Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Amazing Race - Season Premiere Blog Party - March 30


Are you ready for this? For the first time ever, TAR took on single racers and they will pair as strangers. Heck, some probably will get along better than some of those with previous relationships!

As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging it the best I can. The first few episodes are rough because it's so easy to confuse the names until I get them down. Of course, the real party will be in the comments area ... please join in on the fun!

The teams haven't been officially announced as yet. Tomorrow night, I'll list them in the blog pool opening post. We have a new lifeguard this season -- Sharon C -- I'd like everyone to give her a big welcome aboard! Please sign up ONLY on the pool opening post I'll post Friday night. Requests put in elsewhere may be missed!

Let's go! 

They're starting in Los Angeles, will travel nine countries.  Phil tells them they will pick their teammate. First they have to go to the luggage store -- gives them directions by number of blocks and terms like "northeast" and "southwest." They have to pick up a bag with a Panamanian (?) flag?

At least one has grabbed a bag with the wrong flag. We're getting intros to each as they go for them. It was Joey with the wrong bag. He thinks no one wants to be his partner now. He's a police sergeant.

They're standing in the order they arrived.

Seth chooses Olive.
Matt - Redmond
Shamir - Sara
Brooke and Scott

I'm not keeping up with these ... more on tomorrow's post.

The first clue is in the luggage, two flights, Phil will take Jessie and her partner to the airport because they didn't pick each other. The game's only Express Pass is in one of the pieces of luggage. Becca and Floyd have the Express Pass.

They're headed to Panama. And, after arrival, it's on to the canal. 

Seth and Olive get to the clue first.  They head to Zamboa Tower -- Detour. Shoot or Scoot. In a canoe-thing, they have to either shoot down two targets or scoot along the river in a "sprint."

There is no Roadblock. Seth and Olive are heading towards the Pit Stop first. Floyd and Becca did shoot and just finished. Whoa, Matt and Redmond got Scoot on the first shot!

Pit Stop --
1. Seth and Olive
2. Becca and Floyd
3. Matt and Redmond
4. Brooke and Scott

The other teams are still doing the Detour or not there yet.

5. Shamir and Sara
6. Joey and Tara
7. Vanck and Ashton  
8. Logan and London 
9. Jessie and Francesca
10. Kevin and Jenn -- 2 hour penalty for not completing the Detour (shut down due to dark)

10. Michael and Liz beat Kevin and Jenn!

Kevin and Jenn have been Philiminated. 
  

80 comments:

SueGee said...

I'm here!! I've brought some It's Its Ice Cream Sandwiches!! I'm ready to watch (in 3 hours LOL)

SueGee on the LeftCoast

SueGee said...

Hey Jackie & Vincent

Sharon C said...

Your lifeguard is here!

Jackie said...

Mmmm ...

Marybeth said...

Hi Jackie! I am glad I checked your blog, I thought it was on tomorrow night! Hope the strange time doesn't make people miss it. Thanks for hosting us!

Nickelpeed said...

YAY, let the race and drama begin!!!! Thank you, Jackie. Appreciate you doing this for us!!!

SueGee said...

I have vanilla or chocolate mint chip fillings.......

SueGee said...

Hi Penny & Marybeth

I watched the first 7 minutes online...can't wait for this to get going

SueGee said...

Hi to Sharon (and any others I miss while typing)

Marybeth said...

I like the idea of the total strangers. It will add a new dynamic.

Nickelpeed said...

I like the marine.

David said...

Hello everyone, =)

Vanilla one for me please. yummmmm

Kind of late for the East coast people. Comes on in an hour here. 9:00 pm which is perfect for me. =)

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, it'll add a new dynamic and probably a lot of drama.

Marybeth said...

The two police officers should team up. They will be used to working with people with their kind of training.

SueGee said...

Hey David - 10pm is late for me. I have it set up on the DVR in case I want to see it later

Nickelpeed said...

I like a lot of these people.

SueGee said...

I've got baseball on the TV here Bay Bridge preseason game A's vs Giants

Nickelpeed said...

Uh oh, who was the guy who got the wrong luggage?

Nickelpeed said...

Boy, he's got a potty mouth. LOL

Marybeth said...

Lots of 1st responders and military.

David said...

I noticed that Marybeth when I was looking at the video Jackie posted. Also noticed no older people.

Nickelpeed said...

Aren't they the two that didn't like each other? Yep. LOL

Marybeth said...

Yes David, I am a little disappointed about no older folks. Always liked that AR was more inclusive to all types.

Nickelpeed said...

This looks like it's going to be a great season!!

SueGee said...

No older players, but at least one that is missing a limb right?

Sharon C said...

The cab driver!

SueGee said...

Doncha hate it until you learn some names? Or at least nickname the team

David said...

Yes, one missing a leg. It was a guy is about as much as I know about them so far. lol

Marybeth said...

Right SueGee and you can't say "the cop" or "the military" because there is more than one.

