The Instigator
sensfan
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The Contender
RevL8ion
Con (against)
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Hockey is the best sport in the world

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after 4 votes the winner is...
RevL8ion
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/8/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (4)

 

sensfan

Pro

Hockey is the best sport on earth because we have the best fans, the best playoffs, and the best trophy. There is also many teams youth to pro that play and it is the most enjoyable to watch. Hockey also has fights which make the game enjoyable to watch.
RevL8ion

Con

I accept this argument. As an ice hockey player myself, I think so as well, but it's all a matter of opinion. Pro must accept the BoP and must logically prove and provide evidence that hockey is indeed the best sport.
Debate Round No. 1
sensfan

Pro

Hockey players are not always getting charged like football players. Also who wants to watch a ball get kicked around for a couple of hours or have stoppages all the time in football, watch a ball get thrown at a net or hit back in forth over the net. Hockey is very exciting to both play and watch.
RevL8ion

Con

Thanks to Pro for his...rather short...argument. I will point out that Pro has not addressed his BoP, so everything he has claimed is invalid. That being said, this argument will hardly need much content to win.

What Exactly is the "Best Sport?"
Here is the definition of best:

Best: of the highest quality, excellence, or standing[1]

Here is the definition of sport:

Sport: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.[2]

From these definitions, it can be concluded that the "best sport" is the one that requires more skill and physical prowess than the others. However, it is virtually impossible to compare different sports due to their diverse gameplay, equipment, and setting for playing. Therefore, there is no "best sport," and people who do claim that it is are prejudiced since they don't have evidence that their sport (or hockey in this case) has the highest requirement of skill or physical prowess.

Pro has failed to provide evidence for this, and his entire argument is heavily opinionated. In addition, he failed to accept full BoP. The outcome of this debate favors Con.

Sources
[1]http://dictionary.reference.com...
[2]http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 2
sensfan

Pro

Hockey needs a lot of skill and it has a high physical component to the game. Any debate will have some opinion in it. Hockey is the best sport cause of what I previously mentioned. This debate was supposed to be opiniated.
RevL8ion

Con

Pro has only claimed that hockey is better than soccer, but has no evidence to show for it. He has neglected his BoP entirely, and even went further to claim that this debate was supposed to be opinionated. If he wanted to make something opinionated, he should have done so in the Opinions section of DDO. I have negated all parts of Pro's argument, and he has failed to prove that hockey is the best sport. Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by RevL8ion 2 years ago
RevL8ion
I play soccer too...now I'm pissed. LMAO
Posted by SNP1 2 years ago
SNP1
Did Pro just insult football/soccer? Which is one of the world's best sports (World Cup anyone?)? Wow...
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Vote Placed by Zanomi3 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Same reasons as other voters; BoP was not addressed, as well as stronger arguments being posted by Con. Source also go to Con for his use of, well, sources (even if they are just definitions).
Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: pro never rebuts con. Also, con is only one to use sources.
Vote Placed by YamaVonKarma 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ... Don't insult the sport of Kings, Pion.
Vote Placed by ESocialBookworm 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had, and completely failed, to adequately meet the BoP.