The Instigator
Think42
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
JustAnotherGuy
Con (against)
Winning
16 Points

Sports are a waste of resources.

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JustAnotherGuy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/20/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 823 times Debate No: 46348
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (6)
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Think42

Pro

certain sports like marching band and fencing help develop a higher level of thinking. However, most sports like football, fut-ball (soccer), basketball, ect. just cause concussions and do not really contribute to the learning process. Why not just keep spend the money on something like new textbooks or technologies to help better teach the students?
JustAnotherGuy

Con

Thank you for hosting this debate, and good luck.

My opponent says that "most sports like football, fut-ball (soccer), basketball, ect. just cause concussions and do not really contribute to the learning process." This is not true however, as these sports increase not only physical fitness, but also quick thinking skills. These sports also deal in a lot of memorizing (such as the names of plays and what you do in them.) Sports teams usually require the student athlete to get good grades in their classes so sports also influence the student to get better grades and learn more. Sports also can relieve stress and provide an activity for students to do. Sports also produce a positive cash inflow for the school through tickets sales, sponsors, ect.

In short, sports are beneficial to both the school and the athlete and should be kept.
Debate Round No. 1
Think42

Pro

I never said they should be taken away (as that would just be unfair to students wanting to partake in said sports) but the funding should be cut back. For example, in my old highschool, my biology class had textbooks that were practically falling apart and the art and band programs were all but gone while the baseball and football teams got shiny new uniforms and equipment. I've also heard of and seen instances of students that do well in football being given pardons for their bad/failing grades so they could continue to play sports for that school. It really comes down to what should be prioritized in the schools.
JustAnotherGuy

Con

Thank you for the quick response
The resolution of this debate is "are they a waste of resources", and I have already said that the the sports events take in money to make a profit, thus creating more capital for the school itself. This alone should prove that sports programs are not a waste of resources.
Debate Round No. 2
Think42

Pro

You have a good argument. It may apply to large schools, but i have yet to see it positively affect my district.
JustAnotherGuy

Con

Well the resolution implies sports as a whole, not just your district. (My district is massively in debt as well).
It was a lovely debate, thank you for the opportunity.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PlumberGirl123 2 years ago
PlumberGirl123
I agree sports are a waste.
Posted by Romanii 3 years ago
Romanii
Watching sports, I mean.
Playing sports is good.
Posted by Romanii 3 years ago
Romanii
Good debate!
Sports aren't really a waste a resources as much as they are a waste of time.
Posted by Think42 3 years ago
Think42
@JustAnotherGuy. You've been a pleasure to debate with, i hope we have more in the future.
Posted by Think42 3 years ago
Think42
Ill take that as a compliment. Thank you.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
This guy seems like a real character.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's argument was more convincing.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con for school sports requiring good grades, financial gain, and playing sports is learning.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro used a fallacious personal experience logic and didn't comment on con's argument.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pros resolution was a difficult one to defend with Con pointing out the obvious flaw that some sports can create capital. As such they cannot be a waste of resources if they create more wealth than is put in. As such arguments go to Con. The conduct points are split as conduct was good for both opponents. S&G is tied. Source are tied, as none were given.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's arguments was mostly his own opinions and made use of fallacies in the last 2 rounds. As stated by Con, "The resolution is clear, "Sports are wastage of resources"". This means we have to consider "in common" and which implies throughout the world. Finally Pro seemingly conceded most part of the debate.
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Reasons for voting decision: An essential forfeit by Pro, conceding that Con made a good argument and providing no rebuttal. Arguments for Con. I do not feel that any other points need distributing.