Chicago Wolves Hockey - Chicago Wolves Hockey - Displaying items by tag: the bachelor http://chicagowolveshockey.org Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:15:29 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The Bachelor Blog is back! Season 17 Ep. 1 Recap http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/3440-the-bachelor-blog-is-back-episode-1-recap http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/3440-the-bachelor-blog-is-back-episode-1-recap The Bachelor Blog is back! Season 17 Ep. 1 Recap

Welcome back, Bachelor fans! I know you're all pretty upset that this season’s bachelor is Sean and not myself. I would bring much more to the table than Sean. However, he still brings plenty.

The Bachelor 2013 Season 17 Episode 1 RecapFrom Dallas, Texas, Sean is a family-oriented man and recently had his heart broken on Emily Maynard's season. He's back for another crack at finding someone and he's in for a treat with his group of girls. Let’s see how this first episode played out.

The show starts off with an awkward scene where Arie gives Sean a kissing lesson. Not sure why Arie was brought in, as him and Sean were not good friends from Emily's season. I think Arie is the last guy Sean should be getting advice from. Arie is an awkward guy who deserves a nice man. Yes, I think that's accurate. When it comes to kissing, Arie looked like a fish when he was kissing Emily. When Arie was explaining what to do with your hands, I was hoping he would just punch himself in the nose. 

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Girls who stood out:

Desiree—Finally, someone utilizes that fountain. Genius. I see her going far in the show. Great personality and figure.

Jackie--Very pretty. Voice is annoying but they didn't show much of her, which usually means she will end up going far.

Ashley P—Michigan’s finest. 50 shades of Freak. This broad started booty dancing by herself. I’m surprised the producers didn't make Sean keep her around.

Taryn--The one who looked like she was about to cry because she wasn’t getting her time with Sean. I think it was due to the fact that her dress was too tight. That thing was wrapped on her tighter than an airport sandwich.

Tierra—Family-oriented and so is Sean, so this might work. She received a rose after stepping out of the limo because she had an opened heart tattooed on her finger and she said it’s because she's looking for someone to close it. I see her in it for a while.

Lindsay--What a beauty. Says she's "got balls"... and it wouldn't surprise me. Although she was smashed, she still managed to get a rose.

Robyn--Steps out of the limo and was so happy to see Sean, she did a backflip and landed on her dome. If I were Sean, I would have ran over to her, picked her up, put her in the trunk.

AshLee--It was very emotional when she was talking about being in six different foster homes and then eventually get taken in by her current family.

Diana--Divorced mother of two. History tells me she doesn't stand a chance

Kristy --Let me just say that I know Kristy from college and she’s a nice lady. I don’t think she made herself likeable by saying "Best in the Midwest." She sells shakes that apparently make you lose weight. Of course, if I was a chick with curb appeal and nice set of you-know-what, I could sell bacon to a pig. So far she's showed us her cockiness and nothing else. The show says she's a model, but she's a model who sells Jagermeister shots. Nice girl, hope she does well.

Sarah--I thought she was the most likeable. Carried herself with class.

Kelly--If she was something other than orange, she would be a 10. Didn't receive a rose.

Last one out of the Limo was Kacie B. My favorite girl from Ben’s season. Her dress is teddy but her body is rockin’. Will her and Sean hit it off? I don't think so.

Handing out the roses throughout the night made it very entertaining and added tension among the girls.

Girls who received Roses

Brooke
Katie
Daniella
Selma
Amanda
Sarah
Lesley
Leslie
AshLee

And just think: Somewhere out there, there are 20 dads just beaming with pride. Yeah, not really.

My Top 3

Tierra, Desiree, Kacie

Next week will be a treat since the show moves more toward the house and one-on-one dates. More drama and tears. Send me your choice this week of who you think Sean will pick!

 

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mdavies@chicagowovles.com (Mike Davies) Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:49:02 -0600
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So the remaining three girls head off to Switzerland where Ben has the same old conversation with each girl --- just in a different country.

So the remaining three girls head off to Switzerland where Ben has the same old conversation with each girl --- just in a different country.


