The Amazing Race 9 HTF Challenge (entries closed)

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  1. Daniel Kikin

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    Welcome to The Amazing Race 9 HTF Challenge. Like in previous challenges, each person will get to pick one team who they think will win The Amazing Race. Like with the TAR8 challenge, in an effort to enable more participation in this contest, I will be setting up 2 leagues, so each team can be picked by two people (one in each league) as the race winner and those picks will be first come, first serve. Then pick three teams who you think will round out the final four teams, and these three teams will not be exclusive per participant, meaning the same team can be added to any final four. Points will be awarded if your team is wins The Amazing Race, in addition to having any of your final four teams (including your race winner pick) finish in second, third, or fourth place. Since there is no jury like on Survivor, that can't be part of the point scale, so to replace that I will award points to any team that uses a fast forward or a yield on another team. The points scale is as follows:

    First place (race winner pick): 25
    First place (final four pick): 20
    Second place: 15
    Third place: 10
    Fourth place: 5
    Winner of Individual Leg: 3
    Fast Forward: 3
    Yield: 3

    Here is the list of teams, more info can be found at the CBS The Amazing Race 9 website, along with the general HTF discussion thread here. I'll list each member on the first two lines, followed by a line with their relationship to each other and then a line stating where they're from. (Sorry, no ages and not everyone's occupations are listed on the CBS website so you'll need to check out the site for more info on each team.) As each team is picked, I'll denote the selection with a line in bold print above the selected team and I'll add the rest of the final four alphabetically below the race winner pick as each selection is posted:
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    American League
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    AnthonyC selected:
    Lake
    Michelle
    Married Parents
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    Yield

    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5)
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    Randy B A selected:
    Danielle
    Dani
    Childhood Friends
    Staten Island, New York


    Final Four:
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5), Fast Forward
    Joseph & Monica Fourth Place
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    Joseph S selected:
    BJ
    Tyler
    Best Friends
    California & Japan??
    Winner of Individual Leg (3)
    Fast Forward
    Yield


    Final Four:
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5), Fast Forward
    Fran & Barry Winner of Individual Leg
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    John Dhein selected:
    Ray
    Yolanda
    Dating
    Chicago, Illinois
    Winner of Individual Leg

    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5), Fast Forward
    Joseph & Monica Fourth Place
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    John
    Scott
    Lifelong Friends
    Boston & Cape Cod, Massachusetts

    ______________________________

    David
    Lori
    Dating
    Manhattan, Kansas

    ______________________________

    Daniel Kikin selected:
    Eric
    Jeremy
    Friends
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Winner of Individual Leg (5)
    Fast Forward


    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    David & Lori
    John & Scott
    ______________________________

    Chris_Morris selected:
    Fran
    Barry
    Married 40 Years
    Summit County, Colorado

    Winner of Individual Leg

    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5), Fast Forward
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
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    Lisa
    Joni
    Sisters
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida & Katy, Texas

    ______________________________

    Joseph
    Monica
    Dating
    Fayetteville, Arkansas??

    Fourth Place
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    Wanda
    Desiree
    Mother & Daughter
    Smyrna, Georgia & New York City

    ______________________________

    National League
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    tyler payne selected:
    Lake
    Michelle
    Married Parents
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    Yield

    Final Four:
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5), Fast Forward
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    Wanda & Desiree
    ______________________________

    Danielle
    Dani
    Childhood Friends
    Staten Island, New York

    ______________________________

    Patrick Sun selected:
    BJ
    Tyler
    Best Friends
    California & Japan??
    Winner of Individual Leg (3)
    Fast Forward
    Yield


    Final Four:
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5), Fast Forward
    Joseph & Monica Fourth Place
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    Ray
    Yolanda
    Dating
    Chicago, Illinois
    Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    John
    Scott
    Lifelong Friends
    Boston & Cape Cod, Massachusetts

    ______________________________

    Chris selected:
    David
    Lori
    Dating
    Manhattan, Kansas


    Final Four:
    Danielle & Dani
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    Wanda & Desiree
    ______________________________

    Travis_S selected:
    Eric
    Jeremy
    Friends
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Winner of Individual Leg (5)
    Fast Forward


    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    Fran & Barry Winner of Individual Leg
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    Fran
    Barry
    Married 40 Years
    Summit County, Colorado

    Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    Walter C selected:
    Lisa
    Joni
    Sisters
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida & Katy, Texas


    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    David & Lori
    Lake & Michelle Yield
    ______________________________

    Sebastien S selected:
    Joseph
    Monica
    Dating
    Fayetteville, Arkansas??

