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TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« on: January 23, 2013, 08:51:12 AM »
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Name: Anthony Battaglia
Age: 33
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Professional Hockey Player. I currently play for the Huntsville Havoc.
Describe what you do: I’m a professional hockey player and bar owner on the side.
3 words to describe you: Strong-willed, loud and athletic.
Favorite hobbies: Bowling, TV & movies and extreme sports.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I’ve played in 600 pro hockey games and won a championship this past season with the New Jersey Outlaws.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Prince William
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? He is famous! He played in the NHL.
What scares you most about traveling? Flying and being around strangers.
What excites you most about traveling? Going to new places.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are very competitive with each other and we always try to beat each other at everything.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He is always putting me down.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy, because it is so beautiful and my grandparents are from there.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to show my brother that I can win. Plus, the prizes would be nice.


Name: Bates Battaglia
Age: 36
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Former Professional Hockey Player
Describe what you do: Played professional hockey and own a bar on the side. Played for Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.
3 words to describe you: Competitive, strong-willed and confident.
Favorite hobbies: Golf, hiking and TV
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Playing in the Stanley Cup Finals.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Myself.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Prince William.
What scares you most about traveling? The language barrier.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new things and meeting new people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are close but we fight at times and are competitive with each other.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He’s lazy.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy and Scotland, because I’m Italian and Scottish.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I think it would be a great way to see the world while having fun and competing.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4LpSn7u-Qfc?hl" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4LpSn7u-Qfc?hl</a>
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 09:11:33 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 09:06:56 AM »
They seem cool.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 04:11:07 PM »
I know who I'm rooting for in Amazing Race 22!
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 04:46:43 PM »
I'd root for them, but I keep thinking of when I decided to root for Elliot/Andrew and how that worked out.


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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 06:07:47 PM »
My early fav team.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 06:52:06 PM »
I think they'll be a better M/M team than the firefighter boys. I think they might be the quiet type that goes out near the middle of the race.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 12:30:02 AM »
I like them
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 05:48:49 AM »
I have a pretty neutral vibe from them. Their bio is sort of boring but I will keep an open mind towards them at least until the show airs.
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 03:49:29 PM »
they seem like they'll be a great team.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 04:15:39 PM »
OMW that's so funny, I'm seriously crying right now. :lol:

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 06:06:06 AM »
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 09:28:54 AM »
Hey all... Been lurking but this is my time posting.

I'm in Raleigh, NC, so I know these guys a little bit. Here are some links to media on them so far:

* First of all, Bates recently joined Twitter. Follow him at @BatesBattaglia.

* * Carolina Hurricanes press release about this: http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=651809&navid=DL|CAR|home

* A popular NHL blog, Yahoo's Puck Daddy, did a Q&A with Bates: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/puck-daddy-chats-bates-battaglia-amazing-race-being-162955963--nhl.html

* The Carolina Hurricanes posted the audition video they helped Bates & Anthony produce: http://video.hurricanes.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=195215&lang=en

* The CBS affiliate in Raleigh did a feature on the brothers being on the show: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/video/12017138/#/vid12017138

* The Raleigh News & Observer had a blog about their appearance: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/tv/bates-battaglia-confirmed-as-participant-on-the-amazing-race

* Also, here is a link to the popular bar Bates owns in Raleigh: http://www.luckybsbar.com/



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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 09:47:52 AM »
New here so not sure of the best place to post these. I put them in their contestant thread and then saw this media one... I'm in Raleigh, NC, so I know the Battaglia boys a little bit. Here are some links to media on them so far:

* First of all, Bates recently joined Twitter. Follow him at @BatesBattaglia.

* Carolina Hurricanes press release about this: http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=651809&navid=DL|CAR|home

* A popular NHL blog, Yahoo's Puck Daddy, did a Q&A with Bates: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/puck-daddy-chats-bates-battaglia-amazing-race-being-162955963--nhl.html

* The Carolina Hurricanes posted the audition video they helped Bates & Anthony produce: http://video.hurricanes.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=195215&lang=en

* The CBS affiliate in Raleigh did a feature on the brothers being on the show: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/out_and_about/video/12017138/#/vid12017138

* The Raleigh News & Observer had a blog about their appearance: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/tv/bates-battaglia-confirmed-as-participant-on-the-amazing-race

* NHL.com's feature about their appearance: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=651898

*The Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/1319214--former-maple-leafs-forward-bates-battaglia-to-appear-on-the-amazing-race

* CBSSports.com: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/eye-on-hockey/21604611/exnhler-bates-battaglia-brother-to-be-on-the-amazing-race

* Anthony is currently playing in the SPHL for the Huntsville Havoc. Here's their story on it: http://huntsvillehavoc.pointstreaksites.com/view/huntsvillehavoc/news-205/news_64758 and his bio on their site: http://sphlhavoc.stats.pointstreak.com/playerpage.html?playerid=6635380&seasonid=9517

* Also, here is a link to the popular bar Bates owns in Raleigh: http://www.luckybsbar.com/
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2013, 11:10:09 AM »
Thanks for the links!

That's a lot of attention.   :hearts:

I bet there will be some pretty amazing TAR22 parties going down at Lucky B's.   :conf:
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2013, 09:12:31 PM »
Thanks so much CanesGuy!! Those are great! :welcome: to RFF!
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2013, 09:12:55 PM »
Friendly vid up in post 2!
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2013, 12:25:36 AM »
Bates played for the Hartford Whalers at one point in his career?

Yup, I know who I'm rooting for this season! :lol:


Oops, no he didn't. Still my favorites though. :tup:

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2013, 12:52:37 PM »
Elliot&Andrew ???  :groan:

kind a traumatic because last year Elliot&Andrew was one of my top 3 and BAM!
their personalities compared to Elliot&Andrew are better though judging from their video...

I think these two will do great. They seemed nice. I am getting a Jaymes&James vibe. Or Josh&Brent.
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2013, 10:43:43 PM »
Competitive and they don't take themselves too seriously, both pluses.

