Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Amazing Race: Season Premiere Blog Party and Pool Picks!


Come one, come all! It's time for the new season of The Amazing Race! We can only hope it's on time on the East Coast more often than not this season. (Sigh.) Whoa! A few minutes after 7:00 (ET), the golf on CBS actually switched over to the Golf Channel. I fainted. So, we may be a few minutes late tonight, but they're apparently learning.

The Esteemed Margo (rockin' Margo) has the pool picks chosen for the season. You can still jump in the pool by choosing a team and cheering them on your own if you missed the cut off! Now, TV Guide et al are saying that three teams quit in the first Roadblock. I'm thinking that they just quit the Roadblock, not the entire race, and suffer penalties. If we do indeed lose three teams in the season premiere, Margo will juggle around the picks. If only one team goes home in the premiere, then the pool picks remain as they stand.

Here they are:
Idries & Jamil - Donna in AL, Monty924
Mona & Beth - Laurie, Margo
Chuck & Wynona - JOEY, SueGee
Max & Katie - MEB, PDXGranny
Anthony & Bates - Merrilee, Rbennie
David & Connor - Auntie Leigh, Delee, Lynn1
Pamela & Winnie - Jackie, Zoetawny
Matthew & Daniel - Ed in OH, Karen in CA, Sharon S
John & Jessica - Becky, Brian, Jennasmom
Caroline & Jen - Brent MeKee, Nana in NW
Joey & Meghan - Donna in FL, Glenn


As the show airs here in the East, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. But, as always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join us!

Teams ready? GO!

We're starting from Los Angeles. This season the first leg winner wins not just one Express Pass, but two. They have to give the second one to another team of their choosing. They're heading to Bora Bora.

Who's ready to take a giant leap? Tandem skydive Roadblock from a helicopter.
A second Roadblock -- who likes to play in the sand? Searching through sandcastles for a clue. They have to rebuild sandcastles if they don't find the clue. It's tougher than the skydiving.

Phil said the last team WILL be eliminated. So, someone will go tonight. No one has quit at anything yet.

1st at Pit Stop == Jessica and John. They have to give the second Express Pass before the fourth leg.
2. Bates and Anthony
3. Dave and Connor
4. Pam and Winnie
5. Mona and Beth
6. Joey and Meghan
7. Chuck and Wynona
8. Idries and Jamil

The final three teams are discussing quitting the Roadblock and taking the four hour penalty. It's down to a canoe build/race to the Pit Stop for them. Uh-oh, the firefighters are behind.

9. Mona and Beth
10. Max and Katie

Both will start out four hours later at the next leg.

The firefighters, Matthew and Daniel, were Philiminated.

99 comments:

Petals said...

Hey Jackie.

I try to watch TAR, I think it frustrates me too much for me to be a huge fan. But here I am, we'll see. I kinda want to see what they do that makes 3 teams quit, LOL

SueGee said...

~~~SPLASH~~~

Hi Jackie!! Hi Petals!!

SueGee

lynn1 said...

I am here early for a change

SueGee said...

Petals did you see who is doing the after eviction show for Survivor? Parvarti!! And her first guest co-host was Ozzie!!

SueGee

meb said...

Hey Jackie and Petals... I'm here too. 3 teams quit before it even ends tonight... I heard that on tv just now too Jackie... I hope you're right.

Jackie said...

Hi! It should be starting soon. They stopped golf at about five after.

meb said...

Hey Lynn1

Nickelpeed said...

I'm here early, too!!! Hi everyone!!!

Penny

meb said...

SueGee! Oh heck... hey everybody!

SueGee said...

I've got a complete Turkey dinner to share tonight....anyone bring something to drink?

SueGee

Petals said...

WHOOOO!! Hold the phone. I love the Daphne couple - they are neighbors! Of course, I don't dig the taxidermy.

SueGee said...

~~~waving to everyone who has come in.

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

Go hockey guys!!!!

Penny

Petals said...

Max & Katy - what an odd couple

Petals said...

Sue - NO! I need to Google it, and watch my honeybaby. Thank you!

Petals said...

I like the twins, too. Good for them.

meb said...

Max and Katie... they're my pool pick. EEK!

Nickelpeed said...

I like them, too, Petals.

Petals said...

The country singers will be a team that quits. @@

lynn1 said...

I bet the country singer girls will be one of the teams who quit

lynn1 said...

Petals great minds thin alike

Petals said...

Hey Lynn - we have a Roll Tide couple in there...! (where's Donna?)

meb said...

They'e not giving the second million this year.

Petals said...

^5 Lynn, LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I'm thinking the 2 young ones will quit, the country girls, and possibly the redneck couple. We'll see. Depending when this was filmed, you might see the Hockey players gone if the hockey agreement was signed.

Becky said...

Hello, everyone.

lynn1 said...

They are the roll tide team but look more like swamp people

meb said...

I like this information in the car Phil is doing... that helps a lot.

meb said...

Hey Becky! Get any rest?

Petals said...

"delivery men" - awesome!

Petals said...

Hi Becky!

Becky said...

My Google Account won't let me sign in.

Petals said...

the newlyweds look very high maintenance.

meb said...

Katie is a bitch!

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky, how are you doing?

lynn1 said...

I want to be in Bora Bora

Petals said...

thanks meb - that is exactly the word I was looking for, hehehe

Petals said...

wow - heckuva first challenge!

meb said...

Petals... can't imagine the first one is to jump out of a helicopter.. Oh Wow is right.

Becky said...

Holy cr**! I would be wetting all over myself.

Petals said...

oh no. now I like the dad/son/cancer team.

meb said...

