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w42723z
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paintmstr2
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Ads have no place on a sports uniform

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Started: 2/10/2015 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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w42723z

Pro

First of all, fans wouldn't be taking the players on the field seriously if there are ads all over the uniform. Instead they would think the player was trying to sell a product for this company instead. If ads were all over the uniform, people would think that the player cares more about selling items then being driven to play the game. If they thought the player wasn't taking his job more seriously, they would stop buying tickets to the sports games, which put the team's financial problems in a worse spot. If the team didn't get money from fans then they wouldn't be able to buy equipment and other team needs.

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paintmstr2

Con

First, if you look at the revenues of the Spanish soccer club Real Madrid, the income yearly is $708.9 million a year. They are the number one club in revenue in the entire world. The Dallas Cowboys however, make $539 million annually. They make the most money in the NFL. It's plain to see who makes more money. Soccer clubs more often than not advertise companies on their jerseys to bring in more revenue for the club, which is much broader than an NFL team. And personally, when I watch soccer, I don't even pay attention to the uniforms. I'm watching the game. And seeing as how 700 million people watch the World Cup each year versus the 111 million that the Super Bowl attracts, I don't think other people care either.

Some other fun facts:

700 million people watched the last World Cup ,111 million people watched the last Super Bowl.
$177 million is the estimated visitor spending at the last World Cup, $153 million is the estimated visitor spending at the last Super Bowl.
The average cost for a 30-second commercial in the U.S. during the last World Cup was $250,000, the average cost for a 30-second commercial in the U.S. during the last Super Bowl was $3 million.
41 percent of people re-watch the ads, the main method of advertising during the World Cup is Kit endorsements.
Debate Round No. 1
w42723z

Pro

NFL and MLB should not have the permission to put ads on players jerseys. If one is to wear an ad on a jersey it should promote the organization that requires them to wear it. Ads should not be on jerseys because fans would not take them as seriously, people should want to look for a certain player and not an ad or product, and when you are in the stadium there are advertisements on signs, so there is no need for it to be on a player"s jersey.

Fans Wouldn"t Take Players Seriously

If a sports player had ads all over the jersey, fans would probably think that the athlete cares more about selling a product more than being driven to play their sport. A common argument for this is that a company that sponsors a team should have the right to put as many ads on the team uniform as they want, however if a company puts too many ads on a uniform the players jersey cannot be seen as well with the ads on it.

People Should Be Looking For Players, Not Products

When the players walk onto the field, kids want to be looking for their favorite player, not their favorite toy that they have in their room. If players had ads on their jerseys, the first things fans would see when the players on the field is the product on their shirt. A common argument for this is that even though ads are distracting, on the players jerseys can raise sales for a product. Although, ads can distract you from the game so if something important happens, you wouldn"t completely know what is happening if you were paying more attention to the ad than the player.

There Are Advertisements In The Stadium Already

It would be foolish to put ads on the players uniform when there are already ads all over the stadium flashing on signs and boards. You can see signs with ads better than small ad patches on the player uniform if you are on a high row or can't see the player very well. Others argue that ads on the sleeves of uniforms don"t hurt fans with distractions , however the sleeve is where the team or sport patch goes on the uniform, so it would leave no room for the patch.
paintmstr2

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
w42723z

Pro

w42723z forfeited this round.
paintmstr2

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by imnotacop 2 years ago
imnotacop
See?!!!!
Posted by imnotacop 2 years ago
imnotacop
Quite saying you will and just do it. It's not polite, it's wasting your opportunity.
Posted by bsh1 2 years ago
bsh1
I am willing to accept as well.
Posted by w42723z 2 years ago
w42723z
@ozzyhead I changed my stance so accept my challenge
Posted by Ozzyhead 2 years ago
Ozzyhead
Change your stance to pro and I'm in
Posted by imnotacop 2 years ago
imnotacop
You'd be pro
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