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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2013, 12:57:11 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2013, 01:10:17 AM »
'The Amazing Race' contestant and Huntsville Havoc player Anthony Battaglia talks CBS show, hockey
 By Matt Wake
 
Huntsville Havoc player Anthony Battaglia is shown in a scene from the CBS reality TV show "The Amazing Race." (Contributed by CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

 HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- If Anthony Battaglia and brother Bates Battaglia beat the other 10 teams competing in the 22nd installment of "The Amazing Race" to win the $1 million prize, he plans to purchase some new teeth.

"I'm missing a few you know?" Anthony says. He's a 33-year-old forward with the Huntsville Havoc minor league hockey team. "But I've car and credit card bills and would also probably pay off some of those. We'll see what happens."

On a recent afternoon, Anthony, a Raleigh, N.C. native, is at his Huntsville apartment following a morning Havoc practice and film session and trip to the gym when a CBS publicist connects us via phone.

The upcoming season of “The Amazing Race” has another Alabama connection: It also features Chuck and Wynona McCall, a husband-and-wife team from Daphne, Alabama. The 22nd "Amazing Race" premiere airs 7 p.m. Feb. 17 locally on WHNT-TV. This season's race around the world will span 30,000 miles across nine countries and five continents in about 25 days. Other teams include doctors, roller derby moms, YouTube channel hosts, the descendants of actor John Wayne and explorer Daniel Boone and members of the country band Stealing Angels.

Contests are not allowed to bring a cellphone, iPod, computer or even their own money on "Amazing Race." "You just have to go in with a backpack full of clothes and a toothbrush and see if we can make it around the world," Anthony says.

Anthony, do you feel your hockey training and experience travelling as a professional athlete helped you on the "Amazing Race"?

I've traveled, played over in Europe and stuff so I think that might help me with travelling and dealing with foreign people. But just being in shape and having that competitive nature as well, I think that will help me with the race, the never-give-up aspect. My brother's a professional athlete, too.

[Writer's note: Bates, 37, is a former NHL player, including stints with the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.]

Tasks for this "Amazing Race" include skydiving above Bora Bora and hunting scorpions with Botswana Bushmen. What scares you more, scorpions or skydiving?

Well...Going into it, being a fan I've watched a lot of old episodes and seeing some of the things they've done with heights and animals and stuff, and I've thought I would be able to deal with it and I think my brother would be the same way.

Besides watch old episodes, how did you prepare for "The Amazing Race"?

The main thing was watching old episodes and learning the feel. But this summer my brother and I went through our hockey routine five days a week.  Hitting the weight room every morning, skating, getting the cardio going. We ran a lot. Watching the old episodes, they're always running everywhere.

What's dealing with a non-disclosure agreement like?

Going through the incredible experience I went through and not tell anybody was tough. Finally when they released the cast a couple weeks ago, it was cool to be like, "Hey, I'm on the show." Then, they're like, "Hey, how was it? What happened?" And then you go, "I can't talk about it again." It's a little bittersweet.

Any other competition shows besides "The Amazing Race" you like to watch?

There's some cooking shows like "Top Chef" and "MasterChef." I do like a good cooking show.

What's a skill you have more of than your brother that you brought to the table for "The Amazing Race," and a skill Bates has more than you?

Well, I think I'm a little more cool-headed than him. If something went wrong, he might get a little more loud and lose his marbles a little bit. But at the same time, I might get down on myself a little bit and he always tries to keep me positive and keep me going.

There's a new twist on this "Amazing Race," two Express Passes. On a scale of one to 10, who much did those passes affect the race?

[At this point, the CBS publicist who connected us says, 'You know what Matt, unfortunately he can't answer that question at this time." So we moved on.]

OK. Anthony, what's your least favorite way to travel?

Watching old episodes, a lot of the old teams had problems with the cab drivers and the language barrier. So going into it, my brother and I were definitely not looking forward to that.

Bring any good luck charms with you while competing on "The Amazing Race"?

My brother actually brought a St. Christopher's pin for safe travels. That's about it.

How did the filming of the show impact your hockey?

Yeah, actually I didn't play the first half of the season, which was weird for me. I'm used to going back around October. I had to sit at home, fit in training when I could and make up excuses as to why I wasn't playing. I started playing in December.

And did your experience on "The Amazing Race" change the way you approach hockey at all?

I don't think it changed the way I play hockey. It may have changed me a little bit in the dressing room. I used to be maybe a quiet guy a little bit. Just being on "The Race" and in front of a camera gave me a little more confidence to help other players in the dressing room with situations that may have happened on the ice. I've always been kind of a leader but quiet but this may have helped me speak out a little more and try to help out as much as I can.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2013, 08:28:35 AM »
I know Bates is doing some more things today... He'll appear on the pre-game show on FOX Sports Carolinas prior to the Hurricanes' game tonight (2/14) against the Maple Leafs. I also heard there will be some more things on the team's website soon.

And Bates is obviously having a big bash at his bar on Sunday for the premiere, open to the public: https://www.facebook.com/events/545762608782188/

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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2013, 12:33:15 PM »
And an article on the Hurricanes' site too: http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=655908

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 07:54:52 PM »
I like them. They don't seem to be the mean guys around. Great "comeback" I guess..

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2013, 02:55:31 AM »
6th to 2nd BABY WOOHOO!!!

I like these two A LOT!

They seemed nice, strong, not annoying

I might sit pretty and watch'em scoop first place like 5 or 6 times

Rooting for'em and everyone outside the stupid five teams alliance  :ghug:



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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2013, 04:30:11 PM »
It's must be impressed and they are managed comeback. I'm sure this is my favorite teams.
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2013, 12:19:05 PM »
Cool guys!
Oh my gravy , Jet and Cord are still the best!

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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2013, 02:47:11 AM »
Surprisingly I kinda love this team after the premiere. I hope they won't be boring as the race progresses
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2013, 12:24:37 AM »
We were fortunate to see a little more of them on this last episode. They seem to be emerging as the dominant team in the Race, and I'm starting to get Eric & Jeremy vibes from them now. But at the same time, I like them a little more now!

