Overweight does not necessarily mean fat or obese. Sarge and Bubba could have stood to lose a few extra pounds. Actually I recall both of them stating they purposely put on a "few extra pounds" leading up to leaving for the game. It's a common tactic several former castaways have employed knowing starvation is part of the game. Going for another tour of duty AFTER Survivor has absolutely NO bearing on what he was like DURING the game. As a matter of fact, Bubba showed up lean for the Reunion Show only months after Vanuatu. I'm sure Sarge's tour of duty was after the Reunion Show.
But if you insist on splitting hairs I will rephrase my comment to say, overweight "as compared to the four younger well-conditioned alpha males that season." I agree the four younger men were dumb for not securing that fifth person (Sarge) to create an alliance of five on a nine-man tribe. HMMM... sounds recently familiar? lol
And yes, Chris did spearhead the five-man alliance with Sarge and the non-alpha males knowing he was the goat in the IC loss sending the men to the first TC of that season and needing to make a move to keep himself in the game. Kukos to him.
Fairplay quitting put Cirie between two four-person alliances. The only way she could have "done it herself" was if SHE strategically caused Fairplay to quit knowing she'd be the swing vote. And we all know Fairplay (who should have never even participated that season) quit to go back to his wife and newly born daughter. But I will give credit where credit is due...Cirie was astute enough to know she had to strike the iron while it was hot. Where other former players in a similar position failed because they waffled and were not definitive as to which side to choose, props to Cirie for acting quickly and siding up with the two "couples" giving Skankivor: Micronesia my pet name.
Maybe with throwing some kudos Cirie's way we may end this thread on a somewhat agreeable note and gear ourselves for Ep. 3 and, no doubt, a whole new debate and bantering session.