David Samson - Survivor: Cagayan

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 3 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 28: Cagayan (2014) - 18th place, 1st out.
  • Voted out in Episode 1, "Hot Girl with a Grudge" (Day 3).

David Samson on social media: Instagram

David Samson - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S28: Cagayan 0.00 0.17 0.00 0 4 1 -0.67 0.00 - - - -0.67 0.00
Career 0.00 0.17 0.00 0 4 1 -0.67 0.00 - - - -0.67 0.00

 

David Samson - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

100%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

25%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

David Samson - Challenge record
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Draggin' the Dragon - Ep1 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-1):

  • Cagayan Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Pushes the cart for Luzon, which finishes last (3rd/3).

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Cagayan: None.

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Cagayan: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
2nd place: --
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
David Samson - Tribal Council record
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Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Cagayan: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • Cagayan: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Cagayan, Ep. 1: Four votes, from Spencer, Tasha, J'Tia, and Garrett (voted out, 4-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Cagayan: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
David Samson - Pictures
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    Cagayan intro shot
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    Cagayan intro shot
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    Bonus Cagayan intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    Brains tribe, getting choppered in, Day 1
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    Early confessional: there's only one winner in baseball, and in Survivor
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    We have to pick a leader? Great.
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    Getting selected to make Luzon's early decision
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    Sending Garrett off as the 'weakest.'
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    Explaining the Garrett choice
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    Non-Garrett Luzons, finally getting to camp, Day 1
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    Good news!
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    Getting told where to put things
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    Chopping stuff in camp
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    More chopping
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    Building the shelter
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    Throwing sticks, probably in camp
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    Somewhat displeased with being ordered around by J'Tia
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    Commenting on the sub-par quality of the shelter, unlike any baseball teams he knows
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    Luzon arrives, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    More pre-challenge lineup
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    Listening to Probst
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    Getting the first key, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Luzon, starting to lag behind
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    Trying to shove a chest
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    Finally almost to the puzzle stage
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    Watching Tasha and Kass work the puzzle
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    Okay... that didn't work out so well
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    The hike of shame
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    Comparing notes with Kass, Ep1
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    Well, this should be easy. J'Tia hasn't done anything.
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    Relaxing with a tasty coconut before Tribal
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    Luzon tribe, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to J'Tia describe the shelter plan
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    She's right, the shelter collapsed. Wait, you're not going to use this against me, are you?
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    Snuffed, Day 3 (Episode 1)
David Samson - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • None found.

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (2/27/14): "David Samson - J'Tia 'Is the Mayor of Crazytown'"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (2/27/14): "Talking with the First Two Players Voted off Survivor: Cagayan"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (3/1/14): "Marlins President David Samson Talks Survivor: Cagayan"
David Samson - Bio
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From his CBS Survivor: Cagayan bio page:

"Personal Claim to Fame: Got local government in Miami to contribute over 350 million dollars to a new baseball park during the recession.

Inspiration in Life: My grandfather, who taught me how to both make money and be charitable.

Hobbies: Running, watching movies and traveling.

Pet Peeves: Laziness, entitlement and those who are not charitable.

3 Words to Describe You: Persistent, witty and aggressive.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? Ambien so I could sleep, lotion/sunblock so I would not burn but tan, and a baseball so I could have a catch.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Boston Rob. He won the game before others thought it had started.

Reason for Being on Survivor: Winning! The desire to be extraordinary and doing what all say they could not do.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: My persistence in getting tasks done and by leading without actually being a leader.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I always win, because people underestimate me.

Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? I consider myself 60% brain, 35% beauty and 5% brawn. While I have been able to accomplish certain athletic feats like being the only Team President to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, those feats are generally more a test of the mind than the body. The very hardest thing to accomplish is to convince your brain to keep going when your body is telling you to stop. I have been able to control my brain to maximize whatever talents I may have both on and off the field.

Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: Brains, Beauty or Brawn? I believe Brawn has the best chance because in Survivor, any inkling of a Brain is an automatic target due to the inherent insecurity of Brawn and Beauty."