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2013, 08:37:01 AM »
"Even with our brains, two is better than one."
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I love these guys  :hearts:

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2013, 06:43:28 PM »
Call me insane, but Bates looks like Peyton Manning.  :stare

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2013, 09:03:57 AM »
Call me insane, but Bates looks like Peyton Manning.  :stare

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2013, 02:48:02 PM »
They're neutral, but there's nothing bad about them. Just under-edited.

They obviously got lost or something on the way to the Pit Stop (Bates's shocked reaction at #4)..

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2013, 03:00:01 PM »
One of my favorite teams this season! :hearts: Sadly, they seem to have bad taxi luck  :'(

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2013, 09:16:11 PM »
Happy for their win!

Just hope they don't start to dominate though..

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2013, 04:14:12 AM »
Happy for their win!

Just hope they don't start to dominate though..

i think they will dominate though
their biggest competition so far is just Pam&Winnie

Max&Katie was too redundant. Sometimes they were at the very front, sometimes they were at the very back

Joey&Meghan;Mona&Beth;Caroline&Jennifer are staying flat in the middle

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2013, 11:21:19 AM »
Happy they won.
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2013, 12:28:22 AM »
I love these guys  :hearts:. They are surprisingly funn and entertaining. They did great last leg, though it was luck that had Katie hold up the two teams behind them, givin gthe brothers a large lead :)

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2013, 04:55:24 PM »
GO BATES AND ANTHONY! I am rooting for them to win

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« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2013, 08:58:48 PM »
So happy they won!  :)
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2013, 08:59:47 PM »
One of the best winners!
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2013, 09:01:39 PM »
They were strong, nice, and funny, so I am really glad they won.  :hearts:

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2013, 09:30:24 PM »
Good job to them for being consistent throughout the entire Race as well as winning it!  ;)
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2013, 09:33:36 PM »
They both seem like very humble, down-to-earth guys. I really like that about them. :)

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2013, 09:36:56 PM »
Congratulations, Bates & Anthony! They're strong, alpha-male team, and the first kind of team that I like. (I think). You guys deserve winning this race! :hrt:
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2013, 09:38:04 PM »
I think they're pretty funny as well. :)

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« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2013, 09:39:19 PM »
They both seem like very humble, down-to-earth guys. I really like that about them. :)
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« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2013, 10:22:29 PM »
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2013, 10:30:03 PM »
Finally alpha male team win after 12 seasons and 6 years! :hrt:
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« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2013, 03:46:35 AM »
Not my favourite team this season, was rooting for Max and Katie but knew they would win after their consistent performance on the last three legs. Great winners and deserved it all! <3
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« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2013, 08:38:03 AM »
Congrats guys! :conf:

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2013, 08:44:49 AM »
Finally alpha male team win after 12 seasons and 6 years! :hrt:

They both seem like very humble, down-to-earth guys. I really like that about them. :)

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2013, 10:34:00 AM »
Congrats Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2013, 11:44:56 AM »
Congrats guys! :conf:

Does anybody else think they broke the hometown curse? ???

Josh & Brent won last year in New York, where they had lived for years. I don't know if anyone did it before them, though.

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« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2013, 11:46:31 AM »
Congrats guys! :conf:

Does anybody else think they broke the hometown curse? ???

Josh & Brent won last year in New York, where they had lived for years. I don't know if anyone did it before them, though.

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« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2013, 01:30:37 PM »
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Winners-Bates-Anthony-1064993.aspx?rss=breakingnews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Amazing Race's Bates and Anthony: We Were Confident We'd Be First
May 6, 2013 01:50 PM ET
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What started as a neck-and-neck battle turned into a clean victory for hockey brothers Bates and Anthony on The Amazing Race 22 finale. After arriving to the spy Roadblock in Washington, D.C., second, they completed it first and never relinquished their lead — even leaving the final task before any other team had gotten there. "We knew we were first," Bates tells TVGuide.com. "And that's an awesome feeling to have on the last leg, knowing that you're going to win." So what are they going to do with their $1 million? And what's really going on between them and Caroline and Jennifer? Find out below.

Congratulations! How confident were you that you were going to win? You didn't even see anyone else after the spy task.
Bates: Yeah, we were pretty pumped up. We knew what we were doing. The cabbie was great. He knew where everything was, so we were confident we'd be first.

The spy task and the globes task were both needle-in-the-haystack challenges. Do you think you got lucky finding your spy first?
Bates: I think we got lucky with everything. I ran into the right guy. It happened pretty quickly and I saw that Max was still doing it.
Anthony: It was kind of like in Bora Bora. Bates got lucky there and found the right sandcastle with the clue. He went to the right spy and it worked out. And we got lucky with our cabbie. We didn't get lost at all and we all know [cabbie luck] can do you in in the final even if you are good at the challenges. ... [In the globes challenge] we knew exactly what we were looking for. We wrote everything down and we studied it all. I was in there rattling balls. We love balls! I figured it out pretty quickly.

Do you know how far ahead of Max and Katie you were?
Bates: We don't know the exact time, but we knew we were pretty ahead of them.

You were the favorites the whole season. Were you worried about getting U-Turned or your alliance turning on you? Are you surprised no one did?
Bates: Definitely. Honestly, going into the final leg, we were like, "How are we here? We made a mistake somewhere." [Laughs] It seemed too good to be true. We were prepared to be U-Turned somewhere, but no one did it.
Anthony: We probably should've U-Turned Max and Katie because they were on a hot streak, but we were in an alliance with them and we're friends, so we didn't. We almost beat them the past few legs, but we won the one that matters. ... We were dogging it 'til the end! [Laughs]

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You guys were chill the whole time until the Titanic meal Roadblock, which was probably your worst moment.
Anthony: Oh, yeah! Bates was really, really mad at me. What color is chartreuse? You tell me right now. I've been asking you the past three days and you still don't know and you're mad that I didn't know.
Bates: I still don't know. But me and Leonardo DiCaprio have so much in common now. We're so tight now.
Anthony: Yeah, you're the king of the world, right? But you don't know what chartreuse is.

