you people are all terribly judgemental which really defies the true nature of the race: seeing the real people behind the gimmick that got them casted. yes ive seen jersey shore and i have my own opinions about those people but these guys really surprised me, they didnt seem to be playing it up for the cameras at all, they were just racing, they weren't villainous, misogynistic, disrespectful or rude as im sure we all assumed they would be to certain extents. what's to say they're not out to prove that "guidos" are not just the dumb party animals we've seen on jersey shore? what's to say they're not out to break the stereotypes? do they really have to announce that they're going to do it? i sure dont think so. give them a chance.
as for the name "fitness", haven't we had "big easy" and "flight time" twice in the past? and "coach" or "fabio" on survivor? i dont think its any more ridiculous than any of those
and for not being able to drive a manual i would hazard a guess that at least one other racer this season can't but either they didn't have to because they sky-dived or it wasn't shown because it didn't change placements, whatever.
given that the race has shown us the people behind clowns, beauty queens, goths, amputees, achondroplasiacs, deaf people, aspergers and countless others in past seasons, what show have you been watching that you don't even give these guys a chance before deriding them as "obnoxious, self absorbed", a "casting joke" or "high school douche jock"?