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    Challenge 31: Vendettas



    Pick #1 - Moss - Bananas
    Pick #2 - Headspace - Zach
    Pick #3 - Xno - Cara Maria
    Pick #4 - Vil - Brad
    Pick #5 - Valisk - Nelson
    Pick #6 - Byrd - Leroy
    Pick #7 - Byrd - Kailah
    Pick #8 - Valisk - Nicole Z
    Pick #9 - Vil - Cory
    Pick #10 - Xno - Shane
    Pick #11 - Headspace - Tony
    Pick #12 - Moss - Kam
    Pick #13 - Moss - Joss
    Pick #14 - Headspace - Natalie
    Pick #15 - Xno - Devin
    Pick #16 - Vil - Veronica
    Pick #17 - Valisk - Kyle
    Pick #18 - Byrd - Victor
    Pick #19 - Byrd - Melissa
    Pick #20 - Valisk - Rogan
    Pick #21 - Vil - Britni
    Pick #22 - Xno - Eddie
    Pick #23 - Headspace - Kayleigh
    Pick #24 - Moss - Alicia

    Short Cast Bios:
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    Click on the name for the cast photo.
    Brad Fiorenza – Twitter: @BradFiorenza Original “The Challenge” veteran Brad has his eyes set on another championship after winning “The Challenge: Cutthroat” 11 seasons ago.

    Cory Wharton – Twitter: @MTVCoryWharton After a questionable strategy that involved declaring a hit list against the vets at the beginning of “Dirty 30,” Cory created a Vendetta with the most notorious vet in the house, Johnny Bananas. With both of them returning to face each other this season, who will fall first?

    Devin Walker – Twitter: @MTVDevinWalker This “Are You The One?” alum has made a name for himself by being consistently witty and always telling it how it is. Devin is the first to admit he’s not the fastest or physically strongest player in the house but instead boasts that his ability to manipulate and politic will lead a path to victory.

    Eddie Williams – Twitter: @mr_ewilliams23 After being a part of the first season to unsuccessfully find their perfect match on, “Are You The One?” Eddie is eager to get some money in his pocket. Will Eddie be able to use his charm and stripper background to woo the competition?

    Johnny Bananas – Twitter: @MTVBananas The manipulative mastermind Johnny Bananas continues to hold the record for most “The Challenge” wins ever.

    Joss Mooney – Twitter: @joss_mooney Joss Mooney, a fitness instructor and model from the UK, joins his rookie season of “The Challenge,” without knowing what he’s about to step into.

    Kyle Christie – Twitter: @KyleCGShore Loud and outlandish British personality, Kyle Christie, is prepared to dominate the competition, while also getting with all the ladies in the house.

    Leroy Garrett – Twitter: @Bruce_Lee85 If there was one person who is most universally loved in “The Challenge” house, Leroy would be it. Always cracking jokes, Leroy is known to smile and ride coattails to the top.

    Nelson Thomas – Twitter: @MTV_NellyT This daffy “Are You The One?” alum is determined to prove that someone from his original show is capable of winning “The Challenge.”

    Rogan O’Connor – Twitter: @Rogan_OConner Brit Rogan joins “The Challenge” after being stuck in a house with his exes on “Ex on the Beach.” Rogan is used to getting his way with the ladies, but will his twitter beef with fellow Brit Kyle prove to be his demise? Or will he flex and smile his way to a final?

    Shane Landrum – Twitter: @shannanity This “Road Rules” veteran has seen his fair share of competition, and when it comes to “The Challenge,” Shane is not afraid to stir the pot and cause the most drama.

    Tony Raines – Twitter: @t_raines33 Eliminated just short of the final on “Dirty 30,” Tony intends to change people’s minds about him and score his first victory. Will there be a new Tony? Or will his Twitter drama with Brad boil over and tear his game apart?

    Victor Arroyo – Twitter: @elfitvic Best known for scoring “America’s Favorite Player” during “Big Brother Season 18,” Victor is used to having to get his hands dirty in order to win.

    Zach Nicols – Twitter: @ZNichols15 Unfiltered and unafraid, Zach is amped to get a chance at another “The Challenge” championship. Will Zach be able to power through the competition? Or will he be left in the dust with no chance of making it to the top?

    Alicia Wright – Instagram: Lavida.Alicia Not only is Alicia entering “The Challenge” house as a rookie, but she is also entering with a strong Vendetta on her back.

