In quarterfinals at NCFCA Nationals 2010, Josiah McPeak and Patrick Shipsey were negative against a team that had lost their AFF case once the entire year. Obviously, this team couldn’t be beat on their own ground. Through some in-depth analysis, Patrick and Josiah determined that the problem was their 1AC only abolished CO2 regulation through the Clean Air Act, but didn’t propose an actual plan. So they argued evidence standards, dates, and burden of proof to a panel of community judges, including first time judges. Many people think this is too much of a challenge. Watch Josiah’s 2NR to get some ideas on how you might explain theory yourself.

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