Tuesday, March 01, 2005

amazing race 7... NO SPOILERS FOR MIKE!!

ok kids, right to da bidneth!

1) rombuh (ex-survivor champ and runner-up), aka rob and amber in the reality world. i detest the fact that they are in the race at all. rob moreso than amber. at least she's nice to look at. that being said, this team is formidable. highly competitive. sorry to say this but they're top 3 material. may even win it all... easy to underestimate because rob is dumb as a sack of hammers. their downfall maybe being overly casual about the whole thing (nb. kristi and jon from AR 6). the rombuh de facto strategy is having everyone focus their energies on detesting them (because of their survivor success) then they'll win the actual race itself...

2) alex and lynn (gay guys). too early to judge, but i suspect they won't last long. funny to watch.

3) ray and deanna - ray's this year's wife abuser. but he's not as bad as last year's idiot. if they can hold it together, they're in the top 5.

4) debbie and bianca (possible lesbians - absolutely nothing wrong with that). very smart. i predict they'll be close to or break the all-time record finish for an all girls team (i.e. 4th place or better).

5) ron and kelly (blackhawk down) - dunno. they don't seem to be too bright but then they've got alot of company in their iq bracket. mid-round elimination? definitely followers...

6) meredith and gretchen - obligatory old folks. feisty. cantankerous especially gretchen. history is not on their side. should tire out soon...

7) unchenna and joyce - token black couple. so, you wanna make babies? ain't gonna make babies on the greatest race on tv (unless they're members of the mile high club)... jury's out on them. they might pick it up...

8) ryan and chuck - first hillbilly racers ever, sue-weeeee!! they're hilarious... loved it when they displayed subtitles for them at the end...

9) megan and heidi - roomies (yah...ok, whatever). they better get their act together or they're outta there fast...

10) susan and patrick - mother and son team. mum might outlast sonny-boy on this team, ha! she's got alot of pep... early elimination, maybe...

11) brian and greg - brothers (yah...ok, whatever). i will go with history on this one. they will probably win this. first time since the gay guys (reichen and whats-his-partner) in AR 2 have they allowed 2 "alpha" guys to form a team. they've got a good disposition. but, their achilles heel maybe them purdy women racers...

my ultimate prediction: it will come down to a taxi ride in the end.

line of the night: gretchen on the zip line, "i think kids call this a wedgie in school."

4 comments:

Mike said...

Hey Al,

I am still downloading Amazing Race 6. Please let me know if your post is going to have any spoilers. Thanks. I can't believe a 7th has started already.

Mike

bubba said...

sorry mike.

i don't think there are any spoilers in this post. just my impressions of the current teams.

the success of the show totally depends on the casting. it looks pretty good. wish they'd toss in a token asian team for once. not. i'd be pretty jealous.

Kyle said...

**************MIKE DON'T READ THIS COMMENT THERE'S SORT OF A SPOILER IN HERE***************


Ah, very much enjoyed the recap.

I agree with you on Rombuh. Easily top 3 material. I think though that their easy-going attitude will actually HELP them in the race - everyone else goes crazy and freaks out, they relax and conserve energy for when it's needed.

I'm not too ticked that they're in the race though. They are fun to watch.

Disappointed with who was eliminated, though. I had so much fun watching them, they were very interesting. Sad to see them go.

Cheers...

bubba said...

hey kyle,

giving it second thought, i'm not so hung up on them (rombuh) being there. it's nice to see a couple who are enjoying themselves and not at each other's throats (at least not all the time).

it's interesting to see the reaction of the other teams towards them. they think for some reason that "survivor" strategies, eg. formation of alliances, backstabbing etc., works in amazing race. best they concentrate on avoiding elimination than gettin revenge.

i agree with you on the first eliminated team. can't get enough interesting teams in the race.