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Well, that would be my guess. I figure they will have at least one of the "keep racing" legs. The other could be part of a super finale episode, where they transition one leg to the other with no elimination. Technically it wouldn't really be non elimination since there are always three teams racing for the finish.

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My poor Mom is 80 and she has a very hard time keeping up. She's always complaining to me that she's lost track of the teams. I think that its good that they show what place teams are in because it helps keep track. Yes, I can understand how people could get dizzy from all the jumping back and forth of the teams. Alot of times Mom will watch a little while and watch something else, then go back and watch the last 15 minutes or so. As time goes when they get down to about 4-5 teams she goes back to watching the whole episode. She can keep up with alot less teams. During commercials she's always calling me to help her catch up with whats going on.... :blush:

I enjoyed last nights show.....there's several older people this season....I just don't know how long they're going to last. I think that anyone that goes on this show should be very fit, and the older you are the more fit you have to be. JMHO :pixiedust:

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TCS wrote:

I enjoyed last nights show.....there's several older people this season....I just don't know how long they're going to last. I think that anyone that goes on this show

I am not a fan of the TAR, but I do like how they cast the show most seasons. I generally like teams, the locations, and show is a great concept, The choppy MTV editing from start to finish makes me sea sick. :)

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I like the general concept of TAR, but don't like how they eliminate teams. Elimination should be on a point system based on what place they arrive (ie 1st place gets 100 points, 2nd place gets 90 points, 3rd place gets 80 points, and so on) After 2-3 pit stops, the team with the lowest points get eliminated from the race. Currently the way the TAR is played, a team could be the best team 5 weeks in row, but have a flat tire, make a wrong turn, miss a flight, and they get eliminated. A point system would keep them safe for at least 1 one round because they drop out 1st place, but not out of the race. A point system would ensure the best teams make it to the final leg of the race. Once they are at the final leg, then have it a winner-takes-all race to the end.

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So if a team has gotten first place 10 legs in a row, the final episode would be pointless to watch because we all know who would win. It's much more interesting having eliminations based on who is last to arrive.

Sure if it was a point system all the way to the end, my suggestion was to have it up to the final 4 (or whatever), then have winner-take-all-race to the end. I personally think a point system would make the game more interesting, at least for me it would be more interesting. Teams near the back would fight harder, and teams near the front might tend to get lazy thinking they are safer than they are. A well designed point system wouldn't allow for a single team to be safe from exiting the race if they lost two back to back legs, or be safe before the second to last leg.

I'm a smart guy, and I tend to think when they designed the game, they looked a various options, and decided that sudden death each round would work best on TV because it easy for the audience to understand; if your last, you go home.

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I'm a smart guy, and I tend to think when they designed the game, they looked a various options, and decided that sudden death each round would work best on TV because it easy for the audience to understand; if your last, you go home.

If it aint broke, then don't fix it. Echo, you have mentioned in the past, you are not a big fan of TAR. TAR has several emmys and is consistantly a fan favorite. The point system would be a more fair way of running the race, but nowhere near as exciting for viewers.

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It is sad......Africa has lots of natural resorces.....you're either very rich or very poor. No middle class. :( My brother has gone to Togo Africa many times with a medical team to help with the poor......he says the people are so poor, but they have big smiles on their faces, and they seem happy. He loves the people there.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was that easy to pan for gold. Africa has lots of gold, diamonds and other gem stones.

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