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TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« on: September 09, 2009, 07:41:08 AM »
Herbert and Nathaniel
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Herbert Lang (32); Nathaniel Lofton (28)
Hometown: Brinkley, Ark. / New Orleans
Occupation: Harlem Globetrotters
Relationship: Teammates

Their athletic talent brought these two friends together five years ago when they met at the Harlem Globetrotters training camp. While getting to know each other, Herbert and Nathaniel discovered that their occupation and need to entertain others were not the only things they had in common.  They both live in Louisiana, have two children and shared the same college basketball coach.  

Recently, Herb and Nate lost one of their best friends and teammate, Chris Richardson, who passed away in December — and both continue to struggle with that loss.  The three were commonly referred to as the "three amigos" throughout their inner circle.      

Herbert believes he can get along with anyone on the planet and that he brings joy and laughter to all corners of the globe. Standing at 6'3," Herb is known among his colleagues as "Flight Time."  Nathaniel, who goes by the name "The Big Easy," towers over the competition at 6'9," and admits to being worried that seating could present a problem on some of the flights.  

Both have traveled extensively with the Globetrotters. Herbert has traveled to over 60 countries, and Nathaniel has traveled to over 30 countries. Despite their love of exploring new places, and their extensive knowledge of other countries, they're eager to see how well they can travel together when it is just the two of them.  

Even if their fancy footwork does not translate to winning the $ 1 million prize, they both are confident that their relationship will remain the same regardless of where they end up in the Race


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Re: TAR15: Herbert and Nathaniel -Teammates
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 09:02:06 AM »
The Amazing Race 15 - Meet Herbert and Nathaniel

 
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 02:24:27 PM »
Nice guys, I am sure they will run a clean race! Hope they go far!
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 08:52:45 PM »
I bet their camera and sound guys hated them, could imagine trying to keep up with them?  :lol:
Good luck Herb and Nate  :keeta:, "GlobeTrotters," how fitting :touche:

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 09:01:48 PM »
they he is tall team in race


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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 10:53:13 PM »
Rooting for them as one of my top favorites! I think they have what it takes to win.
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009, 01:06:43 AM »
Love by basketball association!

I saw the globetrotters in action once in Melbourne (At the state Netball and Hockey center, oddly enough)

I finally get my non-actor-yet-still-entertainment-industry team!

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2009, 08:41:06 PM »
For now it's still slanting towards dislike for me for this team. They are competitive basketball players and definitely will bring alot hell more competition to the race.

Final 3 material, looks boring to me.. hopefully they don't win.
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 09:34:32 AM »
i think this team in aphla male

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 01:13:58 PM »
This is the third Africa All Males team.. Hope they go far.. They are athletics, know the world.. So there is an advantage they will win it.. Who know??

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 02:14:22 PM »
Nice article!

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Centenary Grad Takes Part in "Amazing Race" 
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            Release: 09/10/2009
 

Herb Lang and Nathaniel Lofton 
 
SHREVEPORT-He has traveled the world entertaining crowds around the country and around the world with his teammates. Soon he will be traveling with only one of those teammates and together take part in one of the greatest road trips of their lives.
Herb Lang, a 1998 graduate of Centenary College and member of the Harlem Globetrotters, and fellow teammate Nathaniel Lofton will compete against 11 other teams on the CBS program, The Amazing Race 15.

Lang attended and played basketball at Centenary College, graduating in 1998 with a degree in health sciences and physical education. The oldest of nine children, he went on to star at Centenary College, where he was a first-team all-conference selection and a conference scoring champ. During his senior year at Centenary, he won the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Slam Dunk Contest. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to the Harlem Globetrotters training camp in 1999 and will soon begin his 11th year with the team.

According to the teammates, their athletic talent brought the two friends together five years ago when they met at the Harlem Globetrotters training camp. While getting to know each other, Lang and Lofton discovered that their occupation and need to entertain others were not the only things they had in common.  They both live in Louisiana, have two children and shared the same college basketball coach.

Recently, they lost one of their best friends and teammate, Chris Richardson, who passed away in December - and both continue to struggle with that loss. The three were commonly referred to as the "three amigos" throughout their inner circle.

