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TH3Antag0nist
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gavstrk
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NFL Football is a waste of time and money

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TH3Antag0nist
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/29/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TH3Antag0nist

Pro

First round is for acceptance.
gavstrk

Con

I accept this debate my friend.
Debate Round No. 1
TH3Antag0nist

Pro

Well first off I do not think there is any possible way that you can argue that watching NFL foot ball is not a waste of time. So my opposing argument will be on how it is a waste of money. First of all open the following link and you will see a chart. http://www.policymic.com...

Now that you have seen that you can see that football stadiums are not cheap and the our tax money goes into it. If the NFL generates 10 billion dollars annually why can't they use that money to build their stadiums. Only 64% of Americans watch NFL football but all of them have to pay taxes to it. If you did not like something why would you have to pay for others entertainment. Now the NFL is a non-tax profit organization. They don't have to pay taxes. In congress passed two laws: 1. The NFL was entitled to its own monopoly, 2. They did not have to pay federal taxes. So really the NFL is just receiving billions of dollars for what? Well I can answer you. The average football player makes 1.9 million dollars a year on average. This is more money than what most Americans will make in a lifetime. This is just the average however. The most paid NFL player is Drew Brees
Total earnings: $51 million
Salary: $40 million
Endorsements: $11 million
These football players are making ridiculous amounts of money to play a game. The exact same thing can be seen at a high school except with an entrance fee of $5.

Sources:
(http://www.policymic.com...)
(http://www.forbes.com...)
(http://sports.yahoo.com...)
gavstrk

Con

gavstrk forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
TH3Antag0nist

Pro

All argument carried down.
gavstrk

Con

gavstrk forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
TH3Antag0nist

Pro

TH3Antag0nist forfeited this round.
gavstrk

Con

gavstrk forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
You really need to define waste.
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Vote Placed by Tophatdoc 3 years ago
Tophatdoc
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