Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Amazing Race 2 (Winners-Chris & Alex)


11 teams of two with a pre-existing relationship raced around the world for the one million dollar prize. But along the way 8 teams were eliminated: Deidre & Hillary, Hope & Norm, Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, Cyndi & Russell, Mary & Peach, Gary & Dave and Oswald & Danny. And only 3 teams remained. Tara & Wil, Chris & Alex and Blake & Paige. But it was friends Chris & Alex who won the prize.


1. The shortest margin of victory of any season.
2. The latest the last Fast Forward has been used (Leg 11, tied with Season 4).
3. New countries visited: Brazil, Namibia, Australia and New Zealand
4. Most legs in Oceania in a season (4)
5. Least countries visited, besides Season 8 (8, tied with Season 13)
6. Only season besides Season 8 that didn't visit Europe
7. First season to give out speeding penalties
8. Most countries visited in Oceania in a season (2)

10. The exhilarating foot race to the finish line.
11. Oswald & Danny shopping while waiting for their flight out of Hong Kong.
12. The sheep Roadblock in New Zealand.
TAR2 Route Map

Leg 1: Pahrump, Nevada, USA >> Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
First Place: Tara and Wil
Last Place: Deidre and Hillary


Leg 2: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil >> Iguacu Falls, Brazil
First Place: Shola and Doyin
Last Place: Hope and Norm


Leg 3: Iguacu Falls, Brazil >> Cape Town, South Africa
First Place: Oswald and Danny
Last Place: Peggy and Claire


Leg 4: Cape Town, South Africa >> Windhoek, Namibia
First Place: Oswald and Danny
Last Place: Shola and Doyin


Leg 5: Windhoek, Namibia >> Bangkok, Thailand
First Place: Chris and Alex
Last Place: Cyndi and Russell


Leg 6: Bangkok, Thailand >> Chiang Mai, Thailand
First Place: Mary and Peach
Last Place: Chris and Alex


Leg 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand >> Hong Kong, China
First Place: Gary and Dave
Last Place: Mary and Peach


Leg 8: Hong Kong, China >> Sydney, Australia
First Place: Oswald and Danny
Last Place: Blake and Paige


Leg 9: Sydney, Australia >> Coober Pedy, Australia
First Place: Chris and Alex
Last Place: Gary and Dave


Leg 10: Coober Pedy, Australia >> Canterbury Plains, New Zealand
First Place: Blake and Paige
Last Place: Oswald and Danny


Leg 11: Canterbury Plains, New Zealand >> Auckland, New Zealand
First Place: Tara and Wil
Last Place: Oswald and Danny


Leg 12: Auckland, New Zealand >> Maui, Hawaii, USA
First Place: Tara and Wil & Blake and Paige
Last Place: Chris and Alex


Leg 13: Maui, Hawaii, USA >> Anchorage, Alaska, USA >> San Francisco, California, USA
WINNERS: CHRIS AND ALEX
Runners-Up: Tara and Wil
3rd Place: Blake and Paige



Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Amazing Race 2 (Teams)

11 teams of two with a pre-existing relationship raced around the world for the one million dollar prize. Participated in the second season of The Amazing Race, the cast featured twins, a mother & daughter duo, siblings, grandmothers, pastors, and childhood friends.


Hope & Norm - Married Parents

Mary & Peach - Sisters

Oswald & Danny - Best Friends

Deidre & Hillary - Mother / Daughter

Chris & Alex - Lifelong Friends

Blake & Paige - Brother / Sister

Tara & Wil - Separated Couple

Peggy & Claire - Grandmothers

Gary & Dave - Former Roommates

Cyndi & Russell - Pastors / Married Parents

Shola & Doyin - Twins



Survivor China (Castaways)


The 15th edition of the reality series strands 16 castaways in China's Jiangxi Province to vie for the $1 million first-place prize. Initially, everyone comes together in Shanghai before attending a Buddhist ceremony.



Next, the contestants are split into two tribes (Fei Long, Zhan Hu) and marooned on two islands on Zhelin Lake. By winning a reward challenge, tribes are allowed to kidnap an opposing player who brings a clue to the location of a hidden immunity idol at the camp.

The 16 new castaways for Survivor: China

Aaron Reisberger
a surfing instructor and bar manager from Venice, Calif.

