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dayanifercarrizales
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Hayd
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Soccer vs basketball

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/8/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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dayanifercarrizales

Pro

Soccer is better than basketball because you are able to do more running and you don't really fall that bad like in basketball since its on gym or concrete and you can damage one of your legs but soccer you fall on grass 😎
Hayd

Con

In this debate, I will be arguing that basketball is a better sport than soccer. If my reasons outweigh the reasons my opponent gives, then I win this debate.

Better Pay

One of the ways that basketball is objectively superior to soccer, is that it pays to play. The average soccer player salary is $35,125, while the average basketball player salary is $5.2 million a year [2].

How Many People Play

13 million Americans play soccer [3], while 26 million Americans play basketball [4]. That’s almost twice as much!

Worth

The average professional basketball team has a worth of 1.1 billion dollars [5]. In soccer, only the top 20 teams are worth that much [6].

Weather
Most basketball games are played indoors, which lets you play with air conditioning, God’s gift to Earth. This way, you can play whether or not it's raining, snowing, lightning, hot, humid, etc.

In soccer, you are a slave to the weather.

[1] http://work.chron.com...

[2] http://www.businessinsider.com...

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org...

[4] https://www.sfia.org...

[5] http://www.forbes.com...

[6] http://www.forbes.com...


Debate Round No. 1
dayanifercarrizales

Pro

dayanifercarrizales forfeited this round.
Hayd

Con

Rebuttal
Pro says that if you fall on soccer grass, it doesnt hurt as much as on the hard concrete in basketball. This is false because:

1) Soccer entails two people sprinting at eachother at full speed with spikes on their shoes, injuries are more likely to happen, than in basketball, where its more lax.

2) Basketball has less contact, getting hurt by falling is a result of the player's own clumsiness, not the game's.

I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
dayanifercarrizales

Pro

dayanifercarrizales forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
dayanifercarrizales

Pro

dayanifercarrizales forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
dayanifercarrizales

Pro

dayanifercarrizales forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by fire_wings 1 year ago
fire_wings
lol, Hayd's arguments are funny. Soccer players are "slaves" to weather.
Posted by Alexthedebater 1 year ago
Alexthedebater
Ok so there really isn't a better sport yes soccer is bigger but basketball is better in other places such as the US but its all about you and what you prefer You can get hurt really bad in either sport both are just as beneficial. There really is no argument here its your own personal preference remember that and this is just my opinion im sure there are plenty different opinions to go around.
Posted by moneystacker 1 year ago
moneystacker
tbh if I was debating con would simply argue they are equally good. Soccer is more known and impacts more cultures but basketball is a big favorite in the US
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff many times, so conduct to Con.