This was, in more ways than one, our closest battle yet at Iron Blog, and easily my favorite and the one I am most proud of. The lead changed hands no less than three times during the battle. Both combatants did an incredible job and deserve our congratulations on showing what Iron Blog can truly aspire to be.
And now, the verdict.
Two tough competitors duking it out over one of the most widely divided of Topics, The Chairman letting the Challenger call the shot and bring the game to the Iron Blogger. Challenger Big Dan offering up four passionate arguments against capital punishment, Iron Blogger Republican Rosemary Esmay countering with solid rebuttals and trademark razor wit.
Who takes it?
Whose spleen vents supreme?
Challenger Big Dan of God In The Machine
It's the Challenger! Big Dan has become the first to topple an Iron Blogger!
Let's look at the scores:
Judge Pineapple Girl scores it 67-51 for the Challenger
Judge Ralph Stefan scores it 67-66 for the Iron Blogger
And Judge CDT Michael scores it 67-66 for the Challenger
Big Dan takes the Left and
the Right on his path to victory. An amazing battle!