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#1 Joe McGurl

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

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Alriiiight, you guys ready to get to Season 34 of Survivor?!

Survivor is back this coming Wednesday 3/8 and that means it's time to start picking our fantasy teams! Last season was super fun here in our fantasy league and I'm SUPER pumped to get back into it again! Once again this year teams may be picked before OR after the premiere. The catch being that if you pick a team after the episode airs, any points a castaway accumulates during the premiere will NOT count towards your final total whereas choosing your team beforehand will earn you full points. -- It's a high risk/reward game that worked out fairly well for a few people who drafted after the first episode. JJPI stayed very competitive in the point totals all last season long and finished 5th BUT would have won the league had he drafted early. The choice is yours!!!

The current champ is David aka RonnieHog and he's got his eyes on the prize for a repeat! So let's get to work and bounce this dude to the bottom!

As always, I will keep the leaderboard updated on the google doc and here in the thread.

Here is the link to the scoring sheet: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

And the spreadsheet where the scores are kept: https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing


And here is your form to pick your team!

Challenge Beast: Someone who will prove his or her challenge prowess.
The Strategist: Player who will show the greatest strategic aptitude.
The Black Widow AKA the Parvati Award: This is a female player who might be underrated or not so front-of-mind and can therefore strategically sneak and blindside her way to the top.
The Cutthroat: A player who will set out aiming to lie, cheat and steal their way to the million dollar prize no matter what it costs.
The Old Schooler/ Loyalist: A player who will play the less strategic "old school survivor" mindset or someone who will be unwavering in their loyalty to their alliance.
Under The Radar: Someone entering Survivor aiming to play an undetectable game.
Wildcard: A player who is completely unpredictable in the game
Bench Player: A bonus player you like or think will earn you points.


Final 3 Prediction: The 3 players who will make it to the final.
Winner Pick: The player who will win this season.


PRE-PREMIERE PICK RESOURCES:
If you're looking to choose your team pre-premiere here is a link to a video of Probst assessing the cast that you can get some impressions from and draw conclusions based off personalities. Full cast bio videos are also available on that channel:


And here is a page with interviews for every contestant and a Reddit link with a slew of pre game interviews and clips.

https://parade.com/5...-game-changers/

https://www.reddit.c...4/pregame_links
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:53 PM

Challenge Beast: malcolm doy
The Strategist: sandra
The Black Widow AKA the Parvati Award: michaela, she learned her lesson from the sand-diagram
The Cutthroat: uh tony uh
The Old Schooler/ Loyalist: caleb
Under The Radar:hali because i dont remember her and she has that goat look to her
Wildcard: tai is the wildest of cards
Bench Player: ill toss zeke in here
Final 3 Prediction: tony, hali, aubry
Winner Pick: AUBRY. for the simple reason that mel got served who called in with her dad to reality show show one time picked her as the winner and there is no one i trust more with my survivor picks.

now i took all the obvious choices and you will be stuck picking different things so yours isnt just the same as mine B)
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

wait wtf i won!? where did you send my prize money i am seriously in debt and could use $100,000 right now my paypal is LimpKorn1995@aol.com.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:36 AM

Challenge Beast: This one's tough, it's between Malcolm and Ozzy because they are the biggest hunks. I'll go Malcolm.
The Strategist: My boy Zeke about to kill this
The Black Widow AKA the Parvati Award: Ciera bae
The Cutthroat: That creep Troyzan.
The Old Schooler/ Loyalist: Ozzy, I'd like to think that he's learned from his 15 survivor losses but he probably is just going to hook up with Hali and they'll get voted off.
Under The Radar: Aubry.
Wildcard: Culpepper. He's the definition of wild card.
Bench Player: Cirie. She's a survivor, I think she'll go far.


Final 3 Prediction: Tai, Malcolm, Ciera.
Winner Pick: Ciera.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

Challenge Beast: You sexist pigs are all just going for men..disgusting. I'm going for my girl Michaela
The Strategist: Malcolm. Homeboy is a challenge beast but also super smart and savvy
The Black Widow AKA the Parvati Award: Hali. My black widow and dark horse for the season. I think she has the benefit of not showing a lot her last time out and she's much smarter than she appears. Hoping she'll be the Wentworth 2.0 of the season.
The Cutthroat: Tony. Team TV baby! Don't fuck me and be first out my sweet beautiful crazy man
The Old Schooler/ Loyalist: Ozzy. The guy sucks at the social game but is a provider and knows how to make it deep.
Under The Radar: JT. Out of Sandra, Tony and JT, I think JT has the smallest target on his back. He's packed on some pounds and seems to be playing up his country bumpkin personality and reminding everyone about his big goof up with Russel in Heroes v Villains but ol jet is still a challenge beast under that beer gut and has a great social game.
Wildcard: Debbie. Folks, the gal is wild!
Bench Player: Aubrae

Final 3 Prediction: Culpepper, JT, Hali
Winner Pick: Going for a longshot and saying JT brings home a second win.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

Challenge Beast: I will also go with Joe's girl Michaela
The Strategist: Hali
The Black Widow AKA the Parvati Award: Sandra
The Cutthroat: Tony
The Old Schooler/ Loyalist: Debbie
Under The Radar: Tai
Wildcard: Cirie
Bench Player: Malcolm

