REPORT: "Survivor" loved on in hockey tournament
"Survivor" contestant Charlie Forrest, known to have been a single father, has yet another reason to be a proud dad - his son Derek, a junior at the University of Michigan, is on the school's top-seeded hockey team.
Derek Forrest plays left wing on the varsity team's checking line and is appearing in his first NCAA Tournament; he missed the team's 2007 first-round exit to North Dakota because of a hand injury.
Derek Forrest has not been a scoring threat for the Wolverines hockey team but is described as "a pure physical player" by observers and leads his team in assists over the course of the last 10 games. He has battled with a shoulder injury that has kept him out of some games, but he describes it as "healed enough."
Derek's father Charlie was available for comment, saying, "I'm glad I can talk about something and not risk one of those damn fines. I'm incredibly proud of Derek, and my brother and I have encouraged him from the beginning. He's already made a fine man, and he's turning into a hell of a hockey player. I look forward to seeing him in the tournament."
Michigan opens the tournament against the University of Denver; the first game takes place on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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The camera shows an overview of Makaroa Island on Night 3. The once-defeated Ta'aroa tribe is arriving at their beach for the first time.
Jeff (voice-over): After the first defeat, the Ta'aroa tribe tried to remain optimistic.
The camera focuses on the tribe returning from Tribal Council.
Rafe: Well, none of us were the first one off.
Ozzy: Hey, none of us will be second off either.
Jonathan: I've been on an underdog tribe before. Any tribe is beatable.
Jeff (voice-over): But the tribe's divisions came out almost immediately.
Ami: I'm for building the shelter now.
Maria: I don't like the idea.
Ami: That's because you're a whining crybaby who won't do any work.
(confessional) Maria: I was not about to stand there and let that tramp Ami question me.
Yau-Man: We need rest.
Paula: Hey, I feel fine.
Yau-Man: Give it a little time and you won't.
Jeff (voice-over): Living conditions at Ta'aroa never seemed to get any better.
The camera shows the Ta'aroa tribe waking up after a rough night.
Rafe: Well, we need a floor, but we need energy to get to building that.
Danielle: I don't know how I slept, but I did.
(confessional) Ozzy: We slept on the ground last night with no shelter, and I don't intend to do that again. Well, OK, we had a shelter...sort of.
Jeff (voice-over): At the reward challenge, the Survivors' stomachs were tested right off with a variety of food items seen in past seasons.
The camera shows various things from pig snouts to insect larvae to cow's blood being uncovered.
Jeff (voice-over): Ta'aroa hung with Fati, but Ami wouldn't touch the cow's blood and lost by default to Twila.
The camera shows Ami looking disgusted at the cow's blood in front of her while Twila drinks it.
Jeff (voice-over): It came down to the wire, and Ami's refusal to try the challenge along with Ian's sympathy for Danni's choking led Ta'aroa to another defeat.
The camera shows Danni beginning to gag, and Ian pauses.
Jeff: Ian getting a little nervous! Danni might be getting sick!
Danni then resumes chugging, and before Ian knows what hit him, Danni sets her glass down and opens her mouth.
Jeff: Danni's done! Fati wins reward!
Jeff (voice-over): Despite the important win for Fati, there was dispute over fishing duties.
The camera shows Terry on the beach with Charlie; Charlie is holding the fishing spear.
Terry: Give that over here.
Charlie: Uh-uh, Hawkeye. That fishing gear's mine. I'm a Navy man and I know the water.
Terry: Hey, I was in the Navy too.
Cirie: If you two don't quit bickering, I'll take the fishing gear and make both of you useless.
Jeff (voice-over): While Tom took the fishing gear and provided for Fati, Terry and Charlie's dispute turned personal. This partially-unaired footage shows just how personal it got.
The following scene contains unaired footage.
Terry: I deal with enough people to know when I'm right. I was right about the war, and I'm right about--
Charlie: Excuse me? The war? Don't even get me started on--
Terry: Don't tell me you're one of those damn peaceniks that think we need to get the hell out of--
Charlie: I know a bad idea when I see one--
Terry: And yet you still want to go fishing?
Charlie: Damn right I do. I provided on my season--
Terry: Oh right, what did you do, walk up and surrender to the fish and let your tribe starve? That seems to be your M.O. for everything else.
Charlie: That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. What's next, wise guy? Why don't you crack a few French jokes? That's really original, assh---.
Terry: I don't need to be original, you damn coward; I'm right.
