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Why didn't they tell the cab drivers the rules and interfere early on in the day when they were walking on the wires and the taxi cab drivers were helping one another??? They should have known by then! DUMB PRODUCERS. Snowboarders should win on another ALL STARS. Taxi drivers ugh! No brains.
I agree with the majority of the posts. So very very angry that taxi drivers calling each other determined the end of the race. I am huge fan of amazing race - not anymore. Producers really, you allow taxi drivers to talk to each other so Tommy and Andy can't be the final three????? What is up with rules and regulations to the show. I am so angry that the best team who won 6 first place finishes ended up being eliminated because the other three taxi drivers were in cohoots. Shame on CBS and the producers of Amazing Race. Won't be watching the finals. Its a disgrace
I agree that this wasn't cheating by the other teams but it was defiantly outside interference. The cab drivers should have taken them where they were told. They didn't solve the clue. Those of you that think this is the same as following other teams or cabs breaking down are crazy. I agree I won't be watching either
@ realsupergirl-you're a tard--the snowboarders were awesome and got robbed--i am sure you would not have done as well.
regarding amani and marcus--he is a retired NFL player, i am sure they don't need the money--why does TAR insist on having "pseudo celebs" on to boost ratings or whatever.
i am done with TAR, gone way downhill the past 3 seasons.
I know fans of Andy and Tommy are upset but stuff like this happens on the show a lot. Couples tell each other the answers and sometimes follow each other without knowing where they are going. I too am upset with what I consider the unfairness of contestants sharing info with some and not with others. It should not be allowed but you can't control everything that happens. Andy and Tommy won a lot of trips, money and cars, so I think they are probably pretty happy about things.
My sentiments are the same as most others here. I will not be watching the finale nor the show next season. If contestants do not have to use clues to move on and can simply get their solutions by cheating, what's the point of using clues to move the race along?
Totally agreed, CBS producers should be ashambed of themselves. Snow boarders were cheated. Two other teams were on the same path as them if it wasn't for the cab drivers. This is essentially cheating any way you look at it.
Boo, Boo, Boo
How can anyone say that the other teams knew that Jeremy/Sandy knew where they going and decided to follow them?? It was the cabbies interfering. It wasnt cheating but it still wasnt right. The cabbies should have driven to where they where told to drive to. Dedicated viewer since day 1.......not anymore.
And by saying outside people can't insert themselves into the game is just being naive. How could they not. There have been taxi drivers who have clouded before. Not at this level, but directions discussed. I am sure there are taxi drivers who respond negatively to bad racers and positive to good ones and drive accordingly. This is the same exact thing.
Unless you have the racers drive everywhere themselves, this type of thing will always happen. How many times have people found a local willing to escort them everywhere they need to go. I am sure they were doing that out of the good of their own heart. Not at all because there were cameras on them and it seemed exciting to do.
Nothing wrong happened in this episode. and it made it crazy exciting to see how it would all play out.
How were they cheated? What did Ernie/Cindy and Marcus/Amani do that would be considered cheating? The show is half skill/talents half luck. This is no more cheating than a first place team having a taxi break down and coming in last because of it. It's not their fault the taxi broke down, but that's the risk of the show.
Also teams all the time say to follow others cabs. Whether they know where they are going or not. Why isn't that cheating? It's not fair play in the game. If anything Andy/Tommy did it to themselves. They had one word to go off of and just told the driver who took them to the port. They had no idea why they should even be there. If they had stopped and asked and gone to the Balboa statue first, they might have made it back in time for the taxi cab collusion.
Again, how is it cheating??? The teams realized Jeremy/Sandy knew where they were going so decided to follow their directions.
Regardless of you want to win, this show has gotten off course. One of the charms of the show IS allowing the unexpected to happen because it's a real race in a real world with real people (cabbies included) but where external CIRCUMSTANCES (flat tires, missed planes etc) are part of the excitement, external PEOPLE altering the show without ANY influence by a team member is just wrong. From the edited show, it appears that TWO teams INSTRUCTED their drivers to go one place, and the driver "entered the game" by forcing them elsewhere.