Final 3 Prediction: Ciera E, Aubry, JT
Winner Pick: Aubry

hopefully my team will play well and go far

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:43 PM

What channel is this on?
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:28 AM

View PostCharlie Murphy Brown, on 06 March 2017 - 02:00 PM, said:

Final 3 Prediction: Ciera E, Aubry, JT
Winner Pick: Sierra T


Your winner pick has to be someone from the Final 3! So just switch that up accordingly
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

Team Fabio:

Challenge Beast: Michaela. Joe's right. And woke.
The Strategist: Malcolm. Dude can ball out. And the manbun is guaranteed screentime and confessional points.
The Black Widow: Ciera Eastin. She's smart, sneaky and less threatening that she was in Second Chances. Plus I'm trusting /r/survivor to always be wrong, and they hate her guts over there.
The Cutthroat: Zeke. He's a wildcard to everyone out there. But I think his villainous turn in the MvGX edit was setting up a big villain role in S34.
The Old Schooler: Caleb. Non-threatening to everyone there. Dumb. Good at challenges. He'll be a loyal foot soldier for some savvier player.
Under the Radar: JT. Winner of the first-ever perfect game and he's somehow like threat #10 or lower on this season. Real shot to win again, but I'm worried his famous charm won't work on these bloodthirsty sharks.
Wildcard: Brad. Did he learn how to count this time around? If so, game changer.
Bench Player: Andrea. I need more ladies on my roster or Joe will get mad. She's the only woman left I can see going far and having a big presence screentime-wise.

Final 3: Brad, Sierra Dawn Thomas, Tai
Winner: Fan Favorite Game Changer Sole Survivor Sierra Dawn Thomas

My only strategy here is to not pick Tony. He has to go early. He just has to. I can't imagine anyone keeping him around. I'm praying three times a day that he makes it to the merge. But even that is such a longshot. If he goes early, he's a points suck on everyone's roster. But if he even makes the merge, he's such a screentime and fantasy points machine that I'll instantly lose this league. So I'm hedging my bets and either way I can be happy about something.
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:49 PM

Challenge Beast- Michaela - She was amazing last season (I chose this before I saw everybody else choose it but I'm not changing)
The Strategist- Zeke - Hoping he uses his brains to become a big target and game his way through the whole thing.
The Black Widow- Aubry - I don't fully understand this category.
The Cutthroat- Sandra - I don't think she has an option to play any other type of game than this one.
The Old Schooler/Loyalist- Caleb - Don't see him making any sort of big moves, if he sticks around at all it'll because he chose the right people.
Under the Radar- Cirie - She's perfect to keep around. Everybody should want her for final 3.
Wildcard- Tai - I'm guessing he changes his playing completely and becomes a David type.
Bench Player- Ozzy - Couldn't fit him anywhere else but I like him too much to not use him.

Final 3- Zeke, Cirie, Sandra

Winner- Sandra - If she gets here she wins no matter who she's with or how she got there.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:53 PM

Game on!

Challenge Beast: Malcolm Freberg
The Strategist: Tai Trang
The Black Widow: Andrea Bowhlke
The Cutthroat: Ozzy
The Old Schooler/ Loyalist: Troyzan
Under The Radar: Aubry Bracco
Wildcard: Michaela Bradshaw
Bench Player: Zeke Smith


Final 3 Prediction: Aubry Bracco, Zeke Smith, Tai Tang
Winner Pick: Tai Tang

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:54 AM

Alright, last season I put my trust into RNGesus and only lost due to human error... Not this season!

Challenge Beast: Andrea
The Strategist: Tony
The Black Widow: Debbie
The Cutthroat: Sarah
The Old Schooler/Loyalist: Ciera
Under the Radar: Brad
Wildcard: Troyzan
Benchman: Michaela

F3: Oscar, Hali, Jeff
W: Jeff
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:18 AM

Challenge Beast: Caleb Reynolds
The Strategist: Aubry Bracco
The Black Widow: Michaela Bradshaw
The Cutthroat: Tony Vlachos
The Old Schooler/Loyalist: Sarah Lacina
Under the Radar: Hali Ford
Wildcard: Malcolm Freberg
Bench Player: Sandra Diaz-Twiane

F3: Hali, Sarah, Sandra

Winner: Hali Ford

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:52 AM

Challenge beast: Caleb
Strategist: Aubry
Black Widow: Hali
Cutthroat: Tony
Old schooler: Ozzy
UTR: Sandra
Wildcard: Michaela
Bench Player: JT

Final 3: Tony, Malcolm, Debbie
Winner: Tony.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:24 AM

Callenge Beast: Caleb
The Strategist - Michaela
The Black Widow - Andrea
The Cutthroat - Tony
The Old Schooler - Ozzy
Under the Radar - Aubry
Wildcard - Sierra
Bench Player - Zeke

Final Three: Andrea, Zeke, Aubry
Winner - Aubry

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:13 AM

WOOOOO BABY WAS THAT GOOD!

