I've developed quite the tough skin being a Boston Rob fan for so many years. He's so funny, and I just get a kick out of seeing his joy at playing this game. I think he relishes the role of the "Rahbfather" and I do not believe for a second he is manipulative or controlling in his real life, outside of this show. From all accounts, he's a great guy.
The producers didn't say, let's pick the dumbest of the lot this season so that Rob would look good. Some may not like Rob, and that's fine, but I don't see how anyone could deny that the man can play this game, or that he doesn't bring a lot of entertainment to the show. I hope he lasts til the end.
And regarding the strategic brainpower of the Zaps, as Dr. Phil says, how's that working for them so far? I still hold that if Russell and Rob had switched tribes, we would have had a similar result. In her exit interview, Sarita, who was supposedly Zaps' leader (yeah, real good strategy there) said the reason they decided to get rid of Russell first was partly because they couldn't stand his attitude around camp (he was obnoxious) and partly because they wanted to make a statement about booting him first, based on his reputation and persona. Neither of those reasons would apply to Rob, who is by all accounts an asset to have around camp, and had a much more likable public image and reputation as well. And also, the Zaps were not 100% decided to get rid of Russell from the get go, so he, as well as Rob, would have had a window of opportunity to ingratiate himself into the tribe, which he failed (more like refused) to do. I suspect Rob wouldn't have failed. Just as I also suspect Russell's obnoxiousness, arrogance and boasting would have gotten him a quick boot from the strategy-challenged Ometepes.
I don't understand how anyone can say the people on Rob's team are dumb, they are doing exactly what I would do if I was on Rob's team.....Why get rid of Rob now? They needs to get rid of all the Zap's in order for any of them to win in the end, because if one Zap is in the F3 they will win......They need to get down to the F6 and then take Rob down, which I feel is exactly what is going to happen, even thoug I am a HUGE Rob fan, he is not going anywhere near the F3 just wait and see.....
Zap has the brain power but they don't seem to have the nerve. You can tell they want to do something, but nobody has really stepped up to lead them into it.
I hate when the cops throw me in the back of the squad car ....like they didnít hear me call shotgun.
Boy (n) : Noise with dirt on it.
Last edited by ironcat; 04-15-2011 at 01:57 PM.