Personally I don't really see that. I think Todd may not be likeable, but personally felt he did serviceably well in the game with a few notable screw ups of course. Amanda did fairly well too. But in my opinion she just did not sell herself very well at the final council. I actually felt Courtney owned her game much better than Amanda did. Todd too. But of course, it's a matter of opinion.
I think Todd played an extremely poor game. However, I will award him the point for a generally excellent jury performance. Except for the times in which he was obnoxiously self-satisfied (telling people, "thanks for getting me to F3" seemed ill-advised), he answered all questions with some variation on drawing a distinction between his friendship with other players vs. game strategy. I mean, he probably stole that distinction from Boston Rob, but, whatever.
It was a lot better than poor Amanda's performance. I, too, was cringing the whole time. I was expecting her to do a lot better. Well, firstly, I had hopes when she won immunity that she was going to be voting Todd OFF at F3. But her jury-answers were terrible. She tried to make a hopeless distinction between "lying" and "going back on her word" whereas Todd fed J-R exactly what he wanted to hear ("I voted you off because you were a huge brainy strategic threat to me"). She sort of waffled, and tried to go the honor-and-dignity route, and contradicted herself multiple times.
At least Courtney held her own. I liked how she pretty much refused to play Jaime's trash-talking game.
What an annoying season. Like I've said multiple times, it's depressing when people who play poorly win. So it was a depressing ending to a lame and boring season.
Edited by hegellite, Dec 16, 2007 @ 11:26 PM.