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Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« on: March 18, 2004, 07:23:52 PM »
Ethan Knew Time Was Short

NEW YORK, March 18, 2004



Survivor: Ethan Booted

 

(CBS) Despite efforts to turn the tables in his favor, Ethan Zohn, the last remaining champion from a previous “Survivor” season, was kicked out of the All-Star game, but not before Lex, the man who helped him get to the top of the game in Africa, told him that this time, it was Ethan’s turn to go.

Ethan tells The Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen,”I had a couple of issues with that whole situation. He wants to play the game business-like and it’s all about business and not money, and friendship is not involved. Then he takes me off as his buddy and tells me. You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. That got to me. Either you’ll play business or be my friend, one or the other.”

Ethan confesses he was very angry at his friend, but now all is well between them. “I realize it’s just a game. It was fun and he had to do what he had to do. I don’t think it was the smartest decision in the world. Now you have a tribe of Lex, Kathy, Shii Ann and Jerri. You are not going to win. You voted off the two strongest: Colby and me.”

And yet, Ethan knew since he joined Mogo Mogo, his days were numbered. Last week, he blew the immunity challenge having had a huge lead and later breaking the oar. In his defense, he says, “Those props aren’t made well.”

And even during this week's log-roll challenge, he hit the water before his opponent, which a caller says was surprising considering that Ethan is a professional soccer player.

“It’s difficult,” Ethan says. “I won the first one against Rupert, and Boston Rob and I battled it out, and he won at that point. It’s definitely harder than it looks. We didn’t have much weight to push the logs back and forth. We were pretty skinny at that point.”

But that was not the challenge that mattered most. Jerri, who started enjoying her victory after seeing Colby exit before her, finished poorly after missing the target in an archery competition for immunity.

“That still kills me,” Ethan exclaims about the decision to have Jerri represent the tribe because she claimed to have training in archery. “ Both Lex and I volunteered because in Africa, we had this bow-and-arrow challenge. I hit three targets and Lex hit three of the targets. Jerri claimed she was an accomplished archer. Shii Ann and Kathy were on her side as well. It’s tough.” It was particularly hard for Ethan to know that he was going to go before Jerri and he says that, while he had the chance, he did everything he could to persuade others to vote her off instead.

He says, “You do everything possible that you can to switch the votes, to swing things. Up to the final second, when Jerri was voting, I said, 'Lex, you still have a chance, you can vote for Jerri, you can do this thing.' Obviously, it didn’t work so well.”

Numerous times, Ethan mentioned he knew going in that he had a big target on his back. “You always hope you can win. It was so obvious that no winner had a chance of making it to the end,” he says.

And reflecting on his tribe, he notes, “I think Jerri and I have been to every Tribal Council but one, and I amazed myself that we made it this far. And it’s tough to be a winner going into that thing. Everybody is a little bit resentful and no one wants to see you win again.”

Asked by a caller if his friendship with Big Tom would have helped him if Ethan had been on the other team, Ethan says, “I would like to think it would. I’ve spoken with Tom since and he seems to think that any sort of past relationship with me, with people, would make him a target if we were together because everybody knows we’re friends. We’re friends outside of the show. So he would have been a little concerned. But I think it would have worked out. We have a strong relationship as well.”

Though not many people give him credit for his game, Ethan says he would like to see Big Tom do well.

Ethan says if Lex makes it to the final two, his strategy may work both for and against him. He explains, “You can either reward him for playing that way and sticking to it and respect that, you know, he got that way by stabbing people in the back and treating people unfairly. Or you can go on the other side and say, ‘No way am I voting for that guy, he’s a jerk.’”

As for the other players, he says about the romance between Boston Rob and Amber, “In terms of strategy, I wouldn’t go that way. Just because if I see two people with such a strong bond, I want to separate them as quickly as possible. But I give them credit. If they can find true romance in a game like this, more power to them.”

