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Title: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 15, 2013, 01:31:14 PM
Time for a new poll for the Chamber of the Sacred Markers.  :mrred: This time around, we are voting for the top 5 wins of each season on the show. There were a total of 32 wins on the show (12 in S1, 10 in S2, 10 in S3) and a lot of them get mixed reviews. Most of the time when we compare wins, we do them against each other. In this poll though, we are finding the best 5 wins from each individual season. So when you are choosing the best 5 wins, remember you are comparing them to other wins from that season. You can also choose the best 5 wins for any reason you like. Whether it be player performance, temple run quality, memorableness, etc. So just like the other polls, you must choose 5 options on the list and the winners will be selected for the final poll. ;)

Results:

Season 1
T1. Galileo's Cannonball (8 votes)
T1. John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Gold Mine (8 votes)
T1. The Star of Sultan Saladin (8 votes)
T1. Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress (8 votes)
5. The Trojan Horseshoe (4 votes)

6. The Belly Button of Buddha (3 votes)
7. The Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra (1 vote)

Season 2
T1. The Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor (6 votes)
T1. The Lucky Medallion of Atocha (6 votes)
T3. The Milk Bucket of Freydis (5 votes)
T3. The Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid (5 votes)
5. The Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus (4 votes)

6. The Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata (3 votes)
7. The Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe (1 vote)

Season 3
T1. The Mussel-Shell Armor of Apanuugpak (8 votes)
T1. The Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain (8 votes)

3. The Jewel-Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great (7 votes)
4. The Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta (5 votes)
T5. The Much-Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain (4 votes)
T5. The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen (4 votes)[/b]
7. The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen (2 votes)

We will start off with Season 1. I will reveal my options in the next post. ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day One: Season One
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 15, 2013, 01:37:58 PM
The top 5 wins for Season 1 I voted for were Lawrence of Arabia, Map to the Lost Gold Mine, Sultan Saladin, Galileo, and Trojan Horseshoe.

1. Lawrence of Arabia - The best and most memorable win of Season 1. This run was filled with Fogg-ups, a pretty tough layout for S1 standards, and David and Candace were a really good team. Especially David, he was a bad ass from his temple exit to his Silver Monkey completion. This is the best win from S1.  :mrgreen:

2. Map to the Lost Gold Mine - Another very good win that comes close to Lawrence of Arabia. This temple run was very memorable and exciting, and Jennifer was the star of this run. The Fogg-ups are also hilarious in this run too. Plus, the temple ending was very memorable too. :lol:  :mrblue:

3. Sultan Saladin - This was a solid solo win and the only one I even like from S1. Lea was a fast and strong contestant, and there was no point where I felt like she did anything wrong. Even if she kept trying for the direct path, it shouldn't take away from her strong performance. And the temple ending was memorable for the long post-run interview.  :mrsilver:

4. Galileo - It may be an awkward run, but also pretty good too. It was memorable for the temple guard telling Jennifer to go up and Jammin John's very close finish.  :mrsilver: Jammin John was freaking awesome too, so of course his win will get a vote.

5. Trojan Horseshoe - To me, the above four wins were obvious choices. The last spot was like a filler choice for me. The rest of the wins were either average or just sucked. I voted for this one though because it is the one that I have the least problems with and it wasn't too bad. Lucretia and Shawn were a good team anyways, and they earned their win. I honestly have no problems with this one.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day One: Season One
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on December 15, 2013, 02:43:11 PM
My top 5 wins of Season 1, in order of occurrence, are:
My next two runs of choice are Belly Button of Buddha and Moccasins of Geronimo. In the Buddha run, Jennifer had a very similar path to Lea, but moved more slowly and also took a wrong turn into the Torch Room. I understand that Jennifer's series of rooms was more difficult than Lea's (Wheel Room, Harmonic Convergence, and Bamboo Forest), but it was her lack of speed- not the fact that her run ended with less time on the clock- that made this run feel a bit more drawn out.