Anonymous said...

Boy I'm glad I saw Jackie announce the blog online! I forgot!

Dolores in Hollywood

Nickelpeed said...


They don't know where the Panama Canal is? LOLOL Their all lost. Love it.

Nickelpeed said...

***oops, they are all lost***

SueGee said...

It sure has been a long time since TAR was on I missed it

Jackie said...

I think the oldest is 46. I would guess they didn't cast a few older people because they would be the last in the schoolyard pick.

Nickelpeed said...

They guy missing the limb is pretty fast though. I think he's in the team Matt and Redmond. Don't know which one he is, though.

Jackie said...

I like Floyd's humor. An awful lot of alpha males including the woman who calls herself an alpha male.

SueGee said...

Not to give anything away...but I'm going to feel old watching this. My son is 46

Jackie said...

The amputee is Redmond. I know a few names, but ...!

Marybeth said...

He is Redmond on team the boys. The one with the beard.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh, that would be soooooo cool!!! Stairs would kill me, though

Nickelpeed said...

Thanks Jackie and Marybeth.

Marybeth said...

I like Floyd too, he seems to be enjoying the experience.

Nickelpeed said...

I don't know about that, I might want to learn a bow and arrow. But these two are really strong.

Nickelpeed said...

They have to row together. One of them needs to shout it out.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, a few of them might not even make it to the first challenge.

monty924 said...

Hi everyone... jumping in late. SPLASH

Nickelpeed said...

I like those two - Becca and Floyd. They're having fun.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Monty!!! Good to see you.

SueGee said...

Hey Monte

Marybeth said...

Wow! Those two did great in the boats!

Nickelpeed said...

Yes! The boys are doing well!

monty924 said...

I'm totally lost, lol. I'll have to watch this back from the beginning.

monty924 said...

The team that came in 2nd look like a fun team

Nickelpeed said...

I was wondering when that was going to happen. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, Monty, they are looking at this as fun. They both are very laid back people. Love Floyd and Becca.

Marybeth said...

These two aren't getting along. But I wouldn't have known what a 135 degree turn is either :)

Nickelpeed said...

This time frame is a killer, though. Why so late? Is it because a few of the people have horrible potty mouths? This is actually late for many people who work the next day.

Jackie said...

I think the best initial matchings are the teams that came in to the Pit Stop. I can see the others falling apart as time goes on. Love Floyd and Becca! The other three of the four are extremely strong physically and mentally.

monty924 said...

Agree, Penny. It actually works out for me because I'm off on Friday but I don't usually get home until around 10:00 on Thursdays. It is an odd hour.

Marybeth said...

I'm wondering if they used it as filler to something else that got cancelled? I only watch CBS for this, Survivor and Big Brother so not sure what was in this time before.

Jackie said...

Penny -- Like me. I have to be up around 6am tomorrow.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, it looks like two teams might not make it to the finish line.

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, Jackie, it's a horrible time for TAR. Kids definitely can't watch.

Nickelpeed said...

LOL. Joey deserved that. LOL

David said...

Hey, it is just you coasters (East and West) that have it on late. Everyone in between gets it at 9pm. =)

SueGee said...

Maybe the will need a "drop your buffs" moment so they can switch partners LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I notice something that they do not do in this one is give out prizes when you come in first. I wonder if that's going to be something they don't do at all?

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, you're right David. Didn't think about that! LOL

monty924 said...

I'm so far behind at this point that I can't even comment, lol. I'll watch it tomorrow and come back and comment on my favs and the ones I will love ragging on. Everyone, have a great weekend and will see you next Wednesday for Survivor.

When the pool opens, through me in. The only pool I've ever won was TAR 21 Josh and Brent (the goat farmers). :)))

Jackie said...

I'll be posting the pool open post tomorrow night. Anyone wanting in will need to sign up on that post. The cut-off will be on Tuesday.

SueGee said...

The last couple seasons the first 1st place team got the express pass. Maybe there isn't a prize for 1st place because it was already given?? Just a thought

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, these two are lucky. Poor Kevin and Jen.

monty924 said...

*throw me in

Marybeth said...

I'm glad with who got sent home. Thanks for hosting us Jackie!! See everyone Wednesday.

monty924 said...

Thanks, Jackie. I'll check on the post tomorrow or this weekend.

David said...

Thanks Jackie =)

Now to see if I can get a handle on this. Show just starting here.

Everyone have a great week. =)

Jackie said...

Not sure, Sue.

Thanks for coming by! And, watch for the pool post late tomorrow evening!

Nickelpeed said...

Thanks Jackie. Will not forget to go to it this time. LOL.

I work next Thursday. Baseball season. It looks like the schedules are either M-W, Tues-Sat or for the whole week.

At least I'll be here for Survivors next week. Don't want to miss TAR, but don't have a choice.

Thank you, Jackie. Appreciate this so much. Night everyone.

Babs said...

I can not find the link to sign up for the pool

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