Re: Big Break Prince Edward Island
Originally Posted by saltman
Agreed on all accounts.
And I was glad they played Derek's comment last night, when he needlessly referenced Blair's long putt to defeat Aaron and her accompanying reaction. That verified how wrong it was a week ago to dismiss the lack of clapping after Blair's putt as the bench being stunned. They were ticked, not stunned.
Keep in mind that Golf Channel has an interest in protecting the image of the eventual winner. Last year at Ka'anapali many viewers were annoyed at Kim Welch late in the series for siding with Lori and Sophie against Christina. There were plenty of related comments on the Golf Channel message board, and specifically attached to the individual confessional videos. The episodes themselves didn't portray Kim Welch badly at all but you could watch the weekly confessionals, several minutes apiece for each contestant, and get a feel for what was happening off camera among the group. Once Kim won, it was evident they had softened the episodes to portray her favorably. This time the individual confessionals are absent so there's not nearly as much feel for the mood behind the scenes, day by day. I'm not saying there has been unease toward Blair, or that she did anything to justify it. But for more than a month it's been clear that Blair did much better than expectation. The producers' blogs have touted her repeatedly, long before it seemed warranted. Every brief clip of Blair has featured a beaming smile. No hint of moodiness or negativity. Yet she obviously is not a favorite among some of the other contestants. Right now I blame the others, but if Blair ends up winning this thing I'll conclude the series was probably edited somewhat in her favor.
Anyway, I was surprised at last night's outcome. It seemed logical that Brenda had outstayed her ability level, and she would leave once regulation golf was the focus. I'll be stubborn and apply that to next week, expecting Brenda to be eliminated.
The curious aspect of last night's Derek/Gerina elimination was the loser was gone but the winner assumed favorite's role for the $100,000.