The Amazing Race FINALE, 12/12/10

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  1. Dec 13, 2010 #41 of 103
    VegasVic

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    I'd like to see a true all-star season with only past winners. But I guess that would be hard to do, many probably wouldn't be interested in doing it again.

    I agree that many of the upcoming teams are real head scratchers but we don't know the teams that were asked and said no.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 #42 of 103
    Steveknj

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    To me the only part of the leg where you could blame the cab drivers is part where they took them to the finish line, but it turned out it didn't matter. If a cab driver took the wrong route or got lost, it could have turned out differently, but it didn't. I think, I would love that last section to be a foot race from the last task to the finish line. That would be the fairest way to go.

    I'm sitting there screaming at the TV for the teams to go to a library or hotel or Best Buy. Anywhere there is a PC available. And I was also yelling that the GPS probably could have figured out some of the clues.

    And boy does Bob Eubanks look old!!
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 #43 of 103
    JFriday

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    I just thought it was him being his goofy self.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 #44 of 103
    Steveknj

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    Do Starbucks have PCs for customers to use? The ones here don't. But obviously they could have asked a customer if they could use theirs.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 #45 of 103
    Steveknj

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    One last BIH CBS:

    [rant] So why does CBS INSIST on maintaining their 4 hour block during fall NFL season and screwing up the Sunday night schedule at least HALF the time? I just don't get it. I understand the popularity of some of these shows and CBS has traditionally shown 60 Minutes at 7 eastern, but I think, especially now that the NFL schedules their late games at 4:15 to give it up. I think Fox has the right idea by not scheduling anything until 8. Would it be a crime, during football season, to just schedule from 8 to 11? I bet the NFL game gets better ratings than at least one of their regular shows. I am just so tired of every week having to either watch CBS live or having to adjust my padding every week. Plus I have 2 9 o'clock shows already scheduled and invariably one gets bumped off my main DVR because of TAR padding. Would it be such a crime to say have 60 Minutes on at 8, TAR on at 9 and CSI: Miami (or Sheboygen, I have no idea which one it is), on at 10, and push Undercover boss to the spring or another night? I'm sure they have SOME poor performing show they could replace. [/end rant]
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 #46 of 103
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    The driver for Jill and Thomas seemed like an idiot. I've never had a cab driver anywhere in the U.S. who spoke so little English. Nonetheless, even in Russian, the words for "computer" and "telephone" (i.e., компьютер and телефон) are cognates and sound basically the same as in English so he should have been able to understand something more than was shown.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2010 #47 of 103
    getbak

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    No, but have you ever gone into a Starbucks where there weren't a few people on laptops taking advantage of the free WiFi?

    In Los Angeles, do you think they would have had any problem finding people who would have been willing to help them once they saw the tv camera? It would have been better than going to a TV repair shop in a sketchy neighborhood like they did.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2010 #48 of 103
    Steveknj

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    I think that is less and less common as 3G/4G on cell phones becomes more common, wifi being more and more pervasive, and the security concerns of an open wifi network. That said, I do agree with you that there are unlimited ways that they could have gotten used of a computer or smartphone.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2010 #49 of 103
    laria

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    That's why I said Panera! :) Our Panera has 2 PCs in it... maybe that is not common, I don't know. But *someone* in Panera always has a laptop or a smartphone of some kind.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2010 #50 of 103
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm getting the information from RealityFanForum.com. There's tons of info there, but be careful, because they're not shy about posting spoilers. They've got whole threads dedicacted to the reports from people around the globe who have spotted the current group of racers at various locations.
    I don't know about that. The shadows were significantly longer when Jill & Thomas arrived, and Phil talked about the problems they had. I don't think there would have been a significant time difference if Jill & Thomas had not had to find the studio and complete the last task. Remember, they were all at the Rose Bowl at the same time, so it really was only the final task that separated them.
    Go West, young man! ;)
     
  11. Dec 13, 2010 #51 of 103
    Steveknj

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    That was one thing I used to love when I lived in AZ and Cali. It was great watching those 10AM games and if I wasn't interested in the late game, still having the whole rest of the day to do stuff. And even the late game was over by 4PMish, so there was plenty of time to go out to dinner!!

    On the other hand (in those days), I only got to see the Giants and the Yankees few times a year.....but, for one year, early in the 1980s, this avid NY Rangers fan got to see almost EVERY game (something I could not do living in Brooklyn without cable TV) since we had USA Network, which was then owned by Paramount, which was MSGs parent, and they ran all Rangers (and Knicks) home games. We also got WOR (later WWOR) as a superstation, which carried the majority of Rangers road games back then. THAT was cool :) Of course now, we see all games.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2010 #52 of 103
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    Notes have been allowed on previous TARs...
     
  13. Dec 13, 2010 #53 of 103
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    Poor Microsoft, nobody said "I have to Bing for something." :( :p
     
  14. Dec 13, 2010 #54 of 103
    Bierboy

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    Notes have been allowed on previous TARs...
     
  15. Dec 13, 2010 #55 of 103
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    I am very happy Nat & Kat won! I was rooting for them, although I also would have been OK with Brook & Claire.
     
  16. Dec 13, 2010 #56 of 103
    pdhenry

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    Looks like you can root for them again next season...
     
  17. Dec 13, 2010 #57 of 103
    DevdogAZ

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    No reason to spoil that, since it was shown during this show. The part that needs to be spoiled is:
    the fact that they're not actually on the next season, and the clip shown at the end of this episode was very misleading.
     
  18. Dec 13, 2010 #58 of 103
    eddyj

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    I thought it was perfect Karma, after Thomas made that crack about being able to put his Spanish skills to use! [Nelson]Ha-ha!!![/Nelson]

    I was really amazed that none of the teams (even highly educated doctors) knew this clue.

    Yup, that was how I felt too.
     
  19. Dec 13, 2010 #59 of 103
    pdhenry

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    Some people are freaky about spoiling "previews of coming attractions."
     
  20. Dec 13, 2010 #60 of 103
    bruinfan

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    the one thing that bugs me...

    they hopped into taxis after the rose bowl challenge, and there were a line of taxis waiting there... but really, there is NEVER a time taxis are hanging out at the rose bowl...EVER.

    so you know they were placed there by the producers... but it looked like there were a bunch of them, but they only needed 3. why not just give them cars to drive?

    must be a reason they don't want the racers driving in LA. they let them drive in the craziness of london.. with all the oppositeness of driving.. but they won't let them drive in LA.
     

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