Lang believes he can get along with anyone on the planet and that he brings joy and laughter to all corners of the globe. Standing at 6'3," he is known among his colleagues as "Flight Time." Lofton, who goes by the name "The Big Easy," towers over the competition at 6'9," and admits to being worried that seating could present a problem on some of the flights.

Both have traveled extensively with the Globetrotters. Lang has traveled to more than 60 countries, while Lofton has traveled to more than 30. Despite their love of exploring new places, and their extensive knowledge of other countries, they're eager to see how well they can travel together when it is just the two of them.

Even if their fancy footwork does not translate to winning the $ 1 million prize, they both are confident that their relationship will remain the same regardless of where they end up in the Race.
 


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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 07:11:13 PM »
I love their "we have been good friends forever dynamic. And "Don't make excuses, make a CHANGE" should be their motto!

And I especially love that they applied because they like TAR, and weren't recruited! :jumpy:

Will be fun to see them in action!
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 07:12:26 PM »
I love their "we have been good friends forever dynamic. And "Don't make excuses, make a CHANGE" should be their motto!

And I especially love that they applied because they like TAR, and weren't recruited! :jumpy:

Will be fun to see them in action!

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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2009, 07:24:32 PM »
I know zach! I am sure they appreciate your rooting for them!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2009, 07:26:04 PM »
they remind of andre and damon

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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2009, 08:14:11 AM »
I actually kind of like them for now but who knows, they might turn out to be really aggresive and too competitive for my liking. But we'll see.
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2009, 12:10:28 PM »
I actually kind of like them for now but who knows, they might turn out to be really aggresive and too competitive for my liking. But we'll see.

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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2009, 02:53:42 PM »
They remind me of Jen and Kisha and it's not a good thing  (:;)

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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2009, 05:41:57 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2009, 09:07:02 AM »
Guess they'll be the physical contenders of this season, but hopefully they're more of the Derek and Drew than the Eric and Jeremy. I'm feeling kinda positive about them right now, they don't give me the typical arrogant alpha-male-team feeling.
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2009, 05:34:17 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2009, 01:46:12 AM »
should be interesting to see how this team does. they are obviously in good shape and world traveled. I'm so ready for the amazing race to start.

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2009, 05:22:45 PM »

Primetime Emmy 61 Red Carpet Interview - Herbert Lang and Nathaniel Lofton
 

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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2009, 06:20:08 PM »
Heee...Nate's favorite show lately was BB!! :faint:
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2009, 06:55:18 PM »
YUM!!

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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2009, 12:16:12 AM »
On the Emmy Show:

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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2009, 04:33:01 PM »
 
New Orleanian goes from public housing to Globetrotters and on to 'Amazing Race'
By Dave Walker
September 26, 2009, 5:00AM

Nathaniel Lofton’s personality spark was unmistakable, even back in college.

"The Amazing Race"
Sunday, 7 p.m., Channel 4
 

“He always was that type on the floor,” said Roman Banks, Southeastern’s associate men’s basketball coach. “He’d block a shot, (then) give people in the stands a high five. He always had showmanship.”

Starting tonight, the nation gets to sample some of that high style, as Lofton and his Harlem Globetrotters teammate Herbert “Flight Time” Lang take on 11 other teams in the CBS reality-TV series “The Amazing Race.”

The trek starts in Los Angeles and eventually winds through eight countries during 21 days.

The competing teams — playing for a $1 million prize — comprise the usual reality-TV mixture of good and evil.

Sweet young couples and a former Miss America occupy one end of the likeability spectrum.

On the other end: two conniving professional poker players and a blowhard lawyer who apparently can’t utter any statement without first saying, “I’m a lawyer.”

So Lofton – whose Globetrotters nickname is “Big Easy” — and Lang are a team to cheer for without reservation.

Semi-spoiler, though the competition’s first foreign destination is mentioned in listings log-lines: The title of tonight’s two-hour premiere episode — actually a line uttered by Lang referencing his 6-foot-9 partner — is, “They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street.”

A graduate of L.E. Rabouin High School, Lofton came of age in public housing in Central City — the Guste Apartments — and had returned to his hometown after college at the time of Hurricane Katrina.

