The ENDO Blog
poll named the History Channel's Top Shots "Top Douchebag" as USAF Sniper George Reina (left
, graphic from the link). I have no problem with that since I voted for George. It really pained me that the two highest vote-getters, George and Ashley Spurlin
, pictured below
, were justifiably the TDs of Top Shots, since they were both members of my beloved Air Force; I stopped rooting for them early on when they established their Red Team clique and later began attempts at eliminating (and disparaging) US Navy shooter Jamie Franks
, the Kelly Bachand
of Year Two.
In the Season Two finale, George basically threw the competition in favor of his new buddy, Chris Reed
, who'd eventually edge out competitive shooter Brian "Gunny" Zins
for the title of Top Shot
. I'm able to find something noble in George's gesture. As a young, single, handsome, buff warrior, George maintains the cachet of Kingmaker, enabling the stay-at-home father to score the $100k prize money, while writing his own legend in pop culture and the USAF. I foresee some lucrative commercial endorsements in this young man's after-service future.
As much as I've butted my own head against fellow shooters (recall my fall-out with Arizona ACTS
a while ago), I remain a fan of what Douchebags do for our shooting sports. Arizona ACTS hasn't suffered without me
and the drama produced by George and Ashley will probably ensure Top Shot
Season Three does even better. I wish George and Ashley the best in their careers and AZ ACTS continued success.
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