Daniel Friedman Paradigm

Last changed Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 3:28 PM UTC

*2014*

 

Haven't judged this topic yet, Big Lex will be my first tournament on Oceans. All this means is go slower/don't expect super familiarity with the current topic lingo. I'll probably get it halfway through round, just be clear about what things mean (which frankly, should be happening in good debates anyway).

Open to any kind of argument, pending it's not blatantly racist/sexist/homophobic/ableist (Timecube came and went with the WGLF).

Comparative impact work in the last rebuttals makes my job much easier. My job being easier makes for high speaks and a better RFD. Turns case is a tag, maybe even a block articulation- explain how it actually turns case. Explain what value to life means in face of a nuclear war melting all our flesh off. Explain what all our flesh melting off from a nuclear war means in face (or lack thereof) of value to life being lost. Magnitude, Probability, Timeframe- simple, and not nexessarily ALWAYS the best, but pretty convenient and universally applicable. 

Arg Specifics:

T- Flesh out author qualifications of the interp debate. Explain your impact in context of the violation so it doesn't sound like a framework backfile. Don't really have a preference between reasonability or competing interps, but explain whichever one you go for. There's little chance I vote on "Running T means you should vote Aff" type turns, but don't get sloppy and drop these, or I'll be grumpy and probably have to write a silly ballot.

CPs- They're cool. Offense on the super teched out ones are hard, so kudos to those killer 2ACs. Press the Neg on solvency advocates, especially for additional planks. CP theory breakdown is (probably): Lean Neg on Agent Fiat. Lean Aff on Delay/International/Consult, because those are usually silly. These aren't set in stone, just a fair warning. I usually default to reject the argument, explain why their violation is so horrible that it means they auto lose

DAs- Lots of cool things can happen with DAs. Please make sure you read uniqueness in the right direction, make sure you have an impact to the link, and make sure your link is in context of your uniqueness warrants. Politics isn't much sillier than the rest of debate, and those debates can be fun too.

Condo- 1 position is obviously fine. 2 is as well, though the theory debates could start happening here. 3 is iffy, acceptable but you should spend a good amount of time covering yourself on condo. 4 or more is probably abusive- run more T or DAs or Case instead. Contradicting Positions are different from regular Condo- answer it differently or you're gonna lose.

Ks- I run them often, but I'm still somewhat skeptical of the alt debate. I don't love "You didn't talk about x" links because they're vague and annoying, and usually generic "You use the state" links aren't fantastic either. You could easily win on either, I'd just prefer the inevitable stronger 2NC link to be the 2NR link. The framework and alt debate are often hand in hand- if you don't win this, you probably can't win the K, unless you can REALLY explain how the Aff is so substantially worse than the squo. 

FW- It's not my favorite strat, especially if it's against a directionally topical team engaging from their social location, but I've voted for it before. Don't get sloppy, contextualize the standards to a single voter (that outweighs any other voter hopefully), and remember that topical version of Aff is sadly persuasive, though also a reason why I'm not sure why you didn't run that as the CP instead of FW.

Case- The most fun. Presses teams the closest to home, shows the best research, and usually brings out warrants the best. I love good case debates, and often a good block can make a 1AR living hell. If case turns are dropped, shallow extensions are probably acceptable because you now control the spin/direction, and this will probably significantly boost the off case you're going for. Do more case debate, people.

 

