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The Amazing Race
Why I Wanted Margarita to Win, by Beth Blakely: Looking back, I can now see what made me favor the separated parents to win. It sure wasn't Frank, so why was I rooting for them?
The Amazing Race: Who Really ‘Deserves’ the Million Dollars?, by Stacey Allison: Did Frank and Margarita "deserve" to win The Amazing Race? That has been a popular opinion on some message boards, but should the fact that they have a young child and that the Lawyers can potentially make more money in their own careers enter into it?
The Teams of Amazing Race: The Finale, by Charlie Reneke: Let's go back to the Amazing Race preview and see how good those predictions were. Also we'll take a look at how & when each team departed, and what the final moments were like.
The Amazing Race, Episode 13: And the Winner Is…, by Susan Schechter: It's neck and neck as two of the final three teams hit New York (and Team Guido is still back in Alaska deluding themselves into thinking they have a chance). Frank and Margarita live in NYC, so they have the advantage, right? Well...
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in The Final Leg, by Jeffrey Clinard: It will be the last episode and leg of the race. If teams don't think smart now, they're out. How has each of the three finalists done in terms of smart moves -- and not-so-smart moves?
The Amazing Race, Episode 12: Homeward Bound, by Susan Schechter: It’s the second-to-last leg, and they’re heading back to America (after a stop at the Great Wall). Will the lawyers or the separated parents pull ahead in a serious lead? Will Team Guido catch up? Who will win The Amazing Race?
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 11, by Jeffrey Clinard: What does it take to win The Amazing Race? Well, smarts is the best item, followed be maturity, and a willingness to do anything to win. What went wrong at what went right in the latest episode?
The Amazing Race, Episode 11: So Close But Yet So Far, by Susan Schechter: Perhaps the best Amazing Race episode ever (the only thing that could have made it better would have been a slightly different ending), this one sets up the final three and eliminates the last team from the race. It's down to the wire between the Guidos and the Frat Boys at the very end.
The Amazing Race, Episode 10: A Sinking Feeling, by Susan Schechter: It's the race for the final three -- or is it? In any event, the Frat Boys try to overcome the partial sinking of their kayak while the Guidos try to overcome the sinking of world opinion about them.
Something Fishy Is Going On, by Charlie Reneke: The seemingly hopeless Frank and Teresa are saved by a last second change of rules. The seemingly unbeatable Frank & Margarita are sideswiped by a well placed route marker. Something very strange is going on in Reality TV Land...
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 9, by Jeffrey Clinard: It seems like almost every team is starting to slip -- too many of them are simply not thinking smart. What were the dumb moves and the smart moves in episode 9?
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 8, by Jeffrey Clinard: This wasn’t an elimination round, and there was a bottleneck, so many teams got away with some not-so-smart moves. But others made decisions that could come back to haunt them next week. Who was smart? Who wasn’t?
What Americans Can Learn from The Amazing Race, by Jeffrey S. Countryman: While surviving in the middle of Africa is probably not terribly close to “reality” for most Americans, travel abroad certainly can be. The Amazing Race shows some of the problems Americans may encounter when traveling without knowing the lay of the land ahead of time. What can we learn from this show and the people on it?
Waxing Poetic on The Amazing Race, or: Advice to Lenny, by Susan Schechter: Poor Lenny, dragged halfway around the world by the woman he loves, only to be dumped at the end because of her Type A personality. Famous poets have often mused on love and loss, and some of their wisdom applies here.
The Teams of Amazing Race, Weeks 6 & 7, by Charlie Reneke: Since week 6 was not an elimination round, let's take a look at both 6 and 7 combined to see what each team did right and wrong.
The Amazing Race, Episode 7: The Chaos of India, by Alex Amorim: From Italy to India, the players faced the most frustrating leg of The Amazing Race so far. One couple makes a great use of a Fast Forward, while another reconsiders whether they should even be a couple anymore.
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 7, by Jeffrey Clinard: Given that the use of minutes can buy hours, what was smart and what wasn’t in this, the seventh episode of The Amazing Race? Did the separated parents do the correct thing in using the Fast Forward now?
