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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #350 on: August 26, 2015, 02:21:10 AM »
Oh I see, as you can tell I didn't watch the movie lol...thanks for answering my question!

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #351 on: September 14, 2015, 04:30:39 AM »
Keepcopz  who's the guy in your avatar?

It's Christian Gray from the 50 Shades movie.

Isn't it Mike Ross?
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #352 on: October 27, 2015, 02:57:37 PM »
Just saw this...a good one!


Navy diver competes on blind date edition of Amazing Race


Navy diver competes on blind date edition of Amazing Race  (Photo: Michael Prengler)

By Matthew Stoss

Blair Townsend, MD '12, is a man of adventure and tan year-round. He's climbed Kilimanjaro, he's skydived. He does triathlons, lives on a boat and once a month goes to sea in a nuclear submarine because he's a Navy doctor stationed at the Kings Bay, Ga., sub base. He's also a Navy diver.

"You just spend weeks getting beat up underwater," Dr. Townsend says of the six-month-long training. "They talk about testing your water confidence, and what do you do when you're scuba diving at X amount of feet underwater, and somebody's just beating you up and pulling the regulator out of your mouth or causing problems for you—are you the guy who panics or keeps his composure and doesn't bolt to the surface?"

Dr. Townsend, a lieutenant, handles stress well. But after a three-week blind date on network television, the 32-year-old Virginia Beach, Va., native needed a moment.

"I was a little scarred for a few weeks when I got back," Dr. Townsend says with a laugh. "I need my space and independence."

Dr. Townsend competed on the 26th season of CBS' The Amazing Race, a reality show on which two-person teams compete in mental and physical challenges around the world to win $1 million. Traditionally the teams know each other, but for Dr. Townsend's season—which aired this spring—the producers made a tweak: half the teams would be on blind dates.

Dr. Townsend met his teammate, Hayley Keel, on the starting line. They were supposed to fall in love. They didn't.

"The biggest challenge of the race was working efficiently and successfully with a partner I didn't know," Dr. Townsend says. "And all the things that are historically hard, like the physical and mental challenge, didn't seem as difficult compared to the interpersonal relationship."

A longtime fan of the show, Dr. Townsend says he originally auditioned to be on with his father. When he found out it was the blind-date edition, he—man of adventure, remember—decided to do it anyway. The pair finished third, undercut by a big mistake on the second-to-last challenge. Dr. Townsend and Ms. Keel, a nurse from Florida, had a contentious (but also fan-favorite) relationship, now well documented on the Internet. Dr. Townsend says he and Ms. Keel are friends now.

"I went on the show mainly to do well on the show," Dr. Townsend says. "I figured the blind-date thing would take care of itself. I wasn't necessarily looking for love. I think some of the blind dates just went on because they wanted to find a partner. That wasn't really my objective. So I figured, however the cards fell, they would fall."
 
 
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #353 on: October 27, 2015, 07:31:25 PM »
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Dr. Townsend met his teammate, Hayley Keel, on the starting line. They were supposed to fall in love. They didn't.

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Dr. Townsend and Ms. Keel, a nurse from Florida, had a contentious (but also fan-favorite) relationship, now well documented on the Internet. Dr. Townsend says he and Ms. Keel are friends now.

Hopefully this means a returning spot for them though! <3 <3 <3
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #354 on: November 03, 2015, 06:39:09 AM »
Randomly click the episode of 26 while searching for the file today and I realized that I really missed them.  :(

Hopefully TAR got another returning players season before it ended. And they're both free enough to make it because they really NEED to be back on the scene. <3


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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #355 on: November 03, 2015, 07:16:54 AM »
Randomly click the episode of 26 while searching for the file today and I realized that I really missed them.  :(

Hopefully TAR got another returning players season before it ended. And they're both free enough to make it because they really NEED to be back on the scene. <3
I think they are the only blind date couple that are willing to race again  :funny:

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #356 on: November 03, 2015, 10:34:05 AM »
I miss them so much!
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #357 on: November 07, 2015, 07:46:12 AM »
I hope they'll be on the next All Stars.  :hoot:

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #358 on: November 07, 2015, 08:43:38 PM »
Daily random love for Hayley & Blair

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #359 on: November 12, 2015, 12:56:06 PM »
Hayley is currently dating someone else.  :'(
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #360 on: November 12, 2015, 06:29:16 PM »
Hayley is currently dating someone else.  :'(

So no comeback for All-Stars? Or maybe comeback as Friends ???

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #361 on: November 12, 2015, 06:33:10 PM »
there goes my fan fiction and fantasy :'(

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #362 on: November 13, 2015, 10:27:07 AM »
Hayley is currently dating someone else.  :'(

So no comeback for All-Stars? Or maybe comeback as Friends ???

Maybe for the next All-Stars, Hayley can race with her new boyfriend (or another person), while Blair races with someone else. Now this would be fun.

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #363 on: November 13, 2015, 11:02:55 AM »
Hayley is currently dating someone else.  :'(

So no comeback for All-Stars? Or maybe comeback as Friends ???

Maybe for the next All-Stars, Hayley can race with her new boyfriend (or another person), while Blair races with someone else. Now this would be fun.

Um no?

this team works because of Hayley's OTT-ness and Blair's indifference and UTR humor, making them a perfect combination.

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #364 on: November 13, 2015, 01:48:06 PM »
Hope Hayley already breaks up the time they being called for Al Stars.
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #365 on: November 13, 2015, 02:00:10 PM »
IIRC, both Hayley and Blair have said they are friends, and they would be willing to return on that basis. Of course things change, and Blair being a Navy surgeon, would have that be a possible last-minute barrier because of its lack of predictability for a deployment.

IIRC, the one Bachelor in an early season of that show, Andy Baldwin, has the same potential limitation during the filming of his season, and he's also a Navy surgeon.
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #366 on: November 13, 2015, 05:45:11 PM »
IIRC, both Hayley and Blair have said they are friends, and they would be willing to return on that basis. Of course things change, and Blair being a Navy surgeon, would have that be a possible last-minute barrier because of its lack of predictability for a deployment.
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #367 on: November 13, 2015, 08:34:21 PM »
Hope Hayley already breaks up the time they being called for Al Stars.

Hayley doesn't like this idea  :funny:

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #368 on: November 19, 2015, 07:15:37 PM »
So does Blair have a Twitter? Only one I've found hasn't tweeted in months. Or is he just not active on social media.

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #369 on: November 19, 2015, 09:04:15 PM »
Not sure it's nice to say that but i'm so so so so so sad that they aren't together
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #370 on: November 21, 2015, 06:41:20 AM »
Missing King Blair and Queen Hayley gracing my screen :(

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #371 on: December 01, 2015, 11:54:52 PM »
So does Blair have a Twitter? Only one I've found hasn't tweeted in months. Or is he just not active on social media.

Blair being active military (U.S. Navy) and a surgeon at that, might not have any public social media accounts, or doesn't, when he's on deployment.
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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #372 on: December 12, 2015, 01:27:29 PM »
One of the most entertaining teams of all time  :trampb:

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #373 on: December 26, 2015, 11:01:12 AM »


Looks like Hayley's just engaged. Congratulations to Hayley! <33

(...Sadly It's not Blair </3)


I'm afraid that because of this, we won't see them together back on the race again.  :cmas4  :cmas4

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Re: TAR 26: Blair Townsend & Hayley Keel "Blind Daters"
« Reply #374 on: December 26, 2015, 09:46:33 PM »
"Friends" team  :xmas146 :xmas146 :xmas146
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