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1 hour ago, TheIronSheik said:

Totally agree.  And you can't have that much bravado, screaming how amazing you are and how much of a god you are, then cry like a girl when you lose.

I never thought I'd utter these words, but I'm really hoping Wes wins this thing.

Final looks like a lot of running in the dessert so I’m thinking turbo or Theo.  For the girls it’s Ashley or cara..  

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2 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

Totally agree.  And you can't have that much bravado, screaming how amazing you are and how much of a god you are, then cry like a girl when you lose.

I never thought I'd utter these words, but I'm really hoping Wes wins this thing.

DON'T DO IT

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1 hour ago, stlrams said:

Final looks like a lot of running in the dessert so I’m thinking turbo or Theo.  For the girls it’s Ashley or cara..  

Have they even had an eating challenge this season?  That and the puzzles is what usually wins the Finals.

by Ashley do you mean Ninja Natalie?

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Sorry meant georgia

5 minutes ago, Ted Lange as your Bartender said:

Have they even had an eating challenge this season?  That and the puzzles is what usually wins the Finals.

by Ashley do you mean Ninja Natalie?

 

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Being a purge I would have liked to see that one done with everyone sequestered and timed separately.    After watching paulie (no I'm not a fan) everyone knew they could just coast and take their time, pretty much the opposite of what TJ wanted them to do.   That said Paulie is an idiot for diving head first off that first platform, pretty sure that's what did him in.

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Did they explain why Mattie moved on over Da'von?  Neither finished but from the footage they showed, it looked like Da'von climbed up higher when going back.  Not sure what the criteria was.  Maybe we talked over it, as we tend to do with these shows.  But none of us heard why Mattie advanced over Da'von.

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12 minutes ago, mozzy84 said:

That said Paulie is an idiot for diving head first off that first platform, pretty sure that's what did him in.

Yeah that was really stupid.   Showboating cost him $750K. The final with all the running and endurance looks tailor made for him to coast.

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1 minute ago, offdee said:

Yeah that was really stupid.   Showboating cost him $750K. The final with all the running and endurance looks tailor made for him to coast.

Was it showboating?  I only ask because when he dove head first I thought, "Ooo.  Smart move.  You can cover more ground with momentum underwater."  It wasn't until he said it was a bad idea during his interview that I thought, "Hmm.  Maybe diving with a helmet from that high isn't a good idea after all."

 

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Just now, TheIronSheik said:

Was it showboating?  I only ask because when he dove head first I thought, "Ooo.  Smart move.  You can cover more ground with momentum underwater."  It wasn't until he said it was a bad idea during his interview that I thought, "Hmm.  Maybe diving with a helmet from that high isn't a good idea after all."

 

I don't know, it did look cool though.   It was pretty high from our view already, can't imagine that looked like a short jump from the actual person's perspective.    You don't see guys diving head first off of smaller cliff jumps too often.  Just seemed like an unnecessary risk for an extra 20 feet.

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3 minutes ago, offdee said:

I don't know, it did look cool though.   It was pretty high from our view already, can't imagine that looked like a short jump from the actual person's perspective.    You don't see guys diving head first off of smaller cliff jumps too often.  Just seemed like an unnecessary risk for an extra 20 feet.

Yeah, I can't recall someone doing it from that high before on one of these shows.  I can think of a million times on Survivor where people don't dive off a 3 foot platform and I'm yelling at my TV while sitting on the couch eating an entire bag of potato chips.  But that's a good point about the height.  

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3 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

Yeah, I can't recall someone doing it from that high before on one of these shows.  I can think of a million times on Survivor where people don't dive off a 3 foot platform and I'm yelling at my TV while sitting on the couch eating an entire bag of potato chips.  But that's a good point about the height.  

Theo pinching his nose like a little pansy when he jumped in was a nice touch.

I remember one season on Survior a dude dove head first with some goggles on and the goggles smashed and cut his face all up.   All the Survivor "superfans" are probably thinking about that.  Or they just aren't as good of athletes as you or me.

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13 minutes ago, offdee said:

Theo pinching his nose like a little pansy when he jumped in was a nice touch.

I remember one season on Survior a dude dove head first with some goggles on and the goggles smashed and cut his face all up.   All the Survivor "superfans" are probably thinking about that.  Or they just aren't as good of athletes as you or me.

That dude was proof that bad luck existed.  That was the same guy who passed out onto the fire in Season 2.  He had like a black cloud over him.  :lol:

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28 minutes ago, offdee said:

Theo pinching his nose like a little pansy when he jumped in was a nice touch.

Smart.  Nothing worse than the salt water going places you don't want it to go.  At the very beginning of the event no less.

