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The biggest problem is that the solution provided doesnt follow the premise

The title itself talks only about seat improvement. But the conclusion is "focus on academics"

So the outline (which I'm certain wasn't done) would have to have gone like this:

1) school is asking more money for my athletic seats (that I've bought for years)

2) we stink at athletics, with no hope in sight

3) VT shouldn't give as much money to athletics

So for #1, if you've purchased tickets for years, YOU are the one sending money to the athletic department, not the school. That, in and of itself, would destroy the rest of the argument, but we can continue

#2...a 3-decade-long bowl streak, and fresh off the school's first Sweet 16 appearance in 40 years, and the athletic department stinks? Or maybe the argument is based off of one football game and non-existent basketball games? If so, just keep this editorial in the draft phase until you have more data.

#3...VT as an academic institution doesnt prop up the athletic department. It is largely funded through donations and ticket sales.

Lastly, the mental gymnastics needed to avoid the irony of wanting to divert funds away from an athletic department you deem subpar is pretty impressive. Athletics need funds to be competitive, and the aspect VT is sorely lacking is funding. So your solution to this lack of success is to deprive the team you enjoy watching of more funding, just so you can get seats for cheaper? Why?

Let's talk about what the author wanted to accomplish here. And 1 of 2 outcomes need to happen to appease them:

1) they get cheap tickets and parking -- depriving the athletic department of funding

2) the athletic department suddenly becomes amazing at basketball and football

You cant have both of those things. If you want a better athletic program, you need to give it more money. If you want cheap, affordable tickets and parking, dont become a fan of a program that lacks funding.

(In response to this post by saret)

Posted: 09/05/2019 at 11:52PM


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Letter to the Editor in Roanoke Times today -- saret 09/05/2019 2:05PM
  Mr Simon -- VT94 09/05/2019 10:27PM
  Nice Billy Madison excerpt! ** -- GCHokieof91 09/06/2019 09:30AM
  I wish I could answer that, I hear it ALL the time ** -- VaTechHokiesACC 09/06/2019 03:31AM
  They get some money, but it is largely donor funded. ** -- hoosnowahokie 09/05/2019 11:05PM
  Link added -- Hokies23 09/05/2019 2:22PM
  So misinformed in so many ways. -- Will Stewart  09/05/2019 8:38PM
  Well generally agree but small counterpoint.. -- Hokie Flyer 09/10/2019 08:22AM
  Probably written by a Hoo. ** -- 7Hokie1 09/06/2019 2:08PM
  You might be surprised how many people believe that ** -- VaTechHokiesACC 09/06/2019 03:31AM
  It also started out totally incorrect. -- Chris Coleman  09/05/2019 9:51PM
  So you agree it's misinformed... -- I love VT! 09/06/2019 05:35AM
  Yep, that's some good general advice. ** -- Freddyburg Hokie 09/11/2019 11:11AM
  Actually..... -- 2hhoop3 09/06/2019 09:52AM

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