Its a HUGE catch 22. If RFF spoils it. Then CBS gets mad and the forum and blames the board for ruining the show and putting TAR in jep. for future seasons. But if they ruin it then its OK! and they will still blame someone else. Now CBS will blame all the ppl at the airport (fake qoutes, not a real statement) "why were they there, whos at an airport so late. its not our fault ppl fly in the morning." thats whay they will say hahaha
It isn't even that entirely.
It is that RFF loves the race first and foremost. And even though we are a spoiler board, we feel a great responsibility to ensure that the finale occurs unmolested. As a spoiler board, we sometimes DO have info that we feel should NOT be shared ahead of time. The Portland finale site was an example of this. We knew the exact MAT location ahead of time and chose NOT to reveal that info until AFTER the finale had safely been filmed, so that the race could finish in safety, and out of respect to the show.
And yes, RFF has known all week that San Fran was the Finale City, but chose, just as we did in Portland, to not reveal that info before the finale had safely been filmed.
But now, thanks to production's own carelessness, the cat is out of the bag.
I just hope that SF doesn't turn into the zoo Portland did.