Switzerland is beautiful and Ben is ugly. The first date went to Nicki and Ben said she was the "dark rose." The two fly over Switzerland in a helicopter and it truly is beautiful. Ben used the line again, "You really are opening up." This guy has said this to every single girl about eight times. Shows that his brain is the size of a Milk Dud.

I love how Ben told Nicki her dad reminds him of his dad. And then he sends her home. How do you tell a girl that her father reminds you of your dad and then she's the next girl you send home?

Furthermore, it does not look good for you to get sent home at the next rose ceremony after you sleep in the same room together. Ben sent Nicki home because he had "doubts." Well, I doubt that Ben is smarter than a trout.

The other two dates he had with Lindzi and Courtney were dates we've seen before. Lindzi had to overcome her fear of heights and Courtney had to talk in her baby voice and recite her lines. All three dates ended with the girls staying in the fantasy suite with Ben playing a game of Twister.

Kacie B chases the crew to Switzerland so she can get closure with Ben. A simple phone call would have been fine. I don't blame her for wanting closure, but I don't think it was worth a nine-hour flight for this fool.

It's almost like he didn't know what to say to Kacie. Once Ben told her he didn't want her back, she again told Ben that Courtney is bad news. Which is about the 12th time he's been told this. It's obvious who is going to win this: Courtney.

I don't care what Ben does now, since I think Kacie B was the most down-to-earth, lovely woman. He dumped her because of her parents’ opinions, I think. I hope she finds what she deserves, which is MUCH better than "I Don't take a Shower Ben."

Final Two: Lindzi and Courtney

Lindzi is a better person for Ben, but deserves better. Courtney hasn't looked Ben in the eye for more than a span of two seconds. Ben keeps saying he's confused and doesn't know what to think of Courtney. You could propose in two weeks, dummy, and you’re questioning her???

The sneak peek of Emily Maynard reminded me of how much I love her. She met up with ex-Bachelorettes Ali and Ashley. They gave her some advice and then the three went to see Titanic 3-D and wore dresses like they were headed to a club.

This needs to be mentioned. Ashley said Jack and Rose had the "perfect relationship" and that’s what everyone needs. OK, listen up, Ashley: Jack and Rose were on a boat for a week, one was engaged and sleeping behind her fiance’s back and then Jack drowned. That relationship sunk, just like every other relationship on this show. But who cares? I still watch it and can't wait for "Women Tell All."

A few quick thoughts:

I don't know why they have an invitation to the overnight fantasy suite. I don't think anyone has ever turned down that invite. If someone ever has or does, they will probably be sent home, at least with Ben.

I find it hysterical once the couple gets into the suite, they don't want to sit down and talk, or watch TV. They strip down and head straight for the jacuzzi to swap spit.

Ben looks like a chimp and Courtney looks like Russell Brand. It's not fair to the other girls that Courtney got to see him naked twice, in Puerto Rico and Switzerland.

What was he wearing during the rose ceremony? Plaid shirt, plaid tie! Could they not afford to send costume designers with them to Switzerland?

Sometimes I even think he looks like Marcel, Ross' monkey from “Friends.” Don't they supply shampoo and a comb for this dude? The only people who have a haircut like that are children aged 3-12. That's because their moms cut it.

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:25:07 -0600
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The Bachelor: Episode 8. Image: Bill Matlock/ABCThis week, Ben headed to the girls hometowns to meet all four of his girlfriends' families. Two of them went really well, one of them was fake and creepy, while the other was not what Ben was expecting.

The Bachelor: Episode 8. Image: Bill Matlock/ABCThis week, Ben headed to the girls hometowns to meet all four of his girlfriends' families. Two of them went really well, one of them was fake and creepy, while the other was not what Ben was expecting.


We all know by now what each girl's relationship with Ben is all about --- and who cares what their hometown is like? Because whomever he chooses will head off to California with him. So this week's blog is a little bit different.

Lindzi:

OK, this girl is loaded. And, not to mention, she looks so amazing riding a horse. What a lucky horse! Devon the horse is smarter than Ben.

Anyway, I like Lindzi, but I think she is kind of boring now. Her life is strictly horses and she said they will always be in her life. Ben doesn't want to ride horses; he wants to bet on them and then go skinny-dipping.


