I have an idea: How about from now on, you only cast people on the show who actually want to play the game?
I’m a big Dalton Ross fan, and I’ve been reading all his stuff over on EW.com today. I just read this interview with Matt that made me so annoyed, I just had t blog about it. Here’s the quote that got under my skin:
EW: You had some strong words for the final three at that last Tribal. How do you feel now about the concept of separating the game from life in terms of one’s actions?
Matt: I love the game. I respect the game a lot. I respect Rob as a person and as a Survivor player. And that’s one of the reasons that he’s so good because he can distinguish between the two. I think it’s doable. I don’t think there’s any problem with playing the game — it’s just not where my heart was going into it. And really the only reason I didn’t play is it wasn’t my true motivation for going to play the game of Survivor, I guess.
EW: What was your true motivation for going to play Survivor then?
I guess, really, I wanted to glorify God and get his name out there and try to encourage anyone I could. I felt like I had been given a platform and I wanted to use it just the best way that I could. I don’t know if people saw a weak, crying kid struggling to put one foot in front of the other or a broken man trusting in something much greater than himself and trying to show the love and joy and peace that he felt.
He didn’t want to play the game. He just wanted a platform to talk about God. And that’s all he did while he was out there! He sucked at the game and he talked about God, and that makes me crazy. That’s not why I watch Survivor – I can see people talk about God at church, and if I really want to see if on my television I can put on one of those awful televangelists. I watch Survivor to see people excel in physical challenges, to see people make intelligent strategic decisions, and to see people play what I think is one of the best games ever created. To go on the show and not even care about actually playing? That’s just a waste of my time.