD cares about sports in general, attendance will be pretty close to 0, so the school will probably cut it after losing a ton of money because of it.

    So, no, we really do not need a football team.
  • torreypinestorreypines Posts: 129Registered User Junior Member
    Its a question of priorities. Difficult to argue that given all the challenges facing UCSD at this time, starting a football program should be a priority. I view it as a luxury. Definitely not a need. And any resources directed to the football program will have to come from somewhere else. so, the opportunity cost will be high.
  • leaftyeleaftye Posts: 259Registered User Junior Member
    I don't care about a football team. I'd go to another school if I really cared.
  • $KingsElite$$KingsElite$ Posts: 2,320Registered User Senior Member
    ^I think that's probably a lot of people's feelings, including myself. I enjoy watching football, but I don't really care. I'll be at the basketball games though.
  • UCaliforniaUCalifornia Posts: 108Registered User Junior Member
    I would pay that extra fee for a football team and yes, I do care. Thank you very mucho =p
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