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Margaret



Joined: 23 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: The Amazing Race 12 Reply with quote

My favourite teams are:

Lorena and Jason
Kynt and Vixen
TK and Rachel
Azaria and Hendekea

Any predictions as to who will win? Lorena and Jason look strong to win, but I love Kynt and Vixen.

Let's try to avoid spoilers or at least give lots of spoiler warnings please. Very Happy [/b]
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Ellie



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about Kent and Vixen. I think they could win it. They seem to roll with things and not get hysterical when things go wrong, such as when there bicycle broke. They also have a sense of humor about the race---Vixen's comment about being able to tie knots because she used to macramé was great.

Also like TK and Rachel and the lesbian minister couple (who alas got booted off last week).

I'm really enjoying the season so far. I just hope they don't fall too far into melodrama/teams fighting. I found the dynamic between Ronald and Christina disturbing last episode. He was demeaning towards her the entire episode. I don't know how Christina stayed so calm.
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Reply with quote

Margaret wrote:
My favourite teams are:

Lorena and Jason
Kynt and Vixen
TK and Rachel
Azaria and Hendekea

Any predictions as to who will win? Lorena and Jason look strong to win, but I love Kynt and Vixen.

Let's try to avoid spoilers or at least give lots of spoiler warnings please. Very Happy [/b]


The only thing about Lorena and Jason that kind of bugs me is that Jason is a somewhat successful actor. He's not just any guy. He played the young Jed Bartlett in The West Wing episode, "Two Cathedrals" and he played one of Rory's nemesis in "Gilmore Girls". I really dislike when they get people who really are actors and I don't mean just wannabees.
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Margaret



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Reply with quote

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The only thing about Lorena and Jason that kind of bugs me is that Jason is a somewhat successful actor.


I didn't realize that...if they mentioned it on TAR, I completely missed that. And I don't like it either.
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Margaret



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just hope they don't fall too far into melodrama/teams fighting.


I agree. I like seeing how the team works thru the challenges and pitfalls in stressful situations. I do like the meltdowns, tho. Embarassed I can't remember which season it was, but one of the guys on a team was shouting that 'his Ox was broken' during a challenge...kinda of reminded me of the donkey dilemma this season.
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If any of you "Amazing Race" fans didn't happen to watch "30 Rock" last night, they had a subplot that featured the "Race". I won't go into any details in case you want to catch it online. (I was a little surprised that they had no problem "promoting" a show on another network ... a reality one at that. Ha!)
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LinnieGayl



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm coming to this thread very late, but as a tried and true TAR fan, I'm enjoying this season quite a bit so far. The goths are definitely my favorite team this season. I particularly enjoyed seeing the show go first to Ireland, and then to Amsterdam.
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Katie (kat)



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad I've watched that show since day one of season one, but no more. I've hated the way they've used animals this season especially the crying goats being tied to the bikes. Mad
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Margaret



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a surprise this week...Azaria and Hendekea being eliminated. I didn't think they'd be out so early, but the mix-up in business/economy airfare really was a huge set back.

I'm afraid to get my hopes up about any team, but Kynt and Vixen are my favs. I also like TK and Rachel. It could all be in the editing but they seem like the most functional couples.
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Margaret



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: The Amazing Race 12 Reply with quote

And the winner is....

SPOILER BELOW....





TK and Rachel. My favourite of the final 3.
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is no longer the Amazing Race 12, but the Amazing Race 13! Yea!

Here is the announcement of the teams for the next race airing at the end of September:

Link to the participants' photos and bios:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/bio/

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CBS ANNOUNCES 11 TEAMS FOR THE 13TH INSTALLMENT OF "THE AMAZING RACE" PREMIERING SEPT. 28


It's an All New Season of Firsts for the Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Series, Which Kicks Off from the Famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - the Only Stadium in the World to Host the Olympics Twice (1932, 1984)

The 11 Teams set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 13 will travel over 30,000 miles, spanning five continents in 23 days, all starting from the world famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. THE AMAZING RACE 13 premieres Sunday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host.

The 13th installment of THE AMAZING RACE will feature a variety of firsts, including: Teams traveling to a real-life water world where its inhabitants live upon a floating city; first time visits for the Race to locations such as Cambodia and Kazakhstan; and one Team makes an unprecedented mistake on the road that ultimately prohibits them from joining their fellow Racers at the finish line.

The cast also features couples in various stages of their lives - married beekeepers who have been together for years, a married but separated couple looking to rebuild their marriage, a newly dating couple still getting to know each other and best friends who are comic book aficionados and describe the Race as "the ultimate game on the biggest game board you can imagine."

THE AMAZING RACE was just nominated for its sixth straight Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, which the globe-trotting series has taken home five years in a row.

