Recently I attended a tournament with a novice partner and after the first two rounds I was 1-1. As the pairing came out, I noticed I was facing a REALLY good team who I knew I had no chance against. I still straight up debated and I lost.
I always said that if i ever face a team that is a lot better than me I would do something crazy in the round, but I didnt do anything and that saddened me.
So my request is this: Please post any humourous or crazy thing you would do or have done in a round where you knew you were completely screwed.
To start I will retell a story my coach told me which he witnessed during his debate career:
back when the Glenbrooks broke to triples, a team from his school was the 64th or 63th seed meaning they debated the 1st or 2nd seed. they knew they couldnt win straight up debate so they decided to do ins and outs.
the 2ac, 1ar was to have no prep time and just read random shit but make sure to hit every flow. this confused the hell out of the 2nc who's speech was also random as a result. then the 2ar used to whole 8 min of prep to formulate something out of all the arguments that was presented.
they ended up losing but on a 2-1