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Updated on Wednesday, November 19

#20126

OMG: Why are we even wasting our money on our football team...
You want funding? We want results. Simple as that.

10 comments

  1. We're in the shitty middle zone for funding the football team. They get enough funding for students to rightly have concerns about how the money is spent, but not enough to compete at a high level. So they either need more money or for it to be cut entirely.

    And I'm certainly not suggesting that students cover this cost. We already pay way more than most if not all other students across the province. Extra funding should come from the university.

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  2. They can't get better without additional funding, they can't get additional funding until they're better. Do you see the cyclical nature of this team's downfall? We'd be having a much different conversation about our team now if we had held on to McPhee through the suspended year, but nope, he went to go light it up for Queen's instead.

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    1. How does funding make them better? Throwing money at something doesnt make it talented.

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  3. I wanted to be a Neurosurgeon. However as I worked and worked and worked, I realized that I'm probably not cut out for the job. If I would have kept dumping money into failing I wouldn't have been able to succeed in my current program. This is a perfect analogy for our football team.
    Our football team needs to realize they're just not cut out to be Neurosurgeons.

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    1. This analogy is flawed. A better one would be that every other Neurosurgeon student is able to get a good education, with proper learning materials. They have better residencies, and learn from respectable doctors. But we can't afford to go to an actual med school, and instead try learning to be a neurosurgeon on Khan academy.

      We shouldn't just give up on something if we haven't had the same opportunity as the rest of our peers. Maybe with the same advantages, we could succeed as well.

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  4. I think that having sports teams probably helps the recruitment of new students for advertising purposes (we have x teams that your child can join, etc.) but realistically sports is not what the core of UW is about. If sports teams were to be discontinued I don't think it would have a lasting impact. Maybe it would even cement UW's academic reputation since UW is already known as an incredibly academic focused school...why not just go all the way! Might as well.

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  5. I have never been to, nor have I wanted to go to, a UW sports game. I just don't think sports should get the funding it does. How does it help the rest of us? If they took the money, improved facilities, had more free exercise classes at many different levels, and used it to get everyone fit, we might be seen as the sexy school, and have healthy students. I don't think we should scrap our varsity program, just make funding strictly dependent on performance. We are not known as a athletic school, so why should we try to be one. I would rather be surrounded by a bunch of health, fit students who don't care about our sports teams than a bunch of unhealthy, fat students who don't care about our sports teams.

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  6. That's like saying "Hey NASA. Land people on Mars and THEN we'll give you money to land people on Mars."

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    1. India launched a satellite into Mars orbit for under $75 million, which is a tiny amount of money when talking about space missions.

      You can achieve a lot with a small budget and a talented team.

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  7. I'd say they should have let UW football keep the steroids but they sucked with those too...

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