TAR: Hockey players, roller derby moms, and the mullet to end all mullets

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by rfisher, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Aw. It's a shame to see Joey and Megan go, since they were so enthusiastic about the race, whereas Katie has constant bitchface about everything.
  2. shan

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    Oh no it wouldn't have caused them to be eliminated, but Hockey bros would have been $10,000 richer. You're right, Max and Katie would have been :lynch:

    I'm impressed with Roller Derby getting the tasks done, but I'm :( for You Tube.
  3. Catherine M

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    I agree, with the other two teams on that late flight, u turning anyone from the first one was useless. Best for Bates & Anthony to keep to the plan.
  4. Skittl1321

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    Oh I forgot About the money. I'd be okay with the anger for that!

    Strategy for u turns is rare though. It is almost always emotion.

    Katie must either be really rich or really tired. She barely cracked a smile at 10k.
  5. Lilia A

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    I've been watching this show long enough (since the very first season to be precise) to know that Mona and Beth had a long enough lead over Meghan and Joey to make up for traffic issues. I figured team Youtube was toast.

    We'll see who wins next week. To be honest, these alliances are a bit annoying. It's been going on for the last several seasons. I wish these people were a bit more competitive, it's a race after all and there can only be one winner. I miss the good old days of Colin and even Rob (Romber could be annoying, but they knew how to race and they did it all by themselves). Season 5 remains my favourite season.
  6. shan

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    I hate the alliances too. I was :rolleyes: when Joey said "Let's work together" when the two teams were searching for clues in the fireplaces.
  7. liv

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    I liked the enthusiasm of Joey and Megan. I wish the blondes had had more bad luck and would go next...

    As for the hockey brothers, well, last night I had a long dream I was racing with Bates as his partner, lol. What a funny dream :)
  8. skatesindreams

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    Do the teams know what the prizes are for winning each leg?

    Still rooting for the hockey boys.
    I don't like the "vibe" I get from Max/Katie.
  9. Skittl1321

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    I don't think they do. There has never been any mention of someone trying to win one, except "we have to finish first!"

    That said- for a number of seasons there have been prizes every leg, and generally good ones (no more easy share cameras). They know they will win something.
  10. shan

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    So I should look this up for myself, but just in case someone knows off hand. Which hockey bro is Anthony and which one is Bates? :)
  11. Catherine M

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    Bates has the long hair. Anthony has short hair and no front teeth (when he's not wearing his dentures).
  12. Prancer

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    The vibe I get from Max and even more so from Katie is that they are all about winning and defeating the unworthy pests who continue to somehow challenge them in spite of their complete superiority.
  13. skatemomaz

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    exactly! They have annoyed me with their superior attitude from day one.

    eta, since they performed rather abysmally to middle of the pack for most of the race, I'd say their attitude was somewhat delusional. Hoping Bates and Anthony take it all, and roller derby moms / country Barbies round out the top 3.
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  14. Lara

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    The speed bump almost seemed to help the Roller Derbys since it made them more focused on completing the tasks asap.

    Shame for team YouTube but they had a good run at least.
  15. Prancer

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    I expect that they have been telling themselves that they've just had some bad luck; otherwise they would have won every leg.

    A lot of pairs start the race with the attitude that they are the best and will and should win every leg because they are just that much better than everyone else, but it's usually been beaten out of them by this point.
  16. caseyedwards

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    I thought Katie was all about winning. "You won 10,000 dollars!!!" "We beat Bates and Anthony!!"
  17. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    When PL and I compete, she'll be the nice one and I'll be the "let's :kickass: one" Alliances are made to be broken when it's no longer convenient. We play to win.
  18. Prancer

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    I play to win. Who doesn't play to win?

    But there's a difference between looking at your competition and thinking, "That's who I have to beat. Bring it on, " and looking at your competition and thinking "THAT'S who I have to beat? They couldn't have pitted me against someone worthy of my efforts?"
  19. PrincessLeppard

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    I would have no issue U-turning anyone, especially if I knew they were right behind me.
  20. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    :lol: All those good sports who think all the kiddies should get to play. It is true that one shouldn't become complacent about one's opponents and take them for granted. That's how that silly hare lost the race.
  21. skatemomaz

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    I was screaming at the hockey brothers last night. They should have frickin uturned Katie and Max. Alliance be damned. For that matter Katie and Max should have uturned country Barbies
  22. purple skates