According to his official Globetrotters bio, Lofton and friends pushed a pickup truck full of folks out of peril after the levees broke. From there, he landed in Houston.

And from there, with the Globetrotters.

“The Globetrotters have been around for a long time,” Lofton said. “As far as basketball, they introduced it to a lot of people. Seeing it on TV, it was a different type of basketball. I saw the comedy, but I also realized how good they were as athletes.

“It was a dream for me to play professional basketball. For me to be in the Globetrotters, that’s amazing, especially for me, being from New Orleans and growing up in the projects.”

Watching Louisiana locals on reality TV can sometimes be a cringe-inducing experience, even for contestants watching after-the-fact.

Not so here, at least based on a preview disc of the season premiere double episode.

“I don’t fake like I’m nice,” Lofton said. “You are what you are. As I say on the show, what you are and who you are is going to come out no matter what. You can’t hide it. I’m naturally a good person. I’m naturally a nice dude. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be able to be a Globetrotter from the start. It was easy for me to be myself.

“I’m looking forward to watching it. If you represent yourself, if you represent your family and you represent your organization, it doesn’t matter how something is perceived. Only so much can be done. If you can handle yourself well, it doesn’t matter how it’s shown on TV. It’s going to come across well if you handled yourself well.

“I’m ready for anything to be seen.

“My nickname is Big Easy. Everything I’m doing is representing New Orleans. I couldn’t have that name if I didn’t go through what I went through coming up in the city.”

Lofton visited his New Orleans home last week between a cameo promotional appearance on CBS’s Emmy Awards telecast and departing for the Globetrotters preseason training camp.

“It was my first time doing the awards thing. It was cool,” Lofton said of the Emmys, for which he and Lang were involved in a brief sight-gag. “(Host) Neil Patrick (Harris) did a great job. It moved well — not too many dead spots. Everybody was nice. It was cool.”

After the two-week camp, Lofton, age 28, will depart with his teammates on tour. Typically, the Globetrotters travel nine months of each year (with two units on the road at a time), and Europe is one of the organization’s destinations during the upcoming season.

It’s a life that likely once seemed so distant to Lofton, who didn’t advance to college ball right out of high school, instead working at Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter as an oyster-shucker and food server.

But he worked his way back onto the court, first at Independence (Kan.) College, then Arkansas-Fort Smith, then Southeastern.

Now, with the Globetrotters, he’s attained one of the marquee positions in all of popular culture – the “Showman” position once occupied by icons Meadowlark Lemon, Geese Ausbie and Sweet Lou Dunbar. The Showman wears a microphone during games, triggering comedy bits, dishing dunks and directing the trademark. Globetrotter weave from the top of the key.


Dunbar, who last season mentored Lofton in the Showman slot, said Lofton has the potential to join the ranks of the team’s all-time greats.

“It’s hard not to like Big Easy,” Dunbar said. “The kid is very humble, and he’s enjoying what he’s doing. He’s just that kind of guy, which makes him a great Globetrotter. “Let me tell you, the kid did a great job.”

Without divulging any specifics about his pre-taped “Amazing Race” season, Lofton said his barnstorming basketball experience served him well.

“Certain things you’re going to come across as a Globetrotter and doing the traveling — what to eat, what not to eat; how to prepare myself for sleep — it helps somewhat,” he said. “Definitely, it was harder than I expected. It was super-fun, but yes it was harder than I expected it to be.

“I went into the game respecting it. I knew it was going to be hard, but I respected it from the jump. When it got hard, I was prepared for it.”

Southeastern’s Banks won’t be surprised by Lofton’s cool approach to adversity on the road.

“He’s always been a guy who’s kind of out there on his own, but took care of his business,” Banks said. “He was a mature-type guy.”

At Southeastern, “Everybody knew who he was, the big guy walking across campus,” Banks continued. “In a two-year span at Southeastern, he took the program (from one) that wasn’t going anywhere (to) a program that’s respectable today.

“When you think about the type of charm he had on campus, and take his basketball — a little trash-talking, laughing and joking, pushing his teammates — then you see him as a Globetrotter.

“When you take him as a Globetrotter and see how successful he’s been and what he enjoyed doing, then take him to a reality show where his personality now can be seen nationally, you really find out what type of guy this young man is.

