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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Spins a Web of Lies

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Spins a Web of Lies

Originally posted 03/06/2014 12:00PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"Everybody here is sleeping, napping, complaining, and bitching. I came here focused. I came here knowing I was gonna suffer."
– Russell Hantz, Survivor: Samoa

In the immortal words of Eric Clapton, "Let it rain."

This week on Survivor: Cagayan, the elements stole the thunder. Rainstorms are horrible news for Survivor's waterlogged contestants. They rip through the shelter, and leave players chilled to the bone. There's a reason modern homebuilders don't often work with palm fronds and bamboo.

For those of us sitting on our couches and binging on kale chips, however, downpours bring the drama. Tempests in the sky means tempers flare at camp. And who doesn't love those montages of the players' puckered feet?

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Garrett Adelstein Calls Losing Survivor 'Frustrating'

Garrett Adelstein Calls Losing Survivor 'Frustrating'

Originally posted 03/05/2014 09:30AM

On paper, Garrett Adelstein should have won Survivor: Cagayan. A professional poker player with a high IQ, he was young and buff.

But after overplaying – and neglecting to play an immunity idol – Adelstein, 27, was the second person voted off of the show.

Adelstein has a lot of regrets, which he shares with PEOPLE.

You say you trained 2,000 hours to compete in Survivor. What did you do?
(Laughs) I did everything. I spent three hours a day running, swimming, lifting weights or doing yoga.

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Beauty and Brawn Beat Out Brains

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Beauty and Brawn Beat Out Brains

Originally posted 02/27/2014 11:10AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"There is a difference between book smarts and common sense smarts. It seems like none of my group has any common sense. Not a one of them."
– Russell Hantz, Survivor: Samoa

Is the Brains tribe the worst tribe ever?

These ersatz eggheads don't just lose challenges. They lose challenges spectacularly in jaw-dropping fiascos. They don't just make a bad shelter. They spend all day building a structure that can't support a single person. They don't just play Survivor badly. They set a new benchmark in how not to play the game.

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Stephen Fishbach Ranks Beauty, Brains, Brawn Teams on Survivor: Cagayan

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UpdatePosted 02/26/2014 07:00PM

Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Ranking the Teams on Survivor: Cagayan

Originally posted 02/26/2014 02:45PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"This is like the cool kids lunch table back in high school."
– Eddie Fox, Survivor: Caramoan

Survivor is like high school. The jocks ostracize the nerds. The hotties coast on big boobs and winning smiles. Cliques form quickly. If you don't maintain your finger on the pulse of what's "in," you could be "out," and voted "off."

Starting Wednesday on Survivor: Cagayan, these high school factions will fight for island dominance in tribes of Brains, Brawn and Beauty. Usually the cliques face off within a tribe. Now they'll fight as tribes.

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It's a Boy for Survivor Winner Kim Spradlin

It's a Boy for Survivor Winner Kim Spradlin

Originally posted 02/08/2014 04:00PM

The One World champ welcomed son Michael Thomas on Saturday morning at home

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Fourth Child on the Way for Survivor's Rob and Amber Mariano

Fourth Child on the Way for Survivor's Rob and Amber Mariano

Originally posted 01/01/2014 03:45PM

Boston Rob, who already has three daughters with Amber, announced the pregnancy with an ultrasound picture

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Are Wedding Bells In Survivor Winner Tyson Apostol's Future?

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Tyson Apostol: My Girlfriend Rachel 'Wants Things to Progress'

Originally posted 12/16/2013 07:50PM

Third time was the charm for Tyson Apostol.

Five years after coming short of the grand prize on Survivor: Tocantins and four years after returning for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Apostol finally won the title of sole survivor and the grand prize of $1,000,000.

Previously known as a villain for his conniving ways, Apostol, 34, arrived for Survivor: Blood vs. Water alongside his girlfriend of over five years, Rachel Foulger. Apostol was a strong competitor from the start and despite suffering an injury early on in the season, he attacked the game with renewed vigor after Foulger, 33, was eliminated from the competition.

After 39 days on the beaches of the Philippines, Apostol received seven of the possible eight votes from the jury and was crowned the winner of the 27th season of the CBS reality show Sunday evening.

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Why the Best Man Won

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Why the Best Man Won

Originally posted 12/16/2013 01:45PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. This is his first season illustrating episodes of the show for PEOPLE.com. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can

"When it comes down to it, I want that million dollars. Exotic, expensive furs on my shoulder. Jewels on these pretty fingers. We're talkin' big time."
– Tyson Apostol, Survivor: Tocantins

Sunday night on Survivor, Tyson Apostol beat Gervase Peterson and Monica Culpepper for a million dollars, the title of Sole Survivor, and the highly-coveted Final Fishy.

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Survivor: Blood vs. Water Winner Revealed!

Tyson Apostol Wins Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Originally posted 12/15/2013 11:00PM

Survivor: Blood vs. Water pitted returning players against their loved ones in a gut-wrenching series of blindsides and big moves. Sunday night, the show crowned this season's winner.

Keep reading for results.

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Survivor's Coby Archa Welcomes a Son

Survivor's Coby Archa Welcomes a Son

Originally posted 12/13/2013 06:00PM

The Palau winner is a new dad to 3-year-old son Tyler, joining sister Janu through adoption, he tells PEOPLE exclusively

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