Charlie: Yeah, I'm a coward. I'm such a coward that I actually saw combat.
Terry: What did you do? Go up and surrender to the Iranians?
Charlie: I didn't go to Iran, dumbs---.
Terry: Oh, right, it's some other third-world hellhole where your kind got us sent back in a bunch of pine boxes.
Charlie: I served honorably, damnit, and only a Bush-worshipping fascist like you would ever question that. One day you'll figure out Bush isn't the god you claim he is.
Terry: The hell with this. Trying to reason with a traitor is useless. F--- you, assh---.
Terry storms off and Charlie stares him down as he does.
Jeff (voice-over): The immunity challenge seemed to go better for the Fati tribe despite the frustrations expressed at camp.
The camera shows Charlie, Danni, and Yul doing battle with Ian, Paula, and Danielle.
The camera shows the ongoing battle between the two sides, in which Danielle falls out of the boat, Ian tumbles onto Paula, and the blue Ta'aroa boat sinks.
Jeff (voice-over): The undisciplined behavior by Ta'aroa led to yet another Fati win.
Jeff: Ami helps sink her own boat! Fati wins immunity!
Jeff (voice-over): Back at camp, Paula read over the clues and solved them right away.
(confessional) Paula: Charlie and I did a lot of talking when we went out, and he explained the whole military alphabet. Two Hotels and one Oscar is really two H's and an O, meaning a water source.
Jeff (voice-over): With that clue, Paula quickly found the idol.
The camera shows Paula finding the idol.
Paula: Hello, final four.
Jeff (voice-over): She couldn't keep it a secret, so she told a few allies.
The camera shows Paula revealing the idol to Maria.
Maria: Get out of town.
Paula (to Jonathan): So we want Ami out.
Jonathan: Who's 'we'?
Paula: Me, Maria, Rafe, and my fourth.
Jonathan: You have a fourth? Who?
Paula shows Jonathan the idol.
Jonathan: Well, I'll be damned.
Jeff (voice-over): But Jonathan told the news to Paula's enemies.
Jonathan (to Yau-Man): Paula has the idol.
Yau-Man: Don't play games with me.
Jonathan: No, she really has the idol.
Jeff (voice-over): Or so he thought.
(confessional) Yau-Man: I know Paula, and I know she told Jonathan in confidence, and pretty soon, it will be all over camp.
Yau-Man (to Paula): Jonathan spilled the beans.
Paula: That son of a bitch.
Jeff (voice-over): A movement to kick off Paula began, and in this unaired scene, the plot involves six Ta'aroa looking to blindside Paula and control the game.
The following scene was unaired.
Yau-Man: So I'm in with the blindside vote. The six of us.
Ian: No one tell her we're kicking her off. Divert it so they think we're kicking off someone else.
Danielle: We'll tell them Maria's going. She's next anyway.
Jonathan: Does anyone want to make Paula play the idol for herself and then vote Maria out anyway?
Danielle: That idea has merit, but Paula's a threat. Get her out now.
Ozzy: Hey, I have a good idea. We need to keep those guys from taking us out and splitting us up, and the only way to do that is the make them mistrust each other.
At this point, it's clear Ami is not in the picture.
Ozzy: I'll vote Ami. The rest of you vote Paula, and it's a five-four vote. They'll be so busy trying to figure out who among us is a traitor that they'll never overthrow us.
Jeff (voice-over): The idea was well-received by Ozzy's tribemates, but there was one person who wasn't in on it.
The camera shows Yau-Man talking to Paula.
Yau-Man: Don't play your idol. Ami's going.
Paula: Wait, what? How do you figure?
Yau-Man: Ozzy's done something stupid. They're voting for you, but they think they can break the other alliance up with a mistrust vote against Ami. The idea is, Ami goes out five-four. Ian, Ami, Danielle, Jonathan, and I all vote you, and you go.
Paula: And why are you telling me this?
Yau-Man: Because I'm telling them I'm in on it, but I'm really voting Ami. She goes, and you get to keep your idol.
(confessional) Yau-Man: Paula and I have been very close allies since the first day out here. Again, who would have thought that the older Malaysian guy would be close friends with the single mom from Tennessee?
Jeff (voice-over): At Tribal Council, Yau-Man played up his role as deceiver of Paula.
Jonathan: I'm sorry Paula, but I'm with Ami. You showed it to me, and then I described it to Yau-Man.
Yau-Man: Apparently I was sleeping when he described it to me, because I don't remember that conversation at all.
