So winner Survivor takes more than physical ability…more than scheming and mental toughness…more than social skills…Winning Survivor also requires a certain amount of luck. I think being cast on Survivor takes a bit of luck as well (tho I believe you need to put yourself in position to get lucky – you can’t just wait for luck). They could love an applicant, but not have the needed spot for a given season. Maybe they have too many people from California (almost a given in my opinion), too many bimbos/mimbos (less now than they used too), too many people with life experience (old people – tho age is trending higher in recent years).
One thing I enjoy (and I believe Jeff enjoys) is quick witted folks. Not only are they quick to speak and usually with humor, but they tend to speak before thinking. Think Tyson getting up to hug Katie in Blood vs. Water and instead telling her where her seat on the jury awaits. Jonathan Penner was very quick to verbalize in an intelligent way how he viewed a situation. I feel i share this “gift” or better to call it a trait, as it can be quick to bite you in the ass. I am not on the level of Mr. John Cochran, but I tip my cap to him as maybe the best orator to date.
Where does Laura M fit in? After rewatching Blood vs. Water, she was a challenge beast! While winning most competitions, she wasn’t afraid to make impulsive decisions to help determine the 2nd place winner in the duals. I see myself doing exactly that. It angered Vitas to no end, but I personally would have butted heads with Vitas from day one and would have worked to get his ass out too.
So I can cover the New England requirement (while at my true core I am always a New Yorker). Successful, father, mature in age (less so in behavior), SuperFan, athletic and competitive, sarcastic, but above all else, I play to win. As some necker race car driver once said, 2nd place is just the first loser.