How much time did you spend there?
Bates: Too f---ing long! [Laughs] Dumb-Dumb here couldn't the f--- figure out what color chartreuse was.
Anthony: First of all, watch your language. Second of all, I figured it out and we came in second by two seconds. We're going to fight right now!

Fight after this. Anthony, you also helped Mona and Beth with the menu there. Was that by accident?
Anthony: Yeah. Beth and Mona had no idea what was going on. They were all over the map. I kind of helped them out and I didn't mean to. It just came out, but I was being vague. But they did help me out with the chartreuse part. They're girls, so they knew what chartreuse was!

If you hadn't helped them, they might still be there doing it and Caroline and Jen could've probably made the final. What's going on with you guys? Phil told me he thought you guys were flirting too much.
Bates: Well, you know, we like to flirt! We were disappointed that they weren't in the final.
Anthony: We're very friendly. That's how we do. We're nice people!

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Did you ever figure out who took your bag on the train, Bates?
Bates: No, I have no idea. I honestly don't think anyone was paying attention. They should've been.
Anthony: I think Caroline and Jen threw it out the train so they could give Bates a thong to wear, but he never wore it.
Bates: Like I wouldn't. I would.
Anthony: You love thongs.
Bates: It's so much more comfortable.

You can buy some with the $1 million. What are you going to with the money? Are you going to get new teeth?
Bates: I'm not against the thong idea! [Laughs] I was hoping to buy [Anthony] some teeth, but he doesn't want to now.
Anthony: I ain't buying new teeth. It's my staple now. The chicks dig it. No big whoop. Hashtag! [Laughs]

Speaking of appearances, I liked when you fixed up your hair, Bates, when you thought you were meeting Obama.
Bates: Well, you know, I had to clean it up. It was my hockey hair. It's gone now.
Anthony: When we do our next show, he's got to be clean-cut. I needed him to be presentable. It's going to be Hockey Brothers Do America! [Laughs]

In thongs?
Bates: [Laughs] Yeah! We're bringing the thunder to all of America!

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2013, 05:17:21 PM »
Congratulations to Bates & Anthony! Not my choice for winners, but they did run a solid and deserving Race.

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« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2013, 09:10:37 PM »
http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-bates-battaglia-and-anthony-battaglia-talk-the-amazing-race-%28part-1%29-14759.php

Exclusive: Bates Battaglia and Anthony Battaglia talk 'The Amazing Race' (Part 1)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/06/2013

Bates Battaglia and Anthony Battaglia were crowned champions of The Amazing Race's 22nd season during Sunday night's two-hour broadcast of the CBS reality competition's finale.

The "Hockey Brothers" team was the first team to cross the 22nd season of The Amazing Race's finish line in Washington D.C., claiming the $1 million grand prize.

"Newlyweds" Max Bichler and Katie Bichler finished second, while "Roller Derby Moms" Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere finished the Race in third place. "Friends and Country Singers" Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle were eliminated in fourth place just before the final leg.

In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Monday, Bates and Anthony talked about their The Amazing Race experience and victory. Below is the first half of their interview. Check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion and more interviews with the Final 4 teams.

Reality TV World: Congratulations on your big win you two. So what do you guys plan to do with the money?

Bates Battaglia: Ugh, I want to buy Anthony new teeth.

Anthony Battaglia: My name's Anthony, I ran The Amazing Race and I'm going to buy new teeth.

Reality TV World: Getting into the final Pit Stop, how far ahead of Max and Katie do you think you arrived when you won the Race?

Bates Battaglia: Well, we brought the thunder, so I'm pretty sure we were quite a bit ahead of them.

Anthony Battaglia: But it wasn't until the one Roadblock where Bates got the guy that gave him the briefcase and he pulled ahead. That's where we kept going. (Laughs) Yeah, it was right after the briefcase when we were good to go.

Reality TV World: How about a time frame? Did you get to the Pit Stop like 20 minutes ahead of Max and Katie or something like that?

Bates Battaglia: Oh, we got there at the same time! But I pulled a pretty sweet maneuver where I ran ahead and definitely pulled something out.

Anthony Battaglia: (Laughs)

Reality TV World: How confident were you leaving that final globe task that you were going to win? Did you think it was possible another team could caught up to you or were you just trying to not get too excited at that point?

Bates Battaglia: Yeah.

Anthony Battaglia: We thought we were in first. We kind of knew we were in first and we were on our way going in the cab and we're like, "Man, if we do something wrong..." We thought we were going to like pull up to the mat and [The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan] was going to be like, "You did something wrong," or something like that. Because that's how we felt the whole time, but, you know.

Bates Battaglia: Yeah, we knew we were ahead, but we were still -- at the same time -- we were pretty nervous. We felt that it was too good to be true the whole time.

Anthony Battaglia: We always read the directions and were like, "Oh man, we did something wrong. We did something wrong." But it obviously worked out in the end.

Reality TV World: The show made it seem like you guys did get lost for a little bit on your way to the final Pit Stop -- or at least you feared getting lost because you knew you had a lot to lose. So just to clarify, it sounds like you didn't get lost?

Bates Battaglia: Surprisingly, considering how everything went during the whole Race, surprisingly, we actually found our way for the first time pretty well.

Anthony Battaglia: We had the best cab driver the entire race. His name was Tony and we wanted to pay him every dollar we had in our pockets.

Bates Battaglia: Yeah, he was pretty legit.

Anthony Battaglia: Yeah, he was the best cab driver we had the entire race, and I think he was a factor. He was a factor in our win.

Bates Battaglia: A factor. (Laughs)

Anthony Battaglia: Yeah, I think pretty much he won the Race for us, this last leg.

Reality TV World: Bates, during last night's show, you mentioned you spent some time in Washington D.C., so sounds like you had a home court advantage there. I know you played for the Capitals for a bit, but how long exactly did you live in D.C. for, and would you say your knowledge of the area did actually assist in how you two ran that leg?

