The Challenge: Rivals - Adam King

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[QUOTE=V1man;258006]townie -- just an observation, nothing more... It seems like CT has moved on, and I warmly applaud that. I'm wondering if you are still carrying the old CT baggage? It does sound like it just a bit.[/QUOTE] Sometimes it's harder to let go of an offense against a friend than one against yourself. I know I'm certainly that way.
Adam has a blog. He blogs about his life and Rivals. [url]Http://www.adamking.tv/AdamKing.tv/Home.html[/url]
Adam seems to approach conflict in a very female way, it's annoying.
[QUOTE=townie;258063]I wouldn't have put it past him to have thrown an elimination round for some money on the side to ensure that CT wouldn't win and that JEK would have good odds of bringing home most of the money from the final. Adam's the kind of person who will do anything to seek approval from people he thinks are popular.[/QUOTE] Really? Because it seems like Adam is doing a pretty good job helping CT win challenges.
[QUOTE=brunett;258627]Adam seems to approach conflict in a very female way, it's annoying.[/QUOTE] And what exactly is that supposed to mean?
[QUOTE=brunett;258627]Adam seems to approach conflict in a very female way, it's annoying.[/QUOTE] Run! Run fast!! :D
[QUOTE=brunett;258627]Adam seems to approach conflict in a very female way, it's annoying.[/QUOTE] So I see we have a Johnny Bananas among us.
It means what it means. Instead of confronting CT he's scared of him so he talks sh*t and just goes on and on and on and on about it. "Wes, now you can empathize with me," etc. it's just like, wtf do you need to much reassurance and sympathy about the whole CT thing? get over it and play your game, stop gossiping about him with people who wanna get rid of him - cuz that means you too!!!
[QUOTE=brunett;258695]It means what it means. Instead of confronting CT he's scared of him so he talks sh*t and just goes on and on and on and on about it. "Wes, now you can empathize with me," etc. it's just like, wtf do you need to much reassurance and sympathy about the whole CT thing? get over it and play your game, stop gossiping about him with people who wanna get rid of him - cuz that means you too!!![/QUOTE] Exactly. Adam just needs to stop whining and do whateve he can to stay in the game. Because they want CT gone so that means they want HIM gone too regardless of who his friends are.
Why is this guy kissing Kenny, Evan, Johnny's ***? Is he that deluded? They are putting him in every opportunity they get. They have made that very clear. Why is he going to bother to converse with them like they are friends with him? And then he talks down his partner CT to them. What is the point? CT has called this guy out for being a phony for years; maybe the punch to his skull was justified.
[QUOTE=Starlin;258763]Why is this guy kissing Kenny, Evan, Johnny's ***? Is he that deluded? They are putting him in every opportunity they get. They have made that very clear. Why is he going to bother to converse with them like they are friends with him? And then he talks down his partner CT to them. What is the point? CT has called this guy out for being a phony for years; maybe the punch to his skull was justified.[/QUOTE] That's what I thought, LOL. I would take 25 or 50 grand or even the chance of getting those over a one-sided friendship.
[QUOTE=brunett;258627]Adam seems to approach conflict in a very female way, it's annoying.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=brunett;258695]It means what it means. Instead of confronting CT he's scared of him so he talks sh*t and just goes on and on and on and on about it. "Wes, now you can empathize with me," etc. it's just like, wtf do you need to much reassurance and sympathy about the whole CT thing? get over it and play your game, stop gossiping about him with people who wanna get rid of him - cuz that means you too!!![/QUOTE] I'm sorry, but females aren't the only people that approach conflict that way. Guys talk **** all the time without stopping. Deep down, guys are probably just as gossipy.
He reminds me of this phrase, every hot girl has a Duff (designated, ugly, fat, friend) What I mean is that, he "thinks" that he is so close to Kenny, Johnny, and Evan, and rightfully he may be, but in this game, they are treating him like ****, yet he continues to follow them around. He is a sad, sad case.
