Sunday, May 04, 2014

The Amazing Race All-Stars: 'Bull Down' Blog Party - May 4


We're two weeks away from the season finale with some pretty strong teams still in the running. At this point, I think any team except perhaps Jennifer and Caroline have a strong chance to win it all. Heck, if other teams keep helping them, I guess even they could win!

The show is starting on time here tonight in the NYC viewing area. As it airs, I'll update this post with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest! As always, the party is in the comments area. Come watch the show with us and discuss it while it airs!

Since last week was a non-Philimination leg, the pool remains the same --

Jen & Caroline - Lynn1, Buzzmaam, DLA
Dave & Connor - Becky, Auntie Leigh, Rochelle
Brendon & Rachel (Brenchal) - Terry in TX, Brian
Cord & Jet (Cowboys) - ML, Nana in NW, Delee
Leo & Jamal (Afghanimals) - Jackie, Jennamom, Merrilee

Philiminated --
Mark & Mallory - SueGee, jonMD1627, Margo
Joey & Meghan - Brenda, Zoetawny, Dusty
Margie & Luke - Donna in AL, Monty924, PDXGranny
Jessica & John - Sharon S, David, Rbennie
Flight Time & Big Easy - Laurie, Donna in FL, nicklepeed

Teams ready?

The teams are off to Spain with a U-Turn ahead. Despite two different flights, it looks like an 8:30am bunching point. Most plan to U-Turn Brendon and Rachel if they can. Ah, there IS a lag for the second plane which had the girls, cowboys and Brenchal on it.

Roadblock -- Teams have to become Barbers of Seville, shaving a balloon within 60 seconds without bursting it. Connor got the deed done, keeping them in first place (for at least now) with the Afghanimals a little bit behind. The Cowboys are at the end of the second pack of teams. Wait! Brendon and Rachel are now trailing!

Detour has them either mastering the Flamenco (dance) or Run With the Bulls (running in balloon shaped bull bubbles). The latter looks like a hoot although they have to quote something from clues along the way while other bulls attack them.

Brendan and Rachel have pulled out ahead of the girls and the cowboys. Gulp, now the cowboys are last once again.

Caroline and Jennifer have to deliver six hams as their Speed Bump.

Oh noes! Leo can't feel his kneecap after a particularly rough hit from another bull! They're my blog pool team. Gah!

Dave and Connor get through first. They can't use the U-Turn. Meanwhile, the Afghanimals carry on despite Leo's injury. Rachel whines that she's a girl, not a boy and the bulls should be gentler with her. The Cowboys missed the first clue in the bull run. The girls are the only ones doing the Flamenco.

The Afghanimals decide to U-Turn the cowboys because they're the strongest team. They hope the Cowboys U-Turn Brendon and Rachel. Alas, the Cowboys are BEHIND Brenchel ... Brendon and Rachel should hit the U-Turn clue next unless the girls finish dancing quickly.

Brendon and Rachel don't use the U-Turn. Rachel expressed surprise that the cousins did the smart thing, not the popular thing.

Pit Stop --
1. Dave and Connor - won a trip to St. Croix.
2. Brendon and Rachel
3. Leo and Jamal

The girls U-Turned Brenchel not knowing they had already been through.

4. Caroline and Jennifer
5. Jet and Cord - Philiminated

43 comments:

Sharon S said...

Hi Jackie and everyone else who ends up here.

I really want the Cowboys or father/son team to win, but most of all would prefer Brenchal to not win because I'm tired of their whining.

Jackie said...

Hey there. Although they're doing better with this, I'm really tired of them re-appearing on my shows.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi everyone.

Nickelpeed said...

Maybe CBS just likes them?

Becky said...

Hey, everyone.

Sharon S said...

wow -- simplistic, but difficult to accomplish task!

Nickelpeed said...

I like the Cowboys. I do like Dave and Connor, but I did not like Dave's attitude when Brendon U-turned them. It's a game.

I, too, am tired of them being on all my shows, but I do not dislike them.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky! How are you? I have not been receiving Beagle news, has anything been being sent out. I guess since AOL was hacked, they've changed things and our mail has gone whacko. :-(

Becky said...

The curse of the AR cab driver! Hey, they haven't had to drive a stick shift this year.

Sharon S said...

Haven't had to drive stick shift YET, Becky! Maybe it will happen in the final leg?

Jackie said...

Since I saw earlier on 60 Minutes that two drinks a day is a key to longer life, I'm imbibing!

Becky said...

Hey, Penny. I haven't been reading mail. I picked up a nasty bug at the nursing home and it wiped me out.

Nickelpeed said...

I am so sorry Becky. I lost my voice 3 days ago. Just getting it back and even though I take vitamins, they haven't helped. LOL

I haven't seen any mail, so maybe nobody's sending anything.

Hope you feel well soon.

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Cowboys....GO!!!

Nickelpeed said...

I am so surprised the blondes go lost....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Sharon S said...

Did they mis-read a clue?

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks.

Just hanging out and half watching.

Becky said...

That bull thing got a little too rough.

Jackie said...

It looked like fun until it got so rough. :(

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone!! I agree with your Brenchel comments, although they have not been so annoying this show. This better be the last time they appear on any shows I watch!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

Why can't they U-turn?

Sharon S said...

I guess they only get one u-turn, and they used theirs on the cousins when they got u-turned.

Sharon S said...

nooooooooooooooo :(

Nickelpeed said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not the Cowboys!!!

Becky said...

Oh, those stupid animals.

Nickelpeed said...

Crap. Makes me dislike them even more. UGH

Sharon S said...

It's probably a smart move on their part -- they had no idea the Cowboys were bumbling this one.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks.

Just hanging out and half watching.

Becky said...

I don't like that bull feat.

Sharon S said...

Hi Joe...finishing up grades for the semester?

Nickelpeed said...

I do not want the Cowboys to be philiminated, though. :-(

Sharon S said...

Me either. They are going to have to uturn the girls if they get there first.

Sharon S said...

Oh well. :(

Nickelpeed said...

Darn it. The Cowboys are gone. They won't be saved. I am so unhappy. Dang it.

Nickelpeed said...

Dang it! I am so unhappy. The bull game just did them in. :-(

Sharon S said...

"oh my gravy...." I'm going to miss them!

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you for hosting Jackie. See every one Wednesday.

Then next Sunday.

Becky said...

Love those cowboys! Go Dave and Connor.

Thanks, Jackie. See you next week.

Jackie said...

Well, as they said, they were blessed to go around the world three times.

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon S said...

Thanks Jackie.

See everyone for Survivor.

Sharon S said...

Previews say we have to hear more whining. ugh

Erik said...

That bull thing got a little rough!