Whose idea was it to put patio furniture out in the middle of nowhere so they could have wine and talk?

Kacie B. in Tennessee:

Finally, someone who has normal parents and thinks rationally. Right when Ben arrived, her parents laid down the law. I would say the exact same thing if my daughter was in that situation. Why? Because that's what normal people do.

Her parents don't want them to move in together before marriage and not to rush things because they haven't been together long enough. Every parent in the world agrees on that one. But why did Ben not agree? Oh, because he's still blinded by he and Courtney's skinny-dipping incident.

P.S.: Kacie B's sister is attractive

Nicki:

With or without the cowboy hat, Ben is still a loser. There's something about a cowboy hat that makes all women sexy. I hope to see 10,000 women all in cowboy hats at our next home game!

Nicki is another normal girl, but Ben doesn't see normal right now: He sees a full moon, beautiful ocean, botox lips, and a model. That's clearly not Nicki. She has her head on straight, she's intelligent and lives a normal life. She deserves someone like Rafael Nadal and not his twin, Ben Flakicgemwodgf.

Courtney:

How many people threw up in their mouth listening to Courtney's vows that she Googled? Oh, wait, she didn't Google those; she just copied it off an episode of "Sex in the City." If my girlfriend had a pretend wedding just to say "I love you" for the first time, I would leave her at the pretend altar. It wouldn't shock me if, at the end, when Ben chooses her and decides to propose, she speaks up and says that they already are.

Eliminated: Kacie

You would think Ben would have said a few things to her when he let her go. Nope, just put her in the limo and said, "Peace."

She asked herself 5 times in the car, "What the **** just happened?" Honey, I don't know either. I just know she deserves someone better than Ben. Someone who doesn't look like a possum.

I think her parents scared him away, but they played the right hand. She will find someone better and worthy of her (such as myself).

Final Three: Courtney, Lindzi, and Nicki.


See you all at Allstate on Friday in your cowboy hats!

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:47:35 -0600
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I'd like to take this opportunity to award Ben as the worst bachelor out of all the seasons. From Day 1 he started making out with each girl and I think he is not ready to settle down. Seems like he's just trying to find somewhere to keep his lips busy for a few months --- and promote his winery at the same time.



I'd like to take this opportunity to award Ben as the worst bachelor out of all the seasons. From Day 1 he started making out with each girl and I think he is not ready to settle down. Seems like he's just trying to find somewhere to keep his lips busy for a few months --- and promote his winery at the same time.

I feel as if he asks the same pointless questions to each girl during one-on-one time. Maybe before he went on the show he thought he was ready to find someone, but at this point it's clear he’s not and just going through the motions of being the Bachelor.
 
All right, now off to Belize.


First One-on-One

Ben,  wearing the least-classiest T-shirt ever made, picked up Lindzi and the two took his helicopter out to the ocean and jumped out of it. Once again, they overcame a fear. Whoopty-doo. Spent the day on a rented yacht and Lindzi is sexy. At night as they were walking on the dock, they walk up where their dinner was set up. There were candles, food, wine, cushions, pillows, blankets, etc., and this is what Lindzi said: "Ohh, is this for us?!!!” Um, no, it's for the camera crew, dummy. Date ended with one of the worst fairy-tale stories ever written, which they stuffed into a bottle and threw into the ocean.


Second One-on-One

Emily has really grown on me and she can do way better than Ben. Seemed like they had a perfect date. OK, that is all I have to say about this date.


Third One-on-One

Courtney finally got her one-on-one. She threatened to leave if she didn't get a one-on-one, so ABC probably made sure she got one.  She and Ben walked through a jungle and made their way up a Mayan temple. I wish they would have shown them walking down those stairs. Courtney brought up how she’s not getting along with the girls in the house and then Ben asked her if she has lots of close friends back home. Her response was, "I have a lot of good guy friends."
 
Girls like this are not nice people. She’s a completely different person with Ben and he's falling into her trap. What I find interesting about Courtney’s approach is this is similar to what Emily Maynard did to Brad. She made Brad show her why he deserves her and let Brad chase her the whole season. All the other girls fall all over him. Sorry, but men want a chase. They want the girl they can’t have. That’s exactly what Courtney is. However, Emily is a way better person than this mutant.
 
