LAST EDITED ON 03-05-10 AT 10:47 PM (EST)
Hahaha... yeah, the game is a lot more difficult when people see you as a threat. Seems to be the same thing I've been saying for years.
Amanda might be next, but she still made it farther than Cirie. I am quite enjoying you taking the other side of the argument for once. Give Cirie credit. The only reason she was booted first is because she's a bigger threat. Haha... Yeah, that's the argument I've been making as long as I've been posting.
The greatest strategist in Survivor history should be able to make the Finals once in 3 seasons, right? In my book they do. Let's keep it real now. Cirie is a great strategic and social player, but the results speak for themselves.
Yeah, Cirie said Amanda wasn't too smart, and then she was immediately blindsided. So, that means a lot.
Oh, and yes, the women will always be defended as long as michel is around. I'm sure JP knows as I do that there would be no show without women being on it. I would stop watching, that's for sure. But the show was originally constructed in two parts. The first part is supposed to put a premium on challenges and surviving the elements, and the second part is supposed to put a premium on social game, including the all important FTC. In recent years, the first part of the game has become more and more meaningless. It is possible that JP and MB would prefer that the game returned to more of what they originally had in mind. OR, JP could just be saying whatever he thinks might push buttons. That could be it too.
And lastly, Jims02, great post. Risky, oh yes. For all the reasons you just stated. But Cirie, by her own words, would eventually look to get rid of JT. Tom and Colby can both be trusted. The risk was worth the reward. Great frickin move by JT, though, ultimately, the results will tell the tale.
Just to say one more thing about Amanda, as I'm watching this for the 3rd time now, and yes, I can always be counted on to defend Amanda. Cirie was trying to make the point that Amanda was stupid to want to keep Tom around. Wrong. Tom is bad for CIRIE'S game, not Amanda's. See, that's why an alliance with Cirie was ill-fated from the get-go for Amanda. Amanda's game is latching on to someone she can trust. She should have just stuck with her game and latched on to Tom or JT from the beginning. Cirie can not be trusted. Cirie tried to vote Amanda out in Micronesia. Amanda knows that. On the otherhand, people want to blame Amanda for vacillating, but when Cirie and James are your original alliance but Tom and JT are the smarter play, what would you do? It would have taken a helluva lot of guts for Amanda to turn her back on Cirie and James. So, when James agreed to vote Candice and Cirie wasn't there, I'm sure that seemed like the best thing to do. But then she talks with Cirie and Cirie goes crazy, James changes his mind about it, what is Amanda supposed to do? No one has that kind of guts. Unless they are JT.