The Ultimate Sole Survivor

There has been much talk on the internet today about who should really have won the title of Sole Survivor on Survivor Samoa and for once I am in total agreement with the masses that Russell is the only one who deserved that crown.  

I am the type of person who is all about game play.  I don’t want anyone riding my coattails and for sure I don’t want to ride theirs.  This year that is all to be found on reality tv.  It is a shame that what was once considered the mack daddy of all reality shows has fallen into the same path of destruction as all the others.  

You can argue and say riding coattails is a strategy but is it really?  I don’t think so.  There is no competitive spirit involved in dragging behind another stronger player.  I would personally be embarrassed if I won a game in that fashion but then again, I love to compete and I want to win because I did well and not because someone else took pity on me and that is what the jury members did in the case of Natalie. You all know it as well as I do.

There is no one on that panel who honestly in their hearts believed Nat to be the better player. They just couldn’t stand the fact that Russell beat them and did it so well and none of them ever saw it coming. It was an amazing thing to watch all season.

I’m going to remind all of you that at the beginning of the season we all picked the person we thought would do the best and the least and I said Laura would be among the first to go and I was wrong. She actually controlled the feelings and thoughts of the women for Galu except Sham.

My person to win was Russell based sole on the fact that he owned an oil company and I work in that industry and I never turned back on him. I did think it was crappy to burn Jaison’s socks and wreak havoc on his own tribe but you know what? He had a purpose and a strategy and he never waivered from it. He was a phenomenal player and it was an absolute pleasure to watch him from week to week because let’s face it, without him, the season would have sucked.

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What do you think? Is Russell the ultimate sole survivor?