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TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« on: January 23, 2013, 08:27:27 AM »
Idries & Jamil


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Name: Jamil Abdur-Rahman
Age: 36
Hometown: Chicago
Connection to your teammate: Twin Brother
Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician
Describe what you do: Provide specialized medical and surgical care for disorders of the female reproductive tract. Manage pregnancies from conception through labor and delivery. 
3 words to describe you: Driven, humorous and compassionate.
Favorite hobbies: Flying, running and antiquing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Completing the U.S. Army Officer Basic Course and becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corp after completing residency.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? George W. Bush, deceptively capable.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Barack Obama, obviously capable.
What scares you most about traveling? Returning home when you have a name like Jamil Abdur-Rahman. Customs agents rarely make you feel “welcome.” 
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing and experiencing something that I may never do again.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I hope that running the Race will help us both to not only effectively listen to one and other, but to actually hear one and other and to more effectively hear and digest what the other is saying.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Idries at times can be passive aggressive and patronizing. When we disagree he rarely confronts you directly but instead is holier than thou and stubborn.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? “The door of no return” in Ghana. I have always hated the fact that as an African American I do not know where my ancestors came from. Walking those grounds would mean that I might be setting foot where my ancestor once walked.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to step beyond my comfort zone and to be pushed beyond my limits. Hopefully, in the process I can become more comfortable in my skin.
 
 
Name: Idries Abdur-Rahman
Age: 36
Hometown: Chicago
Connection to your teammate: Twin Brother
Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician
Describe what you do: I care for women during all aspects of pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. I also perform gynecologic and pelvic surgery.
3 words to describe you: Silly, observant and intuitive.
Favorite hobbies: Tae Kwon Do, anything aviation or travel related and reading a good book.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Beating the odds! Not becoming what most statistics say an inner city minority male from a single parent household would become.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? I’d like to say Albert Einstein but probably Jon Stewart.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? I’d like to say Elmer Fudd but instead I’ll say James Earl Jones.
What scares you most about traveling? Anytime I travel my biggest fear is inadvertently doing or saying something that locals could find socially offensive.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places, meeting new people and having the opportunity to walk in the shoes and live a day in the life of others.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Both of us are a bit type A and a little head strong. I hope that running the Race will allow us to learn how to work together in a level headed, respectful way while learning to value the others POV.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Frequently, I think that he is too head strong. When he takes a position, he will hold that position despite all logical arguments to the contrary.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Goree Island in Senegal. As an African American, I think that I will likely never trace back my specific roots. Going to Goree Island would give me some sense of connection with my ancestors.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to run a good, competitive Race and I want to see places and have experiences that I otherwise would never have.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2013, 08:31:28 AM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 08:27:41 AM »
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« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 08:42:15 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 08:31:05 AM »
I am pretty sure they will be ZBC's favourite team.

That said, I like them. Down to earth, physicians, seemed smart and brothers always have a bicker or two... but kinda have this feeling they won't bicker much as they have a strong r/s.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 08:37:51 AM »
I am pretty sure they will be ZBC's favourite team.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 09:04:10 AM »
I like them. They are unique in an awesome way.


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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 06:42:27 PM »
Hmm. Not getting a lot out of these guys. They don't seem particularly athletic or flamboyant or anything like that. I'm smelling Leg 3 or 4 boot ala Gary+Will.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 07:51:13 PM »
These guys don't actually look that bad. I quite like them, at the moment.
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 07:59:23 PM »
What famous person reminds you of yourself? George W. Bush, deceptively capable.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Barack Obama, obviously capable.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 06:28:28 AM »
They seam a bit bland but I will make a fair juggment when the show airs.

I agree with IvarG they will get a early boot.
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 03:47:30 PM »
these guys seem like they'll be nice guys and do very well
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 05:59:13 AM »
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 06:12:07 PM »
What famous person reminds you of yourself? George W. Bush, deceptively capable.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Barack Obama, obviously capable.

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I predict that this team will fight a lot with Max & Katie.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 08:39:46 PM »
Video up in post 2!!
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 01:01:20 PM »


I agree with IvarG they will get a early boot.

agree too. they seemed nice, though
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 10:34:16 PM »
Since they're OBGYN doctors, I'll bet nothing rattles them. But doctors tend to have their own way of doing things. How they'll adapt together will tell how far they'll go.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 03:29:36 PM »
Some media on these guys, and the Battaglia brothers, from the Chicago Sun-Times:

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/television/17759998-421/brothers-set-to-compete-on-new-season-of-the-amazing-race.html

Brothers set to compete on new season of ‘The Amazing Race’

BY LORI RACKL TV Critic/lrackl@suntimes.com January 24, 2013 2:48PM
   
A couple of hockey players from Addison and a pair of twin doctors from Chicago are among 11 teams competing this season in “The Amazing Race.”

Idries and Jamil Abdur-Rahman are 36-year-old twins who both work as obstetrician-gynecologists. The physicians grew up in Hyde Park and have a practice together at Women’s Healthcare Partners of Illinois in Ottawa.

Another set of brothers competing for the $1 million prize hail from west suburban Addison. Bates Battaglia, 36, is a former professional hockey player for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. His younger brother Anthony, 33, plays hockey for the minor league Huntsville Havoc in Alabama.

The 22nd season of the CBS reality show kicks off Feb. 17 on WBBM-Channel 2.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2013, 01:13:25 AM »
What famous person reminds you of yourself? George W. Bush, deceptively capable.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Barack Obama, obviously capable.

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Too funny. But I think their edit will go towards bland and boring. Just a feeling. :umn:

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2013, 12:15:19 AM »
TV promo! Thanks TL!!
 
 
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 08:21:31 PM »
I don't know why but I didn't like them in the first episode. It's like they thought they were gonna get the Express Pass(es) or something..

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 08:50:53 PM »
all they did was whine - suck it up princesses you're on the amazing race for crying out loud

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2013, 09:46:48 AM »
all they did was whine - suck it up princesses you're on the amazing race for crying out loud

I think they were just having a bad day.
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2013, 10:23:25 AM »
I think it was funny that they had apparently decided to pretend they weren't doctors, but got nailed as soon as they tried to use it. On the other hand, being a bad liar isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2013, 11:46:35 AM »
i thought they were nice

but they were just whiny and whiny and whiny and whiny and whiny like "SHUT UP ON MY TV AND JUST DO THE DAMN RB!"
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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2013, 06:08:18 PM »
all they did was whine - suck it up princesses you're on the amazing race for crying out loud

I don't think they get out much :lol: Probably won't last long.

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Re: TAR 22: Idries & Jamil Abdur-Rahman "Twin OB/GYN's"
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2013, 06:41:29 PM »
They're horrible, can't stand them at all.


 

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