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Was on the money with Ciera being first boot. I think she just came in too hard too fast. If she just sat back and did nothing, she likely would have been fine. Sad that we lost Tony so early but he gave us more in two hours than some people give us in an entire season so I can't be too upset about it. The spy bunker was such a disastrous idea that could have literally never worked but bless that man for doing it and leading to the amazing 4 am army crawl through the dirt to spy on Troy and Sandra. Also, Sandra. Yas kween. Any way, here are some other stray notes.


Tribe: let's build a shelter
Tony: K GOING FOR AN IDOL BYEEEEEEEEEE

Fuck. This is why Tony is my favorite Survivor of all time.

Lol at Caleb slipping on the rocks and almost impaling himself on the fishing spear 20 minutes into the game.

Cirie: Tai we're good?
Tai: Yes.
Cirie: And I talked to Ozzy, we're good too.
Tai: Yeah you still may have to smooth things over with him.
Cirie: .....I already did. Did he say something that makes you think I should still be worried about Ozzy?
Tai: ...
Cirie: ...

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Lol at the first challenge having a digging portion. Caleb is having PTSD

Woah what the fuck this tribal set is the fucking coolest!

THEY VOTE IN THE LIGHTHOUSE WHAT THATS SO DOPE

RIP to there ever being a CirieCieraSierra alliance.

Most survivors sleep at night. Tony Vlachos stands over everyone at night and then runs away to literally bury himself underground.

I need a gif of Tony army crawling ASAP

RIP The Tony-Sandra Big Threat Alliance: 9:03-9:07 pm EST. Truly too beautiful for this world

Lol at Troyzan being the worst liar. "We were just...talking about the tide." Oh cool, yeah so what normal people do. "Hey Sandra, can I steal you away from camp at 4 am for 5 minutes, I just have GOT to tell you about this tide!"

Lol at Sandra's lie too holy shit. "Yes Troyzan that tide sure is interesting but let me talk to you for a sec about the crate at camp. For me? It's too close to the fire! I would love to hear your thoughts on this."

Sandra: Tony thinks that he's the boss but he's not the boss of SHIT.
"Wow" - Hali Ford on bearing witness to the presence of Sandra-Diaz Twine.

JT: Tai's going to have to decide whether he's here for a million dollars or to marry chickens.

I love JT

Malcolm channeling his inner Reynolds with this tossing shit holy moly.

Michaela: I hate losing
Caleb: Me too. We need to stay strong
Varner: Yeah that challenge was hell, this is hell
Varner, in confessional a second later: I'M IN HEAVEN!

I love Varner.

Okay, so either Tony or Sandra are going home and I'm real bummed at the prospect of both.

WAIT HOW DID SANDRA FLIP THE ENTIRE TRIBE WHAT THE EFF.

Bye Tony. I love you.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

Week 1 Leaderboard


1) Asteck - 94 Points
2) Charlie - 91 Points
3) MarcusIrving - 87 Points
4) Joe McGurl & Peanuts - 85 Points
5) JJPI - 79 points
6) Greggy & Fabio - 78 points
7) FunnyBefore - 75 points
8) MarshallMellow - 74 points
9) Ronniehog - 69 points B)

Congrats to Jack Johnson PI for using his private investigating skills to be the only person in the league to put the first two boots on his team. That's not the goal of the game but I appreciate your professionalism in seeking the truth.

Tony was picked by 7 of 11 teams so in reality it shouldn't affect TOO much but scores are pretty close here at the start! Can't wait to see how the rest of the season plays out!

I made a post earlier in the day yesterday realizing I had only put Culpepper in my final 3 and not on my actual team and that I was going to swap him for Aubry but I guess I wasn't connected to wifi so it didn't post. I don't want to be accused of any shenanigans so I swapped Aubry back when I after the ep that it didn't post. I mean, he would have put me in first by one point but WHATEVER. I'll take my lumps and keep Aubry anyway, no biggie. She's a fashion icon.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:36 PM

View PostJoe McGurl, on 09 March 2017 - 10:13 AM, said:

Lol at Troyzan being the worst liar. "We were just...talking about the tide." Oh cool, yeah so what normal people do. "Hey Sandra, can I steal you away from camp at 4 am for 5 minutes, I just have GOT to tell you about this tide!"

Lol at Sandra's lie too holy shit. "Yes Troyzan that tide sure is interesting but let me talk to you for a sec about the crate at camp. For me? It's too close to the fire! I would love to hear your thoughts on this."
This part was the best. It's amazing to me that tony managed to separate them so quickly and find out what they were talking about. He's such a cop.

Also I would like to address the terrible events that occurred at the first tribal.

My heart goes out to the Ciera Eastin and the family and friends effected by this travesty. Ciera is such a strong woman and it just hurts me deeply to see her unfairly treated by the tribe. All she ever wants to do in this game is make big moves, and clearly her superior intellect and strategic capabilities were just too threatening for the rest of the tribe. I'd like to give a shout out to Malcolm who I believe should have pursued and possibly married Ciera and invited me to be their best friend.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

I love it when people talk about their fantasy sports teams and I tell them about my survivor fantasy team. They look at me like I'm an alien.