Friday, May 15, 2015

The Amazing Race 26 - Season Finale Blog Party


It's Friday night -- time for The Amazing Race! Tonight we're in for a one-hour season finale with four teams starting the leg. While Mike and Rochelle came in last in the prior leg, they're still in it. However, Phil hinted that one team would be eliminated during the leg last week. I've taken a liking to Mike and Rochelle, but I don't think they can compare physically or perhaps even mentally to the remaining teams. They're the only not blind dates remaining on the show. I would be thrilled if they won the million.

As the show airs here, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there. (And bring snacks. And beverages.)

Here's the blog pool standings presented by the Magnificent Margo:

Mike and Rochelle - Cheryl in NC, Laurie
Blair and Hayley - Terry in TX, Margo, Chris
Jelani and Jenny - Marlo, Lynn 1, dla
Tyler and Laura - Ed in OH, David, Nickelpeed

PHILIMINATED:
Jeff and Lyda - Jennasmom, Paula Bell, meb
Lebya and CJ - Donna in FL, PDXGranny 
Harley and Jonathan - Becky, Willie J 
Bergen and Kurt - Nana in NW, Rbennie
Jeffrey and Jackie - Brian, Donna in AL, ORKMommy
Aly and Steve - Jackie, SueGee 
Matt and Ashley - Delee, Merrilee

Let's get this show on the road!

Teams are flying to Dallas. Phil told Mike and Rochelle that a team will be eliminated before the finish line.

Who wants to score? They're at the AT&T Stadium and Mike/Rochelle make it there first! Haley/Blair is last. Fireworks, marching band, Mike on the Jumbo Screen. They have to do football stuff (technical term on my part) first hanging up in the air. Somehow Jelani is getting the clue in the air last.

Tyler and Laura get through it first. 

Now Hayley/Blair are in the lead. They head to a ranch and ride horses to drive cattle. 

Sigh. Rochelle/Mike's taxi wouldn't wait at the stadium and now their new cab has to go out of the way for gas. Meanwhile, the other teams are all at the ranch. 

Sigh even more. Phil greets Mike and Rochelle and Philiminates them. They take it well and their relationship seems stronger for the experience. 

Teams have to go to a tower, climb and rappel down. While going down the team member has to locate the clue.

Heh. It looks like Hayley got them lost. Yay! Laura and Jill do the rappel together and spot flags -- the real next clue.

There are monster trucks they have ride through a bog pit, then a memory test. Right now Laura and Tyler are in the lead. In the memory test, they get locations, come up with the leg number and open a lock. 

Hayley is redoing the rappel and spots the red and yellow flags. 

Jelani/Jill get the lock first. They then have to place several dozen selfies on the map. Laura and Tyler are stumped on the lock. 

Laura and Tyler finish it first and are driving their monster truck back through the bog. They have the clue for the finish line. Jelani and Jill are coming behind them.

YES! Tyler and Laura win The Amazing Race!

2. Jelani and Jenny
3. Hayley and Blair

All blind date couples winning.

32 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Jackie and all who follow. Thank you so much for doing this for us. It is greatly appreciated!

Nickelpeed said...

Go Laura and Tyler!!!
They're my pool pick. LOL

Jackie said...

Hey, Penny! You're welcome! It's always good to watch with a group of friends!

David said...

Hello everyone =)

Since Laura and Tyler are my pool pick I will have to root for them to win for selfish reasons. =)

I would not mind seeing Mike and Rochelle win if they don't though.

Nickelpeed said...

I agree. When I have to work, I think about you guys. I know, I'm strange. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I really do not like it when they even everything up. The people who came in first do not have an advantage at all. Kind of unfair.

However, now they all have a running chance.

David said...

They really do need to move TAR from Friday's. I totally forgot last week and had to watch it online later that night.

Jackie said...

It's already planned for Fridays in the fall. Not the best night. I didn't like Sunday delays. But I'd like a night of Survivor/TAR.

David said...

I would also like the Jackie. I don't want any of those CSI type programs they put on after Survivor anyway.

Nickelpeed said...

I do not like Haley, but I do like Blair, so I don't want them to fail, I just wish she weren't there.

Nickelpeed said...

I would love Survivor and TAR on the same night.

Jackie said...

I like Blair and Jelani. But the only entire team I like is Laura and Tyler. (Of the remaining teams, that is.)

Nickelpeed said...

I feel sorry for Blair. She yells at him when he does wrong, but when she's wrong, it's different. If they lose, it's all her fault. She'll blame him.

Nickelpeed said...

My husband is yelling, "Yeah and you're always right!" LOL @Haley

Nickelpeed said...

Is that a match the country flag?

Nickelpeed said...

He IS TRYING TO TELL YOU HALEY!!!

Nickelpeed said...

This is SO cool.

Nickelpeed said...

This is her fault.


To add to that, I really do not want Jelani and Jenni to win.

David said...

Nooooo, go Laura and Tyler, get errr done.

Lost internet for a while. Got thunderstorms here. Got my sattelite on a UPS so didn't lose the TV, the most important part.

Nickelpeed said...

Geesh, Haley, you need to shut up!

Blair will be so happy to never see Haley again.

Yay Tyler and Laura!

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Tyler and Laura.

Are all these cab drivers THAT dumb???

Nickelpeed said...

YAAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

David said...

Yaaaay!!! Woooooot!!! I finally won a blog pool. LOL

That was fun.

Nickelpeed said...

If they're lucky Haley and Blair will never see each other again.

Nickelpeed said...

Me, too, David. LOL

David said...

OK, Where is Ed. He needs to be celebrating with us. =)

Nickelpeed said...

Jackie, thank you, thank you so much for setting this up for us. See you next Wednesday for the Survivor Finale.

Thank you to all my friends here. It's been so fun!!!

Jackie said...

Becky is missing, too.

Jackie said...

Thank you for coming! Although my team was out a bit back, I'm pleased with the winners!

David said...

Thanks Jackie =)

It has been fun. Everyone have a good weekend and hope to see you for survivor. =)

Jackie said...

See you Wednesday!

Becky said...

Jackie, we had a bad storm go through around 1 PM. We have our computer, telephone and TV bundled with Time Warner. We lost all of it. Finally came back at 8:04. I am sorry I missed the party.