Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Charlotte 49ers Football


This is the editorial cartoon from the observer after Charlotte's rally for a college football team.  I will buy PSL's when we get one, I will have season tickets, I will support it.  I do not understand why people are complaining that the students will bear a lot of the start up costs.  Guess what,  as a graduate, I feel that my degree will appreciate in prestige with the notoriety that comes with a football team.  When more people have heard of your school, the higher the value of your degree seems to be.

Case-in-point:

During last year's NCAA basketball championship tournament, I was asked by more people what I knew about Davidson.  Davidson, a great academic school, had made a deep run but no one knew if it were a special ed school or a school that made your education special.  Have you ever heard anyone wonder if it is tough to get into Duke, no, Dick Vitale always reminds people that the Cameron Crazies have all scored 1500+ on their SAT's.  

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

you go Jon! Yeah 49ers~~Re

Andy said...

yup uncc is def ready for a football team , and it'll def help sell the uncc name to people outside of nc !

Anonymous said...

GO NINERS!!!

Pretending With Kate & Ashton Today said...

I would love to see a successful Div 1-A college football program come to UNCC. Did you know the 1st game may not be until 2016? Maybe by then I can afford to get PSLs beside you? Or hey! We can go in on a box!! :) Start saving!

http://www.administration.uncc.edu/chancellor/Football%20Committee%20Feasbility%20Report/Appendix%208.pdf

Jon said...

I have already committed to two PSL's when they were doing the exploration committee, that would be a lot of fun to have seats next door!!!