Shawn Rafferty ParadigmLast changed 10/18 9:52P EDT
Head Coach of Jenks High School, Oklahoma 4th year
Head Coach of Manhattan, Kansas 13 years
I think debate is a game, and tend to be more policy oriented. That said, I am not a fan of judge adaptation, I think you should run what you want, and I will do my best to follow.
Please slow down on tags and theory if you want them on my flow.
I will probably make a decision rather quickly. It doesn't mean that I am not paying attention or evaluating your arguments, I usually just don't need a long time to sort things out.
If you want to read something like Bataille or Baudrillard, etc. I might not be the best judge for you. I don't read the lit, and I think debate is ultimately good, so you might have more mileage from your pref somewhere else.
An ideal round for me would be a topical affirmative versus a counterplan with a net benefit. That said, I have voted for the K, and I have enjoyed critical affirmatives, win the framework debate.
Yes put me on the email chain email@example.com
Now I will quote a much better judge about something that I would like you to think about when I judge you
Will Katz's Grumpy Man Rants
Don’t shrink the text of your cards to 2 pt font. 8 point font is plenty fine. If I ever judge someone who shrinks their text down that much, I’m going to shrink down the highlighted parts that much too and then just not read the card because its too small.
Death good just signals to me that I should kill your points and your chance of winning
If your argument is that debate is always bad, I'm likely to agree with you that your debating is always bad, and as such I'll likely vote for the other team.
If you think you can win with only offense and no defense, then you'll probably have a better time playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers than winning a debate in front of me.
If you sit down in cx, it makes it seem like you don't want me to listen attentively. Who am I to argue with you on that?
If you go top speed all the time, I'd recommend NASCAR over debate. In debate, there is definitely a time to go slow. Although even in NASCAR they don't start out at top speed