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SFSU has one. CSM has one. Heck, even CCSF has one. But Skyline, on the other hand, does not.

No, I’m not talking about snazzy school sweatshirts, I’m talking about the lack of a football program on campus.

Skyline plays host to extremely successful soccer and baseball programs, the basketball and volleyball programs are on the rise, and in case you didn’t know, we even have a badminton program, if you can fathom that.

With these numerous athletic programs available at our disposable, isn’t it ironic that Skyline doesn’t even have a football program of its own? An athletic program at a campus not having a football team is the equivalent to a science program not having a geology class, or something of that nature.

Granted, there’s going to be a large amount of money that’s going to go into the program, such as having to build and maintain the football field, buying jerseys and equipment, and even hiring a coaching staff, but in the end, I think the dividends will pay off.

Not only do I feel that a football program will help boost the populous’ lack of school spirit, but I also feel as though Skyline will receive a huge return in their investment, specifically in terms of money.

Having a football program at Skyline will drastically boost attendance, meaning that these students interested in playing for our football team will enroll in classes, thus having to pay for books and the class’ fees, thus resulting in more money for the school.

For a fact, there are numerous students who decide not to attend Skyline because of its lack of a football program. I’ve had friends and acquaintances that I know of choose to attend schools such as CCSF and CSM instead of Skyline just because of the fact that the aforementioned schools have football programs, and Skyline doesn’t.

As for the football field, Skyline wouldn’t have to expand its area in order to create one. With the emergence of the new track and soccer fields, Skyline could possibly renovate the old soccer field and change it into a football field, since the old soccer field isn’t used as often as it once was. Or better yet, since the newly renovated track is rarely ever used and is made up of synthetic turf, it would be perfect for a football field. Just ask the Flag Football class that plays there, because I think that they can attest to that.

This is a school, so of course it is going to do its best in trying to cater to the students. But if we don’t voice our concerns and opinions over a matter such as this, then a change will not occur. But if you’re interested in wanting a football program at Skyline, then say something. Otherwise, enjoy the commute to CSM and CCSF.

For the past two semesters, I have had the same exact pose of mine stare off into the sky, as I tried to enlighten you, the reader, with my opinions and insight on sports, whether they were based on a local or national level. But this is my last ever GamePoint, for I am going to be sucked into the abyss known as a four-year institution right after this semester. I hope you enjoyed reading my articles, as I enjoyed writing them. But now it’s time for me to blink my eyes, take my right hand off of my chin, and make that long trek off into the distance. Good luck with you and your endeavors in life. Peace out.