Final 3 HoH Part 1:
It's that time of season again!! Time for the final 3 HoH Endurance Competition!!
As soon as the live feeds come back on - 20 minutes or so is the average wait time for the final endurance comp, but tonight - VERY fast!!! - we'll be here doing updates right here within this post until the very end of the comp... no matter how long it goes!
Thank you for joining us here on bbdish this season! :)
The Feeds are back, and holy buckets, Jerry's already out!!!
Dan: Get off me, bug!
Dan: (to someone in production) Glad you're back. I haven't seen you in a few challenges. Yeah.. You.. with the baseball hat on.
At the moment, the planes are lightly undulating... up and down... it's beginning to intensify.. Both of the boys are silent in concenttration.
The wind machine kicks in...
Dan says something to himself... "Watch the nose and pray"???
It's quite loud, and the planes continue moving while the wind is blasting...
End of wind from machine...
Beginning of win from Dan...
Dan: Know what I tell the football players back at St Mary's? "If it ain't rough, it ain't right." So guess what, Memphis, it's gonna be a long night.
Dan: I love you guys!! Call me after the show!
Whole lot of bouncing and swaying going on... We hear a real plane fly overhead... Jerry looks rather dejected over on the sidelines.
The wind machine kicks back on...
You can see Memphis' biceps flexing as he holds on tight to the ropes... Dan's head is tilted down during the wind and dirt blast...
Dan: (yells over the wind) I bet you wish you had on Jerry's windbreaker!!
Dan: Yeah.. Yeeaahhhh!!
Memphis is stoic, wondering perhaps how long Dan would like to carry on the ruse for Jerry...
Dan: If it ain't rough, it ain't right...
BB's cutting them a break for a moment.. no movement and no wind.. Then a quick drop, just to show em who's boss.. That would be Mike O.
Resume wind and movement.
Dan: Focus on the nose. Focus on the nose.
He keeps repeating that to himself...
Dan: Focus.. Focus on the nose.. I cannot keep my eye on the nose of this plane...
The wind is still coming very strong.. Both Dan and Memphis have their heads bent... Jerry's enveloped by it, as well.
The wind stops and the planes to a deep fast drop. Both Memphis and Dan hold on tight.
A moment of mercy from MikeO. No movement or wind for a moment... Both boys are poised for the next onslaught.
Jerry watches in silence from the sidelines.
Dan appears focused on the task at hand. No talking for the moment... We hear a couple of clicks, and the planes begin moving in earnest yet again. Deep fast dives... and slow climbs back up.
The wind & water spray machine kicks back on..
Dan: Focus... Nose of the plane, nose of the plane.. Focus, finish.. Focus on the finish.. One with the plane.. One with the plane...
Game over! Memphis takes a hard fall onto the pads.
In under an hour, it's over. Wow. Surely a new record.
Memphis comes over to Jerry and apologizes. Jerry apologizes to Memphis for falling so quickly, saying he didn't have a good hold of the rope.
Dan kneels and offers a prayer...
Dan goes over to Jerry... Memphis has gone inside.
Dan: Did you lose balance or grip?
Jerry rambles on a bit..
Memphis has gone into the storage room, shirt off, to retrieve his packed bag and laundry... he takes it into the 50s room.
Dan's still outside looking at the game apparatus.
Memphis: I felt like I was about to eat it, falling forward..
Jerry says his ropes were too long...
MikeO.: Thanks guys.. OK.. head inside.
Dan: Thanks Mike.
Jerry: Thanks Mike.
Dan: Good seein' you again.
Memphis is changing into dry clothes in the shower stall... Dan comes in to change as well..
Dan: That last heat...
Memphis: I thought I was gonna go off face first into the damn pool.
Dan: I almost fell off too.
Memphis goes out of the bathroom to check on Jerry's whereabouts... Then runs back into the bathroom to share a celebratory whisper with Dan. Then back out to the kitchen...
Jerry & Memphis
Jerry's fixing coffee.
More talk about how difficult the comp was. Memphis says maybe it's because he's top heavy.. Jerry agrees it's the weight..
Memphis: There's no way they thought that was gonna go long.. with the ropes like that.. no way.
Jerry: It couldn't. Had I wrapped my hand, it'da been fine. What they shoulda had was handles on there.
Memphis: That woulda been to easy, Jerry..
Jerry: Just somethin..