Bates Battaglia: Maybe a little bit. I did play there for about a year, but I didn't know the area that well. But at the same time, it definitely didn't hurt.

Anthony Battaglia: But he's a dipsh-t. So, that's always a factor, because Bates is really a big dipsh-t. And you can quote me on that! You can quote me on that.

Reality TV World: You guys obviously struggled with the Titanic dinner service task. It seemed like Anthony, you just weren't handing out the correct dishes to the guests, and Bates, you simply seemed exhausted from running back and forth. Could you explain what happened there? Where did the confusion come in and how did you determine which mistakes needed correcting?

Bates Battaglia: Well, I will tell you exactly [what happened].

Anthony Battaglia: Oh, you don't want me to help out?!

Bates Battaglia: Ding-dong over here.

Anthony Battaglia: What color is chartreuse [a yellowish-green color]. You don't even know what color chartreuse is!

Bates Battaglia: I don't know what color chartreuse is.

Anthony Battaglia: I'm just saying! So we had to figure out what color is chartreuse, and this guy, I asked him. I was like, "What color is chartreuse? Is it red or is it green?" And he wouldn't tell me, so.

Bates Battaglia: I don't know!

Anthony Battaglia: So I picked red because I thought that's what it was. And ding-dong over here didn't help me out and then he went running for...

Bates Battaglia: Because I was doing the hard part. I was running.

Anthony Battaglia: Yes well, he didn't help.

Bates Battaglia: It was an ass-kicker.

Anthony Battaglia: You gotta help a brother out!

Bates Battaglia: Well.

Anthony Battaglia: Now we know what color chartreuse is -- at least I know. I asked you [Bates] last night and you still don't know.

Bates Battaglia: I still don't know what color that is.

Anthony Battaglia: We haven't talked about it until this day because this guy is so mad at me still about it.

Reality TV World: (Laughs) How long would you say it took you to complete that Detour task, any idea?

Bates Battaglia: Way too frickin' long. I'll tell you why. I ran up and down those stairs probably -- I'm going to say 10-15 times.

Anthony Battaglia: Well I'm going to say you needed to lose a little weight, so I made you do it on purpose. He's fat. He's a fatty! He eats a lot.

Bates Battaglia: This kid. What a jerk.

Anthony Battaglia: (Laughs)

Reality TV World: Okay. (Laughs) Bates, thinking back to that spy Roadblock task with the briefcases, how long do you think that took you and what was your reaction watching Max struggle with it during last night's episode? It seemed like he just simply ran out of luck at that point.

Bates Battaglia: Yeah, that was pretty, I don't know, that was luck of the draw there. Because I honestly got away with that pretty good. I had no idea that it took him that long.

Anthony Battaglia: We had luck on our side just like the sandcastles [in a previous leg].

Bates Battaglia: Yeah, it was kind of like the sandcastles.

Anthony Battaglia: I mean, the whole race, it's a lot of skill and this and that, but I mean, right there, there was a lot of luck involved. And that's how we won the whole thing, right there.

Bates Battaglia: Yeah, it was pretty lucky. I just grabbed the right guy and boom!

Above is the first half of our exclusive interview with Bates and Anthony. Check back with Reality TV World soon for the concluding portion and more interviews with the Final 4 teams.

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« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2013, 09:14:57 PM »
http://www.realitywanted.com/newsitem/6346-the-amazing-race-22-exclusive-interview-with-winners-bates-and-anthony-battaglia#.UYhkr4IU7Vo

The Amazing Race 22: Exclusive Interview with Winners Bates and Anthony Battaglia
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Hockey players and brothers Bates and Anthony Battaglia were a force to be reckoned with this season on The Amazing Race. They were in the top three on 9 of the 12 legs, and crossed the finish line first on Sunday night's finale. The pair won a million dollars and were understandably still giddy when they talked to RealityWanted today about their victory.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: First of all, congratulation on winning The Amazing Race. What did you guys do last night to celebrate?
A. Bates: We drank heavily!
A. Anthony: We had champagne and Gatorade poured over our heads. We're athletes!

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You worked very well with Caroline and Jen this season, and they kept some of the attention off of you when it came to other teams looking to U-Turn you. Tell us a little more about your partnership.
A. Anthony: We helped each other out and we just wanted them in front of us so we could see their asses. That's totally true.
A. Bates: He's completely right.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You ran such a great race and really only struggled on the 4th leg. What was your biggest issue in Bali?
A. Anthony: It was tough because the things that hurt us the most were out of control, like bad taxi drivers and monkeys that wouldn't eat coconut.
A. Bates: That Bali trip was tough!

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: How did you feel the last leg was, in terms of difficulty?
A. Bates: I mean, it wasn't super hard. It wasn't the easiest, but we kinda got lucky with the briefcase challenge and we pulled ahead of everybody.
A. Anthony: 'Cause we're pretty awesome!

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: As you were running towards the finish line, were you a hundred percent certain you had won?
A. Bates: No, not really. When we were running up there, we thought, "We must've done something wrong!" We saw Phil's eyebrows and we thought he'd say we did something wrong and had a two hour penalty.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: If there was another All Star edition, do you think you'd fare just as well as you did this season?
A. Anthony: I would think so! We're probably the best team ever!
A. Bates: Plus, we're hilarious! I don't wanna toot my own horn, but we're freakin' hilarious!

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Besides the obvious part about winning the million, what was the best part about running The Amazing Race?
A. Anthony: Honestly, the whole thing was amazing. I know that everybody says it, but it was amazing! It was the most fun... I would do it again in a second. Everything was awesome!

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: I hear you two would like to travel more, and you want your Twitter fans to get behind you for perhaps another show.
A. Bates: Yeah, vote for us! Battaglia and Battaglia Do America.
A. Anthony: No, no... it's #HockeyBrothersDoAmerica!


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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2013, 09:24:27 PM »


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Winner's Interview: Bates and Anthony

Posted on May 6, 2013 02:40pm

Read what Bates and Anthony said about their time in the game and what their favorite challenge was!