As much as Mitchell's performance comes under scrutiny, I think that he still did a good job in the temple. He may have "walked" through the whole temple, but he still finished with over 1:00 on the clock because he never hesitated and kept moving forward... something that many other Season 1 contestants failed to do. I believe Mitchell's opening the chest in the Treasure Room was not a fluke, since he went directly to it, opened it, and did not hesitate to go down into the Swamp. All in all, it appeared that Mitchell's entire run was calculated out and executed well.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day One: Season One
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 15, 2013, 03:18:27 PM
Buddha would've been my other choice for the last slot for the win. The only reason why I didn't vote for it because for the same reasons as PP4L. If Jennifer moved a little faster like she did when she exited the temple, then this win would've gotten a little more respect from me then. Even though the Trojan Horseshoe team wasn't much faster, I figured that a team victory where both players move at an average pace is a little more earned then a win with an average solo runner. Plus, Kirk was kind of cheesy in the Trojan Horseshoe.  :P
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day One: Season One
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on December 15, 2013, 03:34:04 PM
My choices were

Lawrence of Arabia: Obviously!
John Sutter: Memorable victory
Buddha: I did this one over Trojan Horseshoe because this victory is overlooked upon LOTHT.
Galileo: The first victory. Jammin Jon was a beast
Sultan Saladin: First solo victory
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day One: Season One
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 15, 2013, 06:34:29 PM
Gailileo
John Sutter
Sultan Saladin
Trojan Horseshoe
Lawrence of Arabia

Two Silver Snake, two Green Monkey, and a Blue Barracuda win chosen for me.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day One: Season One
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 16, 2013, 10:53:02 AM
I think we have enough votes to move on. :P The winners are Galileo ( 8 ), Map to the Lost Gold Mine ( 8 ), Sultan Saladin ( 8 ), Lawrence of Arabia ( 8 ), and the Trojan Horseshoe (4). I like how the first four wins were unanimous votes. They are obviously the best wins from Season 1. :P

Next up is Season 2. ;)

Edit by PPF: To fix the 8) smiley in your posts. Posting ( 8 ) is more effective for people seeing the results better.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Two: Season Two
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 16, 2013, 11:05:53 AM
My votes went to Annie Taylor, Atocha, Freydis, Nostradamus, and Billy the Kid.

1. Annie Taylor - Easy vote for me. This was the best win of Season 2 and Missy was a solid player. The temple run was very memorable and enjoyable, and the ending to it tops it off. Missy was a solid contestant and I have no complaints about her performance. It was the first center of the temple run victory ever, so Missy deserves all the credit she gets.  :mrblue:

2. Atocha - Another very memorable and solid solo victory. The temple run is memorable for Ty's pendant drop, Kirk's lame "Ty Cobb" pun, and his domination inside of the temple. Plus, his plan to stay at the top was a good idea too. And I like the enthusiasm from Ty and Jennifer.  :mrorange:

3. Freydis - Tarrah was a very solid temple player, and the ending to this run was very exciting. Say what you want about her speed or moving into the wrong direction. Everything else about this run was exciting and you have to give her credit for that strong finish after taking a nasty hit in the Pit. A very exciting episode with a nailbiter ending.  :mrpurple:

4. Nostradamus - A good team victory, and it was also very memorable. Elizabeth's enthusiasm and Jason's usage of the Dog Leash in the Pit of Despair makes this run memorable and they were smart players.  :mrorange:

5. Billy the Kid - It was a very close choice between Emiliano Zapata and Billy the Kid. The only reason I didn't choose Zapata was because Billy the Kid was more memorable to me. Both runs were exciting, but I remember this run more for the Purple Parrot domination and their first victory. And honestly, Tony and Kelly entered the same amount of rooms as the Zapata kids too. There layout wasn't that simple. It just didn't have the nailbiter ending. Both wins are great though.  :mrpurple:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Two: Season Two
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on December 16, 2013, 11:34:03 AM
My choices for Season 2 were:

Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Two: Season Two
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 16, 2013, 03:52:30 PM
My votes:

Amulet
Atocha
Annie Taylor
Billy the Kid
Freydis

Nostradamus was also a good run, and I would've voted for it, but I liked the other 5 runs better.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Two: Season Two
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 17, 2013, 11:06:56 AM
I think we can finish with Season 2 now. The winners include Annie Taylor (6), Atocha (6), Billy the Kid (5), Freydis (5), and Nostradamus (4).

