My notes of this game:
Ghutton's alternate moniker could have changed everything. You mean to tell me that you didn't even tell horvie? I was somewhat relieved when I found out that you weren't going to play. One less person to have to figure out.
Psap - Trust SOMEone. Read the letters.
Idols - I spent so much freaking time on Above the Rim. Watched the movie (which is terrible) at least 5 times. Understood that star-crossed lovers was Romeo and Juliet. Actually looked at every possible star crossed lover on the Wiki page but the only back link I could find was to Romeo and Juliet so was pretty confident that was the "clue". Although, horvie's guess of British Knights (Lancelot and Guinevere) made a lot of sense as well. Hence my guesses of the BALCONY, the newspaper article that I can't remember what it said but had some reference.
I figured out the Sandlot idol right after bish... I didn't get the right clue at the right time (3 and 4). And when I did get it, I didn't figure it out, right away because I decided that it wouldn't be baseball player numbers from the 1927 Yankees since baseball didn't even get numbers until 1929. That was just bonehead logic. However if I had figured out that idol and not bish, psap more than likely would have made it to the merge, and that would have changed the game as well.
The final 6 vote sucked. I actually sitemailed csudak after he said he hadn't receieved all the votes asking him to please give more time. I knew it was either mb or red that didn't vote (which of course benefited me) but I didn't want to see a DQ at that point of the game. The final 5 vote would have been fun with 3 vs 2(and an idol). I was planning on going full force making you turn on each other (knowing it was a 50% chance someone was going home) whether or not hookem and I would play the idol. In my mind, hookem would have 100% played it, too...
Plus, I felt as if I needed MB on the jury... and me to have been the reason he wasn't there. That way if tsut and mb would have for sure been against voting me I could use that for whoever won the final 3 challenge to take me with them (giving an easy two votes).
I text dubs about the 3 hockey games, giving him the insight on that. I now wonder if that made him go look at all the NCAA Basketball games and spend that time on it. I figured you guys wouldn't pick up on much of it and I would run away with that challenge.
I would have taken dubs to the final two, even though it would have hurt my chances to win.
Overall, another fun survivor game. Lots of fun, as always.
Csudak - Steve - you guys did a great job... Challenges were fresh, fun... Game was organized way better than I ever half assed it. Thanks for doing it. It's a lot of work.