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    Just found out that the hockey boys played college hockey for Western Michigan and juniors for the Kalamazoo Wings. All the more reason for me to cheer for them. :)
  23. AnnieD

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    I absolutely loved this episode! It was so cool to actually see it set in places I know - I had a wee scream when I saw Linlithgow Palace appear at the beginning of the intro to Scotland (that's my hometown) but they didn't go there in the end. Still it was amusing enough listening to my friend scream at the idea of the last two teams being left to run around Craigmillar in the dark :scream: (slightly scary area of the city!) and then us both laughing hysterically about the teams trying to drive around the city centre and park the cars without getting lost, stuck in a one way street, stuck on a bus only road, or even worse lost in the middle of the tram-works of doom.

    I'm still rooting for Bates and Anthony to win. I like the Country Barbies too so I'd like to see them in second. Max and Katie have irritated me from the start and the roller derby mums... well, they lost it for me when they started slagging off haggis! I know it looked mingin' on the programme, but in our defence we don't actually cook them in intestines anymore - they come in a plastic bag now!
  24. Eden

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    TAR is one of my favorite TV shows!
    Today I have seen a TV commercial for Israel's version of the TAR. It will be season # 3.
    Thought to share it with you. :)
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  25. BaileyCatts

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    Dammit why I was taking a sip of my Coke when I read this! :rofl:

    Sorry to see You Tube go. I liked them. He was funny. Pretty much knew one of those two was doomed once they showed they were on a flight landing some 2+ hours later. Sort of anti-climatic for me after that.

    Gawd I hate Max & Katie!! While I want the Hockey Boys to win the most, I'll take anyone but Max and Katie winning please!
  26. allezfred

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    I'm hoping Max & Katie win! :EVILLE:
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  27. shan

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    Surprise, surprise. :scream:

    :p
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  28. genevieve

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    I'm sorry to see YouTube go - I really liked them, wish they'd gotten a better edit at the beginning (I just vaguely remember them as one of the original alliance teams, otherwise they didn't stand out).

    I get why Team Hockey and Max/Katie stuck to the plan - anyone from their alliance was going to still be in the game after that leg and who needs to make enemies at this point who may go out of their way to take you down? And I also see why they wouldn't waste the U-Turn. But it still sux and I don't want the top 3 teams to gang up on Roller Derby in the finale.

    Max and Katie seem like awful people to know in real life, but on tv they are somewhat redeemed by the fact that Max is a total dork who seems to need a gold star any time he does anything remotely competently, and Katie seems to save most of her disdain for the main she just promised to spend the rest of her life with. Aka, lots of opportunities to watch stuck up people get their comeuppance.
  29. Erin

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    I liked them too, somewhat surprisingly so. At the beginning, I found Joey way too over the top and Meghan didn't stand out at all, but Joey's enthusiasm for everything on the race endeared him to me and Meghan turned out to be a really sweet girl once we saw more of her.
  30. Bev Johnston

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    (I don't hate them.... :shuffle:)

    I'm glad Screech is gone. I couldn't take it. Meghan seemed nice, but Joey's attention ho-ing really got on my nerves.

    Disappointed and somewhat surprised that not one team pronounced Edinburgh correctly.
  31. purple skates

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    I found another article with a bit more detail. One played for Western Michigan and the other for Lake Superior State (in Michigan's Upper Peninsula).

    Anthony wants to be a firefighter when he stops playing (minor league) hockey:

    Bates was the one who played in the NHL and currently co-owns a bar:

  32. Habs

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    Me too, but I thought Bates and Anthony said it correctly when they got the first clue at the mat.
  33. Fridge_Break

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    Time for the finale!!! :cheer2:
  34. Catherine M

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    I'm kinda sad its the last leg as I've really enjoyed this season.
  35. PrincessLeppard

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    I would totally bog snorkel. Just so I could drop that into casual conversation. "I went bog snorkeling."
  36. PrincessLeppard

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    Why is Mona freaking out?? :confused:
  37. Fridge_Break

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    :slinkaway I hope someone completely biffs it going down the stairs with their tray of food... :lol:
  38. PrincessLeppard

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    And your wish is nearly granted. :p
  39. Catherine M

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    Poor Jennifer and Caroline are having the worst day ever.

    And the Roller moms are totally messing this up too.
  40. Fridge_Break

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    This may be the most poorly performed penultimate leg on TAR history :lol: