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Post  Banjo on 2017-12-09, 09:54


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Post  Banjo on 2017-12-14, 14:27

Looks like a pretty interesting cast, formulaic while still being different. Rossi and Daly are the first racing drivers to be cast.

http://www.tvguide.com/galleries/the-amazing-race-30-meet-the-cast/

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Post  Banjo on 2018-01-04, 11:22

This is a much better than average cast.  Rossi and Daly are my picks, but based on ep 1 they may have a tough row to hoe. Cody and Jessica did surprisingly well. If Cody could ever listen to Jessica's suggestions they may be tough to beat. Not listening to her in ep 1 caused them to drop from 1st to 3rd.  The models/ring girls got booted first with the tightest finish in AR history, literally one step, beaten by the yoga goat exercise women.

The pro basketball players could  be a threat in the physical comps but based on last night, observation of small factors may be their undoing to progress very far.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
'The Amazing Race' Season Premiere Recap: Goat Yoga is a Thing?
Jilliane Johnson

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

The Amazing Race returns to CBS for its 30th season! As per usual, 11 teams of two will race around the world to 10 continents and 21 countries in the name of $1 million. Host Phil Keoghan welcomes the likes of former NBA players, competitive eaters, models and a new couple from Big Brother are among the duos.

Meet the Teams of The Amazing Race Season 30>>>

We kick things off in Manhattan, New York as hundreds gather in Washington Square Park to witness one of the greatest games ever televised. NBA legends standing next to goat yoga instructors. Cannot make this stuff up, folks. With interesting achievements under their belts, the teams jump into the race immediately and literally. Into the fountain they go! They must get wet to grab the first clue and Reykjavik, Iceland is the first destination of many.

And They're Off!

The competition kicks into gear as the plane lands in the Icelandic capitol of Reykjavik. From here, the teams must drive themselves to the Geitargljufur River. Couple Henry and Evan (aka Team Yale) reach the marker first. From the air, they must grab a small Iceland flag. Air by plane? It couldn't be that easy! No, they must traverse themselves to where the flags hang hundreds of feet above the water.

Team Yale leads the pack with Team Big Brother (Cody and Jessica) and Team Indy Car (Alex and Conor) not far behind. The Goat Yoga moms, April and Sarah, leave the gate in a cloud of drama. (There's always one, or two if we get lucky.) The entire drive from the airport is nothing but conflict and argument complete with eye rolls and one-liners such as "Are you going to cry again?" Perhaps this is a reason they work so well with animals. While these two are sorting out years of tension, their competitors are taking their flags one by one.

Word Scramble

Team Yale reaches the first Road Block. One of the teammates must jump in a dune buggy, write down a series of letters with numbers attached to them as they spot them along the bumpy trail and, in conclusion, figure out how to arrange them so that they make some sort of sense. If you haven't already figured it out, the numbers simply delegate which letter comes in sequence, spelling out Ingolfstorg, the name of a square back in Reykjavik. It's there that they will find the next clue.

Henry of Team Yale is struggling to arrange the letters which shortens their lead and allows for Team Indy Car and Team Big Brother to catch up. In quite the interesting twist, Cody of the Big Brother duo beats out the "Yale Wizards," catapulting them from 3rd place to 1st place. They start the drive back to the capitol as Henry finally arranges the letters correctly.

Team Big Brother reach the square where an incredibly strong woman who is pulling a vehicle by rope asks them two questions. "What do Icelanders call the "Black Death?" and "What is Porskalysi?" By asking innocent bystanders, Jessica finds the latter to be cod liver oil and an elderly cool cat explains that Brennivin is better known as "black death" because it burns so much as it goes down. Before moving on to the next leg, they must enjoy (or endure) a shot of Brennivin. Cody and Jessica maintain their lead as they race to meet Phil at check-in. Team Extreme (Kristi and Jen who are former professional skiers) are hot on their tails thanks to getting lost along the way.

Detour to Second Place

Ah, how easy they fall. After giving his team a bump up to first place, Cody makes the mistake of taking a detour and falling behind to Team Extreme. Kristi and Jen reach the mat, Phil and "Miss Iceland" first and win a trip to Santorini, Greece for their efforts. Team Big Brother walks aimlessly around what looks to be a neighborhood and finally reaches the mat for second place. Team Yale rounds out the top three.

Team Indy Car has finally figured out the puzzle and moved on from the Road Block, leaving Team Slam Dunk (Cedric and Shawn) to see five other teams come and go. They now stand toe to toe with the Yoga Moms who have caught up to the bunch despite arguing. When Shawn accidentally gives them the right answer, he finds himself wondering why his arrangement of letters still hasn't been awarded the green light. They sit in last place. All he has to do is switch the "O's." One has an accent, one doesn't. Once he figures that out, they answer the strong lady's questions and manage to reach the mat for 8th place, but (and this is a huge but) it seems they have broken the rules along the way.

