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Tubaman
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johngriswald
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Marching Band is A Sport

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/14/2009 Category: Arts
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,005 times Debate No: 10465
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Tubaman

Pro

Many people do not believe that marching band is a class to give P.E credits to when in fact it is as much as hard work and workout as any sport known to man
johngriswald

Con

I would like to thank my opponent for making this debate.

I await my opponent's affirmation, definitions, and supporting information for the affirmation.

Affirmation - an affirmation is a statement you are trying to debate for. Usually done in the "I affirm that _Topic___of___debate" format. In this case your affirmation would be I affirm that Marching Band is a sport.

Definitions and Explanation: Here is where you should define the words: sport, and set up a strict standard for the what a sport is and what a sport isn't. Make it clear where to draw the line between a sport and a non-sport. These lines should be clearly distinguishable. For example if I was to bring up another activity, I should be able to easily fit them into a category of either sport or nonsport based upon your guideline.

Supporting Information - This is where you would include reasons why Marching Band is a sport and why it lives up to your definition of a sport. The supporting information should utilize your definitions and explanations. You should clearly show why it is a sport. As the person who created the resolution, you have the burden of proof and thus must prove, (using your definitions and explanations) along with examples factual/logical information why Marching Band is a sport. You should also give your opinion on other activities that are considered sports such as: Cheer-leading, Chess, Fishing, Hunting, surfing, skating, bungee jumping, racing, gambling, etc. Should they be considered sports too?

Thanks and good luck on the debate!
Debate Round No. 1
Tubaman

Pro

Tubaman forfeited this round.
johngriswald

Con

Unfortunate. Extend my position.
Debate Round No. 2
Tubaman

Pro

Tubaman forfeited this round.
johngriswald

Con

Extend my position.
Debate Round No. 3
Tubaman

Pro

Tubaman forfeited this round.
johngriswald

Con

Extend my position.
Debate Round No. 4
Tubaman

Pro

Tubaman forfeited this round.
johngriswald

Con

Extend my position.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by johngriswald 4 years ago
johngriswald
no I'm just a lazy SOB.
Posted by wjmelements 4 years ago
wjmelements
You're no fun.
Posted by johngriswald 4 years ago
johngriswald
I operate on opportunity cost, I knew he would forfeit so why even bother? Its not like I have the burden of proof.
Posted by wjmelements 4 years ago
wjmelements
You could have at least posted a negative case.
Posted by johngriswald 4 years ago
johngriswald
at least 70% of the time. I purposely stake out people who I think are likely to forfeit. Easy win in my book lulz.
Posted by Korashk 4 years ago
Korashk
How many times has this happened to you john?
Posted by johngriswald 4 years ago
johngriswald
Im gonna place a bet now that my opponent forfeits every round and never returns to this website.
Posted by Calebsaur 4 years ago
Calebsaur
Basically marching band only last like what? Half a year?
Posted by Maikuru 4 years ago
Maikuru
You should probably define "sport."
Posted by Chaosflame 4 years ago
Chaosflame
It's too long. I don't think I could debate five rounds about whether marching band is a sport.
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Vote Placed by lynea 3 years ago
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