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What is Bobby's Win Lose Record?

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    bonjovichick

    [1]Mar 18, 2008
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    I will be the first to admit I only like the ones where he loses. He has a distinct advantage over the contestants because he can prep and practice. He changes recipes in a way that isn't always fair.

    Anyway does anyone know where I could see what his win lose record is?

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    ThaAnswerMD22

    [2]Mar 25, 2008
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    According to Wikipedia, which lists each episode individually with the result, Bobby is 13-31-1.

    This is probably my favorite Food Network show. I personally think Bobby is the one at a disadvantage. His opponents have perfected their recipe over many years, and Bobby just does his best in a few days. Great show.

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    bonjovichick

    [3]Apr 23, 2008
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    ThaAnswerMD22 wrote:

    According to Wikipedia, which lists each episode individually with the result, Bobby is 13-31-1.

    This is probably my favorite Food Network show. I personally think Bobby is the one at a disadvantage. His opponents have perfected their recipe over many years, and Bobby just does his best in a few days. Great show.

    In some cases I agree with you where the challenge is very limited in scope where there isn't much he can change to mix it up. However like the Lasgana one he made something that really wasn't even close to what they competitors were making and that was their only option because that is what they thought they were there to make. If they had a chance to know a few days in advance they could decide if they wanted to make any changes. He usually wins on the creative points because of his ability to plan ahead to make something different.

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    CWHunter

    [4]Jun 1, 2008
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    It really depends. Sometimes the judges are traditionalist and don't care for the trying to be different thing.
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    lisagraham

    [5]Jun 24, 2008
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    I think Bobby Flay is his most likeable in this show... He is genuine and easy going and seems to really enjoy meeting the people he is challenging.

    I don't think having time to plan is an advantage at all... as others have said he is competing against people who have had years to perfect their recipes... I think if they were given notice that they would choose not to make any changes anyway.

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    bonjovichick

    [6]Jul 21, 2008
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    I like Bobby but I still like when he loses. I think he does have an unfair advantage so I am for the underdog.
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    thrice316

    [7]Oct 5, 2008
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    ive always felt that he's the one with the disadvantage because of the whole authentic or traditional bias the judges always seem to have, when it should be based more on taste than anything
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    jussten

    [8]May 10, 2009
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    thrice316 wrote:
    ive always felt that he's the one with the disadvantage because of the whole authentic or traditional bias the judges always seem to have, when it should be based more on taste than anything


    agreed, although bobby has some advantage as well, It seems the judges always say something to the effect of "they're both delicious but this one just taste like what I think it should taste like so I pick it."

    Personally I don't think anyone cares about the win-loss record, especially bobby, he seems more bummed out when he wins. A gracious winner I guess.
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    DubyaS

    [9]May 28, 2009
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    To me the proof is in the results. The loses an overwhelm amount of time. It way over 2 to 1 and slowly approaching 3 to 1. That to me proves he does not have an advantage. 99% of the people are specialist so, no they would not change what they would present if given the chance. Some of the time Bobby looks at the challenge as says. "we have no chance". Because even though he is a chef there are things he is not good at. Forget baking. He can't bake. That is what Stefanie and Mariam are there for. Also the judging is titled in the other contestants favor. Local judges etc. But i think that is intentional by the producers. They don't want Bobby to win unless it's blatantly obvious his is better. Otherwise people will stop agreeing to be on the show. After all this is how they make their living.
    They win, they promote their restaurant/product, everybodys happy. In turn, more people want to be on the show to "take down an Iron Chef". They show receives hundreds of emails per day from restaurants/people all around the country who want to challenge Bobby to a Throwdown. That would not happen if Bobby had an advantage. The producers smartly made sure he is at a disadvantage. Great show.
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