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Football is better than basketball.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/13/2009 Category: Sports
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 4,307 times Debate No: 7385
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Element96

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Football is much better than basketball because if your a person with a lot of anger or aggression football is a good sport to get it out .Basketball u can get anger out but you will have to do it without being caught by the ref.In football you have to hit, so you get it all out.
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Yes you can get out your anger, butt Football is much more deadly. From my research I have found that more than 50 people have died playing football since 1980. From 1931 until now there have been over 1000 death related to football, Far more than basketball, for which I have found none. You must remember that to be hit is to get hit, and this may lead up to becoming a statistic. If you want to get out your anger, try soccer, kick people in the shin, and if you don't use your hands it's legal!

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Debate Round No. 1
Element96

Pro

basketball promotes selfishness, while football promotes teamwork and hard work... basketball people hog the ball and only pass it when there getting yelled at by there coach.But in football u have to pass the ball and work with the team ,basketball yea its fun but my opinion is football is much better i myself play both sports but football is awesome i agree yes football is pretty risky i dont know i just wanted to start a debate lol
weather

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Selfishness is only exhibited on poor teams, Michael Jordan averaged less than 20 points per game as Dean Smith at North Carolina required Team work and established a passing game offense which promoted spreading the ball around and utilized individual players strengths while downplaying their weaknesses.� Basketball players are far more well rounded athletes.� In Football you have specialist, many of whom are required to gain excessive weight and actually develop unhealthy life styles in order to satisfy the demands of a particular position. It should also be noted that the average NFL player dies in there 50's, this is a result of the unhealthy lifestyle mentioned above.
Debate Round No. 2
Element96

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Element96 forfeited this round.
weather

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I have Enjoyed this debate, thank you element69 for posting this.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JP 7 years ago
JP
Ya, I guess you did do better on the debate.
Posted by weather 7 years ago
weather
Remember JP we vote on debate, not on what you think about the topic
Posted by JP 7 years ago
JP
Football is so much better. I love basketball, but I would debate anyone who said basketball was better than football. Football takes the most toughness and determination to win.
Posted by Alex 7 years ago
Alex
Actually basketball takes more team strategy and selflessness to be successful.
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