    Britni Thornton – Twitter: @BritniNicol Eager to shed her reputation as a rookie, Britni blazes into this season firing on all cylinders. Not afraid to flirt with her roommates, Britni has her eyes on one returning vet, but their relationship will make some waves in the game.

    Cara Maria Sorbello – Twitter: @CaraMariaMTV With eleven seasons under her belt, Cara Maria is a force to be reckoned with. However, her admirable second place finish on “Dirty 30” meant making some enemies on the way.

    Jemmye Carroll –Twitter: @JustJem24 With a loud mouth, big personality, and no “The Challenge” wins under her belt, Jemmye is antsy to get her first victory.

    Kailah Casillas – Twitter: @kailah_casillas Certainly no stranger to conflict, Kailah enters the house this season with perhaps more Vendettas than anyone else. Will all the bridges Kailah has burned in her political game create Vendettas too difficult to overcome?

    Kam Williams – Twitter: @iamkamiam_ This outspoken “Are You The One?” alum enters her freshman season of “The Challenge” ready to leave her mark and shake things up.

    Kayleigh Morris – Twitter: @Kmorrisx Kayleigh may be new to the US audience, but she’s a familiar face in the UK. Will her bullying ways get her in deep trouble early on, or will she be able to make friends and a lasting impression?

    Marie Roda – Twitter: @MarieeTBD Behind Marie’s girl-next-door charm is a devious and cunning competitor. Will Marie use her smarts to politic her way to the end of the game, or will heavy-hitting Vendettas eliminate her at their first chance?

    Melissa Reeves – Twitter: @DJMelReeves Melissa, a former pageant queen, has a hard time keeping drama out of her life. Will Melissa be able to use her DJ skills to pump up “The Challenge” house up and keep herself in the game? Or will her cheating and devious ways make her an instant target and an early boot?

    Natalie Negrotti – Twitter: @NataliaNegrotti Natalie, a former NFL Cheerleader with a background in event coordinating, knows how to entertain and schmooze her way to the top.

    Nicole Ramos – Twitter: @NicolexoRamos Don’t let her small stature fool you – Nicole R. is just as feisty and headstrong as any other competitor.

    Nicole Zanatta – Twitter: @n_zanattaMTV She may only be in her sophomore season, but Nicole Z. has already made it to a final and established herself as one of the strongest girls in “The Challenge” house.

    Sylvia Elsrode – Twitter: @SylviaMTV Both scrappy and sexy, Sylvia has proven she has what it takes to win but has yet to make it to a final.

    Veronica Portillo – Twitter: @v_cakes After many years away from the series, the legendary Veronica returned to “Dirty 30” and reminded us all how she earned her reputation as one of the original “bad girls.”


    Draft Summary to Date:
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    Moss - Bananas, Kam, Joss, Alicia
    Headspace - Zach, Tony, Natalie, Kayleigh
    Xno - Cara Maria, Shane, Devin, Eddie
    Vil - Brad, Cory, Veronica, Britni
    Valisk - Nelson, Nicole Z, Kyle, Rogan
    Byrd - Leroy, Kailah, Victor, Melissa


    Free Agent Pool:
    Jemmye, Marie, Nicole R, Sylvia

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    To determine order, we'll use NBA scores again, since the WNBA is out of season.

    Alphabetical Order:
    Byrd
    Headspace
    Moss
    Valisk
    Vil
    Xno Kappa

    We'll do the same thing we did before. We take a score from a game tonight, divide it by the number of players in the pool, and the remainder will determine who gets first pick. Reorganize (alphabetically again) and compare to the second score, and so forth.

    First pick: Pelicans-Wizards winner's score / 6
    Second pick: Pelicans-Wizards loser's score / 5
    Third pick: Cavs-Bucks winner's score / 4
    Fourth pick: Cavs-Bucks loser's score / 3
    Fifth pick: Akron-Florida Atlantic total score / 2

    Once this gets laid out, we can start the draft tomorrow. There are 28 players and 6 "owners," so everyone only gets 4. Any players left over will be put into the free agent pool, and will be able to be added if a player on your team is removed from the game for reasons beyond their control (injury, personal emergency, teammate booted, etc).

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    Byrd - 0 / Headspace - 1 / Moss - 2 / Valisk - 3 / Vil - 4 / Xno -5

    Wizards scored 116. 116 / 6 = 19, remainder 2. Moss gets first pick.