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Event Rd Aff Neg Decision
D8 NDT Qualifier at Binghamton 2/18/2017 Open 1 Dartmouth College FH UVM HB AFF Dartmouth College FH
D8 NDT Qualifier at Binghamton 2/18/2017 Open 2 Dartmouth College AB Rochester AB AFF Dartmouth College AB
D8 NDT Qualifier at Binghamton 2/18/2017 Open 3 Cornell LT Dartmouth College AB AFF Cornell LT
D8 NDT Qualifier at Binghamton 2/18/2017 Open 4 Dartmouth College VV Harvard GS AFF Dartmouth College VV
D8 NDT Qualifier at Binghamton 2/18/2017 Open 5 Harvard AM Dartmouth College FH AFF Harvard AM
D8 NDT Qualifier at Binghamton 2/18/2017 Open 6 Rochester AB Cornell LT AFF Rochester AB
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 3_Nov 1 GeoMas BL Monmou SH AFF GeoMas BL
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 1Open 2 Libert HS Cornel BC AFF Libert HS
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 3_Nov 3 Monmou DA GeoMas KV NEG GeoMas KV
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 3_Nov 4 GeoMas GR Monmou DR AFF GeoMas GR
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 3_Nov 5 GeoMas HK Monmou BB AFF GeoMas HK
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 1Open 6 CUNY EZ Rutger MW NEG Rutger MW
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 2_JV Partial Q Cornel MS Libert HR AFF Cornel MS
Cornel MS on a 3-0
Jersey Shore Invitational at Monmouth 11/12/2016 2_JV Semis Libert GW Cornel MS AFF Libert GW
Libert GW on a 2-1
Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament 3/25/2016 Open RD 1 Cornell KS West Georgia TM AFF Cornell KS
Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament 3/25/2016 Open RD 4 Florida DM Vermont PK AFF Florida DM
Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament 3/25/2016 Open RD 5 United States Military KF Southwestern CS AFF United States Military KF
JVNovice Nationals at Binghamton University 3/6/2015 JV 1 NYU AZ GMU GM AFF NYU AZ
JVNovice Nationals at Binghamton University 3/6/2015 Nov 2 Liberty OY NYU PX AFF Liberty OY
JVNovice Nationals at Binghamton University 3/6/2015 JV Octos Oklahoma TZ GMU CK NEG GMU CK
GMU CK on a 3-0
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 JV 1 Cornell RK West Virginia/CUNY FY AFF Cornell RK
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 2 Liberty SW United States Military GM AFF Liberty SW
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 JV 3 West Virginia MO United States Military CW AFF West Virginia MO
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 JV 4 Liberty KP NYU CK AFF Liberty KP
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 5 NYU PX United States Military HM NEG United States Military HM
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov Quarters Liberty SY United States Military GM NEG United States Military GM
United States Military GM on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX 1 Woodgrove AK National Academy DR AFF Woodgrove AK
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX 2 First Colonial BC Strath Haven LM NEG Strath Haven LM
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 NCX 3 Broad Run CC Oakton QL AFF Broad Run CC
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 CX 4 Oakton HP Brooklyn Independent YD AFF Oakton HP
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 CX 5 Broad Run KL Oakton KB AFF Broad Run KL
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 CX Octos Stuyvesant GY Lexington WR AFF Stuyvesant GY
Stuyvesant GY on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 CX Semis Baltimore City College DI Broad Run DS NEG Broad Run DS
Broad Run DS on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/30/2015 CX Finals La Salle GH Broad Run DS AFF La Salle GH
La Salle GH on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/17/2015 VCX 2 Peninsula TW Baltimore City College ID AFF Peninsula TW
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/17/2015 VCX 3 Bronx Science DG Cathedral Prep LK AFF Bronx Science DG
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/17/2015 VCX 4 Berkeley Prep KN Debate Rhode Island WS AFF Berkeley Prep KN
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 Novi N1 GMU JW Rochester PT AFF GMU JW
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV2 GMU HU WVU AD AFF GMU HU
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV3 GMU HL USMA HH NEG USMA HH
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV4 Cornell RW WVU EF AFF Cornell RW
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV5 Rutgers CT GMU MT AFF Rutgers CT
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 Novi NOV OCTS USMA OS Cornell RW NEG Cornell RW
Cornell RW on a 3-0
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV QUART New DT GMU HU AFF New DT
New DT on a 3-0
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV SEMIS GMU MT USMA HH AFF GMU MT
GMU MT on a 3-0
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV FINALS GMU MT AFF GMU MT
GMU MT on a 3-0