Who is also good at spelling errors is correct, Peter & Sarah were hopelessly lost, and after being hours behind the last team (and with no end in site) they were directed by producers to skip the tasks and get to the Pit Stop. I have wondered if they did the same for Paul & Amie back in season one, when they actually did lose all communication with them at one point.
It does get to be a safety issue allowing teams who are very tired, and very stressed to be operating motor vehicles. After point they do need to step in, and after all its always been when their elimination is already foregone.
I do agree that I want the best racing team to win, I generally don't care a bit about the makeup of the racers, young, old, fit, out of shape, male, female, racial makeup, or relationship.
I was just trying to point out that for many fans (based solely off of different web sites, which is hardly scientific), I think its something they really do care about.
To me its first and foremost a race. Its like watching the Boston Marathon. You know an athletic fit man is going to win, but there are so many great stories about any number of other racers who are out there competing. They don't have to win, to be winners.
And I think that is something that the race has to a degree lost. And yeah I would love to see an all female team win, or an older team win, but I feel casting has been staking the deck to make that more likely to happen. Which to me cheapens it a little.
Its one of the reasons I have loved how they have changed the last three seasons final episode. Instead of making it the easiest leg to win (with beginning and mid point equalizers) to allow teams to erase any mistake they have made. They start each team with a blank slate and you live and die off of your own performance. Several teams have had good leads (enough to get them the win) be completely erased near the end of the leg, which has allowed other teams to win. And I have always hated that, even if I liked the team that did end up winning.