long time reader, first time responder. =)
i feel like this has to be said though.
no one cheated to get into the final three, but boy, was it unfair. in the end there is no way to find out who would've made it to the finals after figuring it out on their own, and i guess there have been unfair situations in the past [rob and amber getting help from every local ever, for one. or bad cab drivers for another. or remember those brothers whose car flipped over and injured their camera man?] those all sucked. but in the end, andy and tommy lost because of something that wasn't their fault, or a mistake they made. yeah, they went to the wrong place, but two other teams were going to do that. and no one asked the cab driver to call ernie/cindy or marcus/amani's cab drivers on the race, which makes me mad because there's no one in particular for me to be mad at [at least when the cowboys lost, i was angry that those stupid brothers who did win were such assholes]. so i don't think the elimination was fair, but at the same time, there's no way to make it fair, and i felt like a lot of posts were about how andy/tommy messed up, but i didn't think that was even true.
for the record, i did not want andy/tommy to win, and they are not my favorite team, so i think that this is the logical way to look at it, and generally, opinions get in the way of viewing the race as fair or not.
sorry for preaching, hope this makes sense and it's a respectful evaluation. =)