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Archive => RFF Archived Boards => Survivor Fans vs. Favorites: Micronesia - ASS & A Half => Topic started by: puddin on January 03, 2008, 05:19:59 PM

Title: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: puddin on January 03, 2008, 05:19:59 PM

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Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 05, 2008, 04:58:50 PM

Home Town:
Avondale, AZ

Joel Anderson is a firefighter for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. He assists in the treatment and transport of patients with medical emergencies and also helps fight fires. He has previously worked for a private ambulance company and has also taught. Anderson received a BA in human communications from Arizona State University.

Anderson's hobbies include training for his job, swimming and motorcycles. He runs and lifts weights regularly. His favorite sport is Olympic-style wrestling. He describes himself as driven, loyal and caring. He thinks his perseverance, self-confidence, heart, power, strength, endurance, work-ethic, intelligence, resourcefulness, EMS skills and positive attitude are all skills he possesses to do well on SURVIVOR.

Anderson has previously lived in Tempe, Arizona and Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is a member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 493 and the United Phoenix Firefighters Association.

He and his wife, Jasmyn, currently reside in Avondale, Arizona, with their two sons, Kaden and Gavin. The have two labrador retrievers, Turbo and Thunder. His birth date is June 1, 1975.
Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 06, 2008, 10:42:52 PM
I now have Joel on my myspace friends list.

Here's a pic of him taken on 1/3

Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: michael on January 06, 2008, 10:43:11 PM
Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 06, 2008, 10:50:38 PM
Joel, Jasmyn, Kaden & Gavin on Xmas morning

Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 06, 2008, 11:41:37 PM
Joel's myspace link:
Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: georgiapeach on March 08, 2008, 08:52:59 AM
RealityTvWorld exit interview:

I wasn't trying to vote out the strong people -- I was voting out people that weren't in my alliance.  Anybody that wasn't in my alliance fell into the same category, whatever their physical makeup was.

My alliance was [Alexis Jones, Natalie Bolton and Erik Reichenbach].  If you were outside of that, than it really didn't matter to me if you thought you were a physical strength or not. Maybe that was the same thought process that the new tribe that I was on -- Malakal, the new makeup of the Malakal tribe -- had.


Reality TV World:  Seeing as how Chet and Tracy agreed with the plan last week to eliminate Mikey to save Chet's neck, did you ever consider they'd do the same to you during last night's episode when Chet was clearly once again being targeted?

Joel:  Yeah.  You know, if I made a mistake in the game, that was it.  Like I said, when I was with the Airai tribe, we tried to play a very logical game by the numbers.  Not emotional, not letting our anger get the best of us or how we felt about anybody personally.  That wasn't the game that everybody was playing, but that was the game I felt was the best. 

The swap -- the shuffle -- just totally threw me off.  My world was spun upside down.  I went from a very comfortable situation to the most uncomfortable I was there the entire time.

If I had to do it over -- if I made one mistake in the game or anything I would change -- it would be I think logically, I should have gone to Tracy and Chet and said, "Hey look.  The two of you, Erik and myself never vote against each other.  And then worst case scenario, we have a four-to-four tie."  If they were to go for that.

But I have no regrets of any other move I made other than not going to [Chet and Tracy after the swap] and saying, "Hey you know what? I can't stand Chet.  He's the weakest person we have.  But you know what?  It doesn't matter because it's a numbers game.  It's a strategy game and it's a vote game.  We've got three chickens over here that we can eat.  We can keep losing.  It doesn't matter.  We will never vote against each other."  That would have been my best move.

Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: georgiapeach on March 10, 2008, 04:08:00 PM
Joel makes his Pro Wrestling Debut?

"Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites" contestant Joel "Truck" Anderson made his first appearance for TNA Wrestling, sitting with fellow "Survivor" alum Jonny Fairplay at ringside of TNA's Destination X pay-per-view. Joel later got into a confrontation with Team 3D member Brother Ray. The former "Survivor" contestant was shoved by Brother Ray, then escorted away from ringside before he could respond in kind.

Of course, the ringside confrontation was not a spontaneous event but instead part of a planned storyline for Joel's entrance into TNA Wrestling. Reports had circulated for weeks of Jonny Fairplay attempting to hook up jobs for himself and another "Survivor" contestant with TNA.

