Thursday, September 14, 2006

Just When I Thought I Was Out...

....they pull me back in!!!!

If you have been coming here for awhile, then you know I have a strange, unhealthy obsession with Survivor. No, not the band, but the Reality TV show (although I DID listen to more than my share of Eye Of The Tiger after seeing Rocky 3 back in 9th grade, but I digress....).

Anyway, as I have said before, I used to run a Survivor pool that, while starting out as a kind of joke, after 2 years had grown to such an extent that I felt like I had a second job running the damn thing. As it grew, the prize money had gotten pretty large as well. It was growing with more and more players each season before I put an end to it last year. Every season, I consider revisiting it, but common sense usually takes hold, and I say "no way".

Until this week....

A friend who used to be in the pool asked me to start it up again, and she came up with a good idea. My old pool really was a blast, where players had points to allocate each week on who they thought would be voted off. In later seasons I had changed the rules, and made it more of what is called a "suicide" pool in football, but it was still complicated to run.

Anyway, after my friend told me about this new, simplified pool, I decided to give it a shot. It's so hand's off for me to run, it's ridiculous.

This is what we are doing....

There are 20 survivors this season, so I took the first 20 people who paid me the entry fee, and we put the 20 names in a hat, and each of us were given a survivor. If your survivor wins the game, you win the pot. Easy peezy lemon squeezy. The only other rule we made is that if your survivor gets booted off the first episode (i.e. tonight), then you get your money back.

Anyway, here is my survivor....

28 Years Old
San Diego, CA
Copier Salesman
You can look up more information on him here.

So far 3 different women in the pool have told me that he's hot. Since I'm not gay, I cannot verify this. I don't know if being hot is going to help him (and me) win some serious money come December, but if so, I am more than prepared to stare at his face longingly each week while humming "It's raining men".

Wish me luck. If I have the energy, I may actually give my 2-cent rundown of each episode for the season each week.

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