Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Amazing Race 21 Season Premiere Blog Party

Yep, tonight's the night! Unfortunately utterly clueless CBS has NOT addressed the problem of airing sports which chronically cause delays in airing primetime shows on Sunday evenings. This time it was golf delaying a season premiere.

They desperately need to change to only TWO primetime shows -- airing 60 Minutes at 8 P ET, TAR at 9 PM, etc. That way we could depend on a standard time even if it is (technically) an hour later. 60 Minutes started at 7:21 ET, so although I'm putting this post up on time, expect TAR east coast approximately 8:20 PM .

Here's Phil Keoghan's take on this season's cast:



Margo has graciously offered to host the pool once again -- three cheers to her! Here's the random match-ups:

Art & J.J.- Auntie Leigh, Caela, Sydney
Brendon & Rachel - Donna in FL, Jennasmom, Lynn 1
Dave & Cherie - JOEY, MEB, SueGee
Dave & Rachel - Pam in NJ, Rbennie
Elliot & Andrew - Becky, DKNYNC, Donna in AL
Joey "Fitness" & Danny - Brent McKee, Karen in CA, Indiana Jane
Kerri & Stacey - Ed in OH, Margo
Mark & Bopper - Delee, Nana in NW, Petals
Misa & Maiya - Laurie, Terry in PA, Zoetawny
Nary & Jamie - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Vanessa & Ralph - Jackie, ML, Monty924

Although I'm hoping for an early exit for Brendon and Rachel, I do understand that some folks might like them. So far I don't have a favorite yet and I know it will take a few weeks to figure out the names on the teams.

I will update this with the (possible, probable) elimination, but I'm not going to post a blow-by-blow account. Everyone is invited to join in with comments! Who's got the booze?

Rachel and Dave (no, not Rachel and Brendon) came in first and got the Express Pass. Brenchel was second. Art and JJ, three. Mary and Jenny, Vanessa and Ralph ... oops lost track!

Misa and Maiya totally blew it. They were next to last and got screwed up finding Phil. They're Philiminated.

83 comments:

SueGee said...

I have some cold Bud left over from the stupid bowl LOL Plenty of chances for a drinking game with Brenchel on the TV

SueGee

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks.

Cheering for Brenchel for the win!

Caela said...

You know, I really did like Rachel but Im hoping they stick around. They will make for good tv!

Caela said...

that should have said "didnt like" LOL!

Petals said...

Hey everyone!

No way, Joe. Really??? Brenchal?

Petals said...

Sue, I love the avatar, how did you get it to animate?

Ms J - how is your place? Back in one piece?

Petals said...

what will the "drinking" word be? Will it be whenever Rachel bitches & moans? Heck, there may not be enough liquor!

Joe in NY said...

Yes, Petals, Brenchel. You forget I was cheering for them both times on BB because I think they got a bit of a bad rap. I mean they are annoying, but that makes for good TV! LOL. And at least they were trying to win. I hate when they all want to play nice-nice and then get mad when a group like the Brigade ends up running them all out of the house.

Brendon annoys me more than Rachel. But they are fierce competitors and I can respect that.

Jackie said...

Petals -- I'm only doing a bit at a time.

Petals said...

grr Joe. If you weren't so cute, I'd be REALLY cross with you.

Becky said...

Hey, everyone. I am in a better place this week. Son is recovering, but in a lot of pain.

Suggestion -- drinking word -- when Rachel says "my man".

Becky said...

Jackie, I meant to tell you that you can find the furniture sliders in any hardware store.

Petals said...

GO BOPPER & MARK! (my pool team!)

Petals said...

Hey Becky!!!
Good news - yay!

Good drinking word(s).

Joe in NY said...

"Nobody comes between me and my money!" Love that

Joe in NY said...

Sure, Petals, be mad at me for cheering for the wrong strangers on TV!

Petals said...

I love the twins!!!

Petals said...