I thought for sure Courtney was gone when Ben pulled her aside during the rose ceremony, but the genius kept her in it. He blatantly said he had stronger feelings for the model, and that his connection with her was deeper than it was with the other women. There's something going on with Courtney's face. Could her eyes be any farther apart? It's like they’re scared of each other. Pretty soon they will be above each ear.


Group Date

Ben creepily woke up Rachel, Kacie, and Nicki at 4 a.m. and told them to get ready. He's just soooooo spontaneous. I'm not sure which two it was, but that was the fastest I've ever seen two girls shave their legs and armpits. I've actually never watched two girls do that, but it was fast.
 
Ben took Rachel, Kacie and Nicki swimming with sharks. How romantic. Rachel was being a pansy and didn't want to jump in the ocean with eight sharks around the boat. Date was lame and ended with the three girls telling Ben how brutally annoying she is. He did what every other guy in America does when a girl tries to have a serious conversation --- and that is not pay attention one bit. In this case, he should have.


Eliminated

Rachel and Emily
 
I could care less that Rachel is gone, but I'm furious (and so is half our team) that he eliminated Emily. Probably one of the smartest girls this season, but Ben was too dumb to realize that. She deserves way better and someone who doesn't have a bad set of hair.


Hometown Dates

Kacie, Nicki, Lindzi, Courtney
(Pretty pumped that I got three of them right)


Who's going to win?


As much as I want Kacie and Lindzi, I think Ben will make a terrible decision and choose Courtney. I think Kacie gets eliminated this week after the previews show her dad telling her he will say "No" if Ben asks if he can marry her. Ben does not want to get rejected again so he will gas her.

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:37:11 -0600
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What the heck was Jamie doing? I felt so awkward that I started sweating. I'm not sure what she said during “Kissing 101,” but it’s equivalent to this: "So you close your mouth, I'll open mine, and then close it while you open. OK, keep your mouth shut. Ready? Go." Everyone in America who was watching that is now more dumb. Jamie, I award you no rose, and may god have mercy on your soul.


What the heck was Jamie doing? I felt so awkward that I started sweating. I'm not sure what she said during “Kissing 101,” but it’s equivalent to this: "So you close your mouth, I'll open mine, and then close it while you open. OK, keep your mouth shut. Ready? Go." Everyone in America who was watching that is now more dumb. Jamie, I award you no rose, and may god have mercy on your soul.

First One-On-One- Kacie B.

Ben and Kacie did what everyone else does on a second date. The two took a helicopter ride over Panama City and then spent the day on a deserted island. They did some things that required working together, one being fishing. A date like this requires a certain personality, and Kacie B. has it. Ben said, “We make a great team."

Later at dinner, Kacie opened up and said she had an eating disorder when she was in high school. I think she still does because she didn't touch her food all night. She and Ben have a good connection and he gave her a rose. Side note: Kacie should never wear her hair like that again. It looks like it got in a fight with a comb and a beaver.

Group Date- Nicki, Courtney, Casey S, Emily, Lindzi, and Jamie

Ben picks the girls up in a wooden boat and they road up river to stumble upon a small village. They dressed up in the same type of clothes as the people in the village and learned a few things such as dancing. Courtney decided she wanted to entertain the village people, and it wasn't by doing the "YMCA," but by not wearing a bra. Courtney stole the show during this portion and the other girls were getting annoyed and frustrated. On Ben's shoulder blade, she painted “B+C=heart.” Well, I think “C+Anything=No Solution.” At the cocktail party, Ben once again played tonsil hockey with everyone except Jamie because she had never played and didn't know the rules. She is now banned for life from that game.

Ben gave the rose on the group date to Lindzi and I think it's her third time to receive a rose on the group date – which she should because other than Kacie B., Lindzi comes off as the only legit contender.

Two-On-One Date- Blakeley and Rachel

Before the date even started, Blakeley was very arrogant and Rachel was intimidated. Ben and the two girls went salsa dancing, which I want to learn now after watching. Blakeley clearly had the advantage over Rachel. Let's be honest here, VIP cocktail waitress=VIP Strip Club Employee.  It was so awkward watching them dance while Rachel was standing there alone. That was the definition of a "third wheel."

