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Thu, 03-17-2005 - 1:02pm

First, it seems that everytime a team is first to the pit stop they get a trip to take after the race. They didn't say anything about a trip for the gay guys. Seemed strange to me. Should they have got a trip too?

Also, the boyfriends seem to think of nothing but Rob and Amber and beating them. I think all the teams feel that way but the editing shows the gay guys saying it more. We all know that Rob and Amber are the strongest team. Look at the posts. Everyone watching talks about Rob and Amber in every post. The producers know that so they play on it and put in the teams comments about Rob and Amber every chance they get. Why else do you think Rob and Amber got on the show?

I find Rob and Amber entertaining but I really don't like them. I hope they stick around for a while to see what Rob does next but I don't want to see them in the final 4. I like the brothers. They seem like a couple of cool guys who are very close and are having a great time in the race. They seem kind and don't fight like my two boys. The gay couple are also very entertaining if only because they are so stereotyped!!

Shannon

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Thu, 03-17-2005 - 2:13pm
I think last season was the first time they seemed to give away a trip after the end of every leg. I think I remember in earlier shows that fewer trips were given away. Also, it looks like American Airlines isn't a sponsor any longer (that's who the trips were through) that it's now Travelocity (????). So maybe the new sponsor isn't providing as many trips. And giving the girls $10,000 each for coming in first on the first leg was completely new as far aa I know.
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Thu, 03-17-2005 - 2:34pm

This was the first season that the winners of a leg were given money. In the past, it's ALWAYS been trips. Last season it seemed like they gave away a trip each and every leg, I don't remember it being like that in prior seasons. Freddy and Kendra ended up with something like 5 trips last season! Perhaps they're scaling down the trip giveaways this season? I don't know. I guess I feel like the first time someone comes in first place they should receive something as a bonus prize because let's face it, it's hard to run the race. However, I think the giving of multiple trips to the same team shouldn't happen.

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Wed, 03-23-2005 - 5:05pm

Here is my suspicion...they trip they were going to give them was to a beach washed out by the tsunami and at the last minute they couldn't so they just went with a cash reward instead.

DOes that coincide with what we know about when they filmed it?

Or, if that doesn't work, maybe the free trip fell through at the last minute for some other reason.

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Wed, 03-23-2005 - 8:39pm
Okay, so how come Rob and Amber have won two trips so far, and the boyfriends who came in first last week got nothing???????????????
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Thu, 03-24-2005 - 9:09am

I agree, when Rob and Amber came in first last night and got something again....I was thinking that this is only going to add more fuel to the boyfriends issues with them!!

It makes you wonder!?!?!?

xxxNancy

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Thu, 03-24-2005 - 10:30am

This is mostly a joke but... I think it's Karma. What goes around comes around for the gay guys.


Honestly, I don't know. Maybe they only give away trips on certain legs of the race and R&A just lucked out?? Maybe we should count to see if we see something consistant.

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Thu, 03-24-2005 - 10:36am

I was trying to remember if something had been given away on every leg except the one the boyfriends won. I know the girl got money the first leg, and Rob and Amber have gotten two trips. I thought there were only four legs so far. So that would be:

1st leg - Debbie and Bianca - $10,000 each
2nd leg - Rob and Amber - trip
3rd leg - boyfriends - nothing
4th leg - Rob and Amber - trip

Just seems a little strange to me.

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Thu, 03-24-2005 - 11:18am

You've got it right with your list.

FWIW, I don't remember AR giving away trips at the end of *each* leg of the race in past seasons. Lots of giveaways, but not to every single winner of each leg. I really think this was just luck-of-the-draw as far as the boyfriends are concerned. I'm sure we'll see others come in first w/o a special reward.

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Thu, 03-24-2005 - 11:31am

Like I said in a previous post, I think they gave away ALOT of trips last season. I know that Freddy and Kendra won quite a few, Kris and Jon won a couple, and Hayden and Aaron won a couple (I'm drawing a blank at other people who came in first since these 3 seemed to dominate - did Lori and Bolo come in first in one leg??). If you add up all their trips, it seems they gave away one trip at almost every leg.

It seems strange that out of 4 legs - they've given away trips for 3. I'm sure the boyfriends are irked about it now - especially since their enemies won two!

Does anyone remember where R&A are going on their first trip? I know this last one is to London.

This is interesting......

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Thu, 03-24-2005 - 11:39am

I sure hope you're right about there being more legs where the 1st placer winners don't get anything. If not, I'LL be mad (not to mention how the boyfriends will be feeling, lol).

It does seem like the last season more trips were given away than ever before.




Edited 3/24/2005 12:42 pm ET ET by luanne115481

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