Survivor: Macon-Bibb County celebrates Rick Devens Day today

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Continuing what felt like Rick Devens Month for the last month of Survivor: Edge of Extinction, Macon-Bibb County marks today officially as Rick Devens Day.

Without Rick Devens providing the laughs, offering up a breaking news update, playing out his underdog story and generally trying to put on a good show, the final third of Survivor: Edge of Extinction would likely shape up a lot differently. Sure, his re-entry into the game is an affront to what it means to play Survivor, but it seemed like the editors had no interest in balancing out screentime to most other players.

Rick was such an entertaining guy that Sia gave him $100,000 just for existing and entertaining us this season. That’s just as much money as second place receives from the show! Many fans of the show on our Facebook page were cheering him on from the moment he became a one-man show, and now the county he lives in is showing the love.

As reported by WGXA (the CBS affiliate in Macon, GA that he works at), Macon-Bibb County honored the 4th-place finalist of Survivor: Edge of Extinction today by officially declaring May 21, 2019 as Rick Devens Day. Among the reasons for honoring him include his work as a news anchor, being “called one of the best players in the history of the show,” honoring the Eagle Scouts and fighting back from the Edge of Extinction.

It’s not the first time a Survivor player was honored in their city for their efforts in the show. The Sole Survivor of David vs. Goliath, Nick Wilson, was honored by his hometown with Nick Wilson Day in the city of Williamsburg, KY, in addition to being provided the key to the city.

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Congratulations to Rick Devens on this, the most Rick Devens-iest day of Rick Devens Days. Maybe he’ll get the key to the city of Macon, GA if he wins the next time the show will bring him back (it’s an inevitability).