Blake Miguez, Mike Seeklander, and another fellow whose name escapes me.
I'm afraid it's gonna turn out to not be what we expect.
For example: The first three episodes are already planned out. The first episode is based around various rifles. Two contestants must then do a long range shot. The loser gets sent home.
That's fine and dandy but what's the point of bringing an archer (or pistol guys) who has spent his whole life dedicated to a bow and then give him a rifle to compare against a couple riflemen who are dedicated to rifles? He'll get eliminated before he ever has a chance to show what he's good at. It sounds stupid and I'm getting frustrated even typing this.
We'll eliminate several people based on the fact that their particular expertise wasn't first in line. I'm gonna watch it but I think I'm gonna be pissed.
A balanced resume SOUNDS good. But being a jack-of-all-trades, master of none won't win this game. I understand he's a great sniper, but has he practiced enough to beat the best archer? Or is he a better pistol shot than Mike Seeklander/Blake Miguez? Maybe that young kid will wipe the floor with him on a rifle?
If you're gonna have a "best shooter" show. Make it all the same dicipline.
It's like having a "Worlds Best Athlete" and taking the best guys from every major sport and throwing them on a baseball diamond and expect the soccer player to do as well as the MLB player. "Well you're good at soccer so you must be good at everything right? Here hit this little ball with this stick when that guy throws it at you."
Case and point: I have met John Satterwhite, World Champion skeet shooter and former captain of the US olympic team, numerous times. That man can do things with a shotgun that I couldn't even dream up. He has dedicated his life to do so.
Put him on an IPSC field course, and I (and I'm not good) would most likely beat him. Does this mean he's a bad shooter? Lord, no. He's incredible. It just means his expertise is in another area.
I agree WILL, the show for the first couple rounds will be pretty good i think, but will fall off quickly once they start throwing people in comps they have no discipline in whatsoever.
They had a show on the outdoor channel a while back that was similar, but all teams were pretty evenly matched although some had better skills than others.
These people signed up for the event though just like you or I could from looking at the website. Not that we'd get chosen, but we could sign up. I think a 2-man team event would be a much better show. maybe even up to a 4-man team with atleast one member being a female. I shouldn't give them ideas huh.
no offense taken here, didn't come off that way IMO.
I know for sure that since I've started shooting USPSA,(became addicted very quickly BTW) that I've seen a huge increase in participation and have recruited several shooters myself. Hell its fun and you get to shoot a lot with your friends and meet new ones everytime. Learn a lot as well. IMO if more people that shoot in general would try some type of organized shooting, they would enjoy it more. I try to recruit as often as possible and it appears somebody w/History channel saw an oppourtunity to do the same. I hope it works out for them and it becomes a new group every 8-10 weeks. we could see some fine shooters emerge.
I saw a commercial for it and set my DVR up to record the series a few days ago. I hope it is worth watching.
Although I am not that well rounded, I seriously considered trying out for the show when it was announced last year that they were looking. I know and have shot against Blake, Mike, and Simon (he goes by "J.J." and has been nicknamed "the Razer") at USPSA matches, and there are a couple other USPSA/IPSC shooters that I don't know on there (Adam, Denny, Brad) and Caleb shoots Steel and IDPA.
It will likely depend on the match ups and the particular disciplines involved from week to week as to who does well and who goes home, but I would be hard pressed to bet against the top USPSA guys. There was also an experienced 3-gunner (I forgot which one) that would probably be a decent bet.
Looking forward to the first episode. Just hope it is good!
dang, I gotta go check that out, i must have been power surfing and missed it. Yeah DB, you should try out, then we would have somebody we know to root for and tell our friends "hey I know that guy and he's aight" LOL.................. :youdaman: just do it...
Thanks for the support there, gentlemen, but I am pretty sure I don't have the looks for TV. Maybe radio. LOL. I did have my audition video all planned out though. There was no crying in the script. Someone really cried? I need to go watch a few of those.
Blake will have to be that guy for us. He just won Limited Division at the 2010 Mississippi Classic a few weeks ago after all and is from Louisiana.
I couldn't find Mike Seeklander's or J.J. Racaza's.
If you search "top shot audition" or "top shot video" on youtube, a bunch of them will come up. Most of them aren't really worth watching though. Check out Fran's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkDymM-uSlU I am sure she is a nice lady and may be a great trap shooter, but I think I can see why she didn't get picked... There was another female shooter that kept having to do cuts because she would giggle or mess up. I can't find the video at the moment, but no matter how good of shooter she is, if she can't be serious in front of a camera it is no surprise she was cut.
That's it, thank you. I couldn't remember her name. She probably would have been good on the show, shooting wise, but she had WAY too many cuts in her tape. If I remember right, they actually suggested that you not have a lot of cuts in the announcement seeking auditions.