He's friends with Johnny, Evan, and Kenny for a really simple reason: he's FRIENDS with them. Yeah, in the game, they want him out, but is he not allowed to socialize with them and have a good time? I think you all are taking this WAY overboard. I completely understand that Adam is frustrated with having CT as a partner, because even though CT is a monster, he puts the biggest target on their back. And he's not allowed to vent to his FRIENDS? Give me a break.
[QUOTE=Youssarian;258800]He's friends with Johnny, Evan, and Kenny for a really simple reason: he's FRIENDS with them. Yeah, in the game, they want him out, but is he not allowed to socialize with them and have a good time? I think you all are taking this WAY overboard. I completely understand that Adam is frustrated with having CT as a partner, because even though CT is a monster, he puts the biggest target on their back. And he's not allowed to vent to his FRIENDS? Give me a break.[/QUOTE] I agree 100%. It's not like he's doing badly at the challenges or throwing missions left and right. He can "scheme" and "plot" all he wants, but at the end of the day he's not hurting the CT/Adam partnership because he's putting his all into winning things. He got shafted 'cause he's stuck in one of the few teams that's got real animosity (unlike Johnny/Tyler, Wes/Kenny, etc. who are more like brothers who pretend to hate each other), so he can't hang out and be buddies with his own partner. What's he supposed to do, just hide in his room all day? He's gonna hang out with his actual buddies, how can you blame him for that.
For everyone who is saying that Adam is fraternizing too much with JEK, here's a quote from his personal blog: [QUOTE]From the day we met on Gauntlet 3, I have always been allied with Kenny and Evan. Unfortunately, they are more loyal to each other (and Johnny) than they are to me. As a result, when there can only be three teams in the final, I end up being the odd man out of the group. Knowing this, I had two options. Either I stick with the guys I have known for years knowing full well I would have to take them out in the end, or I could align myself with the 4 other teams and force my friends to battle each other in the jungle. I chose the former. Turning your back on friends is a slippery slope, and although I do love money, once you compromise certain aspects of your morality, I’m not convinced you can always get them back. My plan is just to get myself and CT passed the midway point, where we can start picking off teams in the jungle. With the game shaping up the way it was, there weren’t enough votes to keep my team out of the jungle for long, but I believed I had enough support to keep us out of the first couple eliminations, and I decided to try and make that happen.[/QUOTE] [URL="http://www.adamking.tv/AdamKing.tv/Challenge_Blog__Rivals/Entries/2011/6/20_Let_the_Politics_Begin.html"]Full blog entry here[/URL] TL; DR version: Adam is clearly well aware that JEK is not going to do him any favors. He's not trying to suck up to them.
Adam's new blog [url=http://www.adamking.tv/AdamKing.tv/Challenge_Blog__Rivals/Entries/2011/7/8_No_Love_Lost.html]The Challenge: Rivals[/url] Says he carried CT to win the challenges so far!
[QUOTE=challenge;259058]Adam's new blog [url=http://www.adamking.tv/AdamKing.tv/Challenge_Blog__Rivals/Entries/2011/7/8_No_Love_Lost.html]The Challenge: Rivals[/url] says he carried CT to win the challenges so far[/QUOTE] Maybe I missed it but I haven't seen CT talked much trash about Adam like he did to CT. I am impressed that Adam is able to keep up with CT in those challenge but ...really ??? Carrying CT ??? He must be joking
Hmmm Adam has been doing well so far but "carrying C.T."....come on!! All three challenges there hasn't really been a way to carry your partner. First the jumping, C.T. jumped as far as Adam did. Second the car crushing had two tasks that needed to be done by each person in order to finish. Third, it looked like C.T. was getting out just as much dirt (if not more) as Adam, and he got to the marker in the water faster than Adam as well. Don't see how Adam's "speed and poise" is carrying C.T. so far??
I'm still laughing at the "I'm carrying the team right now" comment. lol...
