Rules and Roles
A tournament would consist of up to 10, 4 member teams – that form two leagues:
Here’s how we determine the winner or winners:
First, there are no matches where two teams in the same leage face each other. Then
if it’s a single elimination tournament, with 10 total teams and two leagues, the
tournament is over when the first league loses 5 matches.
Honestly, I don’t know why, in the real national elections, they have to have democrats
debating democrats or vice versa. Why can’t they skip that and go right into matching
up against the opposite side?
A good example of that is we never got to see Bernie Sanders go up against Donald
Trump or another independent or republican candidate.
Personally, I feel, the Freedom Olympics’ model is a better way to determine who is
the best leader for our country. It’s more interesting and keeps the
candidates on the issues rather than going into the name calling or personal attacks.
What Happens on Each Individual Show
There will be 2 teams and 8 face off debates for each debate show.
A face-off begins with one of the debaters calling out a debater from the other
team. . . Ex: Steven Colbert says “Speaker Paul Ryan – I’m calling you out”, both
crowds go crazy, bands play then all is quiet as they face off.
They would be given the topics to be debated ahead of time so that they can be
well prepared and are able to give their best answers and performance.
Teams would have huddles to plan strategy – just like in a football game
Each person will debate at least twice – once when they call out someone from
the opposing team and then when they themselves are called out.
The Results Show
Shown the following week. This could be risky because we would try and place the
rivals together, in a relaxed setting, to see if they can get along. Now, that would be
Important that they do an activity together like playing golf, a backyard Bar B Q with
live music, or even bowling at the White House bowling alley.
At the end of the show, the results from the voting is announced and the next match-
up is announced.
Because it’s a political show, there will be critics. Our suggestion is that
Roma Downey alternate with Tom Hanks so that it will lessen the critics who will say
the show favors one side or the other.
The Host’s Responsibilities
The Host opens and closes the show, states how the competition works and
introduces this week’s team members and their respective
audiences and bands They would also act as the moderator
presenting the questions for each face off debate.
Each team on each show will work for the charity of their choice.
At every opportunity, during the show, when a team member is referenced on video, there name plus the charity they represent, will be titled on the frame.
This is done so that people who watch, will contribute to that charity.
The show would receive an administration percentage of the funds given.
Amounts given to charities will be displayed on the website.
The Voice Over Guy
Pretty simple. . . it would be one of the best in the business and the voice over
man for Shark Tank – Mr. Phil Crowley.
Each side invites 50 members to sit behind them in bleachers to cheer and to
be an actual part of the debate. They too are judged, scored and penalized when they
get out of line.
Also, both sides could select a “Tonight Show” type of band to pump everyone up.
Parties or No Parties?
This is a basic framework that would need to be discussed. Do we base the show
on the 4 political parties as shown above or do we simply base it on the
individual team captains and the team they choose. If asked, I would be happy to go