“Coming out of the projects of New Orleans, a lot of people thought he wasn’t going to amount to too much. But he kept working at it ... and his personality was great. It’s just a great story to tell people.

“When you look at Nathaniel Lofton and you talk about people in despair, you can tell youth you can be anything you want to be and all you have to do is look at Nathaniel Lofton.”

TV columnist Dave Walker appears every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in the Living section. He can be reached at dwalker@timespicayune.com or 504.826.3429. Comment or read past columns and new blogs at NOLA.com/tv.



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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2009, 07:42:59 AM »
I really like this team.  The Globetrotters do a lot of good work and these two seem to have good spirits so far.

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« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2009, 11:45:06 AM »
Just a ponder..

Why CBS use their nickname instead of Herbert and Nathaniel??

Their nick so long and weird..
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« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2009, 01:27:58 PM »
Perhaps they had to have the Globetrotters permission to do this? If so, the org may have preferred they use their Globetrotter names.
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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2009, 02:50:49 PM »
I really like this team.  The Globetrotters do a lot of good work and these two seem to have good spirits so far.
They are truly Southern Gentlemen & funny and I enjoyed watching them more than I thought I would, I really couldn't get a feel for them. I love them and think they are one of the fan favorites  :hearts:

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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2009, 06:04:48 PM »
Perhaps they had to have the Globetrotters permission to do this? If so, the org may have preferred they use their Globetrotter names.
I think that's the case. Globetrotters spend a lot of time and money to establish their on-court personas and I believe they wanted CBS to use their on-court names.
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« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2009, 12:55:28 PM »
Enjoyed watching these two a lot and think they will be pretty entertaining.   Hope they go far!

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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2009, 06:31:37 PM »


I just found this on CBS Youtube

Who would have thought that two of the Harlem Globetrotters would make it this far on The Amazing Race and have so much fun doing it?! Catch all their adventures Sundays at 8pm on CBS!


 

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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2009, 09:03:56 PM »
Gotta love them!! :hearts:

They are playing a great game!! AND making it fun for us to watch!
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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2009, 09:51:49 PM »
Who would have thought that two of the Harlem Globetrotters would make it this far on The Amazing Race and have so much fun doing it?! Catch all their adventures Sundays at 8pm on CBS!

They ask really strange questions. "Who would have thought"...me, that's who! Even without spoilers, anyone could have easily guessed they would go far.

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2009, 10:04:39 PM »
They are called GLOBE Trotters afterall  :lol:
And Happy Belated Birthday to Flight Time  :hbday: :party:

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2009, 05:21:04 PM »
They are called GLOBE Trotters afterall  :lol:
And Happy Belated Birthday to Flight Time  :hbday: :party:

About 3 months belated. :funny:

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2009, 06:02:30 PM »
But its the thought that counts  :lol:

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2009, 07:27:46 AM »
I would think that FT/BE should be on Bonnie Hunt today..........havent looked at any schedules......just the normal thing after elimination.
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2009, 09:45:09 AM »
Yes they will be on, as a matter of fact Bonnie had them listed on her schedule before they were eliminated.
And while I'm here, I don't think of the Globies as quitters, they are good racers and they added a lot of entertainment to the show :<3


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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2009, 12:12:18 PM »
Excellent Interview!!

Exclusive: 'Flight Time' Lang, 'Big Easy' Lofton talk 'The Amazing Race'

   
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/30/2009

Nathaniel "The Big Easy" Lofton claims he correctly unscrambled the letters to spell "Franz" during a Roadblock task but was so confused by that point that he couldn't keep track of if he had already guessed it as an answer or not.

 
The 28-year-old from New Orleans, LA and his Harlem Globetrotters teammate Herbert "Flight Time" Lang, a 32-year-old from Brinkley, AR, decided to take a four-hour penalty that they were never able to overcome and thus became the ninth team eliminated from The Amazing Race's fifteenth season during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.

On Monday, Flight Time and Big Easy talked to Reality TV World about why the Roadblock task was so confusing; what went into their decision to take the four-hour penalty; whether they have any hard feelings towards "Brothers" Daniel and Samuel McMillen; and how one contestant's fears opened the door for them when hope was all but lost.
 

