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DarthKirones
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Haydenfootballman
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Hockey is better than football

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DarthKirones
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/8/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DarthKirones

Pro

"Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick. In many areas, one sport (typically field hockey or ice hockey) is generally referred to simply as hockey."

"American football (known as football in the United States and gridiron in some other countries) is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field 120 yards long by 53.33 yards wide with goalposts at each end. The offense attempts to advance an oval ball (the football) down the field by running with or passing it. They must advance it at least ten yards in four downs to receive a new set of four downs and continue the drive; if not, they turn over the football to the opposing team. Most points are scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins."

These are my definitions of the two sports.

Hello everybody. a couple weeks back me and my good friend Jacobie1121 did a debate about Hockey vs. Soccer. Well, I had an idea, why not do a similar debate? This is why I am starting this one.

Rules
- 1st round is for acceptance only
-2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds are meant for arguments. AS MANY AS YOU WANT.
-5th and final round is for rebuttals, closing statements and citing resources. Please do not post an argument in this round.

Rebuttals are reserved for the fifth round only.

I wish you the best of luck.
DarthKirones
Haydenfootballman

Con

Yes I accept your definition and good luck to you too.
Debate Round No. 1
DarthKirones

Pro

Let us begin.

Argument #1: The speed

Both Hockey games and Football last 60 minutes of game time. However Football get's irritating and even boring to watch. Why? Because an actual game will take 3 hours. That's right. There is more time spent with time outs and penalties then actual game play. Hockey is not stopped every 10-20 seconds. Hockey players just play. The speed of the game is not too short that you will disappointed but not so long you will be bored. There is no point in watching a long stretch of stoppages punctured by 10 seconds of game play. Sports fans, you want to watch games and have a few breaks, you don't want to watch breaks with a few seconds of game play, do you?

Also, the overall pace of Hockey Games are MUCH faster. The playing fields are smaller which in this case is usually ice, the players go faster and the ball goes faster. Waaaaay faster. Faster players mean more competition to get to the puck. More competition means better games. Better games means happy fans.

Thanks for accepting, I would do more points but I am a bit busy. It is mothers day and I have a mother to be with.
DarthKirones
Haydenfootballman

Con

Haydenfootballman forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
DarthKirones

Pro

That is a shame.

Argument #2: Hockey is better for fans

Don't us sports fans want lots of games? In hockey each team plays 82 games. 41 at home, 41 away. There are 30 teams in the NHL so the grand total of season games is 2460! In the NFL there are only 256 games! Like stated before, NFL games are very interrupted and the small number of games is just not worth it! And the playoffs in hockey are also much longer. See? There are many games and because teams usually play 3-4 times a week during the season there will be plenty of games with your favorite team!

Argument #3: The variety

If you saw my debate with Jacobie1121 about soccer and hockey you would have seen that I used that argument for Hockey before, but that will not stop me from using that argument here.

Hockey has many variations. The most common version is ice hockey. However there are many other forms. There is field hockey for those who don't like the ice and cold. There is sledge hockey for the disabled. There is street hockey for those who just want a game, and many more! Hockey can be played by anyone. Don't like ice hockey? Play field hockey! Simple as that.

Well, that's all for now.
DarthKirones.
Thank you.
Haydenfootballman

Con

Haydenfootballman forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
DarthKirones

Pro

Argument #4: Hockey is more difficult to play

Hockey is waaaay more challenging to play then football, especially ice hockey. First of all you got to learn how to skate. Then you hare to learn how to pass with a stick and all of that stuff. Then you have to get into even more shape so you don't tire out in the game and then you have to play 3-4 times a week! You also have to travel and practice. Imagine how sore you would be! Football may be tough but hockey is way tougher!

And what if you get involved in a hockey fight? You could get beat up a bit adding to your troubles and all of that gear you have to wear! That is 20 pounds extra! All of these factors add up to make Hockey one of the most difficult sports out there.

Argument #5: Hockey is much more worldwide

"The Arab Cup of Ice Hockey was intended to be an annual international ice hockey competition involving teams from Arab nations. The inaugural tournament took place on the 16th to 20 June 2008 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A 2009 competition was planned to be held in Kuwait City, Kuwait but was cancelled."

Imagine that. Arabs playing ice hockey in the boiling sun. If you have been to the middle east you would know how freaking hot it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

Check that out. All of those countries play ice hockey. But wait! There are even more forms of hockey then just plain old ice hockey! Even more countries play different forms of hockey! Even more. Hockey is an Olympic sport and football is not, making hockey even more international!

Well, I hope you post something.
DarthKirones
Haydenfootballman

Con

Haydenfootballman forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
DarthKirones

Pro

I extend my uncontested argument.

Please vote pro.
Haydenfootballman

Con

Haydenfootballman forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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