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TDT Ghost Island contestant draft

TDT Ghost Island contestant draft

Survivor: Ghost Island preseason analysis

By Andy Baker, Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman | Published: February 22, 2018

The True Dork Times writers (Andy Baker, Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman) assemble to draft fantasy teams of Ghost Island contestants, in an attempt to seize eternal* glory by having the team containing the winner. Unless one of the two undrafted players (Team Ghost) win, in which case everyone loses. (*Or until Fall of 2018, whichever comes first.)


Swim or sink - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: China Episodes 8-9 recap

Swim or sink

Survivor: China, Episodes 8-9 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 21, 2018

Survivor: China's Episodes 8-9 mark the last good chance of the Zhan Hus turning the tide against Todd's alliance. They seem to come dangerously close, and then everything collapses, and the rest of the season is pretty much coasting for the Fei Longs. Jeff explores parallels to other seasons, and an underrated departing juror.


Back for more - The Baker's Dozen

Back for more

Survivor: Ghost Island preseason analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: February 19, 2018

Andy Baker is back for more forecasting of the contestants' chances, analysis of the twists, questioning of production, and everything else you would expect from The Baker's Dozen. Now for Survivor: Ghost Island.


Ghost Island cast assessment - Kaiser Island

Ghost Island cast assessment

Survivor: Ghost Island preseason analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: February 14, 2018

Ryan Kaiser evaluates the new contestants of Survivor: Ghost Island and assesses their chances of success. Who will be first out? Who will win? Who will come in somewhere in between?


Ghost Island contestant projections - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island pre-season analysis

Ghost Island contestant projections

Survivor: Ghost Island preseason analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 13, 2018

Once again, Jeff Pitman sifts through the bios, the videos, the interviews, the FOOs, and finds the Ghost Island contestants whose winning chances are Likely, Possible, Unlikely, and Impossible with this very young cast.


Which mistake will I repeat? | Well, in theory...

Which mistake will I repeat?

Survivor: Ghost Island, pre-season analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: February 12, 2018

After Pat restricts his pre-season perusal to just their CBS bios, he ranks the contestants of Survivor: Ghost Island into tiers of win probability: Likely, Possible, Unlikely, and Impossible. Who will be the unlucky victim of his cursed winner pick?


Who will reach the top? - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Who will reach the top?

Survivor: Ghost Island pre-season analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: February 6, 2018

Dan makes his pre-season contestant assessments for Survivor 36: Ghost Island, and finds large numbers of superfans make it more difficult to predict which ones will be successful.


The Ivy lead, S36 edition - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island pre-season analysis

The Ivy lead - S36 edition

Survivor: Ghost Island preseason analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 5, 2018

Jeff Pitman updates his previous rankings of Ivy League schools by the number of Survivor contestants (and appearances) they have produced. No change at the top, but with the new Ghost Island cast, there's now a three-way tie at third.


The bad play paradox - The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's Survivor: HHH Episode 12 recap

The bad play paradox

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 12 analysis

By Ben Martell | Published: December 12, 2017

Ben shares some parting thoughts on Lauren and on that marble challenge, then explores whether having a suboptimal social game in fact provides the best path to winning. Along with some final predictions for Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


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