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ally93
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josh_42
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do u think girls can play football on a boys team

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/28/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ally93

Pro

i think that girls can. because girls can be what they want to be and do what they want to do, not caring what anyone else thinks about them. some girls have the dream to be a rockstar, but some have the dream of playing a sport regrudeless what anyone says. we have the courage to play on a boys team. and for that we as girls can do anything if we put our minds to it.
josh_42

Con

My opponent states first that "i think that girls can (play football on a boy's team).because girls can be what they want to be and do what they want to do"

Its true girls could do anything hey want including playing football. But girls would be unable to compete with boys on football team for a few reasons.

first off, Men are naturally more apt to play football. football is characterized as a collision sport with the need for strength and aggression. The male hormone testosterone helps create the necessary physical requirements to play football.

"testosterone effects can be classified as virilizing and anabolic. Anabolic effects include growth of muscle mass and strength, increased bone density and strength" (wikipedia)

Women would be at a disadvantage to a male player.
Debate Round No. 1
ally93

Pro

well that is all very true. but,
"girls are not the delicate creatures we were once thought to be and many girls are no longer content to wave pompoms and perform acrobatics on the sidelines. They want to be in the game, with all that entails". (about.com)
i know for a fact that girls do not like to be on the sidelines watching the game they want to be in it, and be involved with the boys. girls maybe be at a disadvantage but we can take a hit or two. yes some might not want to be in the game but most of us are athleta's like we call the boy's. if guys can have there known football and the girls want to play then they can play as long as they can throw the ball, tackle someone, and take a hit.

so that why you should....for me (pro)
josh_42

Con

Its no about whether a girl can take a hit or two, its about skill and prowess.
Can a girl stop a 200-300 pound lineman? thats muscle not fat and not every one can be a quarterback or a receiver.

The topic of the debate was "do u think girls can play football on a boys team" not "should girls be allowed to play football on a boys team" it doesn't matter if a girl wants to be on a boys team but CAN she compete/play on a boys team. This isn't a friendly game in the park, this is high school football where your goal is to win.

we will define" to play" in this context as "to compete against (another player or team) in an athletic match or contest"

my opponent concedes "girls maybe be at a disadvantage..."

therefore girl would not be able to adequately compete on a competitive boys team whos goal is to win

Additionally, If i was a coach of a football team, why would i use a player who would be at a disadvantage to his/her counterpart.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Debate Round No. 2
ally93

Pro

ok yes but, if the girl was trying out for place kicker and PAT kicker. and if she can if the kick the ball farther than the boys can then the coach should give her a chance on the team because she was the better kicker. ok i'm an expert on soccer and soccer players do have a better kicking ability than boys do. because we are always use our feet. but me i'm a goalie and i feel that if u can be a goalie on a soccer field and be able to take the falls and get trampted on be the other team, you would think that a girl could be able to stand up to the 200-300 pound guys. yes know i do admitt that it might take us a little time to get up but a girl who is just as agressive as the boys would get back up and do it again. girls want to win just the same as the guys do its not any different. girls arent any differen than guys well except two things and you can probably know what that is.
if you dont know what i am talking about what do girls have different then boys. tells see what we dont have a penis like guys so it doesnt hurt as bad when we get kicked there.
thus......you vote pro
josh_42

Con

To wrap things up i would like to point out a few things. I have given facts as to why girls can not play on a boys football team.But my opponent has given no facts. She has given no research that girls could play as well as boys on a football team. She has given no examples of women breaking a "gender barrier".

My opponents thought the debate has given her opinion on the matter, but in a debate facts count not opinions.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by sabotage 3 years ago
sabotage
uhm, no? a girl cant play on a boys team? thats why they have this thing called "co ed" heh. uhm, duh?
Posted by mecjl 5 years ago
mecjl
The way men are built suits them for football :]
Uhh women shouldn't play with boys because it would be totally unfair but should have a league of their own..
Posted by sorc 5 years ago
sorc
I'm not sure if it is a law in the US, but in NJ anyway there is a law/rule (Section VII of something) that in the absence of separate sports teams for each gender, the team for that sport must allow both genders.

Anyway, to fulfill the resolution all that has to be proven is that it is possible for one girl to play any position, which I think Pro accomplished.
Posted by theitalianstallion 5 years ago
theitalianstallion
ally93, why do you keep making debates on this one subject? If you lose your first debate on it, chances are you will lose the second. Unless your opponent is illiterate, everything favors him/her.
Posted by ally93 6 years ago
ally93
I'M all for girls play with the boys but they dont think we can do it. they dont think that we have the strength and the body to be able to play on there team. trust me i know all about it but we are talking about football, not soccer dont get me wrong i love soccer i play it myself but...i dont know. boys just think that girls should be in a kitchen cooking or cleaning i guess and that we have NO agreesiveness to be able to play with them..

sorry i spelled that wrong i was in a hury...lol.... :)
yea im all for girls play on a boys team whatever that game is.
Posted by ally93 6 years ago
ally93
umm..hun...football not soccer that is what we are talking about NOT soccer. we are debating on if a girl can play on a boys football team. so i'm sorry that you were confused about the converstation...:)
Posted by Shabz 6 years ago
Shabz
Hi im 13 nd last yr i playd for the boys football team nd guess what we won! even the boys were saying they couldnt have done it without me..... nd i was playing goalie and striker i only let 1 goal passed and i scored a hatrick in every game... so your saying girls cant play on boys teams? think again
Posted by ally93 6 years ago
ally93
so what your trying to say is that. you have NO idea what you are talking about?
Posted by zaqsrfcd77 6 years ago
zaqsrfcd77
Oh, I did not know that there is no girl footballs since I am not from that culture..../
Posted by ally93 6 years ago
ally93
zagsfcd77 your are not being rude trust me i can take all of the opinions from anyone right now. and i do agree with you but i do have i own opinion on it. lets say you are a girl and you wanted to play football and there was no team would you really just give up on wanting to play? (oh and i do know your not a girl so dont think i'm calling you a girl b/c im not). dont get me wrong some girls wouldnt be able to handle it but then some could be able to. and what are the girls who want to play football suppose to do because there are NO girls teams. so i feel that if one should want to play that badly that the girl should try it out to see if she can handle it.

so all im saying is that if there is no girls team then why couldnt we try out for the boys there would be nothing wrong with that. and if you are saying that it would be to dangrous for a girl to play well its just like any other sport that we play we can get hurt yes but we also can get hurt in any other sport we play.
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