American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

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  1. Jun 15, 2017 #641 of 1544
    tiellv

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    I really admired Kacy early on but she's not in the same class as Jessie Graf any longer.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2017 #642 of 1544
    That Don Guy

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    I am pretty sure that, at the end, they made it clear that the top 30 would advance, and that they would add women if there were not at least five in the top 30. Besides, if they would have a limit of five women in the top 30, they would probably make it clear that at least 25 men would advance, even if there were not 25 in the top 30.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2017 #643 of 1544
    BrettStah

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    Yep, I agree. If the top 6 finishers in a city qualifier were all women, they'd all make it through. If the top 5 were women, and the next woman finisher was slower than the 30th fastest overall (men+women) finisher, she would not make it.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2017 #644 of 1544
    DouglasPHill

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    Kristine Leahy in a pants suit. :(
     
  5. Jun 20, 2017 #645 of 1544
    Ruth

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    I love that ANW is back! I really love how the athletes are so competitive, but at the same time everyone can cheer for everyone else to do well.

    I agree that Kacy is super overhyped at this point and she's no Jessie Graff, but I was still glad to see her make a decent showing. Way back when I did find her success incredibly inspiring, and it's been sad to see her struggle so much since then. I am sure there is a lot of pressure. Hopefully having a good run will reset her.

    I usually FF through all the intros, but from what I've seen they are doing more and more specialty casting. I feel like it used to be there were lots of competitors who basically seemed like regular people who were athletic and driven to compete. Now it almost seems like in addition to athletic prowess, you need to be recovering from cancer or something to have a story interesting enough to get on. I am sure they get more and more applications every year and I know this is the way reality TV casting inevitably ends up once a show gets really popular. It's a bit of a shame though.
     
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    gossamer88

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    I was really rooting for the legally blind guy. It was amazing he got as far as he did.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2017 #647 of 1544
    NatasNJ

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    After last nights episode I am about to cancel this show. Borderline unwatchable now.
    The last thing I need/want to see is a whole family show up at the starting line. NO!
    Twins show up at the starting line. NO!
    5 minute backstories. NO!

    This was about people of all backgrounds who want to try and tackle a VERY hard obstacle course where the final course will be next to impossible for anyone to complete. Why are we wasting our time with 1/2 these people when we KNOW they will NEVER and I am NEVER have ANY chance to beat Stage 3 in Vegas? The submissions tapes back on G4 were the elite parkour runners or rock climbers. That is who should be running these courses.

    Ugh... Also I might as well FFW to 40 minutes mark because the first successful run is ALWAYS between 38-42 minutes.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2017 #648 of 1544
    gossamer88

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    For me, ANW has been like this for a while now.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2017 #649 of 1544
    NatasNJ

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    It has been but it went from a 7 or 8 to a borderline 9 now. Just amped it up even more this season than in the past.
    I think I complained about this same thing last year. :)
     
  10. Jun 20, 2017 #650 of 1544
    Ruth

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    Yeah, without a TiVo I think the show would be close to unwatchable. But since I FF though nearly all of the backstories, the starting line theatrics, all of the post-run interviews, and everything else other than the actual run, I am able to ignore most of the crap. (It also shrinks the bloated 2 hour episodes down to about 45 minutes.)
     
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    That Don Guy

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    As if ANW isn't hard enough, the National Finals are in Las Vegas this week...where the temperatures will be in triple digits until midnight pretty much every night.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2017 #652 of 1544
    astrohip

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    I don't disagree with the above complaints, but like Ruth, I FF thru the parts that don't interest me. And I love to watch people compete on the courses. Even if they don't have a great chance. It's human nature to want them to succeed, especially some of the more human-interest stories. But there is nothing as exciting as watching someone like (for example) Barclay Stockett come from nowhere and have an amazing run. She qualified in the top 30 gender regardless.
     

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  13. Jun 20, 2017 #653 of 1544
    BrettStah

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    So last night cleared up any confusion about how the 5 women qualifiers per city qualifier works. One woman finished in the top 30 overall - in spot 30. The next 4 best women also qualified, meaning 29 men and 5 women qualify for the Sqn Antonio finals.
     
  14. Jun 21, 2017 #654 of 1544
    NorthAlabama

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    these mirror my opinion and watching habits for anw, and it is worse this season. a 2hr ep is usually boiled down to 45 mins with ffwd, sometimes less, however; i also know the closer to the end of the season, the better the eps.
     
  15. Jun 21, 2017 #655 of 1544
    vertigo235

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    This show is basically background noise/fair for us so I don't really mind the backstories.
     
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    loubob57

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    My cow-orker made it into the city finals. She was the Flight-Test Ninja. She fell running over the spinning balls.
     
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    astrohip

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    I remember her. Being female with a job like hers caught my eye.

    Good luck to her!
     
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    MauriAnne

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    It also showed how much easier it is to qualify as a woman. The 5th place woman only completed one obstacle.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2017 #659 of 1544
    Ruth

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    Yikes. I mean. you knew there would be a disparity -- but that is pretty extreme.

    Is there a similar rule for women who compete in the city finals, so that more will advance to Vegas?
     
  20. Jun 22, 2017 #660 of 1544
    astrohip

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    Top two minimum. See this post... American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**
     

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