As we head through the middle part of Survivor Heroes VS Villains, let us take stock of who is left in the game that can be talked about regarding the poll I placed up about the best player ever. At this point, Russell Hantz is still leading Richard Hatch 16 votes to 6 with a few votes spread out among Parvati, Rupert, Boston Rob etc. In studying the remaining players in the game, I began to consider the possibility of us having the first two time winner in Survivor history. Specifically speaking, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Parvati Shallow, and JT Thomas are all previous winners and are still in the running to become the first double winner in Survivor history.
Now the question that must be asked is this (especially in light of the non-winner Russell leading the poll by a wide margin): If one of these three wins H VS V, than are they automatically bestowed the title of best player ever? After all, winning Survivor one time is difficult enough. To win it two times would be astronomically tough. Very interesting thought no?????
As far as what I think, I say without a doubt in the cases of JT and Parvati, with maybe a little debate thrown in about Sandra. However if Sandra does somehow win S VS V, than she deserves the respect of being possibly the best ever, despite her limits in the athletic department and the notion that she is a coattail rider.
The other variable of course is if Russell wins H VS V. Since he got totally screwed in S19, I would have to say that he certainly should be considered the best ever if he claims victory here.
What do you all think about this? Is this a slam dunk notion or is there more to it than that? Let's hear it. Post your comments and vote on the poll.