Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Amazing Race: Season Premiere Blog Party


Oh my ... the premiere is even going to be on time-ish. 60 Minutes started here on the East Coast at 7:04 PM. So, a few minutes off. It looks like there are a lot of strong teams in the cast this season. Plus, the winner of the first leg wins TWO million dollars if they win the show. That has happened six times over the previous seasons, so it's a possibility. We'll have to see the first leg to judge whether we want that team winning so much, though. After all, it's OUR show. They're just there for our entertainment!

Margo has finalized the random picks for the blog pool --

                              **Pool Match Ups**

Abbie & Ryan - Donna in AL, Sharon, Rbennie
Amy & Daniel - Auntie Leigh, DKNYNC, ML
Caitlin & Brittany - JOEY, Lars, tlynsta,
Gary & Will - PDXGranny, Buzzmaam, Jackie
James & Mark - Caela, Jennasmom, Sydney, Brian
Jaymes & James - Margo, Becky, Zoetawny
Josh & Brent - Sharon S, MEB, Dusty, Monty924
Natalie & Nadiya - Lynn1, Glenn, Ed in OH
Rob & Kelley - Laurie, JonMd1267, Delee, Nana in NW
Rob & Sheila - Terry in TX, Brent Mckee, ChicMc
Trey & Lexi - SueGee, Merrilee, Donna in FL
 

Very cool -- I have the team Phil called "not normal." I actually like that as long as they don't go out early! They look like a fun team. I'm so not into the drama with some of the teams we have to endure.

As the show airs here, I'll update this entry with the major news. However, the real fun is always in the comments area. Come join us!

The race is starting off in Pasadena, CA. They're heading to China! Now, there's a way to start the race!

Roadblock - Who's ready to get paddled? A table tennis challenge.

Double Roadblock - Who wants to go tubing? Eating the fallopian tubes of frogs, a delicacy. EW.

Yikes, the second four teams (including my pool boys) just arrived when the first are almost through with the second roadblock!

Teams are off (some of them) to the Bund Observatory, the pit stop for the first leg.

Abbie and Ryan are the first team to arrive. If they win, they get the two million.

2. Danny and Amy
3. Caitlin and Brittany
4. Natalie and Nadiya
5. Rob and Kelly
6. James and Abba
7. Josh and Brent
8. Gary and Will
9. Trey and Lexi
10. Jaymes and James (by 15 seconds)
11. Rob and Sheila -- PHILIMINATED 

86 comments:

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Vincent!

Rochelle said...

Finally! Been waiting here on your page for this to go up, lol. Howdy everyone!

Becky said...

Hey, Rochelle.

Sharon said...

Hi Jackie and all... ready and waiting to see how my pool pick does. Hopefully better than on Survivor!! lol

Jackie said...

Hey, guys! Ready to race?

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone! So happy TAR is finally here.

meb said...

Hey Everybody... Brent and Josh my pool picks... Have they shown them yet. I'm a smidge late.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Everyone!

Well, I'm rooting for Amy and Daniel. She's been through a lot and has a lot to prove.

Penny

Caela said...

Hey all!! Im ready for TAR!!

Becky said...

The beef cakes are my pool people.

Caela said...

Has it started yet?? I still have 60 minutes

JonMD1267 said...

Hello Everyone :) Let the race begin !!!!

Becky said...

Trey and Lexie are cute.

JonMD1267 said...