 
Reality TV World: Big Easy, how surprised were you really when Dan decided not to give you the word during the Roadblock task?

Big Easy: I was surprised for like a second-and-a-half and then realized it was Dan, so it was back to reality quick. It was part of his strategy and it was a good deal on his part -- there was nothing mean about it. He wasn't obligated.

Reality TV World: You said that you would have given him the answer had you gotten it first, but is that something you really would have done given you were competing for a spot in the final leg?

Big Easy: Yeah, I would have because the other team wasn't there yet -- ["Married Couple" Ericka Dunlap and Brian Kleinschmidt] -- also we think, as we said, that we can beat the teams if it gets to a foot race. It was the beginning of that leg and I think if we had gotten to that next part -- pushing the [Golem statue as part of a Detour task] -- me and Flight Time, physically, we would have knocked that out quick. So I probably would have given it to him.

Reality TV World: Were there any clues in the museum that might have tipped you off that the answer might have been "Franz," Kafka's first name?

Big Easy: Not that I know of. Looking back on it, there were over 200 phones ringing at the same time and there wasn't any clues at all.

Reality TV World: What exactly did the clue tell you about the word you were trying to unscramble, did it even tell you it was a person's name or mention Kafka at all?

Big Easy: No. I can't remember exactly. I don't want to lie to you, but I think it was like a local thing. That's all it said.

Reality TV World: You commented at one point that you started to get confused since you weren't keeping very good track of the letter combinations you had already tried. Do you think that played a large role in your inability to solve it?

Big Easy: I think that was my demise. I actually wrote the word "Franz" down on the paper, but I didn't transfer it to the sheet that I had to transfer it to to get the people to look at it, to okay it. Maybe I thought I did, maybe I thought I didn't -- I got confused with it. I didn't know that was actually the word, but then I thought I already went up with it.

Reality TV World: When Brian arrived you told him you had been there for about two-and-a-half hours. How much time total do you think you spent in the museum trying to complete the Roadblock?

Big Easy: Total? With the four hours, maybe seven or eight hours.

Reality TV World: So that's with the four-hour penalty?

Big Easy: Yeah, with the penalty -- maybe three-and-a-half or four without.
Reality TV World: When did the option of taking the four-hour penalty begin to cross your mind?

Big Easy: As soon as Brian received [the clue after completing the Roadblock], I figured it was cold outside and I didn't get it in three-and-a-half hours, it makes no sense to take another three-and-a-half hours not to get it and then maybe take a four-hour penalty after that, because that's 12 hours. It would leave Flight Time in the cold for 12 hours! I didn't think that was fair to him. I just didn't do it. I just didn't get it done. There was no reason for him to suffer anymore.

Reality TV World: Once you decided to take the four-hour penalty and knowing the previous leg was non-elimination, how confident were you that you'd be able to avoid elimination?  Were you just really hoping one of the other teams would make a big mistake?

Big Easy: Yeah. As you can see in previous episodes, no one's saying that the next thing is going to be any easier. We felt, "Okay, we take the penalty and maybe somebody makes a mistake like we did on that obstacle." We kind of figured the next thing was going to be something physical and we figured if we can catch up with them, then we can do what we do.

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LOTS more here: http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-flight-time-lang-big-easy-lofton-talk-the-amazing-race-10018.php
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2009, 05:12:33 PM »
Will Flight Time leap from 'The Amazing Race' to 'DWTS'?
December 2, 2009 |  1:03 pm
 He may not have won the $1 million, but could "Amazing Race" also-ran Herbert "Flight Time" Lang be redirecting his competitive sights to a shiny Mirrorball trophy instead?

The just-eliminated Flight Time (pictured, left), of the "Race's" popular Harlem Globetrotters team of Flight Time and Big Easy, cracked open the possibility of outfitting himself in glittery face decals and sequins when asked by EW.com if there was a chance that he could show up on another reality show. "I feel like I can do anything now," he responded. "I enjoy watching 'Dancing With the Stars' and I think I’m a pretty good dancer."