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

Name: TERENCE GERCHBERG
Occupation: Running Coach
Age: 35
Hometown: New York

Name: SARAH LESHNER
Occupation: Wall Street Investment Analyst
Age: 31
Hometown: New York

Relationship: NEWLY DATING

This Team is determined to prove to themselves they belong together. They are well traveled and both enjoy physical activities and pushing each other to succeed. Either way, this adventure will definitely be a journey that could make or break them.

Name: MARISA AXELROD
Occupation: Student
Age: 22
Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.

Name: BROOKE JACKSON
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Age: 24
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Relationship: SOUTHERN BELLES

These charming southern belles are best friends and are up for any challenge. They want to prove to the world that they're not just cute blondes and that they can be athletic and fierce competitors.

Name: ANDREW LAPPITT
Occupation: Student
Age: 22
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Name: DAN HONIG
Occupation: Hotel Manager Trainee
Age: 23
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.

Relationship: FRATERNITY BROTHERS

Life couldn't be any better for these fraternity brothers. Andrew and Dan met while attending Arizona State University and the last four years have been filled with good times. Some of the Teams have referred to them as "Team Superbad." These two say they can talk their way in or out of anything by cracking jokes and keeping the mood light. Look for them to always keep things entertaining in their own special way.

Name: AJA BENTON
Occupation: Aspiring Actress
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: TY WHITE
Occupation: Banker
Age: 25
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.

Relationship: DATING LONG DISTANCE

This long distance dating couple is looking for an opportunity to be together for an extended period of time. They've been dating for nine months, living in two separate cities and the longest time they've spent together was last Christmas for two weeks. They feel that the Race will help them determine if they can truly handle living together on a daily basis.

Name: MARK YTURRALDE
Occupation: Treasurer of Comic-Con
Age: 41
Hometown: San Diego

Name: BILL KAHLER
Occupation: Student Aid Administrator
Age: 42
Hometown: San Diego

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

These comic book aficionados are determined to be the most strategic team ever to compete in the Race. Mark and Bill, friends for over 23 years, first met at a science fiction club and have been bonding over their love for comics and games ever since. Mark says that he "wears geek like a badge of honor."

Name: TONI IMBIMBO
Occupation: Accounting Consultant
Age: 51
Hometown: Woodside, Calif.

Name: DALLAS IMBIMBO
Occupation: Student
Age: 22
Hometown: Woodside, Calif.

Relationship: MOTHER/SON

Toni and Dallas have always been there for each other and will let nothing come between them. These two are hoping the Race will provide them with some quality family time they've been missing out on since Dallas has been away at college - and maybe they can win a million dollars along the way.

Name: NICK SPANGLER
Occupation: Actor
Age: 22
Hometown: New York

Name: STARR SPANGLER
Occupation: Former NFL Cheerleader
Age: 21
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Relationship: BROTHER/SISTER

This brother/sister team will stop at nothing to win the Race. Both are extremely driven and competitive, especially with one another. They admit to being over-zealous when a prize is involved - even if it's only bragging rights. They're excited to use this to their advantage on the race.

Name: ANITA JONES
Occupation: Retired Paralegal
Age: 63
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Name: ARTHUR JONES
Occupation: Playground Maintenance
Age: 61
Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Relationship: MARRIED BEEKEEPERS

Anita and Arthur can't wait to make the Race their next big adventure. This energetic couple is open hearted and free spirited. They make and sell their own honey and recently purchased an organic blueberry farm. They have known each other for over 26 years and have been married for almost 14 years. Their blended family and children are the most important part of their lives.

Name: KELLY CRABB
Occupation: Sales Representative
Age: 26
Hometown: Houston

Name: CHRISTY COOK
Occupation: Business Development
Age: 26
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Relationship: DIVORCEES

Kelly and Christy are best friends that will never settle for second best. These two go-getters have been through a lot in the last year and want to prove that they can overcome anything. Kelly, having been a collegiate dancer; and Christy, a collegiate cheerleader, are physically fit and are up for the challenges the Race will bring

Name: KEN GREENE
Occupation: Home Builder/Ex-NFL Player
Age: 51
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Name: TINA GREENE
Occupation: President BioPharmMed
Age: 48
Hometown: San Diego

Relationship: SEPARATED

This married couple is looking to reconnect on the Race. They've been separated and living on different coasts for several months and are ready to put their marriage back together. Ken, an ex-NFL star who played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers, was also a college football assistant coach. He is currently a home builder. He is competitive, athletic and says his problem-solving skills will help them win the race. He thinks Tina is too controlling and should relax a bit more, but anticipates the Race will help them learn to appreciate their differences.

Name: ANTHONY MAROTTA
Occupation: Mortgage Broker
Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: STEPHANIE KACANDES
Occupation: Financial Saleswoman
Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles

Relationship: DATING

Back together again after a year-long break-up, Anthony says he will propose to Stephanie if they make it through the Race. Even though they've overcome many of their differences, their constant bickering would suggest otherwise.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Sandylynn! I'm very excited now. I was afraid it might not be on again.
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