LAST EDITED ON 02-27-12 AT 04:47 PM (EST)
Yul earned his idol, at a time when finding them wasn't so easy.
I don't doubt Colton is a smart guy. So was Dave Johnson. So was Cochran. Being a smart guy doesn't make you a good player.
Colton has played horribly. The "game changed" when production had Sabrina find a HII to give to Colton, which happened in the premier. At that moment, the boot went from being him to being Matt.
A HII can ALWAYS be a game changer, especially when thrown into the mix of a divided tribe. That's why production keeps it around.
The same arguments you used against Sandra apply in spades here. Colton did everything you shouldn't do in the first 3 days. He EARNED his spot as the first boot. Instead, he was REWARDED for his poor play with the HII.
Good move by him to reveal it, but that is kinda like giving someone credit for turning their headlights on while driving at night.
And to make it as easy as possible, the Frat Boys even went to bed, leaving Colton all alone with the Misfits. How nice.
However, he WANTS to be a player, and he is good in confessionals. So, like I said, I can see him moving up my list in the coming weeks.