Monday, May 10, 2010

The Amazing Race

I was disappointed in last night's finale. It started on a sour note, with Jordan being a jerk at the airport, and ended on a sour note with a stupid fight between Caite and Brandy. Frankly I thought the whole episode was kind of boring. The first team off the plane kept the lead the whole time. I'm not sure why they didn't have a detour (picking between two tasks) this week. Choosing the right detour can sometimes make or break a team's chances. Detours can allow some teams to surge ahead or give other teams a chance to make up some ground. None of that happened last night. In the end, I was glad that Brent and Caite didn't win, but bummed that it wasn't the cowboys. I think it was Jet who said that there are some things that are more important than money, and that he and Cord played with integrity and can leave the race with their heads held high. Money can't buy intelligence or honesty or humility or charm. Here's to you, Oklahoma cowboys, for already possessing the important skills in life that make you real, likable people! (And thanks, too, for reminding us of phrases like, "It's on like Donkey Kong.", "Oh my gravy!" and "Dag gummit!")


  1. I am with you!! Jordan actually may have won the race by "cutting in line" and then Dan getting the first class seats to get off plane first (I thought they couldn't sit in first class).

    And why no detour? That was strange! But all in all, it was a good season and I got to "meet" some entertaining people!

  2. Cutting in line didn't matter. Talking themselves into first class got them the lead they didn't give up.