American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 23, 2015.

  1. Sep 10, 2015 #221 of 1474
    LooseWiring

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    Finally sitting down to watch this pay episode. I really feel for Kacy. She had one of the most amazing runs of all time during last year's finals but hasn't repeated that level since.
    And how she went out this time just sucked. It's almost as bad as what happened to Flip at last year's finals.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2015 #222 of 1474
    sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

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    What point would it prove to "normalize" the course?
     
  3. Sep 11, 2015 #223 of 1474
    bicker

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    What point would it prove not to?
     
  4. Sep 11, 2015 #224 of 1474
    Philosofy

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    It would make it boring.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2015 #225 of 1474
    bicker

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    Which is something I said earlier. We're culturally attuned to be interested in specific activities. Boys are supposed to be the heroes and girls are supposed to be pretty - that sort of thing. A normalized contest would be, as you said, boring.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2015 #226 of 1474
    NorthAlabama

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    as much as it pains me to suggest it, and as much as i dread the blowback, maybe a separate competition for men & women would provide the ladies a fighting chance at proving their abilities (like the us open i'm watching now, and most every other sport).
     
  7. Sep 11, 2015 #227 of 1474
    hummingbird_206

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    Doesn't the original NW have a separate competition for the women (in addition to the combined sexes one)?
     
  8. Sep 11, 2015 #228 of 1474
    Joules1111

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    It is frustrating watching the women struggle so much. And it felt like so many of the wild cards went to females only because the producers wanted to hype up the ideal of a woman finishing the course.

    I really like Meagan Martin, and I was hoping she would do better, but she looked exhausted by the time she got to the warp wall. Maybe there should be seperate competitions/course based on gender.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2015 #229 of 1474
    whitson77

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    Some of the obstacles are just near impossible for someone under 5' 7". That doesn't seem fair to me. When reach is such a huge advantage on a a few of the obstacles that is always going to swing the scales in the favor of the naturally taller gender. And even all the "best" men are at least 5' 9"
     
  10. Sep 12, 2015 #230 of 1474
    astrohip

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    When was this? Curious how long the gap is between filming and airing.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2015 #231 of 1474
    dfergie

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  12. Sep 12, 2015 #232 of 1474
    astrohip

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    Thanks!
     
  13. Sep 12, 2015 #233 of 1474
    dfergie

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    Your Welcome! we got there the 25th and it was going on thru the night of the 28th...
     
  14. Sep 13, 2015 #234 of 1474
    sean67854

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    I guess I thought the idea of needing a "watered down" female version of the course was the exact thing that women like Kacy and Megan Martin were working against.

    I just don't get how I was called sexist for suggesting that women are as capable as men of completing the ANW course, but the idea of a completely different female course is not a problem?
     
  15. Sep 13, 2015 #235 of 1474
    DouglasPHill

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions (in the USA) and just because someone's opinions don't agree with mine does not make them wrong.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2015 #236 of 1474
    BrettStah

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    I don't know why anyone would call you sexist for suggesting that women are as capable as men on the current courses, but I think you're way off on being correct in your suggestion. I'm amazed at how well some of the women do, given how much emphasis is put on upper body strength. The top women have a much harder time than the top men.

    What I think would be cool would be to continue to keep the current course and current format/structure (men and women), but then add, during a different time of the year, an all-women show, with many of the same obstacles, but possibly some that are sized/designed for smaller sized people, with maybe less emphasis on upper body strength.

    So women competitors could choose to ignore the new show, or only do the new show, or do both.

    I think the ratings would be very solid.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2015 #237 of 1474
    justen_m

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    I agree %100. Seeing these amazing women compete inspires me (a guy). Little Kacy can do this? Wow. Not to throw me into it, but, that inspires me. A girl half my size, doing this? The guys who are a half foot taller and 50 lbs lighter... whatever. They are mountain climbing freaks. Kacy is kinda like me.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2015 #238 of 1474
    astrohip

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    Considering how popular this has become (NBC's #2 summer show), I'm surprised they haven't done a "Millionaire" and started airing versions 24/7. (said only partly tongue-in-cheek)

    Maybe we'll start seeing Teacher's Week, then Kid's Week, a women's competition... ooh, a Celebrity Course!
     
  19. Sep 13, 2015 #239 of 1474
    dfergie

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    Winter Ninja ... :D
     
  20. Sep 13, 2015 #240 of 1474
    NorthAlabama

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    sad to say, but i'd probably watch celebrity ninja warrior... :)
     

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