Thursday, March 09, 2006

You call that competition?

The ol' alma mater hosted a debate competition over the weekend at which its teams administered a whuppin' announced today in a smug press release. But check this out:

"Whitman 'closed out' the competition when two of its two-person teams won both semifinal debates. When that happens in a college debate tournament, the two semifinal winners are declared co-champions without a final debate taking place."

(Maybe we should do that with presidential debates, too.)

As it happens, one of the "winning" teams is ranked No. 12 in the country (now, I'm not sure if that's the ESPN poll or the coaches' poll or if that's the BCS ranking) and the other "winning" team is No. 17. How are you supposed to move up if you can't even play the higher-ranked team?

What a stupid fucking rule.

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