At dinner, when talking about who he will choose, Ben told Rachel, "I just don't know what I'm going to do." I think he made the right decision when he gave the rose to Rachel. Blakeley and her scrapbook were on the next flight home.

Then, we find out that Casey S. has a boy toy back home named Michael. If it was Kacie B., I would definitely take credit for this, but it's not. It makes sense now why her and Ben had zero chemistry and their talks were lacking...everything. Casey came on the show to try and get over her ex, but realized she still has feelings for him. Once she told Ben, he told her just to leave. Casey was absolutely bawling on her way to the airport. I don't think it was because she was leaving, but because she was in a light blue minivan while every other girl got a limousine when they got sent home.

Courtney- This girl will eventually be the reason this show is forced to move from ABC to HBO late night if she sticks around. The skinny-dipping incident shows her character and, once again, she had to show off her body while Ben and Jamie were talking. She's so annoying that she is funny. Next week it looks as if the girls decide to tell Ben exactly who she is.

Jamie- I can't imagine what her family thinks of her after tonight. She is a very shy person and was definitely out of her element. Her life has changed drastically now and should lay low for a while. Poor thing. She will probably end up writing a book and calling it "Kissing for Dummies."

Eliminated:

Casey S., Blakeley, Jamie

My Top Three:

Kacie B., Lindzi, Emily

Send me a DM on twitter, @MikeGDaviesof who you think will win Ben’s heart. ALL of those who win will receive two tickets to a Wolves game. You have until the episode before the hometown dates to send in your winner. If you don't live in Chicago and still win, then go give your best friend a high five.


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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Wed, 08 Feb 2012 16:20:31 -0600
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Going to keep it short and sweet this week and prepare for the fireworks that happen next week. A few quick comments: Lindzi and Kacie B. are awesome. For a model, Courtney is not as pretty as she thinks she is.  She reminds me of Vienna. Lastly, Ben is just not a good Bachelor. I feel he is truly not ready to settle down and likes being single and making out too much. Ok, here we go:

Going to keep it short and sweet this week and prepare for the fireworks that happen next week. A few quick comments: Lindzi and Kacie B. are awesome. For a model, Courtney is not as pretty as she thinks she is.  She reminds me of Vienna. Lastly, Ben is just not a good Bachelor. I feel he is truly not ready to settle down and likes being single and making out too much. OK, here we go:

First 1 on 1

Nicki gets the first one on one in Puerto Rico and it looked like Ben and her hit it off.  During their tour, they got drenched by the rain and went into a store to buy new clothes. Nicki chose a cute dress and Ben decided he wanted to be "Popeye" and dressed as a sailor. I'd rather wear black jeans than that outfit. At the dinner that night he gave her a rose. I just don't see her going farther than Kacie B or Lindzi.

Group Date

The 9 girls met Ben at a baseball stadium and after a few drills, played a game versus each other. This just wasn't any other game, winning team was awarded a beach party with Ben while the losing team had to jump on a school bus and head back to the house.


The game came down to the final out in which Jennifer struck out in softball and lost it for her team. Jennifer was later not given a rose at the ceremony.


At the beach party that night, Kacie B. was given the rose of the night over Lindzi, Courtney, Casey S. and  Jamie. I'm just glad Courtney didn't get it. Courtney is really starting to annoy the girls in the house as well as the rest of America. I'm saving my anger on Courtney for next week's blog because it shows her getting a one on one date.

Blakeley really stepped up her game this week on and off the field. Should be interesting to see how she does from here on out.


Emily had a few moments with Ben on the beach and brought up to Ben that Courtney is a different person around the girls than Ben. He told her to basically back off. This scares me because I have a feeling he likes Courtney and she is just not a nice person.


Second 1 on 1

Elise finally got her alone time with Ben and it didn't go as she planned. I felt like she kept digging herself further into a hole every time she opened her mouth. But Ben made the right move by sending her away that night after dinner, he has a better connection with other girls on the show. Ben also set the world record for using the word "unfortunately" as many times as you can in a sentence while sending Elise home.


