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?


Names of the captains have the same property


The answer is

Andre Ventura


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


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

He chose

Robert Allanby


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").


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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