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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2012, 12:11:56 PM »
The team that crosses the finish line first will win 2 million dollars new preview on cbs.com  :conf:  :conf: :conf:


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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2012, 12:17:29 PM »
The team that crosses the finish line first will win 2 million dollars new preview on cbs.com  :conf:  :conf: :conf:
SERIOUSLY???!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o
If that's true, it will be a TOUGH competition in this season! :hearts: :conf:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2012, 01:47:10 PM »
The team that crosses the finish line first will win 2 million dollars new preview on cbs.com  :conf:  :conf: :conf:
SERIOUSLY???!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o
If that's true, it will be a TOUGH competition in this season! :hearts: :conf:

¡Yes, it's true! :cheer: :cheer:
The announcement is on the official page of TAR on CBS.  :trampb:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2012, 01:50:55 PM »
The team that crosses the finish line first will win 2 million dollars new preview on cbs.com  :conf:  :conf: :conf:
SERIOUSLY???!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o
If that's true, it will be a TOUGH competition in this season! :hearts: :conf:

¡Yes, it's true! :cheer: :cheer:
The announcement is on the official page of TAR on CBS.  :trampb:
Yes, I've just read it!! :cheer: :cheer:

So that's why Phil said that "something that is really exciting" and " it will motivate them like they have never been motivated before." :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2012, 02:17:12 PM »
http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/video/2268855908/the-amazing-race-new-season-this-fall-


(It would also potentially explain why the route is not as exciting to some of us; they had to cut back on the budget to afford a bigger prize.)


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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2012, 02:20:14 PM »
Better a good route than a two million dollar price. :res:
I personally don't care if the price is one or two million dollar.

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2012, 02:33:49 PM »
Is it possible for anyone to get the new video preview on Youtube?

CBS video player gives me nothing but problems and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  :knuckles:

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2012, 02:54:39 PM »
Is it possible for anyone to get the new video preview on Youtube?

CBS video player gives me nothing but problems and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  :knuckles:

Me too!  :gaah:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2012, 04:45:51 PM »
Completely speculating, but I have a theory:

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It feels to me like there has to be a catch regarding the $2 million prize. Why would they just give out $2 million to the winners? Why start now? What's the point? This got me thinking...

Big Brother 6 (US) had a twist where the winner could potentially win $1 million instead of the usual $500,000, but there was a catch. Each person in the game secretly know another contestant from their real life, and if a pair of secret partners made it to the Final 2, the winner would win $1 million. Maybe The Amazing Race is doing something similar?

My theory is that the $2 million grand prize will ONLY be offered to the team that wins Leg 1; if a team wins both Leg 1 and the Final Leg, they will win $2 million instead of $1 million.

I think this makes sense, if you look at the evidence:

  • We have reason to believe that the Express Pass was given out to the winners of Leg 2, so it would fit that the $2 million grand prize is the prize for winning the first Leg.
  • The last two teams to win Leg 1 (Ernie & Cindy, Rachel & Dave) have won the Race.
  • Furthermore, the last time a team won the first leg and failed to make the Final 3 was Season 16 (Jeff & Jordan), and before that, it was Season 12 (Azarea & Hendekea). The team that wins Leg 1 typically finishes the entire Race, even before the Express Pass came into existence, so the excitement of a team possibly winning $2 million would last throughout the whole season.


I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks, but I feel like I might be onto something here. :tup:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2012, 04:50:39 PM »
Speculation...
Something that provides extra motivation: the team that finishes first wins $2 million.   :hoot:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2012, 05:03:08 PM »
Is it possible for anyone to get the new video preview on Youtube?

CBS video player gives me nothing but problems and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  :knuckles:

It worked for me on Internet Explorer, but not on Firefox.

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2012, 05:11:22 PM »
Is it possible for anyone to get the new video preview on Youtube?

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2012, 05:23:32 PM »
WOW that's crazy! I never could have predicted that. I wonder why they made that decision. It seems like it would have been better saved up for some kind of best teams season. It certainly raises several questions. Is this the new normal for TAR? Are they boasting of their success or do they think they need to do this to save the show? Again why this season?? :lol:

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2012, 05:25:45 PM »
Here's the Youtube version:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWXSyNDz5Rw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tWXSyNDz5Rw</a>

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2012, 08:57:54 PM »
Better a good route than a two million dollar price. :res:
I personally don't care if the price is one or two million dollar.

I'm greedy, I'll take both!!     :hoot:

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2012, 09:31:47 PM »
Thanks everyone!! :jumpy:

But hmmmm, I also do not believe that $2 million is the whole story.

My theory is that the $2 million grand prize will ONLY be offered to the team that wins Leg 1; if a team wins both Leg 1 and the Final Leg, they will win $2 million instead of $1 million.

I think this makes sense, if you look at the evidence:

 
  • We have reason to believe that the Express Pass was given out to the winners of Leg 2, so it would fit that the $2 million grand prize is the prize for winning the first Leg.
  • The last two teams to win Leg 1 (Ernie & Cindy, Rachel & Dave) have won the Race.
  • Furthermore, the last time a team won the first leg and failed to make the Final 3 was Season 16 (Jeff & Jordan), and before that, it was Season 12 (Azarea & Hendekea). The team that wins Leg 1 typically finishes the entire Race, even before the Express Pass came into existence, so the excitement of a team possibly winning $2 million would last throughout the whole season.

 
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2012, 09:49:50 PM »
Here's the Youtube version:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWXSyNDz5Rw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tWXSyNDz5Rw</a>

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2012, 10:48:42 PM »
For the first time EVER, teams will be racing for 2 MILLION DOLLARS! Season 21 will be amazing for sure!
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2012, 11:22:42 PM »
Here's the Youtube version:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWXSyNDz5Rw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tWXSyNDz5Rw</a>

Not available in my country  :'(
WHY THEY ALWAYS DO THAT??? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :gaah: :gaah: :gaah: :gaah: :gaah:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2012, 12:14:39 AM »
;)
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2012, 12:22:05 AM »
The increase to $2 million is a stunner. I believe this is the first time any of the reality competition shows on US broadcast networks have increased their cash prize.

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2012, 03:09:16 AM »
I have absolutely no idea how astronomical a typical season's budget must come to, but I too would have rather seen the money spent on more extraordinary tasks. I think the competition is pretty fierce with even $1m on the line, but it'll be interesting to see if that does provide any extra motivation!

I've got a feeling that there won't be any catches or clauses, it'll simply be first to the finish line wins $2m. However, I'd like to see something along the lines of 'you can only win $2m if you win at least five legs' or 'never finish below 5th'.

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2012, 06:07:50 AM »
This will be really interesting. :tup:
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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2012, 07:19:23 AM »
Ofcourse having good route is good but I'd rather want to see more of the competitive side of the race for a change now. U-turns will be used and they will probably put alot of them into this season.  That being said if I was on this race I wouldn't want to win first leg as I would be marked for death by other racers now.

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Re: TAR 21: What to Expect! New Twist?
« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2012, 09:28:14 AM »
I don't really see how more money is more motivating.  If $1M wasn't good enough, they wouldn't be racing.  Heck, promise a great route, and plenty of people would volunteer for a chance at $100k.

Also, I don't even see how, if it just the 1st leg 1st place team that gets it, that is extra motivation, as that is only motivation for that team.  Starting with the second episode, the only change is 9 teams are racing for $1M like always, and 1 for $2M.  90% stay the same.

At least they should make it so the winners of the most total legs of the final 3 gets the extra prize money chance.  Then, the motivation is not so much the extra money, but the chance at extra money, and that motivation will continue throughout for all the top teams.


 

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