Posted by three_days_of_grey
Honestly, I dont see how this wil make much of a difference since its still relegated to something as arbitrary as a coin toss. The rule change will only delay the inevitable. The cream will still rise to the top. Go with a bracketing format.
If they really want to make the show better:
Remove all of the alcohol from the house.
Never show another clip of Andy Wang crying.
Show more training footage.
Install a UFC veteran in the house to serve as a mentor for other aspects of the sport such as professionalism/public relations, etc.
I like the new rule, but I have to respond to this.
On your first point. I think you misunderstood the rule change. How will it delay the inevitable? The teams will alternate picks each fight. The purpose of this is to prevent one team from picking off the other team's good fighters using their own beneficial match-ups. Sure it will happen in the new system, but (I think) it will be controlled so it's fair for both teams, and hopefully you wont have guys from the same team fighting each other in the semi-finals. Your statement about the cream rising to the top is not always true. You could have a good fighter on your team that is hurt or having problems making weight. That fighter would have a bigger chance of getting picked to fight under the older system and would be a little safer under the new system.
As for your other points. I totally agree with them. Unfortunately, implementing those changes would go against all that is written in the reality TV handbook (if there is such a thing)