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Season 1 73 75.26%
Current season 9 9.28%
A mixture of episodes? 15 15.46%
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Longo1908 View Post
Wow, Look at the poll so far,not even close. I hope Destination America reps see this.
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I totally understand that.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #17
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I really doubt that season 1 format will ever return. The cost of production for that type format would be very high. There is also the fact that your "stars" may not win or even get calls. I am glad they dropped all the hokey stuff from season 2. What they have now is probably the best blend in terms of general audience appeal and us BBQ fanatics who, face the facts, are a very small segment of their audience.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:37 PM   #18
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Default Season one defiantly..

I think they should just pick a few teams to follow on each episode "Event".... Who cares if its Myron or Tuffy... I want to see some other people too... is this not suppose to be a reality show????
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #19
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i definitely would prefer season 1 and if they are not gonna bring season 1 format back then their should be a seperate show call "the competition trail" or something like that..would be good if tlc or another network thought of the idea
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:57 PM   #20
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I love all of it - i am not going to be picky when there aren't many bbq show alternatives!

That said, I miss season one - it was better than all the others combined.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:24 PM   #21
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I like the format of season 1. I quit watching after the second episode of the second season because it was stupid. I've watched a couple episodes of this season and it's made me interested in watching again. I cooked at the event when they were in Texas (Bedford Blues Fest) and found it to be annoying that they were there and not competing with us. Also DivaQ was there filming her show and that was annoying as well. I think by following a specific team around, the film crews will learn how to coexist with the team that they're following and stay out of the other competitors ways. In the current format, they park the RV right in the middle of the competition field and make us have to deal with them, instead of vice-versa like it should be.

I do, however, think that they should "make" the teams compete in different formats. KCBS, ICBA, and all the other ones. The competition scene is so vastly different across the country that it would be nice to showcase all of them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #23
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I preferred the season 1 format, but as others have mentioned, there are a lot more variables, and hard to say for sure the few folks they follow would consistently win. Even the best lose sometimes.

I think their target is more the folks that think the idea of competition is interesting, as opposed to those already actively engaged in it
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #24
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season 1 not even close
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I liked season 1 better myself but I do compete
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It honestly seems as though this poll comes up every season since season 2 began.
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