I am not a fan of these overnight final challenges and all this other nonsense. I feel like in their zeal to make it HARD (which I totally support) they have made the final increasingly ridiculous and brutal...and I can't even imagine what they have cooked up for this one in the desert.
I want to see a full out battle in one day--where the competitors can give it all they have and collapse at the end with a feeling of finality. These overnight challenges play to the strength of folks that can sleep under any conditions, folks who may have different health/personal needs, etc... Most great sports are completed on the field in an epic battle--football, basketball, soccer etc... those guys go out and compete under specific time restraints and can bust their butts to be the best. I don't want to see a competitor lose because he couldn't sleep well in the freaking Artic without enough warmth after running 20 miles the day before or something of that nature--if you are competiting for money I want to see the best win the battle!
And, last season when they had them submerge their bodies in the freezing rivers--what the heck!?! That is truly dangerous and not acceptable--this wasnt billed as fear factor but as an athletic competition that rewards endurance, strength and problem solving skills. tsk tsk on mtv!