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Re: TAR 19 Contestant Speculation and Spoilers
« Reply #425 on: September 19, 2011, 10:13:59 AM »
apskip, I think casting avoided "alpha" males unless they had some sort of flaw that would be tested by the Race; but I agree that as a generality, they have avoided alpha-male teams to increase the odds of an "alpha-female" team to win -- and resulted in two such teams winning in a row.

I didn't like that sort of casting to game the results, but I am hoping the casting reflects a return to a more normal state of affairs, where they generally cast the most capable teams, with little regard for such factors as "alpha male" or "alpha-female."
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Re: TAR 19 Contestant Speculation and Spoilers
« Reply #426 on: September 19, 2011, 10:15:39 AM »
That's a good point to make, TS. :tup: It does seem like sometimes they try to cast for a certain type of team to win, but that's just my opinion.
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Re: TAR 19 Contestant Speculation and Spoilers
« Reply #427 on: September 19, 2011, 03:29:02 PM »
yeah but Kisha and Jen won over the Cowboys and the Trotters, and another very capable M/M team in Zev and Justin

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Re: TAR 19 Contestant Speculation and Spoilers
« Reply #428 on: September 19, 2011, 06:00:56 PM »
I wouldn't consider any of those three M/M teams as unflawed, which was one of the points I made about the relative absence of "alpha male" teams in recent seasons.
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Re: TAR 19 Contestant Speculation and Spoilers
« Reply #429 on: September 19, 2011, 06:40:51 PM »
I like that TAR19 is fairly balanced. 

The strongest male team in TAR17 were the glee club guys; all of the other male teams had age and fitness issues, and the co-ed teams tended to be dysfunctional.



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Re: TAR 19 Contestant Speculation and Spoilers
« Reply #430 on: September 19, 2011, 08:31:27 PM »
I like that TAR19 is fairly balanced. 

The strongest male team in TAR17 were the glee club guys; all of the other male teams had age and fitness issues, and the co-ed teams tended to be dysfunctional.

TAR17 was an exception, it was balanced in favor of female teams.
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