Well…I don’t know about you, but for me this week’s Big Break was one sad experience after another, starting with the first immunity challenge. Not one of the players came to that challenge with their A game/shot. No wonder they asked for “do over”.
Sure, Tony and Gipper got two points and won immunity and deserve congratulations, but that was a pretty sad way to win the chance to compete in the Children’s Miracle Network challenge — sad for the producers, sad for the sponsors and sad for us viewers.
It was also sad to watch Mike plug that ball into the hazard – talk about your bad luck! And it was sad that friends who teamed together had to play against each other later in the show.
But the saddest part of all was watching JR’s ball take a dive into the water, followed by his 4th and 5th shots in the sand. He’s so much better than that. There’s a reason this was his first elmination challenge on the show. He’s a good player. But even the good ones have bad days/shots and all it takes is one bad shot and it’s back to Nebraska. Sorry to see you go, JR. I want to see your tatoos on the PGA Tour, so don’t give up. What would the commish think of those! I wonder if you’d be asked to wear long shirts with the mandatory long pants on tour. 😉
But as sad as the show seemed to be, what saved it for us all was that “Come back tomorrow shot” of Mike’s. Wow! My golfguy thought it was the best part of the whole show and I had to agree with him. It was sensational. Go Mikey!
I had the pleasure of talking with Vincent, Blake and Kevin this week. They all had interesting perspectives on the day. Vincent had to watch his team mate take the walk of shame. Blake had to support Mike through his frustrations and Kevin got to play with Andrew. I couldn’t wait to find out what they all thought about tonight’s show, starting with Vincent.
Blake was pretty quiet tonight (except for those shorts!) but that’s probably because his partner was so talkative. Mike certainly had a lot to say this evening, but in the end, his clubs spoke the best for him.
Kevin was benched tonight. Usually that’s a bad thing, but not on the Big Break. Glad to see he was able to sit back and relax for a change. He’s spent his fair share of days wondering if he was going home. It was time for him to get a break.
Next week looks pretty cool at the race track. And Blake’s temper looks to be back in fine form. There are hints that Andrew may finally be feeling the heat as well. Can’t wait to watch.