Sad that Cindy the Psycho is in the final three though.
I am hoping she'll get beat to the final mat by about 5 feet!!!
Why the Cindy hate? Ernie & Cindy have done well this race, they only had two bad legs, in Leg 3 and 5, and even then, in Leg 5 they finished in 3rd, they were never in danger of elimination. They have done well to make the final 3.
And I don't understand the Andy/Tommy hate also.
When Tommy and Andy outran them to the mat, she whined about it, expecting them to LET her and Ernie have a first place, when it was her own fault they were that close.
Then, she uturned Bill and Cathy, who would in no way have outraced them, just so she could get a first place leg prize. Her sense of entitlement has irritated me to no end the entire race.
Tommy and Andy didn't bother me much. They were just having fun.
This is why it would be a terrible mistake to cast superfans on future seasons of TAR. The negative backlash from fans towards racers who choose to take advantage of game-related twists that are provided for them by production and help teams gain a competitive advantage--which may range from $15,000 cash to luxury vacations--that is earned fair and square, is now a huge deterrent for future racers who may want to shake things up and make a bold, game-changing move, but end up forfeiting these opportunities to avoid being hated by fans and portrayed as being “mean-spirited” (Ernie), or accused of being selfish, entitled, whiny, etc. is just bad for the race, it's a drama-killer, and I don't want a racer's decisions to be influenced by the anticipated fan reactions, most of which are uniformly negative and often hostile.
Everyone is entitled to dislike one team or another, but it should never be because a team decided to use an advantage that's just as much a part of the race as the tasks themselves. This is a race after all, and every team should be in it to win it.
If I saw $15,000 slip through my fingers at the pit stop because I chose to not u-turn the team right behind me and found out the next day that I'd have the same opportunity, you bet I'd have learned my lesson and if I found myself in the same position, I would u-turn the team trailing behind me without flinching, even if it were queen elizabeth and betty white, and the only task remaining was a two mile uphill sprint to the pit stop. It's called being competitive. Praise it, don't hate it.