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post #1801 of 1903 Old 12-20-2014, 12:34 PM
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PS: I think that was one of the more "evil" final challenges they've ever done. Without being allowed to "take notes," I'd probably still be running around that container yard.

I remember meat head saying its been about 4 hours, I would be going nuts being the one sitting around waiting.

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The "low hanging fruit" won. So glad. Wanted either them or the surfers to win it. Not team whiny nor team toothy.


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It's ironic that all the other teams disregarded the Candy Girls to allow them to progress into the finals because they were no threat. The cyclists told them about the earlier flight because they knew they could beat them and then were eliminated on that leg. And Brooke complaining about letting them into the finale was pretty poor. If the wrestlers weren't so inept at navigating, they might have had a shot. Don't complain about the Candy Girls. They didn't get lost.
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Even if the wrestlers made the final three, I think they still would have come in third. Considering that Robbie planned on doing the stunt challenge, that meant that Brooke would have had to do the container challenge. No way she would have beaten Misty or Bethany at that.


Speaking of Bethany, damn she is bouncy!
Not that I mind in the least, but she really should have invested in better bras for running.
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Speaking of Bethany, damn she is bouncy!
Not that I mind in the least, but she really should have invested in better bras for running.
Those were network issued undergarments.
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When Bethany by default had to do the container challenge, I pretty much knew they were done .. even she admitted she was not the brains of the team .. sad, but the Surfers were a class act up to the bitter end .. they remain one of my favorite Teams ever to run it ..
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There are a couple of teams who might be candidates to appear on a future all-stars season.

The wrestlers might be because hateful reality show personalities often draw ratings. But they've reportedly broken up.

The surfers are inspiring and nice people in general (though they seemed to resent Amy and Maya being in the final leg as much as the others) but they're kind of boring.

Bicyclists deserve another shot but not sure they are notable.
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The surfers are inspiring and nice people in general (though they seemed to resent Amy and Maya being in the final leg as much as the others) but they're kind of boring.
I heard one verbal shot .... Fatigue and frustration can get the best of all of us .. I did not find them boring at all .. and other handicapped folks would, I feel certain, be anything but bored with them ..
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Enjoyed the season. Bikers were really dumb getting themselves eliminated. Note to future teams - when you're in the lead don't go for the Express Pass!
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Enjoyed the season. Bikers were really dumb getting themselves eliminated. Note to future teams - when you're in the lead don't go for the Express Pass!

The Express Pass is a gamble no matter what position you're in. If the challenge didn't happen to be a surfing one where the Surfers had an advantage, the Cyclists might have finished before them. As a matter of fact, most of the times, the team in the lead is the one that's going to go for the EP because the other teams won't risk trying it because they know the first team is doing it. I don't think the surfers would have gone for it if it wasn't a surfing challenge. I wonder if the producers incorporated that challenge in there hoping that the surfers would go for it? Too bad it wasn't a cycling challenge.
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Yup, as far as I can remember, the first one to the EP is the team which usually completes the EP.

I don't know how many times they attempted it but they have to assess after a certain number of tries whether they'll get it.

They should have been wary that the surfers might show up, given the nature of the challenge.

If the clue didn't describe the challenge, then the surfers wouldn't have bothered to show up.
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Why didn't the "candy girls" incur some sort of penalty or extra challenge (speed bump) for coming in last in the Philippines non-elimination round? That's what would've pissed me off the most if I were the other 3 teams. They DID come in last in what they thought was a elimination round so shouldn't they have had to do something a little extra just like it's played the rest of the game.
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Because that leg wasn't done, they continued to race.

The next task was to fly to LA so they bunched up anyways.

The wrestler couldn't tell which direction they were going. Looked like a clear sunny day. Even without a compass you should be able to roughly approximate which way was west, east, etc.
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Why didn't the "candy girls" incur some sort of penalty or extra challenge (speed bump) for coming in last in the Philippines non-elimination round? That's what would've pissed me off the most if I were the other 3 teams. They DID come in last in what they thought was a elimination round so shouldn't they have had to do something a little extra just like it's played the rest of the game.
They have done the keep racing thing a few times before and other teams didn't get a penalty at that point either. This was just the first time they did it in the 2nd to last leg.
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They have done the keep racing thing a few times before and other teams didn't get a penalty at that point either. This was just the first time they did it in the 2nd to last leg.
Yeah, I don't recall Phil saying anything like "The good news is this is a non-elimination leg" .. although I have to admit I was a little surprised at the twist .. but, I guess that's the whole idea ..

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Because that leg wasn't done, they continued to race.

The next task was to fly to LA so they bunched up anyways.

The wrestler couldn't tell which direction they were going. Looked like a clear sunny day. Even without a compass you should be able to roughly approximate which way was west, east, etc.
It's amazing to me that every year at least one team has absolutely no sense of direction.
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It's amazing to me that every year at least one team has absolutely no sense of direction.
I think a combination of fatigue, adrenaline, panic and unfamiliar territory would make anyone a little discombobulated.
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Bump for Tomorrow Season Start .. looks like Survivor starts up as well ...

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Bump for Tomorrow Season Start .. looks like Survivor starts up as well ...
Thanks for the heads up, had no idea they were both starting up already again!
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interesting concept this season.. several dating couples and then some blind dates
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Something about this show/concept that we just love. Looking forward to the new season.

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When the meat head said they would be done in 30 minutes or so, I really expected they would be the ones going home.

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good start to the show..
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Not sure what's up with all the "selfies"... I figured it was going to be "Selfie-cam, sponsored by X" but so far they haven't mentioned any corporate tie-in. Is it just a ploy to attract the younger crowd who is obsessed with social media and selfies?
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I hated the selfie cam until I saw people using them with locals. Then I was OK with it

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The selfie cam was really bothering me and I can see it getting worse as the shows goes on.


I am not sure why anyone would NOT use the U-turn. This is a competition for a million dollars, not a show to make friends, why would you not try to eliminate someone/a threat? PLUS it was a blind U-turn so it is not like they would ever know anyway.

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The selfie cam was really bothering me and I can see it getting worse as the shows goes on.


I am not sure why anyone would NOT use the U-turn. This is a competition for a million dollars, not a show to make friends, why would you not try to eliminate someone/a threat? PLUS it was a blind U-turn so it is not like they would ever know anyway.
Can you still only use 1 U-turn per season? Wasn't that a rule at some point? Is it still? That would explain why not to use it if you feel somewhat safe.
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How bout the couple that let the other couple stand on the u-turn mat? I mean REALLY?! I couldn't believe it. If a couple let me on the mat first, I'd u-turn them automatically. Yeah it'd piss'em off, but in a game where I have no clue what position I'm in, I'm going to take every advantage I can get to make sure I'm not eliminated - especially on the first leg!

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Not sure what's up with all the "selfies"... I figured it was going to be "Selfie-cam, sponsored by X" but so far they haven't mentioned any corporate tie-in. Is it just a ploy to attract the younger crowd who is obsessed with social media and selfies?
Myself, I had no idea that such a camera, dedicated to just "selfies" even existed, and I'm a Photographer .. I kept thinking, have the producers given everyone a smart phone now .. ??

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