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GLOBE-TROTTERS Expert jugglers Kim and Nicky have baseball husbands at home and softballs in their shirts.
7th place: Leo and Jamal, cousins and self-proclaimed "Afghanimals" whose parents came over to America from Afghanistan. I'm sorry to report that so far, these guys are annoying -- and kind of obnoxious to boot, repeating "In a race in a race" and "My wife is pregnant" as they rushed off the second leg of their flight. Seriously, guys? In the fixed walkway? Save it for a Detour or something!
"We let girls beat us," pouted Jamal after the girls brought it to Leo's attention that he should have been collecting the fish himself. Get used to it, buddy!
8th place: Jason and Amy, self-satisfied daters from Boston. He rowed crew in prep school; she's a former Miss Rhode Island. "When we're firing on all cylinders, nothing can stop us." Excuse me while I nap.
9th place: Tim and Danny, best friends and oil field operators from small-town Oklahoma. Nice, honest guys. They work 70-90 hours a week -- yikes! Tim has a sick wife and Danny has two daughters, "so we're just so hungry," Danny said. Can someone get these guys a granola bar or something? Does the all-new Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid come front-loaded with snacks?
Tim mentioned the money and what his family could do with it a few more times during challenges, and ehhhh. Maybe cut that out. Once per episode is more than enough; once per segment and I may start to dislike you.
10th place: Brandon and Adam, long-haired best friends of 22 years who live in the woods (sometimes in the same bathtub) in northern California. They'll get naked at the drop of a hat, which could save them game-changing slivers of time on the race. They're really good at hugging each other in taxis, so I'm glad they get to stick around.
Next week: The teams "crack up" and "strip down" -- there's bikinis in a pit of muddy water. What would the Baseball Husbands say?!
Are you into the Race so far? Did you love the way Phil yelled "dusty streets"? And is anyone rooting for Marie to fail in at least one way just so Tim can have irrefutable proof that it could happen?