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2 minutes ago, Bobcat10 said:

Smart.  Nothing worse than the salt water going places you don't want it to go.  At the very beginning of the event no less.

It was basically the polar opposite of Paulie's water entry in terms of manliness.

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6 minutes ago, Bobcat10 said:

Smart.  Nothing worse than the salt water going places you don't want it to go.  At the very beginning of the event no less.

If you jump in feet first, there's almost zero chance of water going up your nose.  I don't understand why people hold their nose when they jump in water.  Unless they are breathing in when they hit the water, I feel like the physics is impossible.  I've never had water go up my nose and I've never had to pinch my nose when jumping in water.  :shrug:

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2 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

If you jump in feet first, there's almost zero chance of water going up your nose.  I don't understand why people hold their nose when they jump in water.  Unless they are breathing in when they hit the water, I feel like the physics is impossible.  I've never had water go up my nose and I've never had to pinch my nose when jumping in water.  :shrug:

I think there's a panic type factor when jumping from heights like that, no?  When you jump from the side of a pool, you're right, nothing to worry about.  Rather be safe than sorry. 

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1 hour ago, TheIronSheik said:

Did they explain why Mattie moved on over Da'von?  Neither finished but from the footage they showed, it looked like Da'von climbed up higher when going back.  Not sure what the criteria was.  Maybe we talked over it, as we tend to do with these shows.  But none of us heard why Mattie advanced over Da'von.

They said whoever got the furthest the fastest.  Maybe they had various checkpoints and Mattie got to the same checkpoint in a faster time?  :shrug: 

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1 hour ago, Bobcat10 said:

I think there's a panic type factor when jumping from heights like that, no?  When you jump from the side of a pool, you're right, nothing to worry about.  Rather be safe than sorry. 

It could very well be.  I could see that.  I was more talking about the people on Survivor who jump off the platform or a three foot ladder into the water.  I would say about 98% of the females do it.  But, yes, maybe jumping from that high makes people think water could go up their noses.

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40 minutes ago, Ted Lange as your Bartender said:

They said whoever got the furthest the fastest.  Maybe they had various checkpoints and Mattie got to the same checkpoint in a faster time?  :shrug: 

Ok.  Yeah, we totally missed them saying that.  I like Mattie so I was hoping she'd get a chance to run in the final.  It's going to be interesting to see all of these rookies in the finals.  Wes was 100% correct when he said they had no idea what they were in for.  

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2 hours ago, Ted Lange as your Bartender said:

They said whoever got the furthest the fastest.  Maybe they had various checkpoints and Mattie got to the same checkpoint in a faster time?  :shrug: 

Yeah Mattie got to the top of last trailer faster which was the tie breaker should multiple people not put ring on.

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That was brutal.  Seemed like Georgia figured out too late about walking the bike up the hills.  Gotta be a twist with this elimination to at least give one of the women a chance, right?

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Good to see they brought back the badass finales.    Last season was a complete joke compared to this (it was a joke regardless).

 

TJ giving life lessons to Maddie about smoking was pretty funny.

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2 hours ago, huskers15 said:

I thought Wes was supposed to be good at puzzles. Kind of screwed himself over there. I think he timed out on 4 of the 5.

He thinks he's really good at everything.  But he's not.  I'll give him swimming.

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21 hours ago, AcerFC said:

Georgia must have been in some awful shape bc they let Ninja Natalie continue after she passed out

I think it's because Georgia said she quit when she was getting worked on.  Multiple times.

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20 hours ago, mozzy84 said:

Good to see they brought back the badass finales.    Last season was a complete joke compared to this (it was a joke regardless).

 

TJ giving life lessons to Maddie about smoking was pretty funny.

Those rookies had no clue what was coming their way. :lol:

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3 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

I think it's because Georgia said she quit when she was getting worked on.  Multiple times.

"Is Bear here?"

The lights were on but no one was home.

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20 minutes ago, doowain said:

"Is Bear here?"

The lights were on but no one was home.

Although I give Ninja Natalie a lot of credit.  When she went down off the bike, her eyes rolled back into her head.  So she was legit out, as well.  Not criticizing either because that was a rough stage, but NN was beast mode.

Also, I was disappointed that MTV didn't throw up a "Current Temperature: XX" in the corner of the screen every so often.  I know it's the desert.   And I know it's hot.  But 90 degrees is hot.  And so is 120 degrees.  Huge difference.  When I was in the Sahara, we hit 130 a couple of days.  I couldn't imagine running 12 yards, let alone 12 miles. 

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I was surprised while watching that nobody wore a hat.  Against uniform rules / not allowed?  There were a couple bandanas.  Wes using SPF 10,000?

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