Why exactly should seasons 6 and 9 be excluded.
Task and route wise they weren't the easiest season.
They did feature between them 3 teams that have a better race average then lets see, why every other team cast in the Amazing Race.
Persoanlity wise. Did they not cast some memerable characters? They certainly ddi do thee xtent that tehy have racers in both those seasons that frequently come up in any talk about the Race or racers.
Did they not have teams you liked? Well that is completely subjective. And of course every one has differnet teams they like.
For example, I may not have loved the Hippies, but they were exceptionally popular and ran performance wise the third strongest race out of all the teams in all seasons. They tied the number of wins a team as ever gotten in a official 12 leg race (Colin & Christie got 6 but they had officiallly 13 legs and if you break down the TBC into 2 seperate legs then Eric & Jeremy tie that 6 leg record and actually do it faster then COlin & Christie and have a considerable better race average then Colin & Christie.). They were characters that stood out personality wise, and they certainly weren't bland.
Though I do agree that they shouldn't be forced to include all seasons or give all seasons equal representation (which isn't happening in either of those cases). Since seasons 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 are getting according to rumors two teams from each season while Seasons 9 and 2 are getttingone, and 6 and 4 are rumored to have one, but it is possible that they don't have representation. And no team is represented in season 8 though they did actually originally consider that season.
As for Survivors while the ratings are down (which is typical most seasons tend to lose viewers then gain), I actually have liked this season better then many of the previous ones. THough I am not a big fan of survivor to begin with.
Rob and Brennan [LEFT OUT]
Frank and Margarita [LEFT OUT]
Nancy and Emily[ LEFT OUT]
Flo and Zack [Left Out]
Tara and Will [LEft Out]
Ken and G-Rod [LEFT out]
Millie and Chuck LEFT OUT
Kelly and Jon LEFT OUT
Jon and Al LEFT OUT
Chip and Kim [Left Out]
Colin and Christie [LEFT OUT]
Now replace Tian and Jaree, Season 6 Team, Danielle/Eric, David and Mary, Uchenna and Joyce, Jon Vito and Jill
And another theory. OSwlad and Danny had #2 on backpacks so they were second on starting line. I would think teams be introduced in seasonal order, so if thats true Kevin and Drew were left out too!!
People on the race were open about being discgusted with season 6, and season 9 was no winner.
I think AR should have went to its roots leaving all teams from seasons 6-10 out aside from Romber and Dustin and Kandice, the other 10 teams should have been from seasons 1-5.