Notes: This thread will be a competition to see who on this forum has been in the worst T debate of all time. (This could be expanded to just worst round of all time if things are going that way). Disclaimer: I am not trying to be trolly or mean, I just like funny debate stories. For this reason, I will refrain from posting specifics (names, schools, etc.) Just know that I debate in Indiana and people there are not the best at arguing3 T.
My two contenders:
1. We a team that had probably just moved up to varsity and they're running GPS with some pretty bad agriculture and heg-ish advantages. We run T on "transportation infrastructure" (something like excludes military/security), an XO counterplan with a fiscal cliff NB, and some generic advantage/impact defense (my partner doesn't spread nor does anyone really here). The 2A gets up and reads 3 definitions of just "infrastructure," with no standards, and concedes competing interpretations and jurisdiction. So I go for like 3-4 min of T in the 2NC just extending some standards and doing some impact work. In the 1AR they try to say that their interp is better because they had 3 definitions. The judge voted neg on T.
2. In a similar situation at the next tournament. We're hitting inland waterways for the first time this year. As the 1AC is reading, I'm scanning over some of our case neg, which I cut all the way back at the beginning of the season, and I realize that most of it is shit. So I'm basically like "bitch, pleaze, who needs case neg?" So the 1NC is 3 off (probably the most off ever run at an Indiana tournament) with T-Capital Expenditure (cause they were only maintaining and repairing), a P3 CP, fiscal discipline disad, and a bit of case defense. The 2AC gets up and reads 1 card from Tolstoy saying words have no definite meaning on T and then moves on. So I'm like "Ok, words have no definite meaning, so we should have a system to decide which meaning is most appropriate, aka competing interps," then I do a big overview and make some extensions. In the 1AR, they finally read a counterinterp, but they don't actually meet their own counterinterp and they still have no standards. We ended up winning on T against inland waterways, which is one of the novice case areas in my state.