Awesomist??? is that a word? LOL

Petals said...

Has anyone else noticed that rednecks are the new Jerseys? LOL they are everywhere!

Nickelpeed said...

Petals, I also like the father/son. The dad is still so torn up about his son's bout with cancer. How hard.

Becky said...

I have missed all the comments. I finally got into my Google Account. It was my fault. I always use the keys to the right for numbers. I forgot that it wasn't working. Duh!!!

lynn1 said...

did you notice that chuck has on the bama shirt and his lady is wearing an Auburn shirt. how is that going to work out?

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, mine wouldn't let me in, either, so I changed my password.

Jackie said...

Becky - You have checked your Num Lock key, right?

Becky said...

I have to remember to change my picture.

Delee said...

Many are split Alabama/Auburn families. Once a year the newspaper writes an article about how they get along!
Bora Bora is where Amanda/Kyle did the second part of their honeymoon, last May.

Becky said...

Thanks, Jackie. I just checked and it was locked. My mind has been mush lately.

Tommy and I have been working almost every day since the first of the year clearing out Momma's house. We had the garage sale this past weekend.

It hit me the other day that she really can't come home again.

Becky said...

I like the father/son too. Did the mullet guy say he works at Walmart?

Nickelpeed said...

After hearing that, it just might be the doctors who quit.

meb said...

Didn't the clue say the clue is under the sand mound... They aren't digging, they're just moving the mound out of the way. Ahhh!

Petals said...

Yes Becky, mullet works as a shift mgr at Walmart.

Delee said...

Mullet guy---Shift Manager WalMart

Jackie said...

Becky - I'm sorry to hear the latest, but she is best not alone. And, yes, the mullet guy apparently is some sort of department manager at Wal-Mart.

meb said...

There's not that much time left... are we even going to see who quits Penny?

Petals said...

Penny, I was thinking the same thing - that the Docs may quit.

Nickelpeed said...

They said by the end of the first episode. Uhmmm

Delee said...

The bucket should be placed on the sand castle and moved aside. Then no need to refill bucket, just slide it back!

Nickelpeed said...

Yay, they found one! Good for them.

meb said...

When they find the clue, are they remembering to put the mound back!

Nickelpeed said...

They are a little brash, aren't they?

Petals said...

The YouTube couple seems to be just seeking more followers, ugh.

I guess the Docs aren't digging deep enough?

Nickelpeed said...

Finally! Good for the doctors

lynn1 said...

Yay My team came in third

Petals said...

Are the BroDocs frustrating anyone else? grr

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Firefighters...keep going, do not quit!

Petals said...

c'mon! Anyone but the plastic team!

meb said...

Katie is not doing so hot. Karma already??? And she's my pool pick.

lynn1 said...

ditto what petals said about the plastic couple

Jackie said...

What will happen if the final three at the sandcastles quit at once and head to the Pit Stop? If they arrive at the same time, the penalty time would be the same.

Hmm.

lynn1 said...

Jaclie I think you are on to something there

lynn1 said...

I have the fat finger typing going on tonight

Jackie said...

But Phil said one team WILL be eliminated tonight, not MAY BE.

Hmm.

Becky said...

Jackie, I think so too.

Petals said...

Hey Jackie, you were spot-on!

Becky said...

Some of those folks are going to hurt tomorrow with the sunburn.

Nickelpeed said...

Dang it!

Becky said...

That's a shame that it was the firemen.

Nickelpeed said...

I never thought it would be the firemen. Darn.

Thank you, Jackie. I'll see everyone Wednesday for Survivor!!!!

Penny

Petals said...

yeah. I was hoping the firemen would go far.

Becky said...

I am off to bed. Tomorrow we have to pack up what we didn't sell, empty the house and get it ready for the cleaners we hired. The we will have the carpet cleaners come in and do the carpets.

Momma's landlords never raised her rent the entire 7-8 years she lived there. The deposit will go for the days we stayed in Feb. Oh, well, it is what it is.

lynn1 said...

it is a shame for the firemen Ireally liked them

Petals said...

It was good visiting with you guys, thanks Jackie. I must go watch some Walking Dead now.

{{Becky}} Praying for peace in your heart.

See you guys Wednesday!

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by, everybody!

Becky said...

Good night all. Jackie, I will be at the past two weeks pictures later in the week. I have missed them. Night everyone.

lynn1 said...

thanks Jackie. good night everyon

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Margo said...

Hi everyone who may be visiting on the west coast. Mom & I just got home from dinner with friends. I'm glad no one quit the show..just a challenge.

Margo said...
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Margo said...

Jackie-
9th place is Max & Katie.
10th place is Caroline & Jen.
You have Mona and Beth in 5th & 9th place. Just FYI.

Margo said...

**Pool Update**
Idries & Jamil - Donna in AL, Monty924
Mona & Beth - Laurie, Margo
Chuck & Wynona - JOEY, SueGee
Max & Katie - MEB, PDXGranny
Anthony & Bates - Merrilee, Rbennie
David & Connor - Auntie Leigh, Delee, Lynn1
Pamela & Winnie - Jackie, Zoetawny
John & Jessica - Becky, Brian, Jennasmom
Caroline & Jen - Brent MeKee, Nana in NW
Joey & Meghan - Donna in FL, Glenn

1st Place
John & Jessica - Becky, Brian, Jennasmom

Sorry you have been PHILIMINATED
Matthew & Daniel - Ed in OH, Karen in CA, Sharon S

PDX Granny said...

Just splashing in here from the west coast. Waiting to see what happens with my team, Max & Katie before reading everyone's comments. I sure hope they don't embarrass me. LOL

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