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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: Iím 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? Iíve 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: Heís lazy.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy and Scotland, because Iím 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 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6EHOc4IIKn0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6EHOc4IIKn0</a>
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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/
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 10:12:06 AM by CanesGuy »

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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:


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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 ďThe Amazing RaceĒ 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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