American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

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  1. justen_m

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    I wonder how much recovery time Gil had between finishing stage 3 and having to attack stage 4. Seems like Drew may have had a lot more time to rest.
     
  2. spear

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    According to Joe Moravsky on Reddit, Drew had about 1 hr 30 minutes and Daniel had ~30 minutes.
     
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  3. logic88

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    That seems like it could have made a difference. Hopefully in the future, they give the contestants a bit more rest than 30 minutes!
     
  4. gossamer88

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    Oh damn! That makes all the difference in the world.
     
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    A few comments/thoughts after watching the finale.

    1. They were misleading with their wording prior to stage 4. They kept saying that if a ninja makes it up stage 4 in under 30 seconds, they win the $1mm prize. Didn't say anything about having to be the fastest if there are more than 1 that do it.

    2. How did Joe rip the skins on his finger? Didn't see them go back and try to figure that out. Who knows if he would have been able to do the last obstacle of stage 3 or stage 4 if he had gotten past the cane one.

    3. Bummed that Adam ran out of gas/grip at the end of cane like he did. He looked so strong up to that point.

    4. Remember, if there were no safety passes Drew would not have "won".

    5. Daniel is so good, it's hard to believe he struggled so much in the past. Hopefully that's behind him and we see him win.
     
  6. DancnDude

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    They definitely did say they had to be the first up in under 30 seconds for the money. Though they did keep saying it so maybe one of the times they did not.

    I was glad to see Drew win. But seems really unfair that Daniel didn't have nearly as much time to recover. It was supposed to be an advantage to go last in Stage 3, not a disadvantage that he had to climb Stage 4 so quickly after he got tired out in Stage 3.
     
  7. astrohip

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    Agree with your thoughts. I caught #1 also ,and was surprised they said that. Adam Rayl's fall was unexpected, so strong to that point. Same with Moravsky. The Kid needs some seasoning, he'll be back. Needs to keep his head in the game.

    I'm hearing more comments online about the time gap between S3 and S4. Even Gill said it got into his head. He did NOT blame it for his failure, just that it psyched him, knowing he had so little time to rest.

    I don't know that TPTB wanted Drew to win, but they certainly made sure things fell his way.

    And finally, I was disappointed they spoiled that we had a winner. I guess they think that ups the ratings, but all it does is take the suspense out of watching. And now, if they DON'T spoil it next year, everyone will think they won't have a winner, and the looky-loos will turn away. They've created a monster. Honestly, I think they're idiots.
     
  8. astrohip

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    Yes, at least once, maybe twice, they said (paraphrased) "climb it in under 30 seconds, and you win a million dollars". No "you have to be fastest also". I think Zuri said it also. I even blipped back to make sure I heard her correctly.

    While we're on Zuri, did anyone find they used her much less this season? Especially the last couple weeks, we had almost no interviews with the ninjas.
     
  9. spear

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    On Twitter, he says he ripped his skin on the cliffhanger.

    And for yet another season, no one would have won the $1M. I've seen people argue that Drew wouldn't have been as careless if he didn't have the Safety Pass but I'm not sure I buy that. I thought his first attempt at Stage 1 looked normal. He did seem more cautious on his second attempt and on Stages 2 and 3.

    I don't agree with those who say his win is marked with an asterisk but it's interesting that Geoff Britten is still the only one to hit all buzzers in a season.
     
  10. bryhamm

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    Drew didn't hit all buzzers this year?
     
  11. logic88

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    I guess that depends on how you view the use of the Safety Pass since there was one run that he didn't hit a buzzer on.
     
  12. bryhamm

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    I didn't think that would be it at all. He hit the buzzers for stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3 ... same as Geoff.

    What I didn't know/remember is if he hit a buzzer during his city finals run or not.
     
  13. logic88

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    He hit buzzers on both city runs. Got the speed pass as well as the safety pass. Even got the megawall $10K.

    But for the Vegas finals, he actually started 5 runs and only got 4 buzzers. So it could be argued that he didn't hit a buzzer on every run.
     
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  14. bryhamm

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    I knew he got both the speed pass and the safety pass. But, that didn't mean he hti buzzers on the city finale run. Didn't know if he was in one of those cities where everyone failed, but he had gotten the furthest the fastest.
     
  15. NorthAlabama

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    yes, i sat out most of this season, and what surprises when i picked up at the finale! my thoughts? i hate the safety pass, it under-minds the entire concept of the challenge. i have no clue what the speed pass is, and don't care enough to look, my thoughts are the same - any pass is a bad idea, all around - shame on the producers.

    when i heard there would be a winner this season, drew was the first in my mind based on his performances in the first two rounds, and i'm happy for him, but knowing he used a pass at one point i feel the asterisk is appropriate when comparing his win to any other finishers who made/make it to the end without a pass.
     
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  16. mattack

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    I realize the true answer is "because the rules say so"..

    But why does the redo award not apply in stage 3 at least? I can sort of see it not applying on Mt. Midoriyama, but not completely.

    At the very least, if anybody still had a redo, it should "roll over" to next season!!
     
  17. mattack

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    I liked that one of them (I think it was the weatherman) showed that you DIDN'T actually have to go into the little 'hole' on the 'jump the cane down the track' event.. Everyone else I noticed seemed to hop down in that hole then back out.. one of them (like I said, I think Moravsky), finally jumped all the way OVER it in one hop.
     
  18. astrohip

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    It was Joe. I noticed that too. Tough break with the cane on that last placement. I do believe he would have given Drew a run for the money. He certainly would have been more refreshed than Daniel Gill was.
     
  19. MikeekiM

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    Do we know how the million is paid out on ANW? Is it similar to how the million is paid out on Survivor and AGT?

    If they take a single payment, do they get the present value instead of the full mill?
     
  20. That Don Guy

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    During the show, a few times, they made it sound like only the million dollar winner would get the title American Ninja Warrior. Are we going to have this discussion again about whether or not Geoff Britten is "an American Ninja Warrior"?
     

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