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bigbee99
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Heatgang22
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Hockey should be America's past time.

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Heatgang22
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/11/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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bigbee99

Pro

I believe Hockey should be America's past time for many reasons.

1: It takes a significant amount of balance and coordinating to skate on ice while controlling a stick and puck and also be run into.

2: Hockey is the most physical sport besides sports like boxing. It gives the viewer entertainment because fighting seems to be a big joy to watch for citizens o the U.S.A. Particularly men.

3: Hockey is, in my opinion, the most enjoyable sport.
Heatgang22

Con

In order for anything to be a pastime, it must first be something that the majority enjoys hence uses to pass the time. The reason, why baseball was considered America's pastime is because in the 19th century that's basically what majority of sports fans knew and used to past the time. Compared to all the sports played in our great country, Hockey's fan base isn't strong enough for it to be an American pastime.
Debate Round No. 1
bigbee99

Pro

According to some surveys I have read, over 3/5 of the United States population enjoys the sport of hock. Therefore, hockey has the majority of U.S. appreciation to become the past time.
Heatgang22

Con

Let's be honest with ourselves, disregarding credibility to any source. Do you actually think hockey is more popular than basketball? Football? Baseball? Let's even throw in track and field and soccer. If hockey has the ability to become a past time, then all the sports I named above should also definitely be American pastimes squared. Hockey does have an appreciation from its fan base do not get me wrong, however, according to sources, football, basketball and baseball are among the top watched and played sports in the U.S. today. Also your argument is flawed since you described why hockey is a harder sport to play rather convincing us why it should receive the prestigious title of a pastime.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by bigbee99 4 years ago
bigbee99
Your complete argument is invalid. You did not explain why hockey shouldn't be the past time. You had no sources or any facts. You lose.
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Vote Placed by Napoleon_Dynamite_915 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: There's no way that hockey will ever become more popular than football or basketball.
Vote Placed by po.osullivan 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I love hockey, but it's not distinctly American enough to be the national pastime. Pro gave reasons why it is enjoyable, and stated that 60% of the population thinks favorably of it, but Con demonstrated his argument much better.