ABC itself doesn't comment on potential casting choices. But I think Flight Time would be a great addition to the "DWTS" family. First of all, he fulfills that requisite sports quotient. Plus, he's so darn likable: The man is a Harlem Globetrotter, for crying out loud -- those guys eke out goodwill just by spinning basketballs on their index fingers. Not only that, Flight Time himself was a congenial, stand-up guy during his "Race" run, which no doubt only won him more fans. He has patience in spades and doesn't take himself too seriously. Finally, need I mention that this guy's got rhythm? Remember how he got down when they had to do that Swedish farmer dance? And those awesome arm extensions he showed off to the music of "Don Giovanni" during the recent opera challenge? Methinks he and Edyta could make a good team -- no offense to Big Easy, of course. (Though she, being Polish, would also probably have heard of fellow European Franz Kafka, and most likely would have been able to unscramble his first name during a challenge.)


—Allyssa Lee

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/12/will-flight-time-leap-from-the-amazing-race-to-dwts.html

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2009, 03:27:15 PM »
Will Flight Time leap from 'The Amazing Race' to 'DWTS'?
December 2, 2009 |  1:03 pm
 He may not have won the $1 million, but could "Amazing Race" also-ran Herbert "Flight Time" Lang be redirecting his competitive sights to a shiny Mirrorball trophy instead?

—Allyssa Lee

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/12/will-flight-time-leap-from-the-amazing-race-to-dwts.html

How does 4th Place qualify a team as an "also-ran?" I could see maybe 8th or lower being in that category, but 4th? ???

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2009, 12:41:23 PM »
Herb was very enthusiastic about the possibility of DWTS when we spoke in NYC. 

What do y'all think? Like the idea??
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2009, 01:32:30 PM »
Herb was very enthusiastic about the possibility of DWTS when we spoke in NYC. 

What do y'all think? Like the idea??

Don't see that happening....networks are really funny about sharing the stars. I think he's under contract with CBS for a year. I may be wrong, though!

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2009, 01:41:38 PM »
ABC owns part of TAR...not sure I see a conflict.
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2009, 02:18:22 PM »
ABC owns part of TAR...not sure I see a conflict.

Oh I didn't know that. How can two networks co-own a show?

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2009, 02:49:32 AM »
AUDITION VIDEO:  :hearts:



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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2009, 06:07:25 AM »
ABC owns part of TAR...not sure I see a conflict.

Oh I didn't know that. How can two networks co-own a show?

I am not sure that ABC does own any part of the Amazing Race U.S. However, Disney (not I believe its ABC subsidiary) owns a big piece of Amazing Race Asia. I have no idea why.
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2009, 04:57:19 PM »
AUDITION VIDEO:  :hearts:

Ooooh, nice! I love seeing the team's audition videos!

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2009, 01:07:40 PM »
ABC owns part of TAR...not sure I see a conflict.

Oh I didn't know that. How can two networks co-own a show?
Disney/ABC owns the syndication and worldwide rights. CBS has the network TV rights. Two different things.
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2010, 07:19:11 AM »
Is it me or did I just saw them at Majide I Survived A Japanese Gameshow Season 2 Episode 1? They were with the Globetrotters squad.  :hearts:

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2010, 08:11:57 AM »
They were there!

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2010, 10:25:30 AM »
Herb says it's ok to share so he, Nate and Sam/Dan played ball last night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO....group pic before they went out to play...

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2010, 11:24:43 AM »
Herb/Nate & Sam/Dan playing ball....










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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2010, 12:05:00 PM »
Amazing photos Will, thank you for posting and thank you to the photographer for sharing  :hearts:

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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2010, 08:18:36 AM »
Amazing Race Stars Big Easy & Flight Time to Reunite With Poker Players Maria & Tiffany
(PHOENIX, Jan. 25, 2010) – Harlem Globetrotters stars Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang, top-four finishers on the recently-completed 15th edition of the CBS-TV reality hit “The Amazing Race,” will reunite with fellow cast members, the female poker pair of  Maria and Tiffany, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, during the Globetrotters’ performance in Las Vegas, Nev.

from http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/news/index.html?article_id=211
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Re: TAR15: Herbert Lang & Nathaniel Lofton -Teammates
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2010, 09:32:20 PM »
Flight Time and Big Easy are going to play in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
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