Jonathan: What, did you black out or something?
Yau-Man: I have a perfect memory, and you're full of crap.
Jeff (voice-over): While Ami and Maria continued to tear into each other.
Maria: The first challenge, we lost because Ami forgot to unhook the raft. The next one we lost because Ami wouldn't touch the cow's blood. And now we lose--
Ami: You can shut your damn mouth anytime now. You lost to a woman in her fifties eating pig snouts. I could have beaten her with one hand tied behind my back.
Maria: At least I tried. I lost with an effort. You lost pitifully.
Jeff (voice-over): Unaware that Yau-Man was defecting, Ozzy went ahead with this plan.
The camera shows Ozzy voting for Ami.
Ozzy (to voting camera): This vote is for you, Ami, not against you. I'm just stirring up trouble. The six is solid.
Jeff (voice-over): The six was only four for Ami, though, and she was voted out of the game.
Jeff: Ami, the tribe has spoken.
Jeff snuffs Ami's torch.
Jeff (voice-over): At camp, Ian was under fire for the vote despite being innocent.
Jonathan: Look, are you saying you didn't vote for Ami?
Ian: That's the honest-to-God truth. I voted Paula just like the plan was. I don't know who voted Ami besides the four in the other alliance.
Danielle: You better be telling us the truth.
Ian (exasperated): I am! If I were screwing you, you would know it!
Jeff (voice-over): And the fire situation at camp got desperate.
The camera shows Rafe and Paula trying to make fire by rubbing sticks together.
Rafe: This will never work.
Paula: Just keep at it; the wood's dried out mostly, and I saw Charlie do it on my season this way.
Rafe: Charlie's superhuman, though.
Jeff (voice-over): And they tried a trick Yau-Man's tribemates from Fiji used to start a fire.
Yau-Man walks over to Paula and Rafe's fire pit.
Paula: Do whatever you did in Fiji to get a fire going.
Yau-Man: Is it bright enough?
(confessional) Yau-Man: In my season, I didn't actually make fire.
Jeff (voice-over): Paula used a tool never before seen for this purpose to start the fire.
Paula takes out her immunity idol; the idol has something small and reflective on it.
Paula: This ought to help out.
Paula bends the small, reflective stone on her immunity idol; Yau-Man uses his glasses at the same time. A larger spark is generated, and immediately, the tinder starts burning.
Jeff (voice-over): At the reward challenge, the Ta'aroa tribe was rewarded for their industriousness with flint to make fires.
The camera shows Jeff tossing flint to the Ta'aroa membership.
Jeff (voice-over): And the tribes got a chance to interact.
Danni: Rafe, do you have a sponge?
Danni: You're so cute when you lie.
Jeff: Danni scores a point for Fati.
Rafe: Sorry, Danni; you're not my type.
Jeff (voice-over): Charlie pretended to be dumb to trick the other tribe.
Maria: Charlie, do you have a bar of soap?
Charlie: What the hell's soap?
Maria: It's the little square thingy.
Charlie: Nope, nothing square in here.
Jeff (voice-over): And Parvati decided to flirt with Maria.
Parvati: Maria, I want your soap.
Maria: What will you give me for it?
Parvati: Find out when we're tribemates.
Jeff: I think that's an invitation, Maria.
Jeff (voice-over): Parvati even offered her only clothing as a gift to Maria.
Parvati undoes her bikini top and hands it to Maria.
Parvati: That's yours to keep, baby.
Jeff (voice-over): Parvati's wild behavior as well as Charlie's feigned cluelessness were Fati's ticket to the win.
Charlie: Yau-Man, I need your pumice.
Yau-Man: I'll 'pumice' you into the ground.
Jeff: That's the last match; Fati wins reward!
Jeff (voice-over): At Fati, Terry was unhappy with the show put on by Parvati.
(confessional) Terry: I was a little uncomfortable with the whole show between Parvati and Maria. It was a pretty major distraction.
Jeff (voice-over): Tom was pleased with both Parvati and Charlie's ploys, since they led to a win.
Tom: You're a pretty sharp guy, Forrest. Please tell me you were just playing dumb at the challenge.
Charlie: I can't believe they actually went for it. Maybe Parvati distracted them enough.
Tom: Well, if that helped, then I encourage you to put on the dumb act and her the naked act as much as you guys want.
Jeff (voice-over): And the group decided to extend an invitation to Parvati into their alliance.