Joe...c'mon. I'd never be really mad at you. You are "my man".

Anonymous said...

wow seeing what appear to be a lot of strong teams!

Petals said...

So, what are we drinking to? "My man", "my money", or...whenever we want? LOL

Petals said...

I will give you this: Rachel is a pitbull, competitively speaking

Caela said...

Im liking the twins! they are cute =)

Petals said...

whoohoo twins!

Petals said...

Caela - agree!!!! *drink*

Becky said...

I am so glad this season has started. I was hoping Brenchel would go to Santa Barbara, CA

Joe in NY said...

too early to know who to cheer for...other than Brenchel, of course!

Joe in NY said...

First episode. Whomever you see the most of goes home!

Jackie said...

Becky - It's really not worth it at this point. I don't like moving furniture. I don't plan on doing it again anytime soon once I get all my stuff back now.

Joe in NY said...

I don't like those random, needle-in-a-haystack challenges. I mean speed and stamina help. but a lot of it is just dumb luck

Petals said...

My Bopper Boys are kinda ....rednecky.

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone! Have we picked a drinking word yet? No work tomorrow so I really feel like a margarita tonight!!

SueGee

Petals - I have some gifs that are animated and some aren't and I have no idea why they are that way!!

Joe in NY said...

gooooo BRENCHEL!

Jackie said...

Ah, my blog pool team is on the first flight! Now, HE can come over and move my furniture!

Joe in NY said...

I have a feeling you aren't going to see much of Brenchel since they are in the first group. Pick a non-Brenchel drinking word. Maybe something Southern since half of the 2nd group are southerners. "Y'all" or maybe just "south"?

Joe in NY said...

since they are also in South America, "south" or "southern" might work for you alkies! :)

Petals said...

how about "santa barbara"? LOL

SueGee said...

Has she called him "Pookie" yet?

SueGee (getting the blender out)

Margo said...

Hi everyone! Just got home. I hope you all are having fun in the pool.

Margo

Petals said...

Sue - Margarita it up! I think maybe it is hard to pick one word for drinking tonight.
What about a sound? Like "whooo"?
LOL


Joe - sh

~~Silk said...

A lot of tattoos tonight.

Brent McKee said...

I think I can safely say that there are alrady a couple of teams that I find more annoying than Brendon & Rachel. Like Bopper & Mark, and "Fitness" & Danny.

SueGee said...

Remember I am on the left coast and you are going to have to tell me what's going on and when to mix another pitcher!!

SueGee

Laurie said...

Thanks for the reminder, Petals. It's still daylight here and I completely forgot.

Margo, thanks for doing the pool. I think my team is from San Diego, which would be way cool. There's been a lot of advertising that we have two teams in the race, one sisters and one two guys. Not sure if they are related or not.

As soon as Brenchal are gone, I'll start watching the show. Meanwhile, I'll be here when I can or when Petals reminds me!

Petals said...

Hi Brent! I agree re: Bopper Boys. They are my team in pool, but they sure are country-fried-steakish

Petals said...

What a FUN challenge!!!!

Petals said...

Go TWINS!

Joe in NY said...

Misa and Maya are hot!

Becky said...

I like the military guy and his wife and the Border Patrol officers.

Petals said...

Joe - yeah, that's what they said.

Joe in NY said...

see Brendon is the bigger ass...

Petals said...

Did Brendon just say he hates mexicans?

Joe in NY said...

lmao. They can worship themselves if they want, Petals. I intend to worship them also.

Petals said...

Laurie - look away! LOL

Becky said...

Brent, Petals, I am from the South and I don't know anyone who acts like Bopper, et all. I think they are more Mountain Williams.

Joe in NY said...

Wanna bet that one team either makes all one kind or can't count to 120? LOL

Petals said...

Becky - I know, right? they seem to be hamming it up a bit. But as long as they're nice and play fair, I'll grin & bear it.

Joe in NY said...

