[eDebate] Tournaments - another proposal
scottelliott at grandecom.net
Thu Oct 23 17:15:19 CDT 2008
Now we have the final piece of evidence for why eight rounds are bad--it
obviously destroys any sense of humor and the ability to detect sarcasm. Get
some sleep Josh.
Quoting Josh <jbhdb8 at gmail.com>:
> First of all we ran the Obama 100 days/honeymoon da already at UK (in
> response to the plan doesnt pass in the current session).
> Second, banning arguments is pretty close to the worst thing we can do as
> educators ever. If you look through the 1000s of posts I have written
> about, for instance, the performance arguments - I have never once said ban
> any arguments...Its the opposite of what we are about and stand for.
> Third, all case and DA construction is equally silly at the impact
> level...if you can PROVE its silly you win....we go for impact D and smart
> take outs to absurd internal links and impacts all the time.
> Fourth, link and internal link work on politics is good....I dont really
> want to spend a ton of time explaining why...but yes, a percentage of
> coaches hate on politics when politics work is often better and more logical
> than affirmative advantage work...what you are really decrying is the
> absurdity of the impact environment.
> Anyway, thats my take,
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 5:06 PM, <scottelliott at grandecom.net> wrote:
> > Another proposal: Let's ban politics disads and elections disads from
> > rounds.
> > That way we can all get some sleep.
> > I suspect 99% of the staying up until 5:00 a.m. cutting cards has to do
> > with
> > having to answer back these absurd positions. Let's face it, the topic
> > proper
> > has been researched out by mid-october. Now all the stress is on elections
> > disads and answers. Starting November 4th, YOU (a collective You, because I
> > don't waste time on them) will all have to rush to jam together a new
> > "lame
> > duck/legacy" disad. This requires that WE have to stay up until 4:00
> > cutting
> > stupid blippy cards to answer back a bunch of other stupid blippy cards.
> > Come
> > January 19th, YOU will, AGAIN!, have to cut a bunch of new "Obama's first
> > 100
> > days agenda" disad. To which, WE will have to stay up until 4:00 a.m on
> > Saturday night/Sunday morning, cutting more stupid answers to stupid
> > "Sheboegon
> > Daily Herald in '09" cards. We could all have a much more relaxed time if
> > we
> > discussed the mertis of the topic rather than having to update the politcs
> > disads du jour.
> > Scott
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