Towson wins national debate

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  1. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Anyone hear about this?

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    I still can't tell if this is serious or not.
    I just see a bunch of pages linking the same story.
     
  2. Chesten_Hesten

    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Is this a debate that all colleges enter into?
    Like would you have a Harvard, Yale, Stanford in this same competition?
     
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    I thought about going to towson
     
  5. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm not trying to troll by asking this...
    is it a serious college? This is the first I heard of it. And if this is a top debate team at that college.... woof.

    Again, maybe this is a big hoax or something.

    Hesten's link that he provided of the entire debate is purged already.
     
  6. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    From Towson's website:

    Seriously?

    Debating by yelling out as many words as possible?
     
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    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Towson University from Maryland? It's not a bad school, but it's also not one of the top schools in Maryland. It has a good program for people who want to become teachers, and I don't know the other areas it is strong in. For a lot of people applying to colleges it is their back-up school.
     
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    http://tunews.towson.edu/2014/03/25...ack-female-pair-to-win-national-championship/


    I'm soiling my Wranglers reading this.
     
  10. Rob Battisti

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    I suppose you win if you spew unintelligible words at a fast pace?
     
  11. JonesBones

    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    That is what college debating is, unfortunately. It's all about who can say the most, in the least amount of time. It takes the essence away from a true debate. Nobody actually has to think on their feet. It is totally packaged. It is like a fast food debate. There are better debates on Sherdog, everyday.
     
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    The debate was done in Ebonics?

    What an embarrassment. This "win" will do the university more harm than good.
     
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    Florida should have chosen "debate by combat".
     
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    I went there. Had my AA already. Was easier than Jr college. I also managed to do 54 credits in one year. There are some serious classes there, but in general the classes are easier than they should be
     
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    After watching a bunch of debate videos, apparently debate is just a contest to see who can speak the fastest. They should stop calling it debate and just call it fast talking contemporary subjects poetry.
     
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    This is what you get when the judges are either politically correct white folk, or blacks with a victim complex. Does anyone here believe that if white students would have acted the same they wouldn't have been shot with a tranquilizer?
     
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    Dumbest thing I have seen all day. I thought for sure this was a gimmick vid. and not for real.
     
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    I remember watching a video for a debate class in community college, it was basically reading as fast as you possibly could. I guess now if you add in hammer fists and scream you're considered to be landing significant strikes. Wouldn't be surprised if Cecil Peoples was sitting on the panel of judges. Either that or our college standards have diminished so low that this is on the right end of the bell curve for most colleges.... pathetic.
     
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  20. The ScorpioN

    The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    I thought debate was about presenting and defending your argument and poking holes through your opponent's arguments. What the fuck is this?
     

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