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Ramsay215
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Sportnak
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football is the best sport

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/27/2010 Category: Sports
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Ramsay215

Pro

Pro's and Cons of football
Football is the best team sport. Reason being is because you have 11 people on the field all with specific roles that must be fulfilled in order for plays given by the coaching staff to work and score points, or whatever the goal is during the game.
In football, 1 player can be a star, but the backbone of that star if the 10 remaining players on the field on his team.

PRO'S
1. It builds a brotherhood and with that brotherhood your team mates become family
2. Football builds character for the person playing on the team
3. Organized football makes people disciplined and keeps their grades up.
4. Girls think football player are sexy. :) lol
5. You stay out of trouble because people who play on a team want to remain on that team
6. Football is a very fun sport and if you like adrenaline then there's allot of that also.
7. The games are intense(depending) and if you're squad is decent you have a shot at playoffs and championship status
8. If you're good you could go to college for football as well as academics on scholarships
9. Playing football will provide good memories if played at a young age and later in life you can involve you're kids.
10. Football teaches a life lesson on how you are able to make it by yourself but with teamwork and effort allot can be accomplished

CON'S

1. Football is very time consuming
2. You can get injured
3. You position is never secure. People will always try to take you're spot
4. Practices can be very hard and very hot
5. Stupid mistakes have severe consequences on the field
6. Those with a busy schedule will have to make time for football which might be the entire day.
7. Football brings allot of fatigue
8. If you're not willing to sacrifice blood, sweat and tears then this sport isn't for you
9. You cant be lazy
10.There is allot of running for those, such as myself with endurance
Sportnak

Con

My opponent here has stated that football is the best sport. First upon looking and seeing that my opponent resides in the United States I will draw the assumption he is talking of American Football with pads and 120 yards of grass that requires a field, 22 players, two field goals, lines every ten yards, and, of course, protection gear.

One request i would like to also make before starting the round is that those of you who only watch football refrain from giving an opinion based on your view. Base this on the arguments.

One observation i would like to make before starting is that my opponent has stated that football is the Best sport. This means that it is better than all other sports based on the criteria of being most favored, being most entertaining, and being most intense.

Because My opponent has stated that football is better than all other sports, i will offer one or two other sports that are clearly better which will prove my opponent false.
First, Soccer. Soccer is the most watched sport in the world, accumulating millions of viewers throughout the years and even more every four during the FIFA World Cup. This event is so epic and so intense and so entertaining that it can only occur every four years in various regions of the world. Now it may be a given that football may be a more favored sport in the United States, but my opponent failed to specify where football was the best sport and thus, the argument would be invalid. Soccer, is a far more team oriented sport, because the sport requires multiple people and no one person can be the only star of the game. Soccer is always intense, even when played on the playgrounds of schools, my opponents pro's to football are all flawed, because each and every one of them are completely conditional to the person. For example:
1. It can also breed hatred and competition for the same position.
2. Football can also build discontent.
3. Organized football cannot guarantee better grades, in fact, it causes loss of sleep which could in turn, lower grades.
etc.
Soccer, however, has pro's that prove that it is undeniably the best sport in the world. You cannot be lazy in soccer and the teams remain so small that everyone must be ready at a seconds notice. Soccer can be played in almost any weather. Soccer has little protection gear, showing the intensity of the sport and the strength and endurance required. Soccer does not stop every five seconds for a break, you must play every second knowing you may not get a break for 45 minutes.
Soccer has con's yes, but football is in no way a more qualified sport in any area at entertaining people or raising adrenaline level than soccer is. Thus I urge a con ballot.
Debate Round No. 1
Ramsay215

Pro

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Sportnak

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Debate Round No. 2
Ramsay215

Pro

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Sportnak

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Brandonmaciel333 6 years ago
Brandonmaciel333
Football being the best sport is an opinion
In my opinion soccer is the best sport because you are constantly running for 45 minutes
then a 15 minute break then another 45 minutes of running
Posted by pbplk58 6 years ago
pbplk58
wow, all 10 of the "pro's" ramsay listed can be applied to soccer, basketball, baseball, etc. They don't prove that football is the best sport. Which it isn't, btw.
Posted by twsurber 6 years ago
twsurber
Semantics, football/soccer?
Posted by brian_eggleston 6 years ago
brian_eggleston
The history of baseball:

Baseball originated in England where it is called "rounders" and is still widely played, but only by schoolgirls.

The earliest reference to the sport was in 1745 in A Little Pretty Pocket-Book where it is called "baseball".

http://en.wikipedia.org...
Posted by resolutionsmasher 6 years ago
resolutionsmasher
sigh....
these debates are re-occuring on the site and thus no one even looks at them and rarely are they taken. Get original. Get political. Get on the forums, people get to know you and you can build your rep there.
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Vote Placed by Meursault 6 years ago
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