I don't like Adam. I respected his views and respected his blog posts but to think he's carrying CT is crazy to me. Saying how he is cordial and polite. I don't believe that really. They show no interaction between the two except for when they're competing. Wes and Kenny hang out like they were brothers but CT and Adam don't talk sit and pal around together. Like the poster above me said, the long jump challenge, they both jumped as far as the other and even though Adam likes to think his speed helped that mission then so did CT's size because it was Adams speed that got him to jump that far and CT's height to jump that far. Car crushing, both did their job. Nothing more to say about that. Sync or Swim, I think CT throw more dirt out per scoop while Adam MAYBE threw out less dirt per scoop except did more scoops than CT. Also, Adams speed helped nothing because CT swam faster. Adam seems to think he's like the Flash or something.
I laughed so hard when CT said "I've got 140 pounds of chicken-wing on me" and they cut to a shirtless Adam apparently struggling to do bent-over rows with 20lb dumbbells.
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CT isn't just pure size nothing else. He is also the most athletic by far. Adam has no point at all. He said to this point he's carrying, so 3 episodes in, you aren't buddy. sorry. Maybe down road CT f's up but so far no.
[QUOTE=superchico;259068]I laughed so hard when CT said "I've got 140 pounds of chicken-wing on me" and they cut to a shirtless Adam apparently struggling to do bent-over rows with 20lb dumbbells.[/QUOTE] If you do bent-over lateral raises the right way, 20 pounds is pretty heavy for most average people, let alone somebody Adam's size.
Tell em, townie! Adam is a straight 140 pound chicken wing beast! My man! No, all jokes aside. dude is pretty big for a guy of his height! 5ft8 150 pounds is respectable. He just needs to squat and deadlift then, he is going to be a 160 pound chicken wing beastttttttt
[QUOTE=townie;259082]If you do bent-over lateral raises the right way, 20 pounds is pretty heavy for most average people, let alone somebody Adam's size.[/QUOTE] I misspoke - the dumbbells were nowhere near 20 pounds: [url=http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=10861][img]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/18564e1780f7ab06d.jpg[/img][/url]
I don't think it's far fetched to say that Adam carried CT, all the challenges they had so far didn't require a lot of strength. A small person can usually jump farther than a big guy and the tractor thing didn't require strength and the last one didn't either, and they're both good swimmers. Probably later on the challenges would require more strength like the maze one, of course it's not like CT sucks but Adam is holding his own and is not slowing down his partner and vice versa.
[QUOTE=Blue123;259092]I don't think it's far fetched to say that Adam carried CT, all the challenges they had so far didn't require a lot of strength. A small person can usually jump farther than a big guy and the tractor thing didn't require strength and the last one didn't either, and they're both good swimmers. Probably later on the challenges would require more strength like the maze one, of course it's not like CT sucks but Adam is holding his own and is not slowing down his partner and vice versa.[/QUOTE] Adam is no doubt holding his own but from what we've seen so far, he isn't carrying CT. CT isn't carrying Adam, so far, either but holding your own =/= carrying your partner.
agreed....CT is doing great AND adam is doing great on that last challenge, wes held on to the bar, but since kenny didn't he automatically fell as well bc of the shifting of weight. We gotta give adam props for staying on the bar the entire time. on challenge 2, it was a team win 100%....adam did great, and CT did great on challenge 1, both players were great i dunno why he said what he did, but both players are doing very well and no one is carrying anyone
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[QUOTE=faceless;259093]Adam is no doubt holding his own but from what we've seen so far, he isn't carrying CT. CT isn't carrying Adam, so far, either but holding your own =/= carrying your partner.[/QUOTE] Agree completely. Nice post..Adam acts like has has CT's back(which he doesn't at all) and CT is ruining his social game. I just rewatched episode 3. Dude, if you were with JEK in a non team challenge, you would be 4th in the pecking order, and be out of finals anyway. So explain to me the advantage of that. Or you can have the best athlete on your team and try to fight for first. I choose the 2nd. It's not like you dominant the challenges typically. So quit complaining, things are going great for you guys

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