When Ben returned to his hotel room, Courtney was there waiting in a robe and with a bottle of wine. She worked her magic and next thing you know her and Ben are skinny dipping. I a have feeling that much more went on in the ocean than just swimming. Its so sad when you hear about shark attacks but if Courtney was attacked out there, I would be happy.


Ben and Courtney promised to keep it their little secret but we all know Courtney is a female dog and it's only a matter of time before she blurts it out.


Eliminated:

Elise
Jennifer- she probably would have gone home a long time ago, but there were just too many other girls he needed to get rid of. She is also a very ugly crier.


Top 4

Kacie B
Lindzi
Emily
Jamie- replaced Nicki in this spot. Not sure why, probably because she looked awesome in the baseball outfit.

Whoever Ben chose, I hope he told her before the episode last night that he went skinny dipping with Courtney. If he didn't, I would bet that she's ignoring his calls all day today. I'm already looking forward to the "Girls Tell-All."

Watch "The Bachelor?" Drop me a comment on Twitter @MikeGDavies

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:57:07 -0600
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Sorry for the delay this week. We were on a five-day road trip in British Columbia that ended in Milwaukee with three wins. So, I'll keep this short and sweet and go more in depth after next episode.


Sorry for the delay this week. We were on a five-day road trip in British Columbia that ended in Milwaukee with three wins. So, I'll keep this short and sweet and go more in depth after next episode.


The girls and Ben were in Park City, Utah this week. I bet the girls wish they were going to a tropical beach paradise like all of the other seasons. I'm not going to lie, I’d be mad.
 

First One-On-One Date


Rachel got the first one-on-one date. First, they took a helicopter over the beautiful rolling hills of Utah, then a scenic canoe ride to a picnic. They said five words to each other in the helicopter and then he proceeded to say, “I like where things are going with Rachel.”  During their picnic, the conversation was so uncomfortable and awkward.
 
When he asked, "Why waste your time and energy on something that isn’t going to work?” and her response was “This fire is hot.” – He probably should have sent her home right there.


Group Date


For the group date, they went horseback riding and fly fishing.
 
Casey S. – It was nice that he took her away to chat. Too bad we didn’t get to hear any of it.
 
Blakely – We didn’t hear much of her this week. She was starting to sort of grow on me, until I saw her beat stomping on top of a picnic table.
 
Lindzi – She probably almost peed her pants when she found out they were going horseback riding. I still think she will have a hometown date.
 
Samantha – Sounds like (and sort of looks like) she is 17 and in the movie “Bring It On.” She wasn’t listening to what he was saying and I’m not surprised he sent her home.
 
Nicki – I like her. We didn’t hear much except that they both lost someone they knew within a week before the season started. Sad and weird coincidence. I'm starting to think she could be the winner since we still never see her.
 
Kacie B. – At least you can tell she really likes him. The fact that he takes her to his room means she’s special. She’s for sure going to be in the top two and if she doesn't win, then Ben is a joke.
 
Courtney – Once again, she is the most annoying grape on the vine. She's definitely in it to win it, no matter who the bachelor is. She totally used the phrase, “I’m losing sight of everything” just to make him feel bad ands that he would give her the rose. Sadly, it worked because Ben is a dummy. Three things: She’s not a nice person, she got really lucky by catching a fish, and she needs to get over herself.


Second One-On-One Date


Jennifer gets the second one-on-one date. They went hiking, broke the law, proceeded to propel down a crater and finally freefell to the water. Luckily, there were cameras miraculously placed underwater to catch that. Then the chairlifts open, they rode to the top of the mountain for dinner, and went to a concert where the crowd cleared the way so they could be in the front row. It seemed like they had a good date. She seems nice and down to earth.  I see some chemistry.


Cocktail Party


The feud between Emily and Courtney is entertaining. Emily gave a great description of Courtney: statue made of marble. And yes, she probably just ruined her chances with Ben because of that conversation.
 
Casey S. has proved that she is Courtney’s sidekick. Why is Courtney so surprised that someone called her mean?


Eliminated

Monica – She was growing on me, but never seemed like she was the one for Ben.


