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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2011, 05:05:51 PM »
Hmm, I'll have to rethink that one. :lol:

It must be when both are used.
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2011, 12:08:25 AM »
Expedition Impossible broke the Episode 3 Curse to some extent.
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2011, 01:54:59 AM »
I think the biggest spell and the only one spell that existed on all TAR versions is that if a team is eliminated and never to have the chance to be called back to all-stars, the team will never win The Amazing Race. :lol:

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2011, 03:22:28 AM »
I think the biggest spell and the only one spell that existed on all TAR versions is that if a team is eliminated and never to have the chance to be called back to all-stars, the team will never win The Amazing Race. :lol:

Shanghai Rush had a special comeback episode to call back an eliminated team (Alice & Richard) into the race, which could be seen as a super-Fast-Forward. This team won in the finale, so the spell you mentioned have been broken. :lol:
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2011, 07:01:18 AM »
Expedition Impossible broke the Episode 3 Curse to some extent.

It must be immune to spells o.O But the Gypsies won like every leg so...

The odd thing is that out of the three teams that have won the most legs in a season on TAR (Nick and Starr, Meghan and Cheyne, Eric and Jeremy) two of them did not win leg 3 and won the race while the other won leg 3 but not the race.


I think the biggest spell and the only one spell that existed on all TAR versions is that if a team is eliminated and never to have the chance to be called back to all-stars, the team will never win The Amazing Race. :lol:

Shanghai Rush had a special comeback episode to call back a eliminated team (Alice & Richard) into the race, which could be seen as a super-Fast-Forward. This team won in the finale, so the spell you mentioned have been broken. :lol:

You walked right into that one Joab :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2011, 08:06:37 AM »
I think the biggest spell and the only one spell that existed on all TAR versions is that if a team is eliminated and never to have the chance to be called back to all-stars, the team will never win The Amazing Race. :lol:

Shanghai Rush had a special comeback episode to call back a eliminated team (Alice & Richard) into the race, which could be seen as a super-Fast-Forward. This team won in the finale, so the spell you mentioned have been broken. :lol:

I'm talking about The Amazing Race, not Shanghai Rush.. :res: :lol:

I don't see Shanghai Rush as an official TAR version because of the random rules that was in placed in the season.

And not to mention that I despise shows based loosely on TAR and not giving MUCH credit to it.
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2011, 10:00:25 AM »

The odd thing is that out of the three teams that have won the most legs in a season on TAR (Nick and Starr, Meghan and Cheyne, Eric and Jeremy) two of them did not win leg 3 and won the race while the other won leg 3 but not the race.

Don't forget about Colin & Christie and Marc & Rovilson. Six wins and eight wins, each winning leg three.

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2011, 08:54:37 AM »
A bit of a curse in TAR18:

Kisha and Jen won 1 leg and came in 1st
Flight Time and Big Easy won 2 legs and came in 2nd
Gary and Mallory won 3 legs and came in 3rd
Zev and Justin won 4 legs and came in 4th

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #58 on: September 30, 2011, 08:58:33 AM »
That's an interesting observation. I wonder if that has happened in other seasons. ???
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2011, 11:53:12 AM »
Here are some fun facts for you all!

The winningest teams that didn't make it to the end are Zev & Justin (S18), Hayden & Aaron (S6) and Derek & Drew (S3) with 4 wins each.

The only teams to win three legs and not finish in the top 4 are Rob & Amber (8th, S11) and Azaria & Hendekea (6th, S12)

No team finishing 5th, 7th or 10th in the first leg has ever won the race, so bad news for Amani & Marcus, Andy & Tommy and Liz & Marie!

In TEN of the eighteen seasons so far, a team that won Leg 8 has finished fourth overall. That's over half the time!

3 teams that won Leg 8 have won the million. 6 teams that came 2nd in leg 8 have won the million.

Of all the winners of Leg 3, only 5 of them have made the final three (and all 5 of them came second).

Teams that finished fifth in Leg 1, 3 or 5 have never won.

Eric & Jeremy (S9) have the most 2nd places (6).

Three teams have finished in the same position 7 times in a race: Nick & Starr (S13, 1sts), Megan & Cheyne (S15, 1sts) and Rob & Kimberley (S10, 3rds).

Rob & Kimberley (S10) hold the record for the most consecutive same place finishes (3rd) with six. Eight teams have had four consecutive same place finishes.

Andrew & Dan (S13) hold the record for most consecutive legs without dropping a place: 9. Their streak went: 8th, 7th, 6th, 6th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 4th, 2nd before finishing in 3rd. Meredith & Gretchen (S7) are second with a streak of 8. They went 7th, 7th, 7th, 7th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 2nd before finishing 4th.

