His final task - getting a tattoo of his favorite sports team - may have been the most important, and the most soulful. The Tufts graduate now sports a Boston Red Sox tattoo on the bottom of his foot.
Tufts University Review - http://enews.tufts.edu/stories/1009/2002/11/07/GatesWins/
RNO: The mail I get says you have emerged as the show’s “hottie.” What does it take to win Josh?
Josh: OK, first of all, please forward me any and all mail that refers to me as a "hottie," so I can frame it and show it around at parties to the delight and disbelief of my friends and family. What is takes to succeed on BB&D is the confidence that you CAN succeed. Boy that sounds like a cheesy Tony Robins slogan, but the thing is, it's true.
RNO Interview - http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article2446.art&page=1
Various Links with information from Josh doing season one of ESPN's series "Beg, Borrow and Deal":
Page showing what networks the show still re-runs on - http://www.igametv.com/onair/view_show.php?showid=455
BBD S01 Episode Summaries - http://www.tv.com/Beg,+Borrow+%26+Deal/show/20562/episode.html?season=1&tag=list_header;paginator;1
Josh first got started on mainstream TV from season one of the ESPN reality series "Beg, Borrow and Deal" from the early 2000s. A lot of viewers agreed that while Josh was never the biggest sports expert on the show, he was certainly one of the more entertaining people to watch.
"I would like to see people that are true sports fans go for the big prize. Then again Josh is funy as s**t. It's to bad he doesn't know anything about sport cause he would make an excellent anchor on Sports Center."
"Come on. Statistics are good but Josh is fun. Definitely more Josh."
"Josh is definitely the star of this show, and I would love to see more of him next season. His wit is so quick and clever...he really cracks me up!"
"Without a doubt, Josh should host the next season of Beg Borrow and Deal. He's not only the best person on this show (BY FAR) but he's waaay more interesting to watch then Rich Eisen."
More here: http://bbd.yuku.com/topic/379/t/Josh-or-more-sports-knowledgable-contestants.html
Josh has long since loyally contributed interviews and materials for this site. I have provided the link to the search results "Destination Truth" for you guys to peruse through:
A nice piece of the "Destination Truth" page on SciFi.com, in case you guys never read it. Josh has written some entries into a travel journal from the second season. One entry, "Homeward Bound," is particularly touching! The link brings you to page one and the other pages are on the right to the current entry:
This is HILARIOUS! A blogger posted an unrather flattering article about the show HERE. The guy got the reality check check of a lifetime.
Like most vicious bloggers who type before thinking, he soon found out that he had a, shall we say, WIDER audience than he expected:
"Hi, Bill, this is Brad Kuhlman, executive producer of 'Destination: Truth,'" said the voice on the other end of the line. "I've got Josh Gates, host of 'Destination: Truth,' here with me."
"Hi, Bill!" said a voice that sounded far too much like the man I'd seen on the SciFi Channel to be a hoax.
As you may recall, last week I made a post to this blog in which I, among other things, referred to the monster-hunting show as "Destination: Incompetence" and suggested a drinking game in which you took a shot every time "some completely inconclusive evidence is presented as potential proof of something."
Click HERE to read the rest of the article where, in no uncertain terms, the dude got OWNED!
"There is a mysterious animal that exists in this region but that does not necessarily mean it is a yeti," he said. "It is still hard to say if this is a myth or reality."
"I think the show works because it's an amalgam of different shows. It is an investigation show and it certainly has, obviously, at its core, this looking-for-monsters kind of element. But it's also, I think, a travel show. It's a food show sometimes."
"I was a huge Indiana Jones fan growing up...I love those movies. I've probably seen 'Raiders' more than any other movie. 'Jaws' and 'Raiders' are probably in a tight running, but I was obsessed with those movies as a kid growing up. that certainly propelled me into doing this kind of stuff."
Click on the link below to listen to more!
"Let's get it out of the way first. Destination Truth gets a lot of props from critics because Josh Gates is a funny guy. Well, until he has to host a Ghost Hunters LIVE Halloween special, but no one can save that mess, it's not his fault. Seriously, Josh will make you laugh out loud three or four times an episode mostly due to the ridiculous situations he finds himself in or because he is trying local cuisine."
Click HERE to read the whole article. Scroll down past the "Fool's Utopia" introduction to the photo of Josh.