Danni (to Parvati): I already have Charlie, and we're kind of close to Tom and Cirie. If you come with us, I will do what I can to get you, me, and Charlie to the final three.
Parvati: You're the first to offer me a deal like that. Just don't cramp my style and I'm in.
Danni: You got it.
Jeff (voice-over): And at Ta'aroa, the division within the tribe was made obvious when each alliance sent someone to flip an opposing member.
Ian: You know you're number four in their alliance.
Rafe: I was about to say the same to you.
Ian: So wait, your alliance sent you to swing me?
Rafe: I take it yours sent you to swing me.
(confessional) Rafe: Ozzy sent Ian to convince me to vote with them. At the same time, Paula sent me to swing Ian. And naturally, we got some ideas of our own.
Jeff (voice-over): Before the immunity challenge, Ozzy gave a rousing speech, and the Ta'atoa tribe went in ready to tear Fati apart.
Ozzy: Today...we're no longer the loser tribe. We're no longer winless. We turn the tide and we make them choke on their arrogance. We're not going down this time! Today...is the day we end the losing and we go out and WIN! Today...is the day we wipe that smirk off Parvati's face and tell her to take her naked ass back to her own beach! We make Tom use that immunity necklace the way Maria had to use hers! We make them scramble for that immunity idol! We come back home after the challenge and we enjoy the evening while they get their asses grilled by Probst! Today we kill Fati!
Entire tribe (in perfect unison): KILL FATI!
Jeff (voice-over): At the immunity challenge, Ta'aroa started off strong, but Fati crawled back to even the score.
The camera shows Tom stopping Jonathan in an Attack Zone.
Jeff: Tom looking to take down Jonathan!
Tom takes down Jonathan with one throw.
Jeff: Tom dunks Jonathan! Ta'aroa can't take a bigger lead!
Terry gets back through the other Attack Zone.
Jeff: Terry pulls Fati even! We're at five-all!
Jeff (voice-over): After that, though, Fati got undisciplined, and it started losing members.
The camera shows Terry grabbing Paula by the throat.
Jeff: NO CHOKING, Terry! You're OUT! Paula gets a free pass!
The camera switches to Parvati punching Maria.
Jeff: I said NO PUNCHING! Fati getting very undisciplined! Ta'aroa up seven-five now!
Jeff (voice-over): Chris and Tom got into it as well.
The camera shows Chris grabbing Tom's ankle and both falling into the water; they climb out and start shouting at each other.
Tom (shouting): Watch where you grab already!
Chris (shouting back): Come on, man; gimme a break!
Jeff: Clear the course, guys!
Chris (also ignoring Jeff): Give it a rest already! We'll get those back!
Jeff: Chris! Tom! You've been warned! You're both out! Get back to the boat!
Jeff (voice-over): Down four members, Fati couldn't catch back up, and Ta'aroa won their first challenge.
The camera shows Maria getting past Yul and scoring her tribe's tenth point.
Jeff: That's ten! Ta'aroa wins immunity!
Jeff (voice-over): At camp, Tom wanted revenge for Chris' actions.
Cirie: Well, you can't go, but there's a few people around here who screwed us.
Tom: Yeah, I should have let it go, but come on; I want Chris gone after that.
Jeff (voice-over): Chris had other plans, however.
Chris: That challenge was a joke. I tripped Tom on accident, and we weren't winning anyway. I want Parvati out.
Yul: Trust me, I saw her antics on my season, and it's not fun.
Jeff (voice-over): Terry was in on that idea as well.
Terry: Parvati needs to go. Plain and simple.
Tom: She just wants to bring Maria over here. Flirting is what she does, and she found a willing target.
Terry: Well, it's a problem. She needs to go.
Jeff (voice-over): At Tribal Council, Parvati defended herself.
Parvati: I did what the situation called for. I tried to distract the other tribe and joke about tribe switches during an easy-going challenge. At the immunity challenge, I wanted to fight.
Jeff (voice-over): Terry and Charlie made it clear they weren't fighting anymore.
Terry: A few days ago, I had a heated argument with Charlie that really shouldn't have gone anywhere. I brought up some things that really should have been kept quiet.
Charlie: That's dead and buried, Terry; give it a rest.
Jeff (voice-over): Chris tried to state his case to the tribe.
Chris: It was a complete accident; I acted on reflex.
Jeff (voice-over): But they didn't buy it, and Chris became the first person voted out of the tribe.
Jeff: Chris, the tribe has spoken.
Jeff snuffs Chris' torch as the screen cuts to commercial.