I agree Sam, Jbug - the marathon needs to go. Its great for those who are runners, crummy and unfair for the rest.
John looked great, Antone looked healthier - I agree. Antone is bigger and more muscular.
I was very suprised about Ramone. Nice work. I had always been thinking of him as being at the back of the pack. He caught up. And he got 25 K for the marathon.
Jen - I was kinda ticked off over Vinnie way back when. Black team was kicking butt. Then they did a week of singles and Vinnie made a big to-do about how Jen was so tied by her umbilical cord to Bob. To be fair, she had a broken leg, and Bob was trying pretty hard, one on one, to get her to lose weight. Vinny rallied the red and the black team to vote her off. She was number two at that point in the competition. The black team voted off their number two teammate partly due to Vinnie's drama.
So, it was excellent game play on Vinnie's part. He was second to last, and there was no other way for the red team to get a black team contestant to go home. I mean, they couldn't get her on the scale, so they got her with the game play.
Not having been there myself, I would not have voted her off if I were a black team player. Then again, she may just have been too psycho to handle. Had I been there maybe I would have been leading the charge to vote her off.
Adding insult to injury, the following week they went and re-arranged the trainers and all I heard was Vinnie and everyone else complaining about how they could not live without their trainer for a half hour. So, were they any different than Jen? It was all just words, concepts to get her voted off. Anyway, they made a big deal of it with the flowers and all.
Anyhow, Jen got her payback. Vinnie looks excellent.
I was also thinking that Ramone would not have won the 100 K anyway, so not so bad that he won the marathon and ended up going up against Antone and John.
I would like to see a few more prizes. Maybe make it like golf or poker - the top 5 or 8 contestants win a part of the pot. Spread the wealth. Probably it is more conducive to attracting audiences to make two big prizes.
If I ever get on I am going to do handgrips, study calorie books, and learn how to prepare one dessert for the cooking competition ahead of time. Many individual contests can be won with a strong grip. There is always a contest on calories per food items, and a cooking contest.
Turned into a really nice season.