Is Reality TV Getting Nastier?, by Susan Schechter: Watching the new batch of reality shows, it seems that the contestants are getting nastier. We’re not talking about the clever sort of “evil” that defined Rich Hatch, but a pure vindictive nastiness. Why is this happening?
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 6, by Jeffrey Clinard: There were no eliminations in week six, but people still jostled for position. Who made the smart moves, who made the dumb ones? And what did the separated parents do to earn a penalty?
The Amazing Race, Episode 6: The Evil Guidos, by Alex Amorim: Team Guido just keeps getting more and more evil. Will it come back to haunt them, or will the follow in the footsteps of the evil Richard Hatch? Only time will tell.
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 5, by Jeffrey Clinard: After two weeks of fate rather than brainpower eliminating a team, a weak team was eliminated due to their own behavior this week. Brainpower continues to be the deciding factor on this race around the world. What was smart, and what was not in week 5?
The Amazing Race, Episode 5: Use the Force, by Jeffrey Clinard: The teams ran around the Star Wars area, trying to use the force. But Paul and Amie didn't make it.
The Teams of Amazing Race, Week 5, by Charlie Reneke: A difficult hike through the desert left Paul & Amie eliminated. Although the finish to this week’s episode was by far the most obvious, the events leading up to it were very interesting. Let’s take a look at how each team has been doing.
Production and Contestants Make The Amazing Race Must-See TV, by Susan Schechter: From the breathtaking views to the various pairs of players, the production of The Amazing Race has excelled at almost every level. It has everything for riveting TV watching and is truly must-see TV.
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 4, by Jeffrey Clinard: This week showed you can play it smart and still have fate deal you a crushing blow. But that aside, it's only a matter of time before the smart segregate themselves out and get ahead of the pack. Who was smart and who wasn't in week four?
The Teams of Amazing Race, Week 4, by Charlie Reneke: The teams were off to Africa during episode four. An Alliance broke up. An Alliance was formed. One team gained a lot of ground. One team lost ground. One team is still behind. And, of course, one team is gone. Let’s check the leader board.
The Amazing Race, Episode 4: Nice Guys Finish Last, by Alex Amorim: As if we needed yet another reality show to prove it, the old saying is true. Nice guys do finish last. Sometimes it's because of strategy, but this time it was just dumb luck working against them. What happened to Frank and Margaretta -- and everybody else -- in episode 4?
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 3, by Jeffrey Clinard: The teams that moved up played it smart, those that didn’t, well, didn’t. Where did they go wrong? What kind of strategy has been working the best? And was it really necessary to sleep outside in the rain?
The Teams of Amazing Race, Week 3, by Charlie Reneke: There was quite a bit of change in the standings this week. Indeed, the team that had been in first last week won’t be showing up next week. Who went up, who went down, who went out, and why?
The Amazing Race: Thinking Smart in Week 2, by Jeffrey Clinard: Time is money -- and both can be gained by thinking smart in The Amazing Race. Some teams moved ahead due to smart moves. Others, such as the mother/daughter team, made some not-so-smart decisions that helped their competitors.
The Teams of Amazing Race, Week 2, by Charlie Reneke: How are the different teams on The Amazing Race shaping up? What's caused them to move ahead or drop behind? And where will they end up next?
The Amazing Race, Episode 2: Bad Guys Finish Last, by Alex Amorim: Alliances begin to form, and then break up again, as The Amazing Race enters its second leg. We find that there is justice here, though, as some of the worst sports end up finishing last.
The Amazing Race: An Early Look at Strategy, by Jeffrey Clinard: After only one episode, it's already obvious that some of the teams in The Amazing Race are strategically prepared and some are, well, fairly clueless. What's the best way to tackle this race? And how will each team do as time progresses? Finally, what is it with those frat guys?
The Amazing Race, Episode 1: Let the Bickering Begin!, by Alex Amorim: The race is on! The teams haven't even made it out of New York before a number of partners start bickering with one another. But they have to make it to Africa and then hit a number of different points. The last one to make it to the final stop of the episode is eliminated. Who will it be?
The Amazing Race: A Preview, by Charlie Reneke: The Amazing Race begins on CBS September 5. Now is your chance to get some preview information about the game, the players, and what the chances look like for each team (such as the teachers, shown to the right).
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