Been a crazy few months, so sorry I haven’t written lately
First off, would like to congratulate Nick Wilson for winning this season of Survivor. Was one of the better seasons and Nick was a deserving winner. Really liked how the contestants played this season. Instead of forming early alliances and just floating through, there were lots of big moves as people tried to add things to their resume. I did find it very interesting how some things worked (Carl playing the Idol nullifier was seen as a good move), while others (Angelina making a big deal about here trade for rice, and then trying to orchestrate her playing her hidden immunity idol) kind of fell flat with the jury. And speaking of the jury, I read somewhere that this jury seem not to hold grudges and voted on who they thought played the best game, which is how it should be. (In the past, there have been votes from some jury members against people they just did not like, as opposed to voting for who they wanted to win. I think this shows that the contestants not only played a great game, but also played a fair game
Average Andy will be submitting his next video in the near future for the upcoming seasons. As the years go by, it is becoming clearer that Survivor needs to cast me as somebody who is a big fan, but started watching when I was in my mid 30’s and am now slightly over 50. I thinks this is just as compelling as somebody who started watching as a child and is now in there mid 20s. Both have connected with Survivor and stuck with it and deserve a shot at being a contestant Older people have dreams of what they would love to do as they get older, just like young kids have dreams of what they want to grow up to do. If anybody out there agrees with this, and has some way of letting CBS / Jeff Probst / Mark Burnett or the rest of the Survivor Team, please let them know you would like to see some older contestants get a chance to live their dreams.
So much for the Football Giants. They were unable to rebound from their dreadful 1 – 7 start, and will again miss the play-offs. It was a strange season as they were not as bad as their record would indicate, but were also not as good as they should have been. Hopefully they can end the season with a win against Dallas and then regroup for next season. As a Eli Manning fan, I have no issues with them giving it one more try next year with him. Through free agency and the draft, they should be able to fix issues with the offensive line, and improve the defence (One great pass rusher could really make them a contending team)
On a sad note, I saw that longting Lehigh Football Coach Andy Coen was forced to step down due to health issues. He was a great coach for the program, winning 5 Patriot League Championships in his 13 years. Wishing him all the best
Lehigh football coach Coen steps away to focus on health issue
Also, the Lehigh Men’s basketball team is off to a good start with big wins over Princeton and Arkansas State. Hopefully they can keep things going into Patriot League play, and earn a NCAA birth this year.
I finished reading the laters Dave Gurney book by John Verdon. I have really enjoyed reading the entire series.
Started a new Dean Koontz book (The Silent Corner – Jane Hawk #1). Have read almost all of Dean Koontz books and they never disappoint. He has written some of my favorite books (The Odd Thomas series, Watchers and Strangers among them).
And my daughter gave me “The Escape Artist” by Brad Meltzer for Christmas, which will be next on my list.
I hope everybody was able to take some time off and enjoy the Christmas Holiday with family and friends. I was able to take a nice hike / walk with a few friends and then enjoyed Christmas with my family