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