Well I don't like the Yield. I thinklive or die teams should go based on their own performance.
But if its in the show. I wish teams would actually use it well.
THough some teams have Yielding Colin & christie (brilliant) but of course didn't matter non elimination.
Both uses in season 6 were plain and stupid.
Season 7, was an okay choice of yielded Ron & Kelly, the smarter choice would have been Uchenna & Joyce who were further back and thus more likely to finish last and get eliminated. Giving you a final with Gretchen & Meredith who ROb & Amber considered to have absolutely no chance to win.
Season 8 everyone hated the Weavers the first Yield was just because of hatred towards them, and unforunately another team got killed (damned red bean.)
The second was primarily done to make sure the Linz had a buffer between themselves and the team that was in 2cd (before stupiod side trip), they really wanted a win, badly. The fact that it was teh Weavers was just a nice big bonus. Of course it was a non elimination, didn't matter at all.
Season 9. For the first time the Yield killed a team, Yeah about time. And it was a bad team a team with an average leg performance of 7.8. We can argue if it would have been wiser to yield Ray & Yolanda, but we aren't for sure how much info Lake and Michelle had for sure, they did know the girls were behind them.
The 2cd Yield was idiotic. Theres four teams left. Your running a strong race, but one team is running the best race, of any team in the history of the damn show. So who should you Yield? Dumb asses. Let your petty dislike for Mojo push you to yield them. One of the dumbest strategy moves ever in the race. And we all know it wasn't due to the cab cancelling since the Hippies had already been told by Eric & Jeremy that they had in fact done it (they told Ray & Yolanda as well).