Immediately after Joel's elimination from "Survivor" aired last Thursday night, reported that Joel had been training in his Phoenix, Arizona home locale to become a wrestler and was expected to be debut in TNA quickly. That debut has obviously now taken place.

More here:
Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: Alan on March 11, 2008, 01:18:52 AM
Wow nice find! That would be interesting.

Im not so up-to-date with TNA, I usually watch WWE but not been following it recently too. Gotta check out TNA's pay per view now.

Thanks a lot. :jumpy:
Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: puddin on March 13, 2008, 03:46:06 AM
Lots of Surprises from Survivor: Micronesia's Latest Castoff

He may have seemed like a bully and a brute on Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites (Thursdays at 8 pm/ET, CBS), but Joel Anderson comes off more as sweet and sensitive after the fact. The Phoenix firefighter opened up about the newly reconfigured tribes, his problem with Chet, his real motivation for playing so hard and whose game play he found "stupendous." Did you have any idea you were going to be leaving?
Joel Anderson: I was slightly blindsided; I had a feeling, but I was fairly secure that we were going to be voting Chet off. About halfway through tribal council, the lightbulb went off. Tracy said a few things about me being a bully and my lack of communication, and the fact that no one else would go, "You're off-base with that" made me realize there were conversations going on around camp that I wasn't part of. What did you think of the tribe's decision?
Joel: Actually, watching the show last night, it made a whole lot of sense to me. Looking at me, Erik and Ozzy sitting there saying we were going to keep the tribe strong and vote off the physically weaker people.... Cirie, Tracy and Chet — Cirie especially — worked very hard to sway other people's votes. I applaud her for what she did. So you can appreciate Cirie's strategy?
Joel: As far as the game goes, it was stupendous. It was very smart, very quick. She was thinking on her feet — she basically got wind that there were going to be eliminations of weak people, and she knows where she is in that category. She also managed to get rid of Yau-Man from the original favorites tribe.
Joel: She's playing hard. She and I have some things in common; she's there because she's got family at home who could really use that money, and that's why I was there. When that's your motivating factor, you're going to pull out all the stops. What did you think about the rearranging of the two tribes?
Joel: I hated it; I wasn't ready for it at that moment. We had just as a tribe gotten rid of two people who we felt were causing dissension. There's a lot of speculation as to why the first two votes went the way they did on Airai, but we wanted unity within our tribe, and that morning prior to the shuffle was the first time we all really felt unified. We were going to all sleep in one shelter — we were finally on the same page. It was my intention to take these three people [Chet, Kathy and Tracy], who had basically been told they were useless, and encourage them. Why did Chet irritate you so much?
Joel: I like Chet as a person. I think he's a decent guy. But I wouldn't pick him on my football team. He went on and on about what a good diver he is, and then we had a water challenge [in the second episode] and he couldn't get more than two feet down — and if that's the case, then get out of the water, don't sit there like you're in a hot tub. That's why I got so irritated. And I explained it to him. You were really dragging him around in that last reward challenge.
Joel: It felt like he was running in the other direction. I was just trying to get him to stay on his feet. In the moment immediately after the challenge, no, I didn't feel bad that he bumped his head. I was more concerned that we'd just lost. It was pretty brutal, but it is what it is — a very physical game. In retrospect, do you think it was a mistake to come gunning for Mary and Mikey B.?
Joel: There was probably an aspect of it that was my idea, but I didn't have to twist anybody's arm to get them to vote that way. I think I had a target on me the moment I stepped on the island. It's pretty hard for someone like me to fly below the radar. I'm vocal and a very active person. If you're sitting on your butt and not doing anything when everybody else is, I'm going to say something. But if you do a hell of a job, I'm going to pat you on the back. Now that the fans and favorites are combined, do you think the fans stand a chance against the favorites?
Joel: I think the favorites definitely had an advantage right out of the gate. If there was any group I did not want to play against, it was people who have played already. These people have done it before, strategized before, lived in those conditions before. Anything you regret from your time in Micronesia?
Joel: The only regret I have is being so competitive that I really didn't enjoy some aspects of the environment around me because I was focused on winning, period. Just the beauty of it. Saying, "Hey, I'm going to put down some of the strategy for a minute and go for a hike or look at this island." But that just wasn't on my mind because I was competing.
Title: Re: JOEL ANDERSON- Rookie
Post by: Texan on March 13, 2008, 08:40:48 AM
Boy he seems like a different person in this article then the show