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American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

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

  1. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    I was watching the San Antonio finals and during his run, Stillings skipped the 2nd board on the Hourglass Drop. I thought this wasn't allowed? Wasn't someone disqualified from Las Vegas' Stage 2 Wave Runner because they skipped the 2nd board?
     
  2. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Good catch. I guess the answer is the rules are different for the Hourglass Drop vs the Wave Runner.

    Flip Rodriguez was disqualified from ANW last year when he went from the 1st board to the landing pad.
     
  3. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I guess the rules can be different. Hopefully they go over the differences with the contestants beforehand. :)

    But for San Antonio, Daniel Gil is a beast. It's probably going to be down to him and Drew Drechsel again in Vegas.

    Also, I know Kacy is super popular but I find all of the coverage around her a bit much. Especially since so many other women have surpassed her in going further and faster.
     
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  4. Philosofy

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    Jessie Graff is amazing. She doesn't look like she should be that good, but she is. She doesn't have the big arms of a Flex Lebrek, or Meagan Martin, but she rules!
     
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  5. astrohip

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    The Nail Clipper was tough. Well over half the contestants fell on it. It was amazing watching Jamie Rahn "Captain NBC" get past it.

    Really tough night for The Beast, and Michelle Warnky. I was really hoping all three women would make it, but it's tough to beat the times of the men. Only Flex LaBreck made the true top 15.

    And The Beast was clearly suffering from lack of training, or the lingering aftereffects of his shoulder surgery (or both). It was a shame, as his girlfriend made it to Vegas.

    One competitor, can't remember who, managed to make it past the I-Beam in the Finals last night, after they fell on it during the qualifiers. Matt or Akbar commented on how they clearly worked on it since the qualifiers, making sure they could get past it. Uh, y'all do know the Finals are actually run the night after the Qualifiers? :rolleyes:
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Wow, more than you ever wanted to know...

    The untold truth of American Ninja Warrior

    For example:

    producers have a set goal of around 20 percent of contestants finishing the city qualifiers, meaning that they test and test and test new obstacles until they find about 24 to include. Contestants don't know which obstacles they'll face going in, and they're not allowed to try out the course before their official run, so it's on them to figure out in the moment how to keep up with whatever producers throw at them.
     
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  7. mattack

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    After watching the couple of people succeed at it, I'm honestly kind of not understanding what was so hard about Nail Clipper COMPARED to the other obstacles.

    Again, I couldn't do ANY of them.

    I'm GUESSING it was because it's so late in the series of obstacles, and they're already dead tired..

    The boards actually seem BIG compared to some other things they are to grab onto, it will only turn one direction (clockwise), and looks like it turns like 1/8 of a turn and 'locks in'. (Like the thing where they have to crawl out upside down, stand up, jump across, then back again -- with the tiny tiny ledges on each side to hold onto/put feet on -- seems way harder.)

    Again, I AM NOT SAYING IT IS EASY. In previous weeks, it seemed to me like other obstacles were way harder.
     
  8. nickels

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    The Nail Clipper is obviously more difficult than it seems based on everyone struggling on it. I am impressed that Jamie Rahn is finally looking like a potential winner instead of just a fun guy wearing a silly costume. He is no joke now. Drew Drechsel and Joe Moravsky look stronger than ever. Can't wait till Vegas!!!
     
  9. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    And his dog! (shameless post, we have a rescue who's part Yorkie...)

    Captain Yorkie.jpg
     
  10. nickels

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    Kansas City finals time! Being new to this show and having binge watched to catch up, it is hard to not be able to jump ahead and get to Vegas already. I kind of knew nobody was winning the early seasons, and I knew ahead of time that two people were going to get to stage 4 a few years ago, and again that nobody won last year. So, this is the first time I am unsure of the ending and having to wait for it to get here. Wow, it is way more intense this way! I really think we will have another Stage 4 winner based on how good some of the legends are looking in the Finals, but I bet the Vegas course is going to be "impossible" to make up for everyone being so well trained this year.
     
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  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    KC Finals this week, Denver next. Then we finally get to Vegas!

    Agree, the producers may well tweak the Vegas obstacles so they don't have to give away the million $$$!
     
  12. That Don Guy

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    If NBC broadcasts Trump's speech, it will affect the Kansas City Finals broadcast. Here are the options that I can think of:
    1. Air the first hour from 8-9, then the speech, then the second hour following the speech.
    2. Pre-empt it tonight, and air it in place of the America's Got Talent repeat scheduled for Friday night.
    3. Pre-empt it tonight, and air it in place of the repeat of the Cleveland finals scheduled for Saturday night (moved from Sunday because NBC has a preseason NFL game that night).

    UPDATE: as of 1 PM Eastern, NBC has not made any announcement about covering the speech (neither have ABC or Fox, for that matter, although Fox usually doesn't cover the "minor" speeches anyway, letting Fox News handle those), so presumably ANW will air as scheduled (CBS has announced that it will air the speech, but it is the only one of the four major networks without new programming scheduled for that time)
     
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  13. NorthAlabama

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    i just emailed the programming head of our local nbc station, and was told nbc would air the remaining hour of anw following the presidential address.

    so, it's option 1. ;) good to know, there was no time to air it overnight, as pre-empted daytime programming due to eclipse coverage had already been re-scheduled at 2am.
     
  14. MacThor

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    Any truth to the rumor that they held a final in Kansas City just so they could mention "KC" as often as possible?
     

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