Reality Steve

The Bachelor 26 - Clayton

The “Bachelor” Clayton – Episode 7 Thoughts, & What I Can Report About the Finale

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This past weekend is one that continuously makes my sports brain explode, and that’s the NBA All-Star game. Why are we even arguing about this anymore? What’s the point? And also, when did the game turn into what it is? Kinda like the Pro Bowl that has turned into 2 hand touch and has no tackling, when did the first 3 qtr turn into, not even a pick-up game, because even those games teams play defense. There’s nothing remotely interesting about what we see in the first 3 quarters of the NBA All-Star game. At least anything outside of what Steph Curry did. Because there’s nothing impressive about wide open dunks, layups, alley oops off backboards, etc. When no one’s guarding you, and you’re a professional basketball player, there’s nothing impressive about that. Three pointers are different. Even if no one is guarding you, draining a 35 footer and turning and running back down court before it goes in is pretty cool. Everything else? Pointless. I like the Elam Ending they’ve established the last 3 years, which at least makes the 4th quarter interesting. It’s still not lock down defense being played, but you can tell they at least put out an effort to try and win. For the first 3 quarters? Garbage. Yet I hear and read so many people talking about the All-Star game like this hasn’t been going on for 10 years now. It’s like everyone has short terms memory complaining about the All-Star game. Bizarre.

Get your “Reader Emails” in for tomorrow’s column by emailing me at After you read today, I’m sure you’ll have more questions. Granted, I’m probably not gonna have the answer for it and I really don’t wanna get into speculating and guessing. Everyone else will after today, no doubt. But there’s still a lot of pieces we don’t have the confirmed answers to. However, whatever you got, send it in today and I’ll do my best to navigate the questions for tomorrow.

I keep thinking I’m done talking about Wordle, then something new pops up. And literally this is something I justmentioned last Wednesday in “Reader Emails.” In case you missed it, this is what I wrote last Wednesday in regards to Wordle:

Honestly I think the only way I’ll miss one is if it’s an “easy” word, like something that ends in “ight,” you know? Because at that point, say I determine by guess 3 that it ends in “ight,” well, it could still be “fight,” “light,” “night,” “right,” “sight,” or “tight.” What if I just guess the wrong one in my final 3 guesses? Certainly possible. Hasn’t happened yet but on something like that where you can make 4 or 5 words by just changing one letter, that’s where it could get you. In my 30 game streak, I’ve never got it in one guess, I’ve got it in 2 guesses once, and it’s never taken me 6 guesses. So almost all are 3, 4, or 5.

Well wouldn’t you know, either Friday or Saturday night, the word was “swill.” I could’ve technically gotten it on the second guess considering I knew the word started with “s” and ended in “ill,” yet, it took me to guess 6 since there were others words that fit that criteria. First time it ever has taken me 6 tries. I documented it so you know I’m not BS’ing you.

While I’m still playing it every day (I’m up to a 36 day streak now), I’m still convinced the only way I’ll miss a word is if something like that happens. Any other word that doesn’t have 3-4 different words that can be created by changing one letter, I’m gonna get within 6 tries.

I think with this season, there’s a lot of stuff that’s been said and been going on post show that say more about the season than what we’re gonna see. Clayton went on a podcast last week and referenced the promo clip that we’ve seen numerous times of him saying “I was intimate with both of you,” which we know now was said to Gabby and Rachel in Iceland at the final three rose ceremony. Well, in that interview last week, Clayton is even saying now just because you saw it that way doesn’t necessarily mean what everyone thinks it means, and that it has more context to it. I’m interested to see now what he’s talking about because I, and everyone else, all took it to mean he told both of those women to their face that he had slept with both of them during overnight dates. Not unheard of. It’s happened numerous times on this show where the male lead sleeps with more than one woman. We’d just never seen the lead tell both of them at the same time. Well, not Clayton is saying basically, hey, don’t rush to judgment. Watch it play out before you actually form your opinion. It’s definitely a curious way to word things to say “I was intimate with both of you” if he wasn’t talking about sex, but after his interview last week, now that’s on the table. Maybe he didn’t and is just horrible with words.

But there’s definitely more to the end and I finally feel comfortable with some things that I’ve heard that I can share now. Continued on Page 2…

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  1. wisewords

    February 22, 2022 at 11:58 AM

    I am glad Steve mentioned Gen. That was just a weird situation. Don’t blame yourself, Gen, you did well to get out of there!

    On the ending to Clayton’s season I bet he ends up with no one! At least not initially..

  2. adelina

    February 22, 2022 at 1:55 PM

    If Clayton did indeed choose no one – I have to believe that having seen the whole season play out — Rachel, Gabby or Susie are going to take a pass and hope for a Bachelorette offer. Clayton seems like a nice guy, but his portrayal on this season was not very appealing.

  3. ctrealitygirl

    February 23, 2022 at 7:32 AM

    I would not be surprised if Clayton picks no one. He’s a very likeable guy but he seems in over his head. He’s probably the least savvy of any bachelor yet. To me he acts like an overgrown kid, especially the way he gushes when women express that they’re falling in love with him. I’ve read a few articles online about interviews he’s done since filming ended and he expresses how he was very unprepared for the role of being the bachelor. I’m still in a quandary about why ABC jumped the gun to pick him when they had plenty of other options with Michelle’s final men had they waited for her season to play out. I think he’s just very confused with so many beautiful women to pick from. I think he got one of the better groups in a long time. I’m kind of hoping Steve does not get the spoiler for the ending. It’ll make for better viewing if we’re guessing till the end.

  4. Mzzz. Franklin

    March 8, 2022 at 3:11 AM

    I agree totally with you. He seems like a well enough guy, but he is boring. His conversations are lack luster. Doesn’t seem like he can hold meaningful conversations with most of those grown a** women. I would definitely not be mad is Steve doesn’t have the spoilers for the ending because it would give us something to look for too, instead of everything being so mundane.??????????

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