A report in TV Guide has linked Ethan with former "Survivor" winner, Jenna Morasca. She is quoted saying about Ethan, “You can’t know him and not love him. Things are going fantastic.”

About that, Ethan says, “W’re best friends and really close. I’m surrounded in my life by people I like a lot.” Pointing out they are both million-dollar winners he jokingly says, “$2 million is better than one.”

And as for him, he still has mixed feelings about whether he had fun or not playing the All-Stars game.

He explains, “The second time around, the novelty had worn off. It wasn’t new and exciting and I knew I was going to be hungry. I knew I was going to be tired and cold and wet and miserable so you’re just kind of waiting. Each day was like a dog day. It was like seven months -felt like the longest day. In hindsight, maybe it was a little fun because you got to play again. I love the game and love the competition and that was fun but it was pretty miserable the whole time.”

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2004, 10:51:56 PM »
I agree with Ethan, Jerri should have gone next BUT Ethan was the threat


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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2004, 08:54:33 AM »
What a slap in the face.....
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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2004, 09:52:00 AM »
Yeah..but, if Ethan made it to merge or whatever..he would never have made it by Rob M anyway.. ???

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2004, 10:45:17 AM »
Ya know... I wouldn't have put it past Ethan and Lex to get ride of Rob M. as soon as they merged... because he is so annoying!
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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2004, 11:56:12 AM »
I still can not believe that Lex stright up told him to his face that he was gone tonight..... BUT it was a good thing to do I guess

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2004, 01:04:02 AM »
Yeah, I think it was good that Lex told Ethan he was next to go.  I think Ethan would have been even more pissed off if he didn't know.  Anyways, either way Ethan would have been mad.  But I think he was most mad that he was going instead of annoying Jerri. But I am sure Jerri is next to go.  They keep saying how lazy she is, blah blah blah.

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2004, 10:34:54 PM »
Glad to see Ethan go and I think Lex is a class act by being upfront and honest with him.  Lex should have beaten him the first time around.  Ethan comes off as this nice guy but whenever they interview him privately the true "sneak" in him comes out.  One other thing I`ve noticed about Ethan is that for someone who`s supposed to be a professional soccer player, he`s one piss poor athlete.  The older, fatter likes of Tom and Rupert kick his ass regularly.

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2004, 10:45:50 PM »
I think with Ethan is, if he is not winning all the time, he gives up! Rupert or Tom are never used to quitting, so they simply don't quit. But I think Rupert is such a strong guy, and wants to win so badly, he would kick anyones ass at anything.

However, Lex, I don't agree with what he did. Yes, he was upfront and honest, but he was also being sneaky and dishonest at the same time. He was trying to have the best of both things, and I think it will bite him in the butt sometime soon. Maybe not too, this game is freaky that way.

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2004, 11:04:48 AM »
Lex mentioned that he and Ethan were friends outside of "Survivor" and that's why he wanted to be honest with him about the boot.  I have to admire Lex's honesty, but I do feel that it will probably be his undoing.  You have to be mercenary in this game.  


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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2004, 04:00:29 PM »
I have to agree with Rob 100%.
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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2004, 06:46:43 PM »
I'm not sure they should let friends "outside the game" be on the same survivor.

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2004, 06:48:00 PM »
I think they made an exception with the All Stars, but in regular seasons, NO, I don't think it should or is allowed.

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2004, 11:07:08 PM »
Welcome to the group Steve.  i love You  ;)  i am glad to see you posted.  

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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2004, 09:42:50 AM »
In all of the interviews of Ethan on TV..Ethan is asked who he wants to win ASS..His answer is always LEX!
What a nice guy Ethan is.(link to article ~ http://www.survivorfever.net/ethan_s8_regis.html  )
I wish that he would have lasted longer..I still think that he would have been perfect for Lex to try to take to the final 2..(Being that Ehan has already won once )



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Re:Ethan Knew Time Was Short....
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2004, 10:46:55 AM »
Yes I am your Steve, you remember me the guy you live with lol :o