Top 5

  1. Kacie B.
  2. Nicki
  3. Lindzi
  4. Emily
  5. I thought about it for awhile and well…there is no fifth because the top four are too good.


Note:  I'm surprised that ABC allows skinny dipping on Episode 5. I'm not surprised it is Courtney, which means she will get a rose because what guy wouldn't give a girl a rose for going skinny dipping.


***WANTED***

An application for next seasons’ Bachelorette. One reason and one reason only: Emily Maynard.

Twitter: @MikeGDavies

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:29:32 -0600
The Bachelor: Episode 2 Recap http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/2884-the-bachelor-episode-2-recap http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/2884-the-bachelor-episode-2-recap

Before I say anything, I want you all to know that I do not know everything about women and I do not judge every woman. I do know that there are two theories to arguing with a woman and neither of them work.  So don't judge me based on what I say about these girls. Having said that, here we go:


Before I say anything, I want you all to know that I do not know everything about women and I do not judge every woman. I do know that there are two theories to arguing with a woman and neither of them work.  So don't judge me based on what I say about these girls. Having said that, here we go:


These girls are crazy. This is when the show is taken to a whole new level now that dates are coming into play and women are arguing with each other over the time they get with Ben. It seems like I hate every girl who interrupts another girl’s time with Ben. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I've said, " Oh my God, I hate heeeer!!!" 



The first date of the season went to Kacie B. and it will be a memorable one. I've always wanted to take a girl on a date and have her pull her baton out and us just play with it in the middle of an intersection. However, I think she's awesome and they really hit it off. Every time she smiled and laughed, I did the same, and not sure why.  I think she will be in the final three.



Group Date


The girls had to audition for a play and it was one of the worst plays I've ever seen. Each girl was a different animal and Ben was a prince who turned into a sheep then back to a prince. I know, weird. Jaclyn was the princess, which I would have chosen her to be the stork. Her nose was bigger than her princess hat. The group date ended with a cocktail party and no, Blakeley was not waitressing, she's off this month. I wonder if she's getting PTO? At the end of the date, Blakeley got a rose for "owning the night" on the group date.



I would rather play with a yo-yo with no string than hangout with Blakeley. She said, "being a Scorpio, we are super passionate and great lovers and I absolutely believe in my kissing skills." Well, I believe you should be fed to scorpions for saying something that stupid on ABC. Asked what her strategy is to winning Ben's heart, "my biggest strategy here is to just be myself." Personally, I think that strategy is about as good as LSU's strategy vs. Alabama. She's gotta go folks.



Courtney, I really don't like her. Especially how she reacted after she got the date cards or the other one-on-one date. I’m not sure who's more annoying, Blakeley or Courtney. She brought nothing to that date besides her empty brain. Ben asked Courtney on their date, "why are you still available?"  Well, she's insane Ben. She is a two-faced, snotty, immature, arrogant model who should swim with sharks. Courtney however, walked away from the date with a rose and Ben said it was a "perfect date." It’s only a matter of time before he realizes she's annoying. I give it two weeks. 



Lindzi didn't get much TV time, which is a bummer because she looked gorgeous in that dress. I still think she will be there for the hometown dates.



Monica and about six others weren't shown much this week either. The show heats up next week as they head to San Francisco. The girls have taken their seat on an emotional roller coaster and it's only going to get worse for them and more fun for us. See you next week.  



Eliminated:


Shawn- Ben must have not liked the idea that she had a child.


Jenna- She's nuts and decided she wanted to take a nap during the cocktail party. I’m glad she's gone. Now we need Blakeley and Courtney out of here and then we have a solid field. 



My Top 5: 



Kacie B.


