Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And the tribe has spoken...



Sure I've mentioned once or twice a dozen times that I'm a reality show addict. I even did this post citing on the lessons I've learned by watching these shows.

But my group of friends and I have taken reality TV to a whole different level. Not only do we watch, and guess who's going home or going to win, but we bet money on it.

We started doing this a million seasons ago with Survivor and now we do it with Big Brother too. Each player gets a Survivor (or BB) name for $10. All the money goes into a pool and if your Survivor wins then you get all the money. It's winner take all...and it definitely makes the show more interesting.

Last night we drew names and I got Jerry.

He's 49, from Rock Hill SC, and a Sgt. in the US Army. This means he looks good on paper (or online as that's where I found the info) but as I've come to realize you can never tell who's going to win.

Past winners included 10 men, 7 women, ranging in age from 22 to 58 so you can't automatically count out anyone since they all have the same shot at winning. Except I really think Jerry is going to pull it out this year...

...that's why I'm already shopping for my summer sandals that Survivor is going to make possible.

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

he looks happy with a great smile too. i think he may be able to survive!! :)
i hope you both win!! :)

xoxoxo

Denise said...

When does Survivor start? I always miss it. I LOVE the Amazing Race too. I could so do that show, if only I had a good partner.

Too Many Hats said...

Wow, what a fun way to watch. Do you ever yell at the TV for your "guy" to not make an alliance with so and so or to stop being such a jerk? I think I would get a little attached and crazy about the whole thing.

I'm afraid I gave Survivor up many seasons ago, but I am happy The Amazing Race is coming back this Sunday.

Jayme said...

when I was working we did something like this. I had a bulletin board and X'd out faces and everything. I wanted to let you know when going through the new cast - Jerry was the one I picked to go VERY far....so we're rooting for him together :)

April said...

Good luck. My hubby wont watch it because of the year Colby lost. He thinks its stupid that the person that could actually survive the best alone in the woods doesn't win. That was the last season we watched.

Lump said...

I have never watched a Survivor season.

GOOD LUCK with your pick! :)

The Royal Family said...

I need to get in on this! I love survivor it is one of my ultimate fav. reality shows. !!!!

Hope you win! *only because i'm not playing*

Kristin said...

I am another addict. Love me some Survivor. hope you win the cash.


Holding a giveaway on my blog. Come check it out.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Like a football pool right?

Cool.

Hope you lose...oops...I mean win.

S said...

Im winning and then buying beer.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

I haven't watched Survivor in a really long time. Something like this would definitely make it more interesting. Although I'd be sure to pick the first person to get the boot. Sigh.

Shannon said...

I just made a "note to self" that Survivor starts tomorrow night and Amazing Race begins Sunday! Woo hoo! I can't wait!