I mean really. No offense to you kid. I can understand people not liking hte team (after all we all have different taste).
But they have had a lot of luck, a lot of bad luck.
1. First team ever pulled off a plane in the 11 seasons of the race (they conceivable could have finished first for that leg, but afterwards at best 5th.
2. One of two teams that with provided tickets to ever miss the provided connection, putting them 12 hours back (still finished hte tasks the 2cd fastest of the 6 teams).
3. Yielded Twice (only the 2cd time that has ever happened Weavers 1st).
4. Only team to ever be Yielded in a leg and have a penalty placed on that same leg, and even with penalty finished the leg faster then probably ever team (will have to check that out).
First off I am not a kid, I'm 22, thank you very much. And second that sure as hell is luck, they have been thrown every bad situation in the world and manage to get by week after week. That's luck if you ask me. I just think that Dustin and Kandice deserve to win. But even if you run a near perfect race, like the BQ's have, it doesn't matter because winning this show means you need to have a lot of things go your way. Bad luck or not, they are lucky because they have some how managed to stay around despite all the misfortunes.
Sorry about the kid comment.
But to me luck is a factor for things out of your control. Cabs who get you lost, getting yielded, getting bad info for navigation, plane problems outside your control.
Performance of tasks and being able to follow clues in my eyes are how well you perform, the things that you have the most control over.
And for instance the 2 biggest factors (or the two most common) factors in that are getting a bad cab (either a slow cab or one that takes you to the wrong place after saying they know it) and getting bad information from locals. But it both of those you generally have a the possability of being able to correct them. Take Dustin & Kandice who switched cabs in leg 11 (thats the correct thing to do) while Oswald & Danny kept the same driver they were having problems communiacting with (what you don't do). And generally those erors cost teams anywhere between 5 minutes to 1 or two hours.
See I consider Dustin & Kandice to be luckier.
For example in three legs (in a row) they didn't follow the instructions of the clue (their mistake, one they had control over). BUt they had good luck that they occured either right before equilizer's in two cases. And in the one where they skipped a route marker, right near the Pit Stop (less then 5 miles). Can you imagine if that same error occured at the start of a leg, or even at the start of their new destination city. Or if Phil required tehm to go back and actually perform the task in order.
Basically to me are Eric & Danielle still in the race because of luck or in spite of luck?