I have always felt that the best person in a discussion is the one who can portray themselves as a justifiable devil's advocate. Now I understand that it is quite difficult to do without coming off as pompous or outlandish.
However, I have seen it occur a quite a few times on the site and it always stands to make the discussion that much stronger. I understand it is a finely tuned skill, so if you read that someone being a devil's advocate is a little off the mark, then please try to understand it betters the discussion by leaps and bounds. Even if some people tend to get a little heated over it, we should all appreciate someone who voices their opinion or plays the devil's advocate, even if it comes across in bad taste
My absolute favourite part of the ramblings is when Dobber and Angus do this from time to time. Sometimes they admit to it, sometimes they do not, and sometimes I may just be mistaken to the fact the they aren't actually playing devil's advocate. Whatever the case, the fervor that ensues and the discussion points that are laid out are often brilliant. Not to mention that it acts as a coy marketing tool and a way to further their reach to the target audiences. With how popular the network is and how it grows every day, I'd say they are doing a bang-on job in providing excellent discussion material.
" You said you don't give a f*ck about hockey. I've never heard anyone say that before."