Amanda Kimmel
a former pageant queen from Kalispell, Montana

Ashley Massaro
a professional wrestler from East Northport, New York

Chicken Morris
a chicken farmer from Marion Virginia

Courtney Yates
a waitress from New York City

Dave Cruser
a bartender and part-time model from Simi Valley, Calif.

Denise Martin
 a school lunch lady from Revere, Massachusetts

Erik Huffman
a musician from Nashville, Tennessee

Frosti Zernow
a professional traceur who practices Parkour and free-running entertainer from Chicago, Illinois

Jaime Dugan
a student from Columbia, S. Carolina

James Clement
a gravedigger from Lafayette, Louisiana

Jean-Robert Bellande
a professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada

Leslie Nease
host of a Christian radio show in Tega Cay, S. Carolina

Peih-Gee Law
a jeweler from Los Angeles (originally born in Hong Kong)

Sherea Lloyd
an elementary teacher from Atlanta, Georgia

Todd Herzog
a flight attendant from Pleasant Grove, Utah

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Amazing Race 1 (Winners-Rob & Brennan)


11 teams of two with a pre-existing relationship raced around the world for the one million dollar grand prize. However, along the way, 8 teams fell by the wayside - Matt & Ana, Kim & Leslie, Pat & Brenda, Dave & Margaretta, Paul & Amie, Lenny & Karyn, Nancy & Emily and Kevin & Drew. It was Lawyers/Friends Rob & Brennan who won the million dollars with separated parents Frank & Margarita finishing 2nd and life partners Joe & Bill finishing 3rd.


1. First season of The Amazing Race.
2. Only season to visit Africa on the first Leg
3. First time a team didn't place first after using the Fast Forward
4. Nancy & Emily are the only team to receive a 24-hours penalty for not completing the Detour in Leg 9
5. One of the only two seasons to not have all final three teams crossing the finish line.
TAR1 Route Map
Leg 1: New York City, New York, USA and; Johannesburg, South Africa and Songwe Village, Zambia 
First Place: Rob and Brennan
Last Place: Matt and Ana 


Leg 2: Songwe Village, Zambia >> Paris, France 
First Place: Pat and Brenda
Last Place: Kim and Leslie 


Leg 3: Paris, France >> Les Baux de Provence, France
First Place: Kevin and Drew
Last Place: Pat and Brenda


Leg 4: Les Baux de Provence >> Tunis, Tunisia
First Place: Joe and Bill
Last Place: Dave and Margaretta


Leg 5: Tunis, Tunisia >> Sahara Desert, Tunisia
First Place: Kevin and Drew
Last Place: Paul and Amie


Leg 6: Sahara Desert, Tunisia >> St. Agata Bolognese, Italy
First Place: Frank and Margarita
Last Place: Lenny and Karyn


Leg 7: St. Agata Bolognese, Italy >> Agra, India
First Place: Frank and Margarita
Last Place: Lenny and Karyn


Leg 8: Agra, India >> Bikaner, India
First Place: Kevin and Drew
Last Place: Nancy and Emily


Leg 9: Bikaner, India >> Krabi, Thailand
First Place: Rob and Brennan
Last Place: Nancy and Emily


Leg 10: Krabi, Thailand >> Pai Plong Beach, Thailand
First Place: Rob and Brennan
Last Place: Joe and Bill


Leg 11: Pai Plong Beach, Thailand >> Beijing, China
First Place: Frank and Margarita
Last Place: Kevin and Drew


Leg 12: Beijing, China >> Scotty Lake, Alaska, USA
First Place: Rob and Brennan
Last Place: Joe and Bill


Leg 13: Scotty Lake, Alaska, USA >> New York City, New York, USA
WINNERS: Rob and Brennan
RUNNERS-UP: Frank and Margarita
THIRD PLACE: Joe and Bill


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Amazing Race 1 (Teams)


Eleven teams participated in the first season of The Amazing Race, ranging from best friends to couples, and a mother and daughter duo.



Rob and Brennan
Lawyers and Best Friends

Frank and Margarita
Separated Parents

Joe and Bill
Life Partners

Kevin and Drew
Fraternity Brothers

Nancy and Emily
Mother and Daughter

Lenny and Karyn
Dating Couple

Paul and Amie
Engaged

Dave and Margaretta
Grandparents

Pat and Brenda
Working Moms

Kim and Leslie
Teachers and Roommates

Matt and Ana
Married