Tara F: Are Bates and Anthony still close with the country girls?
Bates: Yeah, we're still good friends. It was nice to have two beautiful girls to hang out with the entire time.
Anthony: We still talk & text, and we hope to get together soon.

Carlos B: How did it feel to see all those teams come back at the end to support?
Bates: It was pretty cool to see everybody. It was weird seeing the early teams who we didn't know too well.
Anthony: it was incredible to see everyone there. It was pretty surreal.

Katherine V: Bates and Anthony, what do you plan to do with the money (besides buy another pair of fake teeth)?
Bates: We're still figuring it out.
Anthony: I'm not going to buy new teeth since that's what everyone is expecting me to do. Bates has taken me on a few trips in the past so maybe I can take him on one now.

Rhonda C: Bates and Anthony: What was your favorite challenge during the race and what challenge did you find the hardest?
Anthony: Our favorite challenge was being able to say we waterskied with crocodiles. That's something that not too many people can say.
Bates: I never thought I'd be in Africa. That was amazing.

Jody M: Bates and Anthony, who would you have wanted to win if it hadn't been you?
Bates: Caroline & Jen. They were our super-buddies.
Anthony: They were our race girlfriends and we are still friends with them.

Diana K: To Bates and Anthony: Did you have any sort of special tactics for doing the race fast and keeping ahead of other teams?
Anthony: Just a lot of luck.
Bates: We were good at the physical things but when it came to other things like getting flights or directions we did get lucky at times. Caroline and Jen were able to help us with that sometimes.
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2013, 10:57:41 PM »
Congrats, guys! I'm definitely enjoying their interview  :lol3:
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« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2013, 12:29:21 AM »
Reality TV World: (Laughs) How long would you say it took you to complete that Detour task, any idea?

Bates Battaglia: Way too frickin' long. I'll tell you why. I ran up and down those stairs probably -- I'm going to say 10-15 times.

Anthony Battaglia: Well I'm going to say you needed to lose a little weight, so I made you do it on purpose. He's fat. He's a fatty! He eats a lot.

LOL they are so funny. :lol:

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2013, 10:35:54 AM »
They had the race won from pretty early on...

Even starting the race, I really only expected a few teams to be able to keep up with them.


But, great job for these guys and Congratulations!

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« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2013, 10:59:02 AM »
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Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You worked very well with Caroline and Jen this season, and they kept some of the attention off of you when it came to other teams looking to U-Turn you. Tell us a little more about your partnership.
A. Anthony: We helped each other out and we just wanted them in front of us so we could see their asses. That's totally true.
A. Bates: He's completely right.

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« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2013, 11:02:09 AM »
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You guys were chill the whole time until the Titanic meal Roadblock, which was probably your worst moment.
Anthony: Oh, yeah! Bates was really, really mad at me. What color is chartreuse? You tell me right now. I've been asking you the past three days and you still don't know and you're mad that I didn't know.
Bates: I still don't know. But me and Leonardo DiCaprio have so much in common now. We're so tight now.
Anthony: Yeah, you're the king of the world, right? But you don't know what chartreuse is.

How much time did you spend there?
Bates: Too f---ing long! [Laughs] Dumb-Dumb here couldn't the f--- figure out what color chartreuse was.
Anthony: First of all, watch your language. Second of all, I figured it out and we came in second by two seconds. We're going to fight right now!

Oh my god. The brothers are hilarious.
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #68 on: May 07, 2013, 11:03:52 AM »
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Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You worked very well with Caroline and Jen this season, and they kept some of the attention off of you when it came to other teams looking to U-Turn you. Tell us a little more about your partnership.
A. Anthony: We helped each other out and we just wanted them in front of us so we could see their asses. That's totally true.
A. Bates: He's completely right.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2013, 11:19:54 AM »
Another great article...

Ex-Cane Battaglia celebrates ‘Amazing Race’ win

 RALEIGH — “The Amazing Race” itself took a month to complete.

The celebration? That may run twice as long.

Bates and Anthony Battaglia have a million dollars to split and countless memories after winning the 22nd edition of CBS television’s “The Amazing Race.” While the competition ended in the middle of December, the finale wasn’t shown until Sunday night as the Battaglias hosted a viewing party at Lucky B’s, the Glenwood South bar co-owned by Bates Battaglia and Mike Lombardo.

The party was spilling over into Monday when the free-spirited Battaglias, called the “Hockey Brothers” on the show, got together for an interview. Bates Battaglia is a former Carolina Hurricanes forward and both played pro hockey, but they said it wasn’t just their athleticism that was decisive in the “Race.”

“Yes, we’re not just good-looking, we’re smart," Bates said. “We’re just friendly people but if we have to beat you in a foot race, we’ll do it.”

“The Amazing Race” is a reality TV show in which two-person teams compete in challenges as they race around the world. Teams are gradually eliminated and the winner is the first to make it to the finish line in the final leg. This season’s race went through Washington.

In the two-hour finale, Bates Battaglia put on the bulky mascot outfit of the Washington Nationals to catch a baseball dropped by Anthony, who was suspended on a zip line high above the field at Nationals Park in Washington. Bates needed just a couple of tries to make the catch. Another team needed 17.

Told that one of the teams referred to them as “old athletes,” Anthony replied, “They did? I didn’t hear that. That’s OK. We’re still extremely good-looking. And we still won.”

Bates Battaglia, 37, helped the Hurricanes reach the Stanley Cup final in 2002. Now retired from hockey, he played in more than 600 NHL regular-season and playoff games.

Anthony, 33, has never made it to the NHL. He played a handful of American Hockey League games but has spent most of his professional career in the ECHL, a step below the AHL. He played for the Huntsville Havoc of SPHL after the “Race” ended.

The “Race” was filmed from mid-November to mid-December, Bates Battaglia said, and everyone was sworn to secrecy as to the outcome and the winners of the $1 million prize. Which, the brother said, also was part of the fun.

“We like teasing people,” Bates Battaglia said. “Like every week I told people we were losing. And they’d come back and say, ‘I thought you won.’ ”

During the Sunday telecast, Bates Battaglia said losing out in the 2002 Cup final to the Detroit Red Wings was one of his biggest disappointments. The Canes won the first game, then dropped the last four to the powerful Wings.