    Fourth Place

    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    Eric & Jeremy Winner of Individual Leg (5), Fast Forward
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    Robert A Fowkes selected:
    Wanda
    Desiree
    Mother & Daughter
    Smyrna, Georgia & New York City


    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler Winner of Individual Leg (3), Fast Forward, Yield
    Fran & Barry Winner of Individual Leg
    Ray & Yolanda Winner of Individual Leg
    ______________________________

    The 2 hour premiere airs Tuesday, February 28, at 9:00 PM, you can make any change to your final four until then. Good luck to all!
     
  2. Daniel Kikin

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    Sorry for the lack of info, the CBS website wasn't as helpful as usual. As always, have fun and good luck!
     
  3. Travis_S

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    Eric and Jeremy in National League
    Final Four: TBD
     
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    Would have taken Eric and Jeremy too. [​IMG] Thought about Fran and Barry as a thank you to G&M from before.

    I'll take BJ and Tyler - American League (A team worth rooting for if nothing else.)

    Remainder:
    TBA
     
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    I'll go with BJ and Tyler in the National League.

    Final Four picks:
    Ray and Yolanda
    Eric and Jeremy
    Joseph and Monica
     
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    Gotta go with Fran and Barry, their resume was very impressive.

    Final Four:
    Eric and Jeremy
    Ray and Yolanda
    BJ and Tyler

    National or American League is fine.
     
  7. Daniel Kikin

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    Chris, I put you in the American League, might as well fill that one up first...
     
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    I'll take Lake and Michelle in the American League.

    Final four:
    BJ and Tyler
    Ray and Yolanda
    Eric and Jeremy

    BTW, Daniel, this article has the last names, ages, and occupations of each contestant.
     
  9. Daniel Kikin

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    Thanks Anthony! I'll add in the info when I have a chance later on, not like I'm going too far today in this snow anyway. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll take Wanda and Desiree to win (National League)

    Final Four includes:
    BJ & Tyler
    Fran & Barry
    Ray & Yolanda
     
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    Joseph & Monica (National League)

    Final Four:

    Eric & Jeremy
    BJ & Tyler
    Ray & Yolanda
     
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    I will take:

    Danielle
    Dani
    Childhood Friends
    Staten Island, New York

    Final Four:
    BJ & Tyler
    Eric & Jeremy
    John & Scott

    Edit to add final four
     
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    If it is not too late can I change my final four?

    here is what I want:
    Final Four:
    Eric & Jeremy
    Joseph & Monica
    Ray & Yolanda
     
  14. Daniel Kikin

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    All set Randy, you can change them again as long as it's before the premiere...
     
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    Thanks Daniel. I was looking at your points scale and thought maybe there should be points awarded for winning individual legs. What do you think?
     
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    I'm glad you brought that up Randy, I was actually thinking about adding it in to the points scale after TAR8, always good to have more incentives [​IMG], but it slipped my mind, thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    Surely "Free Gas for Life" deserves a bonus too. [​IMG]One issue that might need clarification is what constitutes a "leg" given the many continuation episodes.
     
  18. Daniel Kikin

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    Good point Joseph, I'd say a pit stop officially contsititues the end of a leg, so a continuation episode wouldn't count at all while a 2-hour episode with 2 legs would have two winners (or one team coming in first twice).

    As for "Free Gas for Life", I'd almost penalize for that out of spite for them not having to pay for gas again!
     
  19. RAF

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    Daniel,

    I've added a "Spots Still Open" tag to the thread title to try to lure more participants. We're getting closer to the start of this. (I also added an "entries closed" tag to the Survivor Challenge Thread. Maybe that will get some people to register in this challenge here.) Hope that's o.k. with you.
     
  20. Brad Porter

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    I've participated in the challenge in the last several seasons, but the Family Edition was possibly the last straw and it has caused me to put the show on probation. I'll still tune in at the start (mostly because it looks like their starting at the Red Rocks amphitheater), but if I get a strong sense that they're still selecting participants and editing to overly showcase obnoxiousness and personality conflicts then I may not watch the whole season. I've grown tired of that stuff.

    And don't think that it was just the Family Edition that annoyed me. Whatever level of schadenfreude I've gained by seeing Colin, Johnathan, or the Weavers eliminated hasn't been offset by an equivalent level of... er... freude, I guess. [​IMG] I'm just weary of the Mark Burnett style of viewer manipulation.

    I'm not trying to threadfart here. I'm just posting so you know why someone who has faithfully participated in the past is sitting this season out.

    Brad
     

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