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Let me ask you a few questions

Have you ever disagreed with something that most of the world treats as a fact?

Do you ever find yourself wondering if you're the only person on the planet that likes a certain movie?

How about a TV show, book, band, or song?

Maybe you find yourself being the only person who finds a certain someone attractive?

Has the only response you've ever received been WTF?

Now if you answered "yes" to any of those questions, let me ask you this

Do you find it hard to have any kind of discussion about your views without somebody automatically suggesting you're an idiot to do so?

Do you find it impossible to have any kind of rational debate about it?

If you answered "yes" to either of those, then I have an offer for you (but it has to be sports related in this instance).

I'm proposing my WTF Challenge.

If you've got a TD topic that you think is gauged by the majority of the public as impossible to argue, but you don't agree with the majority, then this is right down your alley.

Example: The Bulls would've won two more titles in the 90s had Jordan not retired the first time.

In this challenge, I ask that you submit me the topic and I can guarantee you that I'll give you a straightforward and open-minded debate about it.

In other words, my TD arguments won't do any of the following:

* Make it seem that you're out-of-your-mind

* Call you a bunch of names and submit you to ridicule

* Treat the debate as if it's completely reasonable, because you know what, an opinion is just that, no matter how out-of-place it is.

But Jolly, doesn't this just seem like a plea for ridiculously easy TDs for you to win?

Ah, but here's the kicker.

I'll let you choose which side you want to argue. Yes, that means I'll argue for the "loony" side.

Yeah, but Jolly, I thought this was a chance for me to clear my mind? Why would I want you to argue it?

Well, sometimes its just really nice to see/hear a good discussion about it.

But if you want to stick to your guns and argue the side, I'd be willing to give you the solid debate that you want.

It's completely up to you.

Of course I enjoy the competition and trying to win is the goal, but I let others decide how good I am. You and I are more then a win/loss record.

Ok Jolly, but what if it's a hockey subject?

Yeah, there are topics I'm not really able to give a fair discussion on, but I will search Fannation for somebody who can and will give you one.

Anyways, it's just an idea I'm throwing out there.

I won't be able to participate in this until the 26th of January, but feel free to FM me.

FM will be the only way I will respond to any challenges.

Thanks for listening,

Jolly

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January 21, 2011  02:42 PM ET

I reckon I'm the only the **** around that thinks Chipper Jones is the best third baseman of all time.

January 21, 2011  02:42 PM ET

Anyways, it's just an idea I'm throwing out there.



A-N-Y-W-A-Y

January 21, 2011  02:43 PM ET

Great idea Jolly!!! Good luck to you and all challengers.

January 21, 2011  02:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

spelling correction

and....just kidding

January 21, 2011  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I reckon I'm the only the **** around that thinks Chipper Jones is the best third baseman of all time.

I reckon you are.

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January 21, 2011  03:17 PM ET

You mean I'm the only one that find you attractive, in sort of a mostly non-gay way?

January 21, 2011  03:18 PM ET

Interesting idea, Jolly! I will try not to show up on every TD and make the easy win accusation :-)

January 21, 2011  03:48 PM ET

Am I the only one who thinks the Bears have a great chance at going to the Super Bowl?

January 21, 2011  04:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Am I the only one who thinks the Bears have a great chance at going to the Super Bowl?

yes

January 21, 2011  04:53 PM ET

Nice, Jolly.

January 21, 2011  04:53 PM ET

And welcome back...

January 21, 2011  04:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

And welcome back...

Thanks

It's good to be back

January 21, 2011  05:03 PM ET

Many possibilities...

Let me think for a while.

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January 21, 2011  05:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

This country is founded on ridiculing others until they give in to the majority or until they go on medication to deal with low self esteem and/or depression. Why would I want to go against the American way?

That sounds cruel but its true.

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January 21, 2011  05:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

This country is founded on ridiculing others until they give in to the majority or until they go on medication to deal with low self esteem and/or depression. Why would I want to go against the American way?

I'm pretty sure you can find pessimism in any country.

 
January 21, 2011  05:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Let's try this Mr. Jolly - - U of Kentucky's minor league basketball team is bad for the Kentucky student body. Calipari must go!!

FM me if interested

Can't do these until the 26th.

Out of town.

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