Here's something I think is VERY important to take note of with respect to "Throwdowns," and the specific throwdown that inspired this blog post:
All I'm getting at is that anyone can take a no-lose argument and let it carry them to victory, but if people actually look at the argument in of itself that's what a throwdown is all about.
I could start an argument saying Kobe is the most prolific scorer in the NBA right now. That's damn near a fact and that would probably win on fannation regardless of the commentary, but if a guy is making a lousy argument for that, and another guy is making a brilliant argument in favor of maybe Carmelo or Gilbert Arenas then that guy deserves to win. It's ashame that more fannation voters vote just what they believe instead of what they believe is the most insightful argument.
That's why PTI is such a successful show. Both Kornheiser and Wilbon have the ability to argue both sides of the ball regardless of what they believe. Therein lies what a throwdown should embody.
The following is the throwdown that incited this post and my response to it:
This argument easily goes to whodeyjb in my opinion. Do I think that Lee Evans could have a potentially breakout game against the Bengals? Absolutely. Do I think the Bengals are marginal against the pass? Yes. Do I think Lee Evans has more potential to score because JP Losman is back and they had an explosive second half? Definitely. But just because I think all that, and it may be true doesn't mean that FitzFan wins this argument.The point about Lee Evans BEING their offense is pretty awful as he's been pretty pathetic all year. whodeyjb makes a solid point about the double coverage and their desire to run with Marshawn and Parrish having a better game. Is he right? Maybe, maybe not, but it's a valid argument and Parrish has had some games that have been better than Lee Evans. It makes NO sense to say that if Lee Evans isn't doing well, they all do bad. whodeyjb is even conceding he'll have a good game, just not a great game.
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