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Rudy Estabrook and Dillon O'Donnelly are chosen captains of opposing teams in a language trivia contest. They were asked to choose team members from a pool of their smart friends.

Here is how it went

    Rudy's Choice         Dillon's choice
    -------------         ---------------

    Randal Lacey             Justin O'Neal

    Rylon Gramwell           Josh Ortiz

    Rico Mendez              Greg Olson

Out of the remaining four ( Ozzie Daughtry, Andre Ventura, Rod Dickerson and Robert Allanby)

Rudy chose Rod. Who did Dillon choose? Why?

Hint

Names of the captains have the same property

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The answer is

Andre Ventura

Because

Both names have opposites inside them, between their first and last names

Rud y Es tabrook - Dillo n O 'Donnelly - YES / NO

Rand al L acey - Justi n O'Ne al - ALL / NONE

Ry lon G ramwell - Jo sh Ort iz - LONG / SHORT

Ri co Me ndez - Gre g O lson - COME / GO

So, the final picks will be:

R od D ickerson - Andr e Ven tura - ODD / EVEN

Title

Opposing Teams - Opposing Words

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    $\begingroup$ It's Ozzie Daughtry I feel sorry for... At least Robert Allanby had a chance of being picked against Josh Ortiz, but Ozzie was a no-hoper from the start... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Apr 28 '20 at 14:45
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    $\begingroup$ Only if his name was spelled Daughtery then DickerSON Versus DAUGHTERy might had a chance. :) $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Apr 28 '20 at 14:48
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    $\begingroup$ @DEEM, great puzzle as always. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Apr 28 '20 at 15:55
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He chose

Robert Allanby

Because

Rudy always chooses people whose first names start with the same (or similar) sound (not necessarily letter) as his own (i.e. /r/). Dillon uses the same strategy but with last names instead (assuming the A in "Allanby" is pronounced as in "all").

Note

So, why Rudy did not choose Robert? Maybe, he made his choice after Dillon, we don't know the exact order.

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