Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Amazing Race Season Finale Blog Party - June 1, 2017


I'll be live blogging the show's events as they air here on the East Coast. Refresh this page to get the latest news! The real party is in the comments area -- come join in on the fun!

Lifeguard Sharon C has made the random match-ups for the blog pool 

London/Logan - Delee, Sharon N
Brooke/Scott - Chrob61, Becky
Tara/Joey - SueGee, Willie J, Monty924

PHILIMINATED:
Jessica/Francesca - Brenda, David, Sharon C
Seth/Olive - ML, Cheryl in NC
Shamir/Sara - Indiana Jane, Jenna's Mom
Vanck/Ashton - Nickelpeed, Donna in FL
Liz/Michael - Judi Sweeney, Dolores in Hollywood, Ed in Ohio
Becca/Floyd - Janice, Brian
Matt/Redmond - MerriLee, Jackie

Are we ready? Yes, we are! 

Okay, a brief recap of the previous and remaining teams is over. It's time for a commercial! 

Teams will be flying 6,000 miles to Chicago. They'll get some rest, for sure! Once they land, they need to head to ChicagoLand Speedway. One team member gets behind the wheel, the other must change a tire in 40 seconds. The "race" has to finish in 48 seconds to move on.

Brooke is freaking out changing the tire. Why am I not surprised? Oh, geez. Scott got it first. They have to go downtown to a train station for their next clue.

They next have to solve three puzzles regarding the city's landmarks. They have to collect postcards at each site. Next it's off to City Hall to collect a clue from the city beekeeper.

Uh-oh. Joey/Tara are at a wrong place to pick up one of the postcards. Meanwhile, Brooke is whining. But we knew that would happen. 

Scott and Brooke are leading. (Grr.) They're off to Wrigley Field. They have to make Chicago style hot dogs, deliver them to people on a rooftop overlooking Wrigley Field. After the delivery, they have to go to the marquee entrance to Wrigley Field.

The last challenge of the race was posted on YouTube. Phil explains it better than I can, so I'm embedding it here.



Ack. Scott and Brooke are in the lead. Sigh. They have their clue to head to the Pit Stop.  Joey/Tara are doing the scoreboard bit. London/Logan are far behind.

SCOTT AND BROOKE WIN THE AMAZING RACE.

I think I need a drink. 

Tara and Joey are in second place.

78 comments:

monty924 said...

Hello Jackie and all who arrive. Excited for the finale... my team is still in it! Woohoo

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Everyone. Jackie, thank you for hosting us. Appreciate it so much. Hi Vincent, I'm rubbing your ears. LOL.

I'll root for Tara and Joey or London and Logan. Do not like Brooke and Scott. Saying that, they'll probably win.

monty924 said...

I have a sundae bar over at the bar. Make your own hot fudge, strawberry, or go really crazy and make a banana split!

Not Your Father's Root Beer in the cooler. They make great floats!!!

Jackie said...

Hey, Monty. I lost my blog pool team in the last leg. I really thought they would have a chance! I keep my reputation for never winning my own blog pool.

monty924 said...

Hi Penny

monty924 said...

I've only won one of the pools over the years. TAR with the goat farmers. :))

monty924 said...

At least they let them fly first class on the final leg home, lol

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Monty.

Nickelpeed said...

We might be the only 3 people here for awhile.

I'm waiting for Brooke to have a break down.

Sharon N said...

WHOOT... gooooTara/Joey or London/Logan.
Anybody but Brooke!! LOL

Nickelpeed said...

And, there she goes!!! LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Sharon!!

monty924 said...

Lol, classic Brooke.

Hey Sharon

Sharon N said...

The show doesn't come on here for another hour, so I'll just be following Jackie and y'all.

Nickelpeed said...

She can't do anything on her own. She's depended on everyone else to help her.

Nickelpeed said...

I wish London had been driving. Hope she gets through this.

Sharon N said...

Hi Penny, Monty and Jackie!!
This is ending just in time for Jackie to get a little rest before our Hamster Summer begins!

Nickelpeed said...

Come one Scott, quit being a whimp and go.

monty924 said...

Sharon, I can't wait for BB to start. Only a few weeks left.

Nickelpeed said...

I know Jackie has to be happy that she gets a break for a few weeks. I don't know how you do it, Jackie. You must be working on fumes. LOL

Sharon N said...

Too bad others helped Brooke way back when.... she'd have been gone long ago without help.

SueGee said...

I'm here!! Sorry I checked earlier but got into the bb game!! Beef super burritos for everyone tonight!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

monty924 said...

Yummy, SueGee!! I have dessert over at the bar.

Jackie said...

The first full week of BB, I'll be on staycation! My last workday before I'm off is that Friday. So, I'll deal with the Wed/Thur shows and then OFF through the 8th of July.

Sharon N said...

Hi there SueGee. :)

SueGee said...

Been seeing a lot of commercials for BB and then read an article today about this and that. Since they have already announced when Survivor starts in the fall, we can deduce when BB should be over etc. Short season

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Tara, pedal to the metal!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Hi SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

I don't want Scott to do well. darn it.

monty924 said...

Crap... Brooke and Scott out first

SueGee said...

Hi to Sharon & Monty & Penny Special Hi to Jackie & Vincent

(did I miss anyone??)

