Amazing Race - 3/7/10

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  1. Mar 9, 2010 #81 of 104
    DavidTigerFan

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    Spoiler from previews"

    I paused it on the U-turn sign and you could clearly see it was a man and a woman. It did look like they blurred the faces though.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2010 #82 of 104
    brianric

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    I am a recovering alcoholic, over eight years of sobriety. I would forfeit the million dollars without batting an eye. Ain't no way I'm putting that monkey back on my back.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2010 #83 of 104
    Bierboy

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    Congrats, dude....simply put, money ain't everything.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2010 #84 of 104
    Magnolia88

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    Of course there is. But the TAR producers aren't stupid, and know that. There has never been a single incidence of someone being "forced" to drink alcohol when they have a history of alcoholism or some other medical reason that might make it dangerous for them. Just like someone who is diabetic has never been forced to eat something that might be dangerous for them. The contestants go through a detailed q/a before going on the race and these things are known ahead of time, especially issues of health and medical conditions.

    And there is almost always a choice, either between tasks or between racers. Even this latest alcohol challenge did not "force" any single contestant to drink. In some cases, one of them did most or all of the drinking and the non-beer drinker didn't have to drink if their partner was willing to do it.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2010 #85 of 104
    Fl_Gulfer

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    You can bet money if it would have been someone else besides Jeff & Jordan the would have been sent home. Ratings Ratings Ratings
     
  6. Mar 9, 2010 #86 of 104
    marksman

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    Yeah we were talking about it.. but you only get to spend $5k at places that take discover. :)

    I like my discover card, but there are some places it is not usable.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 #87 of 104
    MarkofT

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    They did something similar a couple episodes ago for the same reason. No use trying to build suspense when they all got to the airport with plenty of time to spare.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2010 #88 of 104
    ElJay

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    I assume the logistics of the show require them to plan out non-elimination legs in advance.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2010 #89 of 104
    markz

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    Really? What if it were the cowboys? What if it were the models (Miss Teen SC & boyfriend)?

    Seems to me there are a few couples that are possibly good for ratings right now.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2010 #90 of 104
    Jebberwocky!

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    The only surprise is that it took 85 posts for someone to post this nonsense.

    We must be getting complacent - in past years it would have been posted much earlier.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2010 #91 of 104
    laria

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    I still want to know how that cowboy's hat did not fall off! He didn't even put his hand up to hold it or anything. :)
     
  12. Mar 10, 2010 #92 of 104
    Fool Me Twice

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    Barrettes? Or more probably it's custom fitted and lighter than you might think.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2010 #93 of 104
    IJustLikeTivo

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    It stays on while bull riding and that seems more violent that a slow deceleration on a bungee.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2010 #94 of 104
    IJustLikeTivo

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    Pretty much limits it to domestic use. Personally, I would have loved that 11 day trip to Patagonia that Jet and Cord won last week.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2010 #95 of 104
    Bierboy

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    Not always. I've seen PLENTY of bull-riders lose their hats. Been to several PBR events....quite entertaining!
     
  16. Mar 10, 2010 #96 of 104
    markz

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    Connersville...
    Pabst Blue Ribbon?
     
  17. Mar 10, 2010 #97 of 104
    BadlyDrawnBoy

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    'Amazing Race' Star Linked to Drug Investigation

    Posted Mar 9th 2010 1:10PM by TMZ Staff

    One of the Rhode Island police officers competing on the current season of "The Amazing Race" has been taken off the streets in the wake of an internal investigation into a major cop-operated cocaine ring.

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    According to the Rhode Island State Police, Louie Stravato has been put on "desk duty" -- after his name came up in a "four month" investigation into a "large-scale" cocaine distribution operation.

    Three officers were arrested in a sting operation -- but Stravato was not among them.

    According to law enforcement, Stravato was among 4 officers assigned to the desk work following the investigation. The RISP would not comment on the nature of Stravato's involvement in the case.

    Calls to CBS were not returned.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2010 #98 of 104
    realityboy

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    Silly me, I assumed it was because the episode was on at the same time as the Academy Awards.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2010 #99 of 104
    DevdogAZ

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    Yeah, I'd love a trip like that too. But for tax purposes, those trips are almost always valued really high, which makes them cost prohibitive to accept. Not only do you have to have the time to take the trip, but then you've also got to be able to pay the taxes on the additional income.
    I hadn't thought of that, but I wouldn't be surprised if you're right. I'll bet the producers did figure out when the show would start, when each episode would air, and knew that opposite the Oscars, they were likely to get reduced ratings, so it would make sense not to eliminate anyone in that episode.
     
  20. FireMen2003

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    Professional Bull Riding?
     

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