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Andrebigplay69
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Zaradi
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What sport is better Basketball or Football?

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Zaradi
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/11/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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Andrebigplay69

Pro

I think Football is better because there is hitting scoring is harder to score your offense must drive down a 100 Yd Field and it can be played in any condition rain, snow, sunny or very nasty weather. Basketball isn't a bad sport I just think football is more entertaining to play and watch.
Zaradi

Con

I accept. I'll be arguing that basketball is a superior sport to play than football.

To respond to his points first before bringing up my own:

"there is hitting"

First, no impact. He's just saying that football has hitting but doesn't explain why that makes the sport better or worse. He's just stating an observation not making an argument.

Second, non-unique. Players in basketball hit opposing players all the time. It may be against the rules, but the physical contact occurs.

Third, turn this argument against him. Hits in sports detract from the game since it takes the focus away from the more strategical and skill-oriented focus and more into a "who has the bigger biceps" game. This desentivises people from actually learning and understanding how the game works, which stagnates game growth.

" scoring is harder to score your offense must drive down a 100 Yd Field "

First, not true. Length of playing field is irrelevant to difficulty to score. Soccer fields are much shorter than football fields and they score exponentially less.

But even if this is true, second, turn his argument against him. Shorter length playing fields are better because it magnifies play, mandating flawless play or else your mistakes can be easily capitalized on. In football if you make an interception you have to run down the entire length of the field to score off the interception, which is a grueling 100 yard dash. In basketball, however, if you get the ball stolen from you, they'll be at your hoop in an instant. This magnification of mistakes leads to players performing better to make less mistakes, which leads to more enjoyable games to watch.

"it can be played in any condition rain, snow, sunny or very nasty weather."

First, this is blatantly false. Football games have been cancelled and rescheduled/relocated numerous times due to severe weather. (http://en.wikipedia.org...)

Second, weather is irrelevant because basketball is played inside, therefore immune to the effects of rain and snow.

Third, basketball has a better resistance to the weather because they play inside, 100% nullifying any impacts from weather, whereas since football games are played outside they can still be effected by things like wind, which takes the focus away from gameplay and places the fate of who wins on which way the wind is blowing that day.

Now to establish my own argument. Basketball is superior to football because there is a constant flow of gameplay. In basketball you're always moving, always looking for a person to pass to or a lane to run down to receive a pass, or covering opposing players and trying to steal the ball back. That requires constant movement and constant action. This constant action promotes increased mechanical skills in players, since the more pure running and playing the more prone to tiredness and making mistakes you become, which in turn forces players to become more proficient players. This doesn't detract from strategic play, however. If anything the fast-paced also encourages strategic play because while the state of the game is constantly changing, from defense to offense to defense and then back to offense again, people still need to be thinking about the bigger picture and what they need to be doing at the same time, which multiplies possible game growth.
Debate Round No. 1
Andrebigplay69

Pro

Andrebigplay69 forfeited this round.
Zaradi

Con

Oh hey what a surprise. A forfeit. Never saw that one coming.

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Kappa.
Debate Round No. 2
Andrebigplay69

Pro

Andrebigplay69 forfeited this round.
Zaradi

Con

Extend my arguments
Debate Round No. 3
Andrebigplay69

Pro

Andrebigplay69 forfeited this round.
Zaradi

Con

Aaaaaand I win.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by crushboy79 2 years ago
crushboy79
Alright, Con, what are you talking about?!? Basketball is a wimpy sport. They are trained to throw, pass and run. Football has a heck of a lot more hitting. It is also extremely boring, you run around trying to throw a ball in a basket. How stupid! And not to mention football is a lot more strategical sport and is much ,more organized than basketball. It takes a lot of power, speed, reflexes, skill, and talent. Your lame arguments, Con, are helplessly stupid.
Posted by Andrebigplay69 2 years ago
Andrebigplay69
Explain why basketball is better?
Posted by Randomguy69 2 years ago
Randomguy69
Lol dumb as s American Football is g ay and has commercials every 2 minutes . The real Football aka the most popular sport in the world and Basketball are much better
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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