Nicki


Lindzi


Casey S.- We still haven't see much of her which is why she's here


The ex-girlfriend who has spectacular legs




Bachelor Fan Tweets



@betherica23 “The more they drink, the crazier they get"



@stonewing “Is Courtney high all the time”



@tnkpeck “The Bachelor doesn't look like he's a very good kisser”

Let me know what you think and who you think is coming back next week to see Ben? Will she stay? @mikegdavies

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:05:01 -0600
The Bachelor: Episode 1 Recap http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/2866-the-bachelor-episode-1-recap http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/2866-the-bachelor-episode-1-recap Bacheor Cheat Sheet

The first episode is always tough to get a good read on the girls, especially this one. It took three seconds for drama to start inside the house, which is expected of having 25 women all fighting for one thing. Between Monica, Blakely and Jenna, who all received roses, we are in for a lot of drama this season.

cheat-sheetThe first episode is always tough to get a good read on the girls, especially this one. It took three seconds for drama to start inside the house, which is expected of having 25 women all fighting for one thing. Between Monica, Blakely and Jenna, who all received roses, we are in for a lot of drama this season.

From experience, ABC never shows much of the girls who go far, probably because they are normal. There should be a psychiatrist on site for the rest of these crazy ladies. All the girls who are whining about the hat, the horse, and the Grandma are all jealous because they couldn't think of something creative for them to stand out, and because those creative ladies did receive roses, and Lindzi was given the First Impression rose for riding in on her horse. I do think she would have received a rose anyway.

Here's a quick breakdown of the girls who stood out:

Nicky- Helloooooo Texas!

Kacie B.- She's about as hot as her accent, which is very hot. They didn't show much of her which is why I think she will be there in the end.

Monica- Annoying. She only stayed around because ABC knows she will cause drama. And by the way Monica, this is the Bachelor, not the Bachelorette.

Blakely- Cute name, cute dress, but I have a feeling Monica will get to her before Ben.

Courtney- Pretty, says she's a model. Why is a model on this show when they can date whomever they want? Light bulb. Ben, she either wants her name out there or is an airhead. I'll pick both

Jamie- Very pretty. Sounds like she's had a tough life by raising her brother and sister. Hope she does well.

Jenna- This girl just sucks. Now we see why your blog is called OverAnalyst. ABC kept her because she's a crier, and every house needs a crier. But previews did show her on dates with Ben so maybe she does go far.

Shawn- Didn't show her much but has a kid and contestants with kids don't last long, besides Emily in Brad's season. I don't see her being like Emily but you never know.

Samantha- wore her Miss Pacific sash. Cute girl but gas the sash!

Holly- I like her because she wore that huge hat!

Erika- The verdict is in, Guilty, of using a joke that was funny in the 1920s.

Brittney- Genius idea of bringing her grandma!

Diana- She should have been blindfolded and driven right off the premises for that dumb scene she pulled. She blindfolded Ben and made him taste things. Creeped Ben out and didn't get a rose.

I left out a handful of girls because we didn't see much of them. So Ben's future wife may be in that group since they don't show much of the girls who usually go far. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and watching everything unfold.

My Top 5 (in no particular order)

-Nicky

-Holly

-Lindzi

-Kacie

- The girl that randomly shows up. They showed her in the preview of upcoming episodes.

Was I the only one who thought it was weird that a kickball game broke out?

Send me your picks for the final two at @mikegdavies and we will be handing out prizes to those that get it right. What did you guys think of the episode?

Download "The Bachelor" Cheat Sheet and play along.

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:01:28 -0600
The Bachelor Blog http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/2865-the-bachelor-blog http://chicagowolveshockey.org/multimedia/blogs-and-podcasts/davies-bachelor-blog/item/2865-the-bachelor-blog

Ben FlajnikIf you don't know the premise of the show "The Bachelor," it is twenty-five women and one bachelor with one goal: having their wedding paid for by ABC, oh, and finding true love.

ben-flajnikIf you don't know the premise of the show "The Bachelor," it's twenty-five women and one bachelor with one goal: having their wedding paid for by ABC, oh, and finding true love. This season, the bachelor is Ben Flajnik. Ben got his heart broken last season on The Bachelorette when Ashley denied his proposal in front of over 30 million viewers on national television.

Ben is on a mission to find his true love. Twenty-five women, all in one house, and all fighting for the same man, is like throwing a mouse in a snake pit. I look forward to the dates, fights and tears. Stay tuned for my weekly thoughts and opinions on each episode and candidate. Let the drama begin...

Follow me on Twitter @MikeGDavies and let me know what you think about "The Bachelor".

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Mike Davies' Bachelor Blog Mon, 02 Jan 2012 12:47:16 -0600