Nickelpeed said...

No, not first! Crap.

Nickelpeed said...

I absolutely love Chicago.

monty924 said...

Come on Tara and Joey

monty924 said...

I've only been to Chicago once, in the 1990s. My niece lives there now and I need to go back.

Nickelpeed said...

Gosh, I do not want Scott and Brooke to win. But, if they keep doing well...grrr

Nickelpeed said...

Oh Brooke, stop it. She's such a whiner. Dang.

monty924 said...

Ugh, Tara and Joey in last place

~~Silk said...

Those two round apartment buildings they keep showing? I used to work across the street from them, in the '70s.

Nickelpeed said...

Although I grew up in NY, I've never been to NYC. I really love Chicago and Boston because they are so diversified. I liked LA, but it's just so crowded.

SueGee said...

Grew up in Chicagoland

monty924 said...

My cool Chicago story from my one and only trip there. They were filming the movie Michael with John Travolta, and in the scene where he dies/disappears on the plaza, we were roped off and watched them filming it. Of course I had no idea what they were filming until we got to the Sears tower (where we were on our way to) and once we let through, there was a big sign explaining the delay. It was really cool to see John Travolta stand up from the ground but we didn't even know it was him until we got to the building, lol.

SueGee said...

Trying to have conversations/emails with 3 people at the same time. My son is getting married in Iowa in 2 weeks and so much is coming up now.

Nickelpeed said...

Grrrr, they're doing so well. Brooke is only happy when things are going her way.

monty924 said...

My fingers are crossed for a whammy, Penny LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Cool story, Monty.

Sharon N said...

I never knew how that movie "Michael" was rated, but I enjoyed it because it had a little of everything... weirdness, humor, sadness, etc.

Nickelpeed said...

I hope it's not right for Brooke and Scott. No offense to anyone who has them in their pool. LOL. I just do not like Brooke. She had help with most of her challenges and screwed others over.

monty924 said...

It was neat, Penny. When I saw the actual movie, I was so excited to think that we were right there watching it being filmed. I snapped some pictures while we were being hustled down the street when they broke from filming, but I didn't capture anything really that you could see what they were doing.

Nickelpeed said...

I am, too, Monty. I'm hoping they had some of the numbers wrong. But, if everything keeps on going well for them, they will win. They are sure showing a lot of them.

SueGee said...

I feel the same way Penny. Brooke cried until people helped her, I'm hoping Karma comes back and bites her arse

Nickelpeed said...

CRAP! They're just doing everything right tonight.

monty924 said...

Ugh... Brooke and Scott are winning this

monty924 said...

Please let the get lost in the taxi, lol

Sharon N said...

All the people that helped Brooke only have themselves to blame if she wins. :(

monty924 said...

Please let the get lost in the taxi, lol

I know... mean

Marybeth said...

Dang it don't want them to win in my home town. :(

Nickelpeed said...

CRAP, CRAP, CRAP!!!

monty924 said...

Argh!!! well they did it in the end. Not my favorite couple, but they won.

monty924 said...

2nd place isn't so bad, I guess. :))

Marybeth said...

Thank you for hosting us this season Jackie. See you in a few weeks for Big Brother!!!

Anonymous said...

Wish 2nd place would win something!

SueGee said...

Well, see you guys on the 28th for the BB premiere

Thanks for pool time Jackie!!

Nickelpeed said...

Jackie, thank you so much for hosting us for TAR. Really appreciate it. See everyone for BB. Can't wait. Have a great weekend everyone!

Sharon N said...

Maybe Brooke will stop whining now? Or maybe she'll keep whining... in hopes of wheedling a portion of his award? I'm not feeling charitable... LOL

Jackie said...

Well, that was a bit disappointing. Bring on BB ... in a few weeks! Thanks for hanging out here for the season!

monty924 said...

Thank you Jackie for giving all of this space to hang out and watch our favorite shows together. Can't wait to see everyone for the premiere of BB in just a few weeks. The pool ROCKS!! Hugs and scratches to Vincent also.

Sharon N said...

Thank you Jackie!

SusanS. said...

Blech! When I saw it was Scott and Brooke I stopped watching.
I'm telling myself Scott deserved it for putting up with Brooke.

David said...

Thanks Jackie. =)

Let this be a lesson to eveyone racing on TAR. Do not help anyone else with anything. lol They should have been gone a long time ago.

Hope to see you all for BB.

Have a great month.

Judi Sweeney said...

The first time I have been unhappy with the team who won in the end....

Thanks Jackie!!!

Judi Sweeney said...

Definitely looking forward to Big Brother!!!

chrob61 said...

Headline on my yahoo page from "E" Entertainment spoiled the ending. Was going to watch tonight.....oh well, yay!!! My team won!!!

David said...

Congrats on the pool win Chrob61 and Becky. =)

Judi Sweeney said...

Yes... congratulations to you Chrob61 and Becky... Brooke owes Scott a huge thank you because she was willing to walk away and give up at least three times! It's easier for me to look at it as a Scott win! LOL...

Jackie, I can't thank you enough for hosting us and giving us a place to vent! Eager for BB!!!!

chrob61 said...

Yes thank you Jackie for providing us this forum to discuss. Here's hoping that next season's TAR comes on at a better hour!!

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