Season 3 will be our final season to cover. ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Three: Season Three
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 17, 2013, 11:20:16 AM
My choices went to Pirate Captain, Apanuugpak, Catherine the Great, Egyptian Queen, and Sir Gawain.

1. Pirate Captain - This is the strongest win from this season. Jessica and Jarrid were a very fast and strong team and won it all with a very tough layout. Jessica handled the central shaft very well and Jarrid followed up on her path despite the production error in the Pit. Even though Jarrid's detour could've been deadly, it didn't hurt him in the end and this run was very exciting.  :mrgreen:

2. Apanuugpak - Another great and amazing win. The only reason it is not #1 for me because I didn't think Amanda was that great. Everything else was exciting for one reason alone: Gator.  :mrgreen: The guy DOMINATED the temple and he is the perfect example of how you should move inside the temple. He was so fast he couldn't even keep his pants on. :lol: Also, Amanda's cheering also made this win enjoyable. :mrgreen:

3. Catherine the Great - Kris and Kristin were a fun team to watch, and their win was outstanding too. Kristin was the star of this run though, and she ended the show on a positive note. You couldn't ask for anything better from these two.  :mrred:

4. Egyptian Queen - I like this win over Bandit Queen because both players were strong in the temple. Randy may have had a bad exit plan, but in the end it made this run much more enjoyable and end as a nailbiter.  :mrpurple:

5. Sir Gawain - It was either this one or Chandragupta. I chose Sir Gawain though because it was more memorable and I thought Tiffani was a very solid contestant despite being slow. She made it back to the platform and used the Shrine shortcut to her advantage. Plus, she dragged that big Helmet out with good time. Andrea was solid too, but I found Sir Gawain to be more memorable and exciting.  :mrorange:

I would've given Bandit Queen a vote over Sir Gawain, but in the end I didn't think it deserved it because of Miriam. It is still a great run for Zac alone, but I don't think it stacks well with the five above who actually had great players all around.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Three: Season Three
Post by: PurpleParrot4Life on December 17, 2013, 12:47:19 PM
My votes for Season 3 went to:
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Three: Season Three
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 17, 2013, 04:00:12 PM
My votes:

Sir Gawain
Lost Hornpipe
Mussel Shell Armor
Metal Beard
Catherine the Great

Chandragupta would've gotten my vote as well, but I liked the other five a little bit better.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Three: Season Three
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 18, 2013, 10:28:24 PM
So it looks like the winners are Pirate Captain (7), Apanuugpak (7), Catherine the Great (7), Chandragupta (5), and both Sir Gawain/Egyptian Queen (4).

If you guys don't mind, I can make Sir Gawain and Metal Beard share the last spot with a tie since technically the poll is for the best 5 wins from reach season. Unless you guys want a tiebreaker?
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Three: Season Three
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 18, 2013, 10:37:05 PM
Just include them on the list. I don't care.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Three: Season Three
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 21, 2013, 12:34:56 AM
It looks like there is one extra vote since I was too lazy to update it a couple of days ago. Well, the new winners are Apanuugpak ( 8 ), Pirate Captain ( 8 ), Catherine the Great (7), Chandragupta (5), and Sir Gawain/Egyptian Queen (4).

Now I am going to make a poll where you can choose the 7 best wins. ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 21, 2013, 12:41:51 AM
PLEASE space out your ( 8 )'s. It's way too hard to read when the 8) smiley is repeatedly showing up in your post. Fixed in your above post.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 21, 2013, 12:51:46 AM
The 7 wins I voted for were:

1. Annie Taylor - Best win on the whole show and Missy was an amazing contestant. There is so many things to love about this run - Missy being the underdog, the very first center of the temple win, Kirk and John's enthusiasm, the booby touch at the end, and of course Missy crying after her victory. This was an amazing win no matter how much criticism it gets.

