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Teams not stepping on the mat?
« on: October 31, 2011, 09:42:13 AM »
Tweet from Phil: 'Big discussion this week about teams not jumping on the #AmazingRace mat this season -- that will change next season I promise!'

I can't say I've noticed this, but is that true? Teams haven't been standing on the Pit Stop mat this season? Why on earth would that be? But glad to hear that its going to change back next season!


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Re: Teams not stepping on the mat?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 10:41:39 AM »
It is true, I noticed that several weeks ago. Sounds as if they decided to try that this time around, and apparently (based on the tweet) the feedback is that viewers don't like it.
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Re: Teams not stepping on the mat?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 10:52:42 AM »
They are not stepping on the mat since last season too! (Except for foot races)

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Re: Teams not stepping on the mat?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 11:01:21 AM »
Is the MAT smaller than it used to be? ???

Everyone has been so careful to stop with their toes at the edge that I thought it must be a new rule. But Phill tweeted last week that no, they had NOT asked teams to do that!!
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Re: Teams not stepping on the mat?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 11:09:20 AM »
Yes, was just going to post that!  It looks smaller to me too.

Since the mat behavior isn't a new rule, I guess Phil doesn't mind being embraced/attacked at the mat!

I've been finding his tweets during the show really interesting, this includes answering questions.  A few other things:

Would like to take the race to Antarctica, though timeframe for shooting is very short.

Showed interest in a question about whether they would do an all-female season.

Says he has a really bad track record for guessing the season winners.



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Re: Teams not stepping on the mat?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 12:25:09 PM »
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AtoQ: re: Racers not jumping on the mat. They weren't told not to -- it just happened that way this season.
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Re: Teams not stepping on the mat?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 09:07:34 PM »
Yes, I noticed a few teams not stepping on the mat, such as Liz & Marie on one of the episodes. Glad to hear it will change back, as I was a little confused - the mat began to seem rather redundant.
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