    Byrd - 0 / Headspace - 1 / Valisk - 2 / Vil - 3 / Xno - 4

    Pelicans scored 106. 106 / 5 = 21 remainder 1. Headspace gets second pick.

    Byrd - 0 / Valisk - 1 / Vil - 2 / Xno - 3

    Bucks scored 119. 119 / 4 = 29 R 3. Xno gets third pick.

    Byrd - 0 / Valisk - 1 / Vil - 2

    Cavs scored 116. 116 / 3 = 38 R 2. Vil gets fourth pick.

    Byrd - 0 / Valisk - 1

    FAU/Akron game scored 53. 53 / 2 = 26R1. Valisk gets fifth pick.

    Draft order:
    Moss
    Headspace
    Xno Kappa
    Vil
    Valisk
    Byrd

    Four rounds, S-Draft.

    Scoring behind the Spoiler. Minor changes in bold.
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    Here's our scoring system. I made a couple of minor changes from last seaspm; those changes are in bold. Also, partial points are definitely a thing.
    Final Results:
    1st: 100
    2nd: 50
    3rd: 25
    4th: 10 (only if participating in the final)
    Timing out on a portion of the final: -5
    Note: You must not quit the final to get points for it.

    Competition
    Win a challenge: 10
    Win an elimination: 15
    TJ says "You killed it": 20
    TJ should have said "You killed it" but didn't explicitly say so: 10
    Making TJ disgusted by your performance: -20
    Threatening to throw a challenge: -5
    Following through throwing a challenge (cumulative with threatening): -10
    Trying to throw a challenge but still winning it (cumulative with previous two): -10
    Survive each episode: 5

    Coitus:
    Unintentional nudity (blurcles): 5
    Intentional nudity (blurcles): 10
    Kissing: 5
    Coitus: 20 (partial coitus points can be awarded for oral relations)
    Same sex Kissing (flip this to opposite sex if contestant is gay): 10
    Same sex Coitus (flip this to opposite sex if contestant is gay): 40
    Threesome: 50 for each majority gender participant, 75 for minority gender participant
    Pregnancy Scare: 25
    Actually pregnant: 75 (cumulatvie with scare)


    Confrontation:
    Getting kicked out of the house due to bad behavior: 75
    Getting kicked out of the house because your partner gets kicked out: 10
    Quit/leave the house for any reason other than illness, injury, or extreme personal matter (i.e. Naomi or Diem): -25
    Causing a producer or security to appear on camera for any reason: 5
    Having a producer/security discuss your behavior with you on camera: 15 (cumulative with camera apperance)
    Verbal fighting (once per ep): 5
    Physical fighting with another person (once per ep): 15
    Physically fighting or damaging an inanimate object (once per ep): 10
    Female crying: 5 (Must be seen or heard on camera)
    Male crying: 10 (Must be seen or heard on camera)

    Miscellaneous Crap:
    Being hauled off in an ambulance: 10
    Attempted cannibalism: 100
    Claiming to be in the best shape of your life: 10
    Mentioning Johnny Bananas' bobblehead: 5
    Puking on camera: 5
    Commissioner's Award: 0-15 points. If something amazing happens that isn't otherwise rewarded, extra points can be awarded at my discretion (i.e. Nia drinking Zach's sweat, Jordan flipping all the cards the year before, bikini 69 cartwheels, etc.)


    If there is an aired "Shit They Should Have Shown" show, that will NOT count in scoring. The reunion episode will also not, nor will any secret scenes not aired.

    If there is something special with this season's format that requires additional points, I will address that before the event happens.

    If there are free agents, and someone has to leave the game due to reasons beyond their control (injury, partner kicked out, urgent (and legitimate) personal matter, etc.), you can pick someone up off the waiver wire. Any late entering players will enter this pool as well. If multiple people vanish in the same episode (say, player X gets injured and their partner has to go to, waiver wire will be processed in reverse draft order.


    Without further ado, take it away, Moss.

    It's probably worth noting that Vendettas is a one person winner, not one from each winner. Might be worth keeping in mind while deciding who might get you victory points at the end.

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    Sorry for the delay, just noticed. I'll get to it this afternoon.

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    Anyone catching the finale to Survivor tonight? It’s so fucking stupid, the producers are BLATANTLY helping out Ben with the idols. This shit is a joke.