2. Lawrence of Arabia - The producers sure do know how to pick a great win to start off the show.  :mrgreen: This run was very exciting and came down to the wire. Candace didn't too bad in her short time in the temple, but David was just awesome and badass. He dominated every room and his temple exit was the best on the show. The ending was very exciting too with both him and his partner jumping up and down.

3. Pirate Captain - This was a team that dominated the whole temple. If more teams moved like Jessica and Jarrid, there is no doubt that there would've been so more wins. The temple runs where the players knew what they were doing and were fast were always the best on the show. The ending is fun with Jarrid playing with the Lost Hornpipe.  :mrgreen:

4. Map to the Lost Gold Mine - Another win that gets criticism, but still very fun. I love this win because of how enthusiastic Kirk was and how smart the team was despite getting sidetracked from their original temple plan. Damian was fast, and Jennifer was both fast and smart. The Fogg-Ups were hilarious and the temple ending was a classic.  :mrblue:

5. Apanuugpak - This use to rank a little higher on my list, but I think I have kind of grown tired of it. I think Amanda still gets a little too much credit for this win. Other than that though, everything else about it was fun. Gator was the star of this run and was easily the best player on the show. There was honestly no layout that he couldn't have won with that speed. Amanda and Kirk's enthusiasm make this run even better.

6. Lucky Medallion - Another very strong male player. Ty was great and the beginning of the run was very memorable. After losing his pendant and getting it back, Ty basically hauled ass and brought the Medallion out within good time. They earned the win.

7. Catherine the Great - It was either this one or Milk Bucket. I chose this win due to Red Jaguars bias.  :mrred: Kris and Kristin were a great team and ended our favorite show on a good note. A great win that never gets old. Freydis is amazing also though and I wish I could vote for it too.  :mrpurple:  :mrred:
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 21, 2013, 12:58:09 AM
I also voted for John Sutter, Lawrence of Arabia, Atocha, Annie Taylor, Pirate Captain, Apanuugpak, and Catherine the Great.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: The Silver Monkey on December 21, 2013, 12:39:49 PM
PLEASE space out your ( 8 )'s. It's way too hard to read when the 8) smiley is repeatedly showing up in your post. Fixed in your above post.

Or do this:

Code: [Select]
(8[b][/b])
The smiley won't show up that way: (8) ;)
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on December 21, 2013, 01:11:25 PM
I chose Lawrence of Arabia, Lucky Pillow, Atocha, Freydis, Apanuugpak, Lost Hornpipe, and Catherine the Great. This was hard, but I chose those 7.
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: The Red Jaguars on December 22, 2013, 01:01:02 PM
And out of 7 votes, here are our final results!

T1. "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA'S HEADDRESS" (7 votes)
T1. "THE LUCKY PILLOW OF ANNIE TAYLOR" (7 votes)
T1. "THE LOST HORNPIPE OF THE PIRATE CAPTAIN" (7 votes)
T1. "THE MUSSEL-SHELL ARMOR OF APANUUGPAK" (7 votes)
T5. "JOHN SUTTER AND THE MAP TO THE LOST GOLD MINE" (5 votes)
T5. "THE JEWEL-ENCRUSTED EGG OF CATHERINE THE GREAT" (5 votes)
T7. "THE LUCKY MEDALLION OF ATOCHA" (4 votes)
T7. "THE MILK BUCKET OF FREYDIS" (4 votes)

No surprise at the top 4 wins getting unanimous votes. Those four wins are definitely the most highly regarded wins on the show (Lawrence of Arabia, Annie Taylor, Pirate Captain, Mussel-Shell Armor). They were also the final 4 wins too in "The Best Legends Temple Win" tournament. :P

Other than that, I agree with every single win that made this list. I love all 8 wins above and they have so much redeeming values to them. I honestly can't complain about any of these wins that made this list. Plus, every team has at least one win on this list too.  :mrred:  :mrblue:  :mrgreen:  :mrorange:  :mrpurple:  :mrsilver:
Title: Re: Top 5 Wins by Season - Day Four: Top 7 Wins
Post by: Purple Parrots Fan on December 22, 2013, 03:01:34 PM
Good, I'm glad they won. No surprise which run got the unanimous votes.