We are kind of shocked about who won The Amazing Race 23 if the spoilers that just came out are indeed true! We had placed our bets on an entirely different team walking away with the million dollar grand prize. According to the latest The Amazing Race spoilers, however, the racers that reportedly ends up in first place is probably the last team we would have picked to win it all.
If we’d had to place a bet on who wins The Amazing Race 23, we probably would have gone for Leo & Jamal. They’ve been strong all season long and they seem to have boundless energy. Throughout the season, they’ve been good at both physical and mental challenges. Plus, they’ve also gotten a very strong ‘edit’ throughout the whole show. Basically this means that they have gotten a lot of camera time and mostly been portrayed in a positive light, which sometimes foreshadows a team as the future winning racers.
We admit that we were not terribly sad about who went home on The Amazing Race 2013 last week. We’ve been waiting for Nicky and Kim to be booted off the show for weeks. They were just never really great at the game and we were just getting a bit tired of watching them say and do the same things every episode over and over. At this point though, we’re just not sure who we want to be the ones who got eliminated on The Amazing Race 23 next.
The problem is, there is just no particular team that we are really invested in being The Amazing Race 23 winners this season. Our favorites have already been eliminated and none of the rest of the teams really excite us that much. If we had to pick a team still in the race to win, we guess we’d have to sort of root for the Afghanimals because they are at least moderately entertaining.
Last week, Kim & Nicky escaped being the ones who got eliminated on The Amazing Race 2013 next by the skin of their teeth when it turned out to be a non-elimination leg. That kind of a save doesn’t happen twice in a row and they were facing big trouble tonight. Not only did they have to do a Speed Bump because they came in last in the previous leg but they also had a potential U-turn ahead to deal with as well.
Being the team in last place and with Double U-turn coming up, it was going to take a lot to make sure Nicky & Kim didn’t end up as the ones who went home in The Amazing Race 23 week 8. This was not an easy leg of challenges to deal with either. The teams were still racing through the United Arab Emirates this week, so that meant a lot of heat, choking dust and cultural confusion at every turn.
After all the drama the past few weeks, we were really looking forward to tuning in and finding out who was eliminated on The Amazing Race 2013 tonight. Let’s just put it this way, Tim & Marie are NOT our favorite racers this season and we were really hoping it would be them. The sooner we have seen the last of them, the better! Alas, Marie & Tim would not end up being the ones who went home on The Amazing Race tonight.
The six remaining teams travelled to Abu Dhabi tonight for yet another grueling set of challenges on the way to that hefty million dollar prize. The racers first had to rappel 200 feet off of the 9th floor of a building and then fly around a racetrack at high speed. Then it was on to a Detour of either replicating a platter full of different color dates, or putting together a traditional fishing trap.