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    Show's been a joke for years, but this just makes me laugh. I barely remember what it was like when they didn't say "LOL DIG HERE!" or literally draw a map for them. How many on this season, 8?

    I don't care about the rigging, because I'm expecting production to probably get their least favorite as a winner anyway.

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    9 in an 18 person season

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    I'll take the safe pick in Bananas

    Heady up

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    LUL @ Survivor! “We gotta give Ben one more chance guiz!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xno Kappa View Post
    Anyone catching the finale to Survivor tonight? It’s so fucking stupid, the producers are BLATANTLY helping out Ben with the idols. This shit is a joke.
    I was pretty frustrated with that, too. I know Standards and Practices supervises those things, but it still felt way too easy. He searched all night, and found it basically as soon as the sun came up. Why other players weren't supervising him, I don't know, but still...

    Add in the final four twist with the fire, and there was literally no way to vote the guy out after the final 8. If they have the final four twist, they need to make idols done playing at six left so there's at least one spot where people can be voted out if they don't win immunity.

    Idols can be entertaining and cause great drama, but they're so common. I would much rather have an individual immunity idol at each camp at the start of the game, and that's it. If they get used, they get used, and that's it. Or at the very least, a one tribal council gap before it comes back into the game so they can't pull a Ben and immunity/idol your way to the end.

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    Even though 4th place is often a graveyard of hopes and dreams for fans and/or production, that twist was dumb and they're going to keep using it. Wonderful. I can see a lot of pros and cons for that stuff, but it's ridiculous and I wonder how many times it would have been a punishment to the winner. This coming season was probably filmed before this season aired, so I can't wait for this surprise (for the players) again this spring. This show adapts by continuing with crap twists that they keep doing because they're "part of the game now" and feel the need to keep overdoing it because they have this ridiculous urge to escalate them, rather than... I don't know... actually casting or doing other things well. How many balance/puzzle challenges can they fit on one season? At least they killed off Redemption Island which wasn't the worst concept, but was so overdone, much like any sort of twist on Survivor.

    The Challenge doesn't often do formats wherein there's much in the way of full-scaled voting. Usually just power couple(s) or inner circle type situations, but I'm preemptively worried that they'll think it's a good idea to have idols if they go back to a total voting system. Was Cuthroat the last one? Considering how Challenge has been, they'd probably hide an idol/clue at the bottom of a tequila bottle, lol.

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    They should hide it inside of a book and watch as no one ever finds it

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    I know he was busy getting that royal flush (damn!) and this whole week may be spotty for some, but bumping this in case Xno didn't realize it's his pick.

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    Thanks for the bump. Just woke up an didn't know it was my turn lol. Played at the casino til like 7am.

    Weak cast this season imo. Going by the way she was pissing everybody off last season and still managed to get 2nd. Gimme Cara Maria. Think she had the 3rd or 4th most points out of all the contestants last season? Gotta double check, but yeah. Cara Maria.

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    Damnit. She was my #1 prospect this season and nobody was close at all. I kept refreshing hoping that she'd somehow slip to 4th.

    The last two seasons we've seen 2 pleasant surprises from returning males who hadn't been on the show in some time. Shane nearly got to the end, while Derrick did and his individual futility was somehow enough for 2nd place. Here's hoping that another returnee after a long hiatus can keep that upward trend going. Who knows how he'll be able to do when they start doing these goofy challenges, but the guy looks like a monster.

    Gimme Brad.

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    Also, this season of Pros vs Champs has the most unathletic group of Pros that I’ve ever seen in my life. That group is awful.

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    The cynic in me wants to say it's all on purpose to either get Jenna a win, give Aneesa a pity lifetime achievement "win", or things of that sort. There's no way they expected this to be competitive with that casting. I'm ready to laugh when the finals is something like Matt and Justina versus 6 pros or however many they have. Since the stars are so bad, the champs couldn't trim the fat and lose the final because of a weak link. It wouldn't redeem this season, but that is the ending this would deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valisk View Post
    Also, this season of Pros vs Champs has the most unathletic group of Pros that I’ve ever seen in my life. That group is awful.
    This whole season has pretty much been useless. I'm really hoping they do away with the format after this go around. I don't mind a bit of a gap between Challenge seasons.

    I'm going to take Leroy and Kailah.

    Valisk is up.

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