Amazing Race Contest: LEG 3 QUESTIONS

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  1. Danny R

    Danny R Goblin the Pug DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Rob showed the amazing ability to sucker in other teams and in doing so, brought them down to his level. Yuck.

    I on the other hand found this whole incident hilarious and was the best moment of the show. Rob brought a whole new level of strategy into the game, and thats a plus in my book. But then I've always been a big fan of Rob.

    TAR producers should have started the 4 hour clock when the last team arrives (or finishes), not when the next team arrives.

    I kind of like the rule as its written. If you had to wait for the last team to arrive, you might be waiting hours and hours in addition to the penalty itself, and all the teams that quit would pretty much by default be in a footrace to the next clue and tied up, even if they gave up at different times.

    Danny, do you want small free website for this? I can give you one, if you like.

    I don't think its going to be much of an issue. Folks can wait a few hours to get their scores, and the excel sheet is directly linked so its not a problem. The bandwidth limit resets every day.
     
  2. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    I agree with Danny on this one - Rob is bringing a whole new level of strategy to this game that no one has ever done before, and I think it's great! I don't think he and Amber will be able to win with it, but I'm having a great time watching him!
     
  3. Danny R

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    I enjoyed it last week when he bribed the bus driver to keep the back doors closed too (and did it with other people's money even!)

    Even Phil seems tickled by Rob's antics.
     
  4. cdru

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    I'm not arguing that Rob definitely has added a new strategy to the game. I just don't care for some of the things that he has done. Some of the things he's done though I am suprised that hasn't been done before, such as bribing people to specifically delay other teams or not help them.
     
  5. mwgiii

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    My wife and I were laughing out loud when R&A stole those two bi***** cab at the hotel.

    I am glad that Debbie & Bianca are gone.
     
  6. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    What's to like about Amazing Race 7 so far:

    * No Jonathan and Victoria-type antics
    * Less dependence on airline transportation. I liked it when they completed the shoe-shine roadblock last week and received the tickets to fly for their next destination.
    * More South America!
    * Three damned-close finishes at the pit stop.
     
  7. cdru

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    I'd also add that there are not multiple bunch points per leg, so far at least. It seemed like every clue last season when along with a bunch point.
     
  8. Danny R

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    Hey, if you folks don't do it already, you might want to visit the Amazing Race website and watch the weekly video clips that are posted there about the show.

    Some of the interviews are pretty interesting.

    For one thing, I discovered that Phil thought the racers would arrive at the last pit stop about 4 hours before they actually started showing up.

    This makes me wonder if a lot of the bunch points are unintentional. If teams are running behind schedule and thus starting from pit stops much later than expected, then events that were planned to flow together might just become a bunch of stop lights.
     
  9. cdru

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    I'm sure some are unintentional. Airports would be a example some of the time. There might only be a single flight to a destination so everyone has to wait for that flight.

    But I bet a lot of bunching could be considered intentional because they could have easily been avoided. For instance, take the car park at the last episode. Surely they could have found a surface lot somewhere in the city where they could have parked 9 SUVs.
     
  10. Danny R

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    Yeah, I know some are definately intentional. The last thing the show producers want are teams with half a day or more distance between them. I was just saying that during shows where we see stop after stop after stop, those might not be intentional.
     
  11. cdru

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    Tidbit not shown during the show: Patrick also declared himself to be a quitter and started to take the time penalty. But apparently became a true quitter when he quit quitting due to Debbie eating her meal quicker then expected.

    I still say quitting should not be an option. If you are going to take the easy road, you are going to have to quit a la Lance/Marshal. You quit the race. Rules suck, but I guess if the rules don't prohibit it, go for it.
     
  12. Tusk

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    Does any else think that Lynn & Alex have an unnatural obsession with Rob & Amber? The producers can edit the film to portray a team a certain way, but those guys could not talk about anything other than beating Rob & Amber. They even celebrated it when they came in first. Maybe they are using that for motivation, assuming $1,000,000 is not enough.
     
  13. Mark Lamutt

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    Yeah, I'm getting that feeling myself, Tusk.
     

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