It's early in the game, but I always try to make a pick by week 1. Here's a look at my track record (all picks were made by week 1 or earlier).
1-Pulau Tiga = no early pick, wasn't a fan yet
2-Australia = Elisabeth
3-Africa = Lex
4-Marquesas = Neleh
Not a winner in the bunch. But they all ended up being popular players & lasted very late into the game. My pick for #5-Thailand...........Ted Rogers Jr.
The guy has it all. A computer geek who also played pro football. So far he's shown to be a good natured, caring guy who doesn't seem to want the spotlight. Haven't seen that he has any negative attributes yet, other than being a Yankee fan.
Would anybody else like to share their early picks? I'd be interested in seeing how other people sized up the Survivors in Week 1.