So I know I haven’t been covering Biggest Loser this year because last year was so god-awful: 22 episodes, 2 hours long with only about 40 minutes of actual stuff happening, non-elimination weeks, terrible challenges, unlikeable contestant. It truly was the season from hell. I actually slightly regretted dumping it though because the really improved this season and I enjoyed watching.
Anyway, I always like my buddy Andy’s analysis of the finale, so I wanted to post it here. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Ok – The finale is tomorrow so I figured this write-up is better late than never. The biggest loser finale is finally a fight between the big men of the group!
I also find interesting is how the breakdown of the season went. This year Biggest Loser was broken into three different groups – the kids, the working age and the retirees. Ok, maybe that is overstating it but they did break the contestants into three groups all by age at the beginning and the show goes into the finale with two of the three represented. You would think that the young group would be the group with two BUT the middle group had two. This might be a testament to Bob knowing how to get people to lose weight faster than the other trainers as the other two trainers were new this season. On to the contestants…
John: Age – 40. Height – 6′ 4″. Starting weight – 445 lbs. Everyone I know who talks to me about the show wants anyone BUT John to win the show. John does come off poorly on tv but in general, I think he has the most work emotionally to do than anyone else. With that being said, I think this game is his to lose. He is already at 263 lbs. If he gets down to 220, he will be at a more than 50% weight loss. I am guessing he ends at 218 which is only 45 more pounds AND gives him a 51.01% weight loss. Wow.
Antone: Age – 44. Height – 6’5″. Starting weight – 447 lbs. Look, he is an ex-NFL player (lot of muscle) and he is an inch taller than John. Also, he is at 293 right now. For him to get close to John, he would need to lose another 65 lbs in the next 3 months before the finale. It can be done but with John being at the same starting weight, a tad shorter, and having a BIG lead already, I just do not see it happening.
Ramone: Age – 27. Height – 5’11″. Starting weight – 355 lbs. Here is your dark horse. At 5’11″ and being 27 years old, he could get down to 180. Now, he is at 239 lbs right now so that means losing 59 more lbs in the next 3 months or however long the break is before the finale. That is a tall order but he is 27 years old. That helps.
I just do not see John losing. At the end of the last show, John was at a 40% weight loss already! Antone was at 34.5% loss and Ramone was at a 32.7% loss. That is a lot of ground to make up by the finale but crazier things have happened.
I guess we will find out tomorrow.