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Lindsey Ogle: 'I Have No Regrets' About Quitting Survivor

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Lindsey Ogle: 'I Have No Regrets' About Quitting Survivor

Originally posted 03/30/2014 12:10PM

It's surprisingly rare when a contestant quits Survivor. Out of the 424 contestants to ever play the game, only 10 have officially walked away, and usually because they are physically sick or exhausted.

It happened again on the most recent episode of Survivor: Cagayan, when Lindsey Ogle became the most recent contestant to quit the game. Returning to camp after losing her closest ally, NBA star Cliff Robinson, Ogle got into a heated argument with fellow castaway Trish Hegarty. "I was worried that I would get into a physical confrontation with her," says Ogle, 29. "I didn't want to do that."

Ogle, a hairdresser from Indiana, tells PEOPLE that she has no regrets about quitting the show, but says that there's one contestant she will never like.

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Survivor: Is Honesty the Best Policy After Serial Lying?

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UpdatePosted 03/27/2014 03:00PM

Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Is Honesty the Best Policy After Serial Lying?

Originally posted 03/27/2014 11:00AM

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 game is fun, and I like keeping it fun." – Todd Herzog, Winner, Survivor: China

Has anybody ever had more fun playing Survivor than Tony?

His big strategic moves may be harebrained. To prove his honesty, he confesses how much he lies. His tattoo makes him look like he's always wearing an Affliction shirt. But by God is he enjoying himself out there, whether he's plotting a scheme or putting his foot in his mouth.

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Cliff Robinson Says Survivor Is 'Without a Doubt' Harder than Playing in the NBA | Survivor, Survivor

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Survivor: Cliff Robinson Says the Show Is 'Without a Doubt' Harder than Playing in the NBA

Originally posted 03/26/2014 11:00AM

Cliff Robinson was not the first professional athlete to compete on Survivor. Major league baseball player Jeff Kent competed in the Philippines, and NFL quarterback Gary Hogeboom strategized his way to the final seven in Guatemala. But few contestants were as recognizable as Robinson, a 6-ft., 10-inch basketball player who spent 18 seasons in the NBA.

After being blindsided on day 14, Robinson became the fifth contestant to leave Survivor: Cagayan. Following his elimination, Robinson spoke with PEOPLE about his tribe, his love of the game and why he should have made the finals.

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Survivor Blog: Is Losing Early Challenges a Winning Strategy?

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Is Losing Early Challenges a Winning Strategy?

Originally posted 03/20/2014 09:30AM

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.

"I never had numbers. I always make it to the end. I don't need no stinkin' numbers. All I need is trust. Loyalty."
– Russell Hantz, Survivor: Redemption Island

They were the best of tribes, they were the worst of tribes.

They were a tribe of wisdom, they were a tribe of foolishness. They had moments of strategy, and they had moments of idiocy.

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Survivor's J'Tia Taylor: I Would Have Voted Me Out Too

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Survivor's J'Tia Taylor: I Would Have Voted Me Out Too

Originally posted 03/16/2014 07:00PM

In the 28 seasons of Survivor, there have been few contestants who have made as many missteps as J'Tia Taylor.

She was bossy to her other castaways as they built a shelter. She panicked under pressure, causing her tribe to lose challenge after challenge. And, most egregiously, she dumped out the tribe's rice supply in a fit of anger. "It was not my finest moment," she admits.

But Taylor, a 31-year-old nuclear engineer, was gracious in defeat. "I totally understand why they voted me out," she says. "I probably would have voted me out, too."

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: The Brains Team Lacks Smarts

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: The Brains Team Lacks Smarts

Originally posted 03/13/2014 09:40AM

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.

"The only thing I can predict about Brandon is that he's going to be unpredictable. That gives me very little solace in this game when predictability really is everything."
– John Cochran, winner, Survivor: Caramoan

How bad is the Brains tribe at challenges? It's like the setup to a "Yo momma" joke.

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Survivor's Brice Johnston: I Was a Social Threat | Survivor

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Survivor's Brice Johnston: I Was a Social Threat

Originally posted 03/10/2014 07:30AM

When the Beauty tribe lost the immunity challenge on day 8 of Survivor: Cagayan, Brice Johnston knew he was likely to be voted out.

Although he tried to sway two other contestants to his side, he believed that they ultimately felt too threatened to join forces with him.

After splitting the vote, the other contestants voted for him in a tiebreaker, making him the third person to leave the game. The 27-year-old social worker from Philadelphia talks about surviving monsoons, smelling "funky" and why he won't remember his fellow castaways' names.

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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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