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    Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    Would you like to see them done away with, or do you think they're a useful part of the Race?
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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    Stay. They throw an interesting change-up into the game. Though I prefer when they save one of the teams I like, rather than one of the ones I don't (of course).
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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    Stay
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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by CCL;3226732;
    Stay. They throw an interesting change-up into the game. Though I prefer when they save one of the teams I like, rather than one of the ones I don't (of course).
    Usually in the past they've wound up saving a team I didn't like (or one that you thought for their own good needed to go), but I do like them for a team that gets an unlucky break in the leg but has a chance to stay in it. I'm thinking that's more of what they were designed for.

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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    Stay. They usually save a team I like. The only time where a NEL helped out a team I absolutely loathed was Eric & Danielle, and they went on to win the whole race (still a little bitter about that).
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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    Go. No do overs. You're last, you're gone. Sure it's saved teams I've liked before so I've been happy about that. It's saved teams I've hated and I take the good with the bad. There's just something that always bothered me about being lucky enough to suck at the right time in the race and being able to stay. Perhaps they are necessary though. If a person was sure they were last and sure that there was no NEL, why complete the task, why continue to move quickly when you know it's over. It's a catch 22.

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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    I've always hated them, they need to go. The episodes always feel like filler to me.

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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    That's a tough question! I finally chose go. If they need to get the extra episodes then why not just make a couple of double legs. They have done that before when a lot has happened, so just add another detour or roadblock or even make the pitstop in another country.
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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    I never liked them until last year when the losing team had a penalty in the form of either first place or a time penalty. then I kind of liked them. Even a good racer can have a bad leg, so it is good to let them redeem themselves by racing hard the next episode.
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    Re: Non-elimination legs: good or bad?

    Crossing Guard - I'm with you - it saved Flo & Zach and they won...ugh!

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