Amazing Race finale OAD 5-9-10

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  1. May 9, 2010 #21 of 188
    gossamer88

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    I thought being bumped to 1st class would be a penalty. Would've been a first in a finale!

    I certainly the lesbians got a mouthful about how hateful they were from the other teams. Maybe they will tomorrow on the Early Show.
     
  2. May 9, 2010 #22 of 188
    bryhamm

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    why?
     
  3. May 9, 2010 #23 of 188
    TriBruin

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    AFAIK the only rule is the must purchase tickets in Coach. They can be moved to different class without penalty.
     
  4. May 9, 2010 #24 of 188
    bryhamm

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    this
     
  5. May 9, 2010 #25 of 188
    Inundated

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    Yeah, you're allowed to end up in first class, you're just not supposed to pay for it.

    Of course, I missed this part of the show. I was running late getting home and my TiVo is not currently in service. I started watching just as they were arriving in SF.

    Dan and Jordan? Meh...I'm OK with it, I guess. I was rooting against Brent and Caite (and Brent was being a REAL JERK early on). I'm glad they finished third...particular since Brent has been quite jerky through most of the show.

    The lesbians...how is it a good idea to do that, anyway? What does one gain by acting like a complete jerk on national TV?

    I'm no fan of Caite, but I was almost hoping she'd deck her. Or that Phil would set up an extra elim for the lesbians, kicking them off the show a second time. :D
     
  6. May 9, 2010 #26 of 188
    VegasVic

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    I understand using cabs in some countries, but in SF they should be driving themselves.
     
  7. May 9, 2010 #27 of 188
    Todd

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    Disappointing ending. We wanted to see the cowboys win as well.
     
  8. May 9, 2010 #28 of 188
    Inundated

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    Considering that not many people drive in SF itself, and that cabs and Muni buses (and BART, etc.) are the primary form of transportation in SF...

    (Yes, I used to live in NorCal!)

    If they ended up going elsewhere in the Bay Area, maybe. Since they were in the City(tm) itself, cabs were quite reasonable to expect.
     
  9. May 9, 2010 #29 of 188
    Inundated

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    Brent looked like he had to go to the bathroom when they showed up at Candlestick. :D

    I was really hoping for the cowboys to pull it off!
     
  10. May 9, 2010 #30 of 188
    IndyJones1023

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    Very disappointing ending. But I see we all agree on many points.
     
  11. May 9, 2010 #31 of 188
    laria

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    Yes, they are brothers.
     
  12. May 9, 2010 #32 of 188
    Einselen

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    Clarification on the first class rule. Is the rule you can't buy first class tickets or is it that you must buy coach tickets? Would it be possible that maybe a team could save enough money to buy both first class and coach tickets?

    Also I was annoyed with the brothers cutting in line at the airport. I was hoping karma would get back at them and they would get the bad taxi driver but it didn't. To me the move was stupid and you wouldn't gain much while making some big waves (though also would lose nothing so I guess the EV is positive and therefore you should do the action). Also when the brothers got to Tonga I was hopeing the second location was still a part of the clue at ILM and they missed it.

    Cowboys I am surprised 1) were not more into getting as close as possible to Jordan at ILM and b) took what seemed to be a long time to figure out to spin to read the clue.

    I thought I wasn't going to be disappointed with the winner but with the editing at the front the brothers rubbed me the wrong way and so I thought that the Cowboys won it (once team model got the bad cabbie). Oh well.
     
  13. May 9, 2010 #33 of 188
    ElJay

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    It's rather sad the lesbians couldn't just put everything behind them and show a little bit of dignity. You don't have to go up there and hug Brent & Caite, but don't screech at them and rehash crap that is all said and done. It's not funny.

    This was a disappointing final leg, considering it was decided in large part by cab rides. I did really like Cord trying to mess with the Bros at the virtual reality challenge. "I need 4 90 degree turns. Shuffle!"
     
  14. May 9, 2010 #34 of 188
    Einselen

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    Also I felt cheated with the brothers being able to use notes. It is fine to take notes and study them but if it was meant to be a memory challenge then I think it should have been done by memory without the sheet (which it looked like Jordan was using, maybe he was just holding the clue(s))

    Also big props to the Cowboys buying a San Fran book at the airport and reading up on the city. Too bad that didn't turn out to be a bigger game changing move then it did. I thought maybe that would have made the Brothers vs Cowboys race a lot closer.
     
  15. May 9, 2010 #35 of 188
    xuxa

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    Having them drive themselves would be a bad idea. I imagine the real possibility of speeding and other moving violations by the contestant would increase the shows liability significantly.
     
  16. May 9, 2010 #36 of 188
    brianric

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    Actually I'm thinking the third letter of the alphabet. :eek:
     
  17. May 9, 2010 #37 of 188
    marksman

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    Leaving aside the fact that I don't really like the brothers and are upset they won...

    This was not a very good finale episode. It didn't seem very climatic, and seemed pretty straight forward and simple.

    The challenge were sub-par, and the final challenge was stupidly easy.

    By the way we were hoping the brothers got bounced for moving into first class too.
     
  18. May 10, 2010 #38 of 188
    Inundated

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    I don't know if this is the reason, but I'm trying to recall a finale where the teams were driving in. I can't remember any. Cabs usually play a big role. One season, a team hired a driver in Dallas - remember that?

    Remember Uchenna standing there when he didn't have enough money to pay his cab driver at the finish line?
     
  19. May 10, 2010 #39 of 188
    Alpinemaps

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    Disappointed that the brothers won. Didn't like them at all. Count me in as another that was rooting for the cowboys to win.

    Well, now the lesbians can also show how dumb they are on YouTube. Mission Accomplished. I'm glad they aren't friends of mine. If they were, I would smack them upside the head, tell them how stupid they looked, and walk away from them forever.
     
  20. May 10, 2010 #40 of 188
    spikedavis

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    Very dissapointing ending.
     

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