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michaelmatt21
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Buggie111
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College Football going to March Madness / Tournament type playoffs?

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Buggie111
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/20/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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michaelmatt21

Pro

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Buggie111

Con

Ready to argue. Quite the football fan, but opposed to this sort of format. Pleasure debating!
Debate Round No. 1
michaelmatt21

Pro

michaelmatt21 forfeited this round.
Buggie111

Con

My argument rests on three main points: lack of time for the entire tournament, lack of time between games, and a lack of talent equality between teams (relatively).

1. Lack of time for the entire tournament
The NCAA Men"s Tourney traditionally lasts three weeks with 64 games. Last year"s bowl season was also three weeks long, but only 35 games. If the Men"s football season was extended to 64 games, it could feasibly take almost six weeks with current venue allocation. If such a tournament started in the third week of December, it wouldn"t be done until the start of February, helping to draw away viewers from NFL playoff games. Such a conflict would be unfortunate and unnecessary.
http://en.wikipedia.org...'s_Division_I_Basketball_Tournament

2. Lack of time between games.
Many NFL players and coaches complain about that lack of time between Monday and Thursday night games (I"d link to a Ravens expos" written a couple of years ago, but I can"t find it). If a men"s football tourney were to be played out over three-six weeks with only two days of rest, the combined effect of both the longer, more physically demanding games along with the short breaks will lead to less effort in games and potential health risks due to overly long periods of intensive organ activity.
http://nesn.com...

3. Lack of talent equality between teams (relatively)
One main draw point to basketball games is the upset factor, the large chance that the underdog in the game will beat the favorite. For example, this year, the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th seeds all lost out to the 10th and 11th seeds (Dayton, Stanford). These upsets would be much rarer in a college football games, though, because there a small set of teams at a level above all other teams in the league.
Debate Round No. 2
michaelmatt21

Pro

michaelmatt21 forfeited this round.
Buggie111

Con

Arguments still stand.
Debate Round No. 3
michaelmatt21

Pro

michaelmatt21 forfeited this round.
Buggie111

Con

All arguments stand, vote con.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Actionsspeak 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited every round. Con was the only one to present a argument. Con was the only one to share sources when making claims.