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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2012, 12:48:51 PM »
They're incredibly strong (paired with teams who are very prone to errors), which actually surprised me (I thought they'd be gone by Ep 3 pre-show).

But they are A-N-N-O-Y-I-N-G (or at least, their edits).


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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2012, 03:04:28 PM »
Do y'all know that they are having viewing parties to benefit retired and injured Border Patrol Agents??

These are nice guys. Competitive, hard core yes, but nice.
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #77 on: March 19, 2012, 03:06:40 PM »
Do y'all know that they are having viewing parties to benefit retired and injured Border Patrol Agents??

These are nice guys. Competitive, hard core yes, but nice.

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #78 on: March 19, 2012, 11:21:13 PM »
That's commendable! True class with these guys! 
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2012, 03:09:57 AM »
They're clearly great guys outside the race.

I just wish I could feel the same way about them during the race, but I don't think that's going to happen...
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2012, 09:04:19 AM »
One of my two fav. teams.
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2012, 09:23:20 AM »
I started out not liking this team because I felt that they were arrogant. But then I realized that feeling came entirely from what they had to say during the interviews, not from anything they did while racing. (Not the talks with Phil on the mat, but the interviews one can find on the website)

Here's the thing - during the interviews, we only hear a team's responses. We never hear what question came before the response. And a clever interviewer can elicit just about any answer the interviewer wants, based on how a question is phrased and other techniques. So I'm thinking "a little bit cocksure of themselves" is part of the persona the producers want this team to portray.

I think with this team we have a sterling example of "actions speak louder than words", and I have revised my opinion and now appreciate them.

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2012, 11:13:35 AM »
Beautifully said. I can tell you without a doubt that production can be incessant getting that right soundbite.
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2012, 07:17:13 AM »
JJ seems the loudest of the two and sees himself as the leader of the group, at least that's what the editing suggests.
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #84 on: March 28, 2012, 03:00:14 AM »
Thoughts on Art and JJ

1) Little big-headed, if not obnoxiously cocky. This is a bit of a turnoff, but they seem a little nice. Right?   :inocent:

2) I'm not a person that goes apecrap when make 4+ wins or something. I actually get confused and slightly annoyed when people root for the underdogs. Bill and Cathi, Dave and Cherie, Mel and Mike, and others I just couldn't stand. I root for top dogs only! Well, and nice people. Nice people work for me too.  :hrt:


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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #85 on: March 28, 2012, 03:18:47 AM »
I root for the bigger characters normally as they keep me entertained.
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #86 on: April 07, 2012, 06:06:53 AM »
In response to their "2nd place equating to a win on a FF leg" claim, this is what came to mind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKr-PpcVf4
watch from 9:24

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #87 on: April 08, 2012, 08:56:35 PM »
after these guys gave Bopper and Mark $5000, they gained my respect

but after Leg 7, i realised they're not gonna change, they are arrogant and cocky and they just want to make trouble

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #88 on: April 08, 2012, 09:02:42 PM »
I like how they race with intensity but they are a bit obnoxious sometimes
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2012, 09:04:22 PM »
I like how they race with intensity but they are a bit obnoxious sometimes every second they are on screen.

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #90 on: April 08, 2012, 10:22:28 PM »
I like how they race with intensity but they are a bit very obnoxious sometimes every second they are on screen.

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #91 on: April 08, 2012, 10:56:59 PM »
I like how they race with intensity but they are a bit very obnoxious sometimes every second they are on screen and try to create frictions and drama between other teams while acting like they want to stay out of it all.. .

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I loved it when one of them (forgot whom) made a remark about not being on the race with his wife for the reason Dave and Rachel were being on each others case (basically both Dave and Rachel were to blame there), but then got into a fight with each other too and ended up losing to them.  :lol:

So much for that logic.. Felt good to see them slipping up and eat their words for a change. (For however brief it may last...  :lol: )
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #92 on: April 09, 2012, 12:31:45 AM »
so freakin' obnoxious. more so than Louis and Michael
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #93 on: April 09, 2012, 01:19:57 AM »
I like these two, but I will admit, they were (hopefully) at their worst this leg.

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #94 on: April 09, 2012, 01:32:39 AM »
I already dislike them and today's episode and insider clips just reinforces it.  Trying to turn Bopper & Mark against Brenchel and Nary & Jamie and into a 4-team alliance was disgusting.  Stirring up drama with the other teams and butting their heads into every situation was completely unnecessary.  On top of that, they whine whenever another teams beats them at something or "follows" them.  These two should've been cast on Survivor instead.  Nothing would make me happier than to see them blindsided at a tribal council.  Just plain cocky and insufferable.   :res:

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #95 on: April 09, 2012, 06:14:34 AM »
These two got-to-go!  :gaah:

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #96 on: April 09, 2012, 07:09:36 AM »
Their egos seem to get larger :lol:
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #97 on: April 09, 2012, 07:47:53 AM »
ever-growing egos and cocky attitudes

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Hypocrisy ("we don't want to be involved in the drama", yet they put themselves in the middle of the Brandon/Rachel and Vanessa/Ralph debacle and also tried to stir up drama against Nary and Jaime who are sweet women from what we see)

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Strong performance with numerous (undeserving) wins
 
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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #98 on: April 09, 2012, 11:14:44 AM »
Oh, I think they deserved their wins, especially since two legs got them in several hours before the next team.



But two teams this season will make fans of the show implode if they win: Art & J.J. and Brendon & Rachel, so one of them has to win. It's been a long time since a strong male team has won (not counting international seasons), so I'm rooting for these two.

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Re: TAR 20: Art Velez and J.J. Carrell *Border Patrol Agents*
« Reply #99 on: April 10, 2012, 01:18:53 PM »
I like them! They're funny and entertaining, and not in an annoying way.


 

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