Every Man for Themselves

Phil informs them that teammates are not allowed to help out during Road Blocks. Cedric yelled out to Shawn "to pay attention to the P's and O's" while arranging those letters. Even though Shawn didn't hear him, they must still sit out and watch other duos touch the mat for 30 minutes. Team Firefighters take 8th place. With 30 seconds to go, two teams (Ring Girls and Goat Yoga) engage in a foot race to the mat. It comes down to a photo finish where Dessie of the Ring Girls reaches Phil last, eliminating them from the competition. Whew! What a suspenseful first leg!

Who is your pick, so far, to fight their way to the grand prize? What did you think of that photo finish? Let us know what you think and join the conversation below!



WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SLAM DUNK'S PENALTY?
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Post  Banjo on 2018-01-09, 11:49

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/watch-jess-and-cody-reveal-beh-67262.aspx

I will sign up for their YouTube channel. They have a good grasp on the benefits of 'publicity', more than any other contestants.

Since I managed to put You Tube on my TV I've spent a lot of time looking at the various channels which seem to cover every conceivable aspect of human activities !

One thing that I'm watching now are the various aircraft accident analyses. Learning things about the Canary Island collision between two 747s that killed over 500, the crash near NYC that was caused by co-pilot actions, the explosion of flt 800 that was attributed to fuel tank explosion, but several people saw a missile track, etc., etc.

Did you know that the Challenger 'explosion' was not actually an explosion but rather aerodynamic forces that tore apart the shuttle, as determined by NASA, but it's still reported as an explosion.....etc.

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Post  Banjo on 2018-01-13, 13:08

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/the-head-to-head-is-a-brillian-67293.aspx

This was okay as a leg-finishing comp. but if they do something similar in the future the 'race' should be more 'open', as in a flat out race without props.

Meanwhile Team Jody is doing very well. They have good physical abilities and will stay on or near the top if Cody doesn't screw up some mental comps. in the future, and listens to Jessica when she has suggestions.

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Post  Banjo on 2018-01-22, 12:29

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/why-jessica-and-cody-could-be-67370.aspx

Derek makes some good points. One big difference between their season on BB and now, is that Cody doesn't have the contempt for the other contestants that he had on BB and Jessica doesn't whine about how petty they were on BB, and both treat the other contestants on TAR with respect. This goes over well with the fans. Compared to the other contestants on this season they are more interesting to watch and their win would be popular.

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Post  Banjo on 2018-01-25, 11:26

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/the-amazing-race-recap-a-first-67434.aspx

I suppose it was inevitable that a proposal would eventually happen on the show as long as it doesn't become a 'standard' practice.

So far, the back markers are the ones being eliminated, usually the case, but the IndyCar team is hanging in there pretty well in spite of not being able to handle small details.

But the most pathetic thing last night was TeamFirefighters not being able to find reverse gear in a manual transmission Fiat 500L and then having to push the car back every time they needed to reverse. Who doesn't know the shift pattern on any European manual shift car ? It's all standardized, good grief. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Banjo on 2018-02-16, 12:29

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/big-brother-19-and-amazing-rac-67693.aspx

I saw Cody propose on YouTube. He must have had a camera operator to accompany them on their run. What I'm trying to figure out is if they won The Amazing Race. I'm guessing not based on their videos that they post on YouTube. Of course they are forbidden by contract to give any hints.

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Post  Banjo on 2018-02-22, 12:59

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/the-amazing-race-finale-recap-67750.aspx

I was a little surprised that Cody and Jessica won, not because of their performance in the final, very difficult comps in Hong Kong and San Fran. but because on the vblogs on You Tube which they have been doing recently they never once hinted that they had won. Of course all competitors are under contract to not reveal any outcomes until after the seasons are over (also true on Survivor) but their demeanor didn't reveal any hint that they had won the million. Their win was popular and it is becoming obvious that they are well suited to each other and it's certainly not a flitting showmance as fans originally thought when they were on Big Brother.  Jessica has brought Cody out of his emotional shell and demonstrated to him that it's okay to relate to other people better. And Cody has shown Jessica that she can be a person not obsessed with her looks and be loved for her innate qualities. They make the 4th BB couple that developed into a real relationship leading to marriage. They aren't married yet but fans will be watching for the announcement. two thumbs up

https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/jessica-graf-cody-nickson-reveals-plans-for-fall-wedding/

https://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2018/02/22/Big-Brother-stars-Jessica-Graf-Cody-Nickson-win-The-Amazing-Race/2831519302950/

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Post  Banjo on 2018-02-23, 13:33

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/big-brother/why-cody-and-jessicas-finish-o-67754.aspx

John might be a little 'over the top' on this. Most BB house guests in the past haven't had, and likely won't have in future seasons, the 'ambition' to try for casting on TAR . It is true that the general demeanor of Cody and Jessica was more unlikable on BB and they may have made an effort (largely successful) to be more likeable on TAR. Also, the producers of TAR are quite different in their standards for casting than the BB prods. Some BBs will 'make the cut' for TAR but the great majority won't, so that is the limiting factor for BBs aspiring to TAR.

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