id probably have them set off from tampa, but before they can go to the airport, theyd have to do a roadblock right off the bat. all teams drive to raymond james stadium and do pass or kick, in pass, teams will do a "pocket presence drill" a drill that NFL quarterbacks do every week to improve their pocket passing ability. one team member will be quaterback, while the other plays wide reciever, the quarterback must complete 3 consecutive passes, from 10, 25 and 50 yards out, the quarterback MUST stay inside the pocket (a movable plastic square 20 ft wide and 20 ft long) while throwing the pass, if the receiver drops a pass or the quarterback steps outside the pocket while throwing the pass, the team must restart the drill. official NFL referees will be on hand to enforce the rules. once the task is completed a referee will hand you your next clue. teams with strong arms and good hands may finish quickly...
in kick, teams must complete 3 field goals from 10, 20 and 30 yards consecutively, one team member will hold the ball on the turf while the other kicks, if a kick is missed, the teams must start over. teams with accuracy and good legs may finish quickly.
then theyd drive to tampa international and fly to montreal, and them by charter to the inuit ivaalge of salluit on the ungava peninsula in northern quebec, where i havent figured out what tasks id give them there yet.....maybe gutting 100 arctic char...or eating half a pound of seal blubber...
anyways heres my 12 legs (including 2 nonelimination legs)
leg 1: tampa-montreal-salluit
leg 2: salluit-montreal-edinburgh-(ferry)stromness (orkney island)
leg 3: stromness-glasgow-lisbon
leg 4: lisbon-cadiz-seville
leg 5: seville-tangier-casablanca (teams drive a portion of the dakar rally route in moorocco)
leg 6: casablanca-agadir-back to casablanca-bucharest (first nonelimination round)
leg 7: bucharest-bran (teams must explore dracula's castle for the clue)
leg 8: bran-bucharest-sebastopol
leg 9: sebastopol-astana (khazakstan)-Bayanaul national park (camping on the steppes pitstop)
leg 10: Bayanaul-astana-ulan bator (second non elimination round)
leg 11: ulan bator-petropavlovsk (kamchatka peninsula, russian far east)
leg 12: petropavlovsk-seattle (finish line)
i hope that isnt too many legs..... i want the most cold and bruising race they could do, one that would make the teams use as much energy as they could to win this thing.