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Old 09-09-17, 09:32 AM   #451
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

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What's happening to the Cowboy Ninja's wife is tragic. I don't remember the show covering her story before, beyond being his wife. Having seen them on the show over the years, her physical decline is shocking.
I could personally tell you over 5 more tragic stories i have a personal connection to over the last few years

They don't get to be told on a TV show

Yes things like this are tragic, just fuck all to do with the show
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Old 09-09-17, 09:36 AM   #452
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

getting sick of 'mighty' kacy, still she's cute and has a cute blonde friend, would definitely go twos up on them both
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Old 09-09-17, 11:09 AM   #453
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I can't believe how many top competitor runs they didn't show and still too many annoying fucking sob stories

This is american ninja warrior, a competitive athletic show, not "who has the most fucked up tragedy" show
This is primarily to appeal to the female audience, -which it seems to be successful at, -to give people something to identify with, to give them a rooting interest. That's also why they bend over backwards to get the female competitor's a helping hand and extra publicity.
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Old 09-09-17, 09:17 PM   #454
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

They announced Kacy is "retiring" from Ninja Warrior, she has signed a contract with the WWE. This week is apparently her last appearance on the show...until her WWE contract runs out I imagine.
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Old 09-11-17, 06:20 AM   #455
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They announced Kacy is "retiring" from Ninja Warrior, she has signed a contract with the WWE. This week is apparently her last appearance on the show...until her WWE contract runs out I imagine.
Seriously. I hadn't heard that*, but as it happens I'm currently watching
Glow", and it feels a lot like that.

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Old 09-12-17, 02:33 PM   #456
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Kacy's farewell wreaked last night's entire episode. They butchered most of the runs to include the most mawkish tributes I've ever seen. What's sad is that I've really enjoyed Kacy's runs on Ninja Warrior but NBC once again showed little restraint in dropping any pretense this is less a competitive athletic event than manufactured reality tv.
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Old 09-12-17, 05:59 PM   #457
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

I've enjoyed both Vegas episodes a lot. Was shocked when Jessie fell on the net.

It looks like next week is 2 hours instead of 3, so guessing Stage 2 is a big jump up in difficulty.
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Old 09-13-17, 12:36 PM   #458
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I've enjoyed both Vegas episodes a lot. Was shocked when Jessie fell on the net.

It looks like next week is 2 hours instead of 3, so guessing Stage 2 is a big jump up in difficulty.
Yea that sucked. Brought my girlfriend to tears. She had the staged owned really disappointing.
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Old 09-15-17, 11:57 PM   #459
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Kacy is the most overrated 'athlete' in history

I hope they show most Stage 2 runs

Drew was awesome, all the big names are through
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Old 09-19-17, 01:49 PM   #460
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

Well...
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that sucked.

Really feel bad for Drew. Shocked at Daniel as well. Good for Joe to make it as far as he did. They made sure no one would win this year. Kind of pisses me off about that. My girlfriend does not want to watch it anymore (she will change her mind I know). But she has a point why watch when it is made so hard no one will win.
In case no one has seen it yet.
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Old 09-19-17, 02:28 PM   #461
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

I didn't enjoy at all how they edited the last two episodes of the season. What was the point of reiterating the human interest stories once again? Or going into a three-minute tribute to Kacy's dead dog? They spent a lot of time building Beard up as the second woman to make Stage 2, only for her to fail fairly quickly.

The National Finals in Las Vegas used to be my favorite part of the season.

It looked like Drew was actually too athletic for that obstacle and overshot the leap, hurting his arm in the process. They didn't even bother showing several strong contenders' Stage 2 runs.
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Old 09-19-17, 02:51 PM   #462
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Yup another year and NBC doesnt have to pay any money. Good luck next year competitors!
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Well...
Spoiler:
that sucked.

Really feel bad for Drew. Shocked at Daniel as well. Good for Joe to make it as far as he did. They made sure no one would win this year. Kind of pisses me off about that. My girlfriend does not want to watch it anymore (she will change her mind I know). But she has a point why watch when it is made so hard no one will win.
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Nearly 30 hours of television is paid off with an impossible finish. I lost a lot of interest in the show this year, to the point I stopped watching at all - let alone the usual liberal use of fast forwarding - until the Vegas episodes.
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

FYI, Drew Drechsel has been competing on the Japanese original Sasuke. While not achieving Total Victory, he has gotten the farthest away f all competitors the past two competitions. Brent Steffenson has also been doing very well over there. It would be great to see a couple other of the best guys head over there.

Drechsel and Jessie Graff both competed at Sasuke 34 this summer, to be broadcast some time this fall.
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Old 09-20-17, 12:46 PM   #465
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Re: American Ninja Warrior Discussion Thread -- NBC

Drew has basically become a professional ninja, traveling the world and entering the various Ninja Warrior competitions. There are variations of the show in Brazil and Europe as well. He's most probably the best ninja in the world today. A whole host of imitators have started up, even here in the States that don't get televised.

I remember when he first appeared on Ninja Warrior at 21 and it was immediately obvious he was a cut above the rest of the athletes in talent and potential. I'm glad he got out of being a car salesman.

As for the show itself, the team ninja warrior show is ten times more entertaining now than the regular show on NBC. Having the top ninjas race each other on pure speed creates much more drama and excitement.
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