Is it me, or does it seem like the Survivor landscape resembles something of a post-apocalyptic dystopia this season? The biggest favorite on the board, and thus the biggest Survivor play, gets torched with stunning regularity. I couldn't even bring myself to play Buffalo plus 17 points. Much less even consider them winning the game outright. This of course angered the gambling gods and they smote the Vikings in a fashion that would make Zeus proud. "You don't think Buffalo has a chance of winning this game? Let's see what you think about this..." Thunder rolls across the country and the Vikings are reduced to rubble. Survivor players tear up their tickets and shake their heads. "What has become of the world?" they say.
The Sportsbook.ag 100K contest started with 12,299 players a mere 3 weeks ago. There are now 1,159. That's a number you would expect to see around Thanksgiving. Heck, we're not even in the last weekend of September. Ninety percent have been wiped out. That's $222,800 in tickets extinguished.
So now I have one ticket remaining. The good news is there will be no "splitting the pot" this year. Only one of us will survive. I'll take bets on which week determines the winner. If one of you leaves a comment with the correct guess, you'll win a prize. A hand-wrought candlestick from my studio, or other some such sculpture of your choice.
I must navigate one ticket through the next 14 weeks without making a single mistake. To quote Han Solo, "Never tell me the odds."
In the 25K contest, 77% of the field got axed just this week. 82% have now fallen by the wayside. I have four tickets remaining in this contest.
LAC - three tickets