The Instigator
superbowl9
Pro (for)
Winning
4 Points
The Contender
chris327
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Basketball is better than hockey

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after 1 vote the winner is...
superbowl9
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/22/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,269 times Debate No: 59406
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (5)
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superbowl9

Pro

Hey Chris,

This is not a serious debate. It will be light hearted and jokes/minor insults are allowed. No conduct points should be taken away for these things.

BoP is shared

All 3 rounds for debate

May the best sport win.

Limit 3 arguments per round + rebuttals.

I'll start off with some arguments.

1) Basketball uses a ball.

Ball sports are obviously better than non-ball sports, and a ball is a lot less dangerous than a puck.

A common hockey injury

2) Basketball takes less skill to play

Anyone can pick up a ball and throw it into a hoop, hockey takes skill and skating around on the ice is hard enough by itself.

Even kids can play. Fun for the whole family.

3) Basketball is cheap to play

All you need is a ball and a hoop.
Struggle basketball being played by kids. Minimal resources required.

As we can see, hockey is clearly more expensive, harder to play, and more dangerous than basketball.
chris327

Con

Hockey is no doubt the better sport.

1. It is full of fast paced action, as well as exciting hits and goals.

2. No one makes dumb comments about hockey, like "ball is life" for basketball.

3. Hockey players don't yell stupid taunts at each other like "brick city" or "biscuits"
Debate Round No. 1
superbowl9

Pro

First I'll address Con's points, then I'll add three more in favor of bball, the superior sport.

"1. It is full of fast paced action, as well as exciting hits and goals."

Basketball is faster. There is nothing more exciting than a cool basket, pass, or other play made, which happens all the time.

Yes, this is real life. It may seem to be too cool, but reality is intense.

"2. No one makes dumb comments about hockey, like "ball is life" for basketball."

In my personal internet travels I have seen many a hockey player say "hockey is life", or "GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!!!1!!!"

" Hockey players don't yell stupid taunts at each other like "brick city" or "biscuits""

Trash talking is in the nature of basketball, and it is part of honored baller culture to say these things. I belive that this part of the game is extremely influental and hockey players could learn something from it. Also, hockey players fight while ballers use words.

My Points

1) Basketball players have cool jerseys to wear around

Many people wear these jerseys and become a part of baller culture

2) There's a good basketball anime

This reason alone should be enough to win the debate. Watch Kuroko no Basket and you will become a baller.

Note: source of picture is not the same as other real life image

3) Shaqtin' a fool

I refer you to Javail McGee and Shaqtin' a fool.

https://www.youtube.com...;
chris327

Con

chris327 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
superbowl9

Pro

Basketball is so good it has dazzled my opponent, causing him to forfeit.
chris327

Con

chris327 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by superbowl9 3 years ago
superbowl9
I think I've demonstrated it's not.
Posted by pensfan 3 years ago
pensfan
hockey is way better then basketball.
Posted by superbowl9 3 years ago
superbowl9
Kuroko no basket
Posted by KhalifV 3 years ago
KhalifV
LOL what show are those pics coming from?
Posted by KhalifV 3 years ago
KhalifV
LOL what show are those pics coming from?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
bladerunner060
superbowl9chris327Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeits. Though this wasn't a serious debate, Con failed to respond, netting Pro arguments. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.