Ford the official car of the Amazing Race lol

SueGee said...

~~~Splash~~~~

I'm ready to watch the race. Unfortunately my knee is not going to allow me to run it this time...

I will be doing my exercises in the corner of the pool away from the food LOL.

This has always been one of my favorite shows, but way too crazy in the beginning.

SueGee on the left Coast

SueGee said...

ut oh I got the "cute" ones in the pool LOL

SueGee

Sydney said...

Hi all - Yep Jackie, I'm ready! I kind of liked the Heavy Metal Guys and Jaymes and James Lexi and her not yet fiancee and the tall and shorter guy. Not sure my team is so interesting...

Nickelpeed said...

I agree Becky,

Trey and Lexi are cute. I should be voting for them because, my doxies name is Trey and cute too! LOL

Becky said...

And the race is on!!!! SueGee, what happened to your knee?

Nickelpeed said...

Bummer, Trey and Lexi got the second one? How did they get there, they were one of the teams who were ahead.

JonMD1267 said...

The Cab Driver, they can make or break a team, and some give horrible views of Americans lol

JonMD1267 said...

I would not do that challenge lol

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, they do, Jon. And, competing like this makes it worse.

SueGee said...

Becky - I had fluid drained and its still not helping even with the cortisone so next step is an MRI I'm afraid. I fell on it earlier in the year and must have damaged it. Also getting OLDer

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

The Chippendale guys are funny

SueGee said...

Be back in a bit

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

Too funny

JonMD1267 said...

Oh my word, they just found the clue lol GO TEAM :)

JonMD1267 said...

Check out the race breaking out the graphics, like they are Jackie and what not lol

Sharon S said...

Hi Meb, we share the pool pick this time around. I was reading up on our guys and missed what happened that they were one of first four teams down off the bridge but on the second plane. Hope they catch up soon!

Becky said...

SueGee, keep us posted on the knee. James/Jaymes are funny. I hope they stay in for a while.

meb said...

Sharon, I was just getting ready to ask where the heck they were cause I saw them down like 4th off that bridge. Guess we have to wait and see what happened before making any bad comments, but it better be good... I can be very quick to critisize. : )

JonMD1267 said...

OH MY GOSH lol

Becky said...

Okay, I would puke!

JonMD1267 said...

lol

JonMD1267 said...

Search for ABBA what lol

Sharon S said...

Yikes...they are last!

meb said...

The twins could get on my nerves real quick... sorry whoever has them in the pool.

JonMD1267 said...

DOH lol

Becky said...

I think the kid threw the last few games. Didn't Mr. Monster Truck do the table tennis?

JonMD1267 said...

They have to READ the clue, man that has taken down many a team.

meb said...

What you get for not reading the clues.

Becky said...

If Mr. M.T. did the paddle comp, then they will be penalized at the end.

Nickelpeed said...

The twins argue toooooo much.

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Trey and Lexi

and Daniel and Amy!!!!

meb said...

Will be eliminated... Wow... come on Brent and Josh.

Sydney said...

I am bored... is it because there are too many teams in the beginning?

JonMD1267 said...

Was it last year that the one team was right at the end and didn't turn around to see Phil hocking standing there and were eliminated?

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Nickelpeed said...

She shouldn't have told them where it was. Dang

Becky said...

That poor guy is hauling BOTH backs.

Sydney said...

I was amazed to learn 6 of those who won the first leg won the game Jackie. KEWL FACT

Nickelpeed said...

Darn. She shouldn't have told them. Darn it. They could have done this. :-(

Jackie said...

Dang. The show must have started at different times for us!

JonMD1267 said...

HA lol

Sydney said...

HI Joe

Nickelpeed said...

I didn't realize Daniel was carrying Ami's back pack. Wow.

JonMD1267 said...

They are dancers for a reason lol

SueGee said...

Sydney - I have always been confused in the beginning when there are so many teams!!

SueGee

Becky said...

I have a feeling the twins will be on my last nerve before long.

J&J are not the sharpest tools in the shed.

I guess he didn't do it.

Nickelpeed said...

Ugh. The Chippendales are last. Yikes

meb said...

Thank goodness... someone told our team where she was Sharon!

Nickelpeed said...

@ Becky - LOL - I guess those good looks and nice shiny bodies is all they have. Heehee

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Hi everyone! Big thanks to Margo for setting up the pool. You rock!!

Becky said...

Penny, I think they probably strip better than they do clues. I am afraid my eye candy won't last past tonight.

meb said...

Hey Laurie...

Nickelpeed said...

I do not think she knows what an abacus is!!??

Nickelpeed said...

It looks like you're right, Becky.

Nickelpeed said...

Trey and Lexi needs to pick it up next time.

Nickelpeed said...

OMGosh!!!! They made it by a pinch, Becky!!!!

Sheila hand no idea what an abacus was!!!

Becky said...

Well, my pretty boys came in by the hair of their chinny, chin, chin.

JonMD1267 said...

That has to be horrible to actually get on the show and then be the first to go home.

meb said...

Awe... I liked them... sorry to see them go.

Becky said...

Okay, guys, see you Wednesday night.

meb said...

I forget... do they go home or are they stuck somewhere until the race is over?

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you for hosting, Jackie!

See everyone who watches Survivor, Wednesday; and everyone else next Sunday!!

I'm rooting for Daniel and Amy
and Lexi and Trey!!

Sharon S said...

Meg...we got lucky! (Well, our team did!)

JonMD1267 said...

Have a good night everyone and thanks Jackie !!!!

Rochelle said...

See you all next week.

Jackie said...

meb - They only film for about thirty days. Teams off early get a vacation going along with the map, but not racing. Sometimes they do appear in places so it doesn't allow for spoilers.

Sydney said...

JonMD - I agree!!
Thanks Jackie. See you all Wednesday.

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by! At least we keep our eye candy boys for another leg!

Sharon said...

Thanks for all the updates Jackie.
Just getting started here... :)

meb said...

Thanks Jackie... I thought that was how it was, but wasn't sure.

Brent McKee said...

Well since my pool team was first out (too bad, not a good "geezer team") I can start looking at teams to cheer for. Like Amy & Daniel, don't like Abbie & Ryan but I can at least understand them. Sort of like Natalie & Nadiya but totally understand how they can get on people's nerves big time. Not crazy about James & Jaymes, but totally in sympathy with James (or was it Jaymes) story about his father with cancer having to work 50 hours a week. Sadly, particularly in the U.S. there are too many stories like that. Don't care much for Trey & Lexi.

Mrs Monster Truck did the ping pong.

Margo said...

**Pool Update**

Abbie & Ryan - Donna in AL, Sharon, Rbennie
Amy & Danny - Auntie Leigh, DKNYNC, ML
Caitlin & Brittany - JOEY, Lars, tlynsta,
Gary & Will - PDXGranny, Buzzmaam, Jackie
James & Abba - Caela, Jennasmom, Sydney, Brian
Jaymes & James - Margo, Becky, Zoetawny
Josh & Brent - Sharon S, MEB, Dusty, Monty924
Natalie & Nadiya - Lynn1, Glenn, Ed in OH
Rob & Kelley - Laurie, JonMd1267, Delee, Nana in NW
Trey & Lexi - SueGee, Merrilee, Donna in FL

First Place
Abbie & Ryan - Donna in AL, Sharon, Rbennie

Sorry you have been PHILIMINATED
Rob & Sheila - Terry in TX, Brent Mckee, ChicMc

I think it maybe bad karma to pass a woman running as fast as she can on 2 artificial legs to win.

Margo