Bates Battaglia said he missed the intense competition of pro hockey – to the point he didn’t attend many Canes games at PNC Arena.

“You sit up there watching all the boys playing and you wish you were out there,” Battaglia said. “It’s tough.”

But the “Race” got his competitive juices flowing as the teams hopscotched around the world.

“It was awesome,” he said. “I said to Anthony, ‘If we ever get a chance to do it again, I’d do it in a heartbeat.’

“It’s a lot like hockey. It’s very competitive. You’re going nonstop. It gets your competitive spirit going. It’s nonstop racing, just a great time.”

Bates said the frantic pace of travel seen on the show’s telecasts wasn’t the product of good editing. It’s as fast-paced as it appears, as the teams were in such locales as Vietnam, Switzerland and New Zealand.

“Oh, yeah, nonstop,” he said. “You have no time off in-between. You’re going all the time.

“I lost 20 pounds. I left at 210 pounds and came back 190. It was an experience.”

Battaglia laughed when told he now might be more recognizable for being on the show than as a former NHL player, noting, “I wasn’t exactly a superstar in hockey.”

Battaglia said he now plays for the Lucky B’s men’s league team, saying he mostly “tries to give a lot of passes to the guys.” He did take part in the Canes’ Alumni Game last month at PNC Arena and was back on the ice with former teammates such as Ron Francis and Glen Wesley.

“I loved seeing some of the old guys that I hadn’t seen in a while and getting the chance to get out there,” he said. “A great experience.”

The brothers joked they haven’t decided how to spend the money, although inviting half of Raleigh to the Lucky B’s for a celebratory drink could eat up a few bucks.

They also quipped that they may try to encourage some TV producers to give them their own show.

“It’s ‘Battaglia & Battaglia,’ ” Bates said. “Handsome brothers do America! There will be lots of women and lots of drinking. Print that!”

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/06/2875272/ex-cane-battaglia-celebrates-amazing.html

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2013, 11:39:25 AM »
WHY didn't TAR show this side of them on TV?! :gaah: They could have possibly been one of my all-time fave teams. Their interviews are HILARIOUS :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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She's really pissed that we're asking her because she has BUSINESS to do.

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« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2013, 11:40:53 AM »
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Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You worked very well with Caroline and Jen this season, and they kept some of the attention off of you when it came to other teams looking to U-Turn you. Tell us a little more about your partnership.
A. Anthony: We helped each other out and we just wanted them in front of us so we could see their asses. That's totally true.
A. Bates: He's completely right.

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Yeah that's right!!!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

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TAR Canada: Vanessa & Celina
TAR 23: Tim & Marie, Nicky & Kim, Tim & Danny

She's really pissed that we're asking her because she has BUSINESS to do.

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« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2013, 04:40:30 PM »
WHY didn't TAR show this side of them on TV?! :gaah: They could have possibly been one of my all-time fave teams. Their interviews are HILARIOUS :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

They did. They were hilarious on the show.

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2013, 06:25:28 PM »
WHY didn't TAR show this side of them on TV?! :gaah: They could have possibly been one of my all-time fave teams. Their interviews are HILARIOUS :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

They did. They were hilarious on the show.
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« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2013, 08:36:38 PM »
Winning Amazing Race like winning the Stanley Cup, says Huntsville Havoc's Anthony Battaglia
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on May 07, 2013 at 3:40 PM, updated May 07, 2013 at 3:47 PM     


Phil Keoghan, the host of CBS's "Amazing Race," tells brothers Bates, center, and Huntsville Havoc player Anthony Battaglia they are winners of the 22nd season of the show. The final episode of the show broadcast on May 5, 2013. (Photo courtesy of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.)
Anthony Battaglia had a pretty good few months with the Huntsville Havoc hockey team this past winter. The team almost made the playoffs, and Battaglia felt like he had played pretty well and helped the team along.

What he didn't share with his teammates was that he had just won the "Amazing Race" and $1 million in prize money. He and his hockey-playing brother, Bates, competed against 11 teams, winning the reality show challenge. The race took place in November and December of 2012, but the final, two-hour episode didn't broadcast until May 5.

"I had to keep my mouth shut," Battaglia said about the period between winning and the final broadcast. "For me, it's comparable to winning the Stanley Cup and not being able to tell anyone."

Bates Battaglia had heard the producers of the "Amazing Race" were looking for some hockey players and suggested to his younger brother that they try to get on the show.

"I was 100 percent, absolutely," Anthony Battaglia said from his home in Raleigh, N.C., where he lives when he's not playing hockey. "We're fans of the show, and we're athletes. We thought 'we can definitely win this thing.' We were pretty humbled when we got there. It's a lot harder than it looks."

The teams were pitted against each other as they took part in challenges as diverse as bog snorkeling in Ireland to water skiing in crocodile-invested waters in Africa. The final leg of the race brought the last three teams to Washington D.C., where their final task involved the ball pit at the Washington Nationals baseball stadium.

"There's not much rest or down time" during the race, Battaglia said. "It's pretty hectic and grueling on the body. But we're kind of used to that, my brother and me" from their years of playing hockey.


Anthony Battaglia (26) played hockey in the Southern Professional Hockey League 2012-2013 season with the Huntsville Havoc. He and his brother, Bates Battaglia, competed in and won the 22nd season of The Amazing Race.

While Bates Battaglia is now retired from hockey after a career with several National Hockey League teams, the brothers both stay in shape, Anthony Battaglia said. That was a definite factor in their win; although, they did watch previous seasons of the show to see what other teams did right or wrong.

They also "got lucky a lot of times," Battaglia said, and relied on the smarts of country singers Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle, who the brothers had a flirtatious relationship with on the show. The singers came to Huntsville to sing the national anthem at one of the Havoc games, in fact.

"I scored a couple of goals that night, so that was nice," Battaglia said.

Battaglia did such a good job of keeping quiet during his time on the ice here, his fellow players were sure he didn't win, he said.