What if on the first or last leg someone in the U.S. recognized the race being filmed and stepped in and altered the game? It would be corrected in a second and it should have been here.
For the record, I am rooting for Marcus and Amani, so this is not sour grapes. But the show has lost control and I am done after this season. It's gotten worse the last 3 seasons and this is the last straw.
I also believe this was unfair. The teams who misread the clue and directed their cab driver to the Balboa statue should have been taken where THEY thought they were supposed to go, not where the cab driver decided was the correct location. 2 of the 3 teams in the finale do not deserve to be there and I will not watch the finale or this season, nor any future episodes. Not that CBS cares - LOL
This is so shady. Rules should be followed. Two couples did not "find the clue that leads them to the next pit stop". Period, plain and simple. It's different than a taxi driver taking you to the wrong location by mistake. They are at least trying to find the location "the racer" told them. But calling another cab driver and asking "where are you going" is wrong. Just as wrong as if the teams hired someone to come along with them on the race and help double check if they read clues correct, etc. The basis of the race is for them to solve the clues, not others. I would feel the same way if the snowboarders did this.
I am so angry about how this episode finished...Should have let everyone through because of the cheating!
I was super dissappointed with the episode. I won't watch the fanale, I don't really care who wins with the last three... I watched it cause the boys were so great to watch, they brought the show to life. I feel like they should be brought into the final some how. What a bummer.
Last nights episode was so wrong. The cabbies determining the outcome is not fair and takes away from the spirit of the game. CBS, I will not longer be wasting my time with this show!
Andy & Tommy were by far the best team and deserve to be in the final. The cheaters should have all been penalized or sent back to find the clue. I was really angry last season with the cheating, but this season takes the cake. I will no longer be watching this show unless the Amazing Race stops the cheating! ANDY AND TOMMY BETTER GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN!
So sorry for Andy & Tommy. Nice laid back polite guys........I think they deserved to win..........however life is not fair. Could not care less who wins now.
I'm done with this show.
I'm not upset about the snowboarders losing this leg, a lot of their wins were luck, not because they were that great. I thought the trash talking to Sandy on the high wire was awful, she was truly scared and didn't need to have that added to her anxiety,especially coming from Andy who was always busy thanking god for their good luck...maybe this was god's response. Having the cab drivers communicate isn't against the rules anymore than sharing information between couples as done in the past. This is stuff that AR chooses not to control. The one thing that has always irked me was the brother and sister who won in China, when they spoke Chinese!
I cannot beleive what I saw last night. The snowboarders are the best time and they were cheated.
I told my wife... "I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE REST" ... and I don't care who the heck wins now. This was NOT a fair race and you better believe if I was Andy and Tommy I would be taking it up with you guys for allowing such a cheat to happen.
I won't be watching the final or the next season. Amazing Race allows too many cheaters to prosper.
ernie and cindy should have been penalized. period. in other seasons when someone did that the team was penalized. i have been really disappointed many times on how things were handled. YET, this season i noticed that there were no couples that were left that were snarky and bity or just down right rude to other couples.
I won't be watching this show again after that last episode. Collusion between taxi drivers - when two teams had no idea where they were actually going - is not something that should be allowed. Car breakdowns, uninformed cabbies, that is part of the game. Not having a clue what you are doing and winning - that is terrible. Telling a cab driver to take you somewhere and they get lost, don't know the destination, get a flat - that is bad luck. Telling a cab driver to take you somewhere and they take you to a different location, a location determined by another team - that is garbage. I don't blame the teams, they were clearly just along for the ride (even though they didn't know where it was taking them). I blame the producers for crafting a task so ridiculous that it could be co-opted by cabbies on their cell phones. And then for Phil to act like the three teams did something by beating the boarders. The cabbies beat the boarders. Two of the other teams didn't do anything.
Can't believe the ending! What's up with the producers? Andy and Tommy should be allowed to compete in the final race, while Cindy & Ernie and Marcus & Amani should be penalized....maybe have to do a road block or something.
Both couples specifically asked the Taxi drivers to take them to Balboa Statue and if they had been taken there Andy and Tommy would have been second. I really feel bad for Andy and Tommy...
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