Not so Amazing contestants

Tom CollinsContributor ISeptember 29, 2008

So last night was the start of the Amazing Race. I’ve missed the last few for whatever reason, but managed to catch the first episode.

Not too bad. But i think it’s time to start asking people to pass a test before going on the show. The old Hippie couple (Anita and Arthur) would have been fun to watch, I think, if they could have made it anywhere. They were the last to get going at the start of the race, and never caught up. It was like the Tortoise and the Hare, except that there was no chance of them actually pulling out a fluke win.

These people have to be screened in advanced. It’s no fun to watch the first episode when you know what the outcome is going to be.

But for now, my money is on Nick and Starr, the brother and sister combination, to win it all. I think they’re both athletic and smart enough to do well in the challenges, and won’t have the baggage that married or dating couples have.