Is there a place for American Football in the UK sports marketplace?
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Dear Sports Fans!
The survey accessible via the link below is part of a dissertation research project. I would be very grateful if you could share your opinions on this topic. Before you agree to take part in this survey, please note that you must be over 18 years old to participate. It is also a requirement that you consider yourself a fan of one of the top sports in the UK. All of your responses are anonymous. No information is being collected other than the responses you submit so it will not be possible to associate any responses with any participant.
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Your time is much appreciated – hopefully you'll find it quite interesting!
Additionally, if Pro wishes to conduct some kind of sports survey, the optimum place in which to do so is the sports section of the forums, which is located here: [http://www.debate.org...]. In a way, you could say that I am also "con" to the idea of using this 5-round debate as a means of pushing around a survey.
Because my opponent isn't debating the topic, or at all, you obviously negate.
As an NFL fan I'm unsure. Fans already have their team (I'm a New Orleans Saints fan), and whilst the annual Wembley game attracts a full house this is fans of all different teams around the country and indeed Europe. I live in Yorkshire and it would not be feasible to go to a full seaons games - too expensive. Also the fan experience doesn't match that in the US.
However, there is possibly a space in the market for the NFL franchise. With the right commercial opportunities and involvement with kids from an early age the sport could grow within the UK.
Let's take a look at the resolution: "Is there a place for American Football in the UK sports marketplace?"
By my opponent's very argumentation, she hasn't given us a definite yes, which means that she cannot ask you to affirm the resolution. While she may try to shift her position in Round 3, I'd like you to note that any attempts by Pro to shift her position to something more defensible are absolutely unacceptable in a debate round, since she could potentially skew her arguments in an infinite number of ways.
Because my opponent has failed to uphold her burden in two ways (not affirming the resolution, and not debating at all), it's clear that the only way to vote is Con.
missjt forfeited this round.
Oh, also - extend all arguments.
I'm just busy writing up my dissertation having collected the data.
The debate never really got going did it...The question I posed (Is there a place for American Football in the UK sports marketplace) sets the foundation for a really good debate - one that is both current and a prevalent topic when considering the UK's perception of Americanism. It would have been good to debate it with you, it's just a shame I needed some questionnaires filling out in the process.
Told you I didn't do anything to her.
Anyhow, I agree that this debate never really got off the ground, since it wasn't really a "debate" to begin with. I'm just going to call this a victory for Con, and say that, maybe, we could do an actual debate over this topic in the future.
missjt forfeited this round.
Conduct: Con - Pro forfeited. Twice. And made a debate to push her survey.
S/G: Con - Maybe it was just me, but her "arguments" seemed really awkward when I was reading them, in terms of construction.
Arguments: Con - Obviously.
Sources: Tied - What sources?
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Vote Placed by Cody_Franklin 6 years ago
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