"They would say, 'You did not win or why would you come play minor (league) hockey and play for peanuts," Battaglia said.

He played, he said, because he loves the game and because he got a call from the coaches, Glenn Detulleo and Jordan Little, with whom he had played before.

"I think Huntsville is pretty incredible," Battaglia said. "There's such a great fan base for hockey there. It was a joy to play there, for them to appreciate hockey like they do. There were a lot of fans of the show, too, who came to see me play."

Battaglia is not sure if he'll be back in Huntsville for another season of hockey. He wants to apply for the Raleigh Fire Department the next time they're recruiting. And "there's a lot of stuff going on now, with the whole winning the 'Amazing Race.'"

He did get in some serious acting chops as he kept his winning secret over the last six months, after all.

"I'm such a good actor," Battaglia said, laughing. "Get me on TV. Totally get me in front of a camera."

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/05/winning_amazing_race_like_winn.html
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2013, 10:35:17 PM »
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2013/05/07/toronto_maple_leafs_former_player_bates_battaglia_dishes_on_amazing_race_win_gives_playoff_advice.html

Toronto Maple Leafs former player Bates Battaglia dishes on Amazing Race win, gives playoff advice
Battaglia, who won $1 million on the show Sunday, has some playoff advice for his former team.

Former Toronto Maple Leaf player Bates Battaglia had to wear his brother’s underwear after his knapsack got stolen on a train. But that didn’t stop the hockey-playing brothers from winning $1 million on the 22nd season of The Amazing Race.

“Serves them right; someone’s got a bag full of my dirty underwear,” says Bates, in an interview with the Star.

“On the other hand, I think we had to burn my underwear after Bates finished with them,” says younger brother Anthony, who plays professional hockey with the Huntsville Havoc.
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After nine countries and 48,000 kilometres, the Battaglia brothers from Raleigh, N.C., were victorious after swimming laps in a muddy bog in Ireland and solving clues from “secret agents” in the final leg in Washington.

Amazing Race has a loyal following in Canada, and it certainly didn’t hurt that many Canadians were rooting for the easy-going, hockey-playing brothers. It also didn’t hurt that they beat out the Machiavellian newlyweds Max and Katie Bichler at the finish line.

“Max and Katie seemed to be the villains on the show, but we actually got along with them great,” said Bates.

The brothers watched the finale from the bar they own in Raleigh with a group of fans and friends.

“It was crazy. They dumped champagne on our heads, and at the risk of being redundant, it was … amazing,” said Anthony, who has been compared to Prince William in the looks department — at least that’s what he claims.

Bates also had some playoff advice for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL team he played for from 2006 to 2008.

“They should win. I’m going to go out on a limb here. But I’m going to tell them to win,” said Bates with the typical humour that saw he and his brother slog through the ups and downs of the Emmy-award winning reality show.

(NOTE: Bates made that prediction before the Leafs took to the ice at the ACC Monday for Game 3 against Boston. The Leafs did not win. They in fact lost 5-2 in their first home playoff game in nine years.)

Humour served the brothers well in the season finale, where Bates never looked more frustrated as when Anthony failed to figure out which dishes to serve guests in Belfast at the boat yard where the RMS Titanic was built.

“I thought he was going to kill me,” said Anthony. “But in my defence, he didn’t know what a chartreuse-coloured desert looked like either and he still doesn’t know.”

Bates took a run at a Stanley Cup when he played for the Carolina Hurricanes. The team lost and even though he won The Amazing Race “nothing is the same as being in a Stanley Cup final,” he said.

As for playing in Toronto, Bates said it was “incredible. There’s no better place to play hockey. Ever.”

The Canadian version of the race, which premiers July 15, will stay rooted within our borders, and winners will get $250,000, not a million. But that’s still the biggest grand prize of any reality show in Canada.

The Bates brothers had some advice for the Canadian contestants: “Get a real map. Don’t make Bates make the maps” said Anthony.

“Slow down. Sometimes you’re in such a hurry you miss stuff that’s right in front of you,” said Bates.

Bates said he plans to spend his share of the million dollars wisely.

“Hey, I wasn’t making Mats Sundin kind of money,” said Bates, referring to the former Leafs captain. “But it’s going to a good cause. I’m going to use it to buy Anthony some teeth.”

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« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2013, 11:29:31 PM »
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He did get in some serious acting chops as he kept his winning secret over the last six months, after all.

"I'm such a good actor," Battaglia said, laughing. "Get me on TV. Totally get me in front of a camera."

Oh stop it you hilarious guys. :lol3:
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2013, 11:30:32 PM »
I hate to say this but if Anthony and Jen gets together... there's a huge chance of them on the next Allstars like Eric and Danielle. Crazy teams pair up like that does happen on TAR. :oh :o
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #78 on: May 08, 2013, 06:59:03 AM »
Jen had her eyes on Anthony?! I thought she liked Bates :lol: where have I been

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« Reply #79 on: May 08, 2013, 08:58:50 AM »
I don't know. Either one of the brothers.. But I think Jen is interested. THINK. :lol3:
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #80 on: May 08, 2013, 11:07:07 AM »
Jen is for Bates , i told you already , Joab.  :lol3:
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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2013, 02:50:36 PM »
In this week of the May 27th issue of National Enquirer is a full page article on page 18 about Bates and Anthony's family ties to the mafia. Go check it out.   

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Re: TAR 22: Anthony & Bates Battaglia "Brothers"
« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2013, 07:24:46 PM »
In this week of the May 27th issue of National Enquirer is a full page article on page 18 about Bates and Anthony's family ties to the mafia. Go check it out.
People here in Chicago, their hometown, know this. Their grandfather, Sam, was a high ranking member of the Chicago Outfit who passed away in 1973. His family does not appear to have followed in his "career" path.
  As a side note, the brothers own a bar in, I believe, South Carolina with someone by the last name of Lombardo. Chances are this person is related to Joey "The Clown" Lombardo, a high ranking Outfit member who is currently in prison due to the Family Secrets trial.
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