Gary made a mistake of trying to deny who he is....A. His NFL career was too long ago to be relevant..Sure he is probably in better shape than some, but at this point. He is NOT an NFL player. B. By lying about it now (and presumbably being forced to recant) he is digging himself an unnecessary hole to climb out of.

Also, Gary Hogebom was predominantly a backup his entire career. Not Jesse Palmer bad, but not Troy Aikman either. he needs to get over himself.

And another thing..I don't believe Danni recognized him. Unless Gary has been doing sideline reports or something (which I don't believe he has been), I don't see how a 30 year old would know a QB that retire in 1989 on sight. Basically, I think Survivor fed her the information because of her profession.

Todd at September 23, 2005 08:33 AM

What was with Brian basically molesting Danni during the challenge? They had it blurred out, but it looked like he actually had his arm UP her ass! It was disturbing to watch.

We're still in the stage of Survivor where they read the names at the end, and I go, "Who?" I swear, I had never heard the name Morgan before. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention...

Joey Jo-Jo at September 23, 2005 09:05 AM

I think Gary is afraid that they'll associate "ex-footballer" with "ex person who made a bunch of money and doesn't need another million".

kyle at September 23, 2005 09:12 AM

Kyle, that is a good point. I didn't think about hiding it for that reason.

Todd at September 23, 2005 09:46 AM

I thought about the rich thing, too, because of the rich dentist from Africa. Remember him? He let it slip that he had two Mercedes or something, and he ended up being the next one voted out. No one likes to give rich people a million dollars.

Gary should have admitted it at that point because when they merge, if he's still around, the truth will come out and he'll be considered untrustworthy.

Even considering to vote Steph out now is stupid. You need strong players to win rewards and immunities...get rid of her right before the merge if that's what you want to do. Because I think she's going to win a whole bunch of individual immunity competitions otherwise. Also, I don't want to see her go yet.

When Brandon was saying Blake should "man it up" (whatever the fuck that means) I was thinking how easy it is to say that when you're not having a problem. Suppose Blake WAS manning it up? Suppose what he's going through really is that bad? Anyway, he can definitely bring it to challenges, and I think that really threatens Brandon and Judd.

Maggie at September 23, 2005 12:40 PM

One more thing about last night episode.

Rafe and the ladder? about no upper body strength.

todd at September 23, 2005 12:45 PM

I thought the same thing, Todd. I know they are exhausted and dehydrated but come on. It's a rope ladder and you're in water so.. BOUYANT. It's not like it was greased or something.

Michael at September 23, 2005 03:01 PM

I think the Brandon "man it up" scene is a typical survivor foreshadowing edit. He's going to be such a princess when he gets hurt.


J at September 23, 2005 04:54 PM

Getting up one of those ladders is harder than it looks. The ladder moves inwards, under the ledge as you're climbing it. But everyone else could do it and Rafe could not. I honestly thought he was going to be struggling to get up that ladder for the duration of the race. It was like watching John Ritter perform physical comedy.

Maggie at September 24, 2005 12:55 PM

Are there two gay guys on the same team this season (Brian and Rafe)? Or do I have over-active gaydar?

Lubin Odana at September 25, 2005 11:34 AM

The LOOK on Morgan's face as her name was read over and over again was priceless. Talk about lost! I'm so glad that Lydia was told about what was going on so that she could defend herself.

Grace at September 25, 2005 05:44 PM
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