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Check the season 3 trailer:

Douchebag history was made the first two seasons. 

Season 1 – Top Douchebag – Adam Benson

Season 2 – Top Douchebag – George Reinas

Starting August 9th… the fight for the illustrious title of season 3’s top douchebag will begin.

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I don’t particularly care for Top Shot, so I probably won’t watch very many episodes.  I think starting it up in summer is also a mistake, because most people have better things to do than watch TV indoors.

I’m looking forward to running the dialog though and hearing your thoughts on the contestants as the show progresses.

Surprisingly there isn’t any blatant douchebaggery in the trailer;  Everyone actually seems pretty nice.  I thought the ex navy seal (Jake Zewig) at the end was going to be my pick when he said he “had the innate ability to do the impossible consistently”, but his chuckle afterwards tells me that he was joking.

There aren’t any individual cast videos up yet, although I’m sure you can find a lot of their audition videos if your search for their names on youtube.  Their bios are up on the History website though if you want to take a look.

I’m normally pretty good at distinguishing confidence from douchebaggery, but maybe i’m off my game tonight.  

Thoughts anyone?

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“I’m big, I’m mean. I’m going to destroy the competition.” This Air Force sniper has reason to be cocky–he’s good. Not only is he a certified military, civilian and SWAT sniper, he’s an instructor in all of them as well. George Reinas was the sniper team leader as well as the coach of last year’s winning sniper team at the AF Rodeo Competition. An obsessive weight lifter, he regularly benches 400-plus pounds and curls 200 pounds, barely breaking a sweat. A self-described Jersey Shore guy, he’s not afraid to tell it like it is.

172 of you voted on facebook, and George was the victor by a landslide with 144 votes. Ashley Spurlin was a distant second at 23 votes, followed by Brian, Chris, and Joe.

I’d feel bad giving this award someone that didn’t deserve it, but right up until the credits rolled on the final episode, George proved to all of us that he was the only logical choice.

Stay tuned for another Top Douchebag when they announce the cast of Season 3!

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Last season it was Adam Benson (for more reasons than I care to remember):

My preliminary thoughts on this seasons’ 16 contestants you ask?

Maggie Reese – Seems very down to earth also.  Good to see a confident girl in the mix. Her competitive background will likely be a huge asset.

Athena Lee – Seems down to earth also.  Plus she competes, so she will be used to the pressure.

George Reinas – Full of himself… I hope he gets shut down hard on episode #1.

That’s all the videos history seems to have up so far.. I’ll formulate more opinions as the new videos go up.

  • You can watch those video, and read the bios for the rest of the contestants on the History Channel Website – HERE

Season 2 of the show premieres Feb 8th on History

If anyone wants to go out on a limb and make a prediction of Season 2 Top Douchebag, let the comments be the record.

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An Iraqi reality television program broadcast during Ramadan has been planting fake bombs in celebrities’ cars, having an Iraqi army checkpoint find them and terrifying the celebrities into thinking that they are headed for maximum security prison.

Full Story at the NYtimes – HERE

Hahhahah wow those guys have a twisted sense of humor. Although I get the general idea of what is going on, it would be nice if someone made up some English subtitles.

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Since there is going to be at least one more season of the reality TV series Top Shot on the History Channel, I have decided I will award this illustrious title once per season:

The Top Douchebag award is basically for displaying excellence in the field of douchebaggery. Some may say that I  jumped the gun on this award seeing as Top Shot is only 5 episodes in…. well to that I say “My award my rules”.  If you have seen episode 5 you’ll probably agree that Adam set the douchebag bar pretty high.  If someone steps their game up and out douches him I wouldn’t hesitate revoke Adam’s title and give it to a more deserving contestant.

If you didn’t already dislike Adam Benson enough, he is quoted saying “I am the last great American Hero” not only in his Biography on the Top Shot website, but those exact words also come straight from the douches mouth in the original promo video.

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The combination of television, the internet, and law enforcement is very powerful:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW3JGUBtgUg[/youtube]

I was kind of surprised to find out they only have caught 17 guys off the FBI’s most wanted list since 1988.  I supposed those guys are the worst of the worse though, cause he goes on to say they caught thousands more criminals.

Really neat how the advances in technology are flushing some of the scumbags out.

Do any of you guys that are in law enforcement have any stories to share about how the internet helped you catch a bad guy?

Hat Tip: Simon from Bloggasm (clever name for a blog!)

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