Yes, Brendon just said he hates Mexicans. They can't possibly win this challenge since they are supposed to be in Argentina!

Becky said...

I can't believe another idiot didn't learn to drive stick.

TeamBrenchel said...

@ Joe, that is NOT what Brendon said! He said he's half-Mexican and that's why he hates the Border Patrol (officers)

TeamBrenchel said...

Brendon's last name is VILLEGAS, btw.

Brent McKee said...

No, actually Brendon said that he IS half Mexican and there's a reason he hates the Border Patrol. DouChe factor for Brendon up a bit. But Rachel did spot the crimping pattern difference on the Empenadas.

Petals said...

Uhm. no. Brendan didnt say he was a border patrol agent. I didnt hear that.

Joe in NY said...

Really? Hmmm...I better listen more carefully. Thank God for that, I hate for my team to look bad early.

Joe in NY said...

Thank God. Poor Brendon always gets made to look like such a D on BB. It would be nice for him to get his rep rehabilitated a little bit.

Joe in NY said...

By the way, is Brendon going to spend 20 years in grad school? He'll never finish if he takes months off every year to play TV games.

Petals said...

I'm a bit skeeved that there is anyone that is such a "fan" of Brendan, period.
LOL

Joe - baby can you pass me a margarita?

Joe in NY said...

those were some pretty sloppy empanadas

Petals said...

Brent - DouChe, as in "douche-AYE"? LOL!!

Petals said...

Joe - he keeps taking semesters off for reality shows. That must take a toll on the education. hehehhehehe

Petals said...

Come on TWINS!!!! My Bopper boys may not make it...(bah golly, mah bruthah!

Joe in NY said...

Petals, with all the D's you've cheered for over the years you are going to skeeve Brendon. The man is a grad student, at least he's tried to better himself. Half the D's on this show are just trying to live off their looks. How many aspiring models/actors/singers have we had?

Becky said...

At least our team is still in it.

Petals said...

Joe - hey now. Can I help it if there are really handsome young men on these shows????
I don't care how "educated" Brendan becomes: He yanked-out his willy for the webcam.
He lost me there.

Petals said...

Plus Joe - I love you. Does that make you a "D"?

Petals said...

Well, my team is already in it by a hare's breath.

Joe in NY said...

Petals, many people consider me a D...some of them even in Jackie's house! :)

Caela said...

wow! just wow! how did they not see Phil??!!??

Joe in NY said...

OMG! MY HOT CHICKS ARE ALREADY GONE! And before the swimsuit challenge!

Becky said...

What a shame that they lost like they did. They will kick themselves for years.

See you guys Wed.

Petals said...

Joey - you are never a "D". You are a sweetie-sweetie-heart. xoxoxoxox
Anyone that initially dislikes you or disagrees with you here ultimately get to know you and LOVE you.
But...you are mine
*mwah*

Brent McKee said...

Mixed emotion. My pool team is still in it, but I like golf and women in bikinis so losing Misa and Maiya is a blow.

Laurie said...

Oh no! My team was philiminated right out of the gate. How can that happen? *so sad*

Margo said...

**Pool Update**

We bid adios to Misa & Miaya. That was amazing that they were so close to Phil and did not see him!!

Art & J.J.- Auntie Leigh, Caela, Sydney
Brendon & Rachel - Donna in FL, Jennasmom, Lynn 1
Dave & Cherie - JOEY, MEB, SueGee
Dave & Rachel - Pam in NJ, Rbennie
Elliot & Andrew - Becky, DKNYNC, Donna in AL
Joey "Fitness" & Danny - Brent McKee, Karen in CA, Indiana Jane
Kerri & Stacey - Ed in OH, Margo
Mark & Bopper - Delee, Nana in NW, Petals
Nary & Jamie - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Vanessa & Ralph - Jackie, ML, Monty924

Adios
Misa & Maiya - Laurie, Terry in PA, Zoetawny