Joe & Bill and Rob & Kimberley share the dubious honour of most consecutive legs without improving: 7. J&B (S3) went 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 4th. R&K (S10) went 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd.
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2011, 12:04:34 PM »
Great stuff Dom! I love it. I still say Azaria & Hendekea should have come back for TAR:UB :(

We'll have to keep an eye on Legs 3 and 8 for sure.
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2011, 03:29:50 AM »

Yes, it's another spell.

And spell comes again: Any team that gets the Express Pass is to be Team No.3 in the finale!

sam and renae tar aus 1 came 1st leg 1 and 2nd last leg (in home city perth)
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2011, 03:33:52 AM »
How about if there are two Fast Forwards in a season, the winner of the second usually wins the Race? :lol:

Also when there is only one available FF the user wins the Race.

Is your second spell referring to the leg or the whole race?

Richard & Joey were eliminated

but thay got the u trun spell and a bad goat spell
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2011, 05:38:35 AM »
Here are some fun facts for you all!

No team finishing 5th, 7th or 10th in the first leg has ever won the race, so bad news for Amani & Marcus, Andy & Tommy and Liz & Marie!

Of all the winners of Leg 3, only 5 of them have made the final three (and all 5 of them came second).

Teams that finished fifth in Leg 1, 3 or 5 have never won.


I hope Andy & Tommy break the curse!

And Rob & Brennan won the first season and the first ever race. Nick & Starr also won the first leg in their season.

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #64 on: October 10, 2011, 10:16:12 AM »

Yes, it's another spell.

And spell comes again: Any team that gets the Express Pass is to be Team No.3 in the finale!

sam and renae tar aus 1 came 1st leg 1 and 2nd last leg (in home city perth)

When I posted that TAR-Aus wasn't over... Now the curse should be that any team that gets the Express Pass can be in the finale, but never be winners.
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2011, 10:50:47 AM »
Here's another interesting one. There are six main groups of racers: Dating, Married, Siblings, Parent/Child, Friends & Colleagues (though the line between those last two is a little blurry).

According to my calculations, these are the average placings depending on their relationship (the number in brackets is the number of teams):

Siblings (24): 4.68
Dating (41): 5.20
Colleagues (16): 5.24
Parent/Child (22): 5.63
Friends (42): 6.13
Married (30): 6.58

So if you know you're gonna be on the race, you might want to consider holding off the marriage proposal until after!

And even though most colleagues are friends as well, it shows that it pays to know each other in a working environment as well. But competitive siblings perform the best of all!

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2011, 10:52:35 AM »
Interesting stuff, Dom! Where do engaged teams fit in?
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2011, 10:56:22 AM »
Good question! But not counting Chad & Stephanie, there have only been 6 Engaged teams on the Race, with an average placing of 4.77, performing better than both Dating & Married!

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2011, 10:59:29 AM »
If a team is my favourite, it won't win the race unless we're talking about an F/F from season 17 onwards. :lol:
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2011, 10:54:29 PM »
Here's another:

4 different teams have finished in 8 different positions throughout a race:
Teri & Ian who (S3) finished in positions 1st through 6th and 9th and 10th.
Kelly & Jon (S4) who finished in positions 1st through 8th
Kisha & Jen (S14) who finished in positions 1st through 8th
Nick & Vicki (S17) who finished in positions 2nd through 8th and 10th

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2011, 06:58:22 AM »
Besides winning the Express Pass, Ernie and Cindy were 5th on leg 3. They're doomed.
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2011, 07:30:53 AM »
The team that says the first episode's title never wins.

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2011, 07:38:29 AM »
In the two all-stars (some you may already know):
- first place teams did not win any other legs
- second place teams were fourth place teams in their original season
- third place teams were sixth place teams in their original season
- only one team in both seasons arrived at the same place of their original season
- a team can't be in the final 3 twice
- four teams in each seasons never went in the final three
- sixth, seventh, & eighth place are hold by final 3 teams

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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2011, 10:15:37 PM »
In the two all-stars (some you may already know):
- first place teams did not win any other legs
- second place teams were fourth place teams in their original season
- third place teams were sixth place teams in their original season
- only one team in both seasons arrived at the same place of their original season
- a team can't be in the final 3 twice
- four teams in each seasons never went in the final three
- sixth, seventh, & eighth place are hold by final 3 teams

Good observations!  :)
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Re: Did you ever notice the BIGGEST SPELL in TAR?
« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2011, 12:21:10 AM »
In both All-Stars, the 6th place team was eliminated by a "twist" that came out the season before. Joe & Bill were eliminated because of their intersection (Season 10 twist) with Eric & Danielle, while Jet & Cord were eliminated by a Double U-Turn (Season 17 twist).


 

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