Zev/Justin and Kent/Vyksin can go anytime.
I just checked in on the CBS forum for the show to see what was being said on the "official" site that CBS might actually pay attention to, if they pay attention to any on-line comments.
There are a lot of unhappy/angry posts there indicating that sharing answers is cheating, and it should be stopped in future seasons. In fact, depending on how you viewed the actual rules, it might be considered cheating now, but the rules are worded a little fuzzily in terms of semantics. My guess is that the intention was that "working together" referred to the actual teammates, because I doubt it occurred to them that a much sharing of answers would ever occur as occurred tonight. But they didn't word it carefully enough, so people could argue that they hadn't cheated.
The collusion against a single team is particularly irritating people, even posters who said they didn't particularly have a favorite team this season. As has already been stated here, the general feeling there seems to be that it cheapens the game if only a couple of teams actually have to complete the task according to the rules. And the rules for that particular task indicated that the person doing the task was supposed to calculate the mileage with his/her map and odometer. People who were simply given the answer didn't do that. In other cases when rules have been broken simply because someone misread a direction, penalties have been assigned or contestants have been sent back to do the task over. Why that wasn't the case here seems to have quite a few people stymied. I'd love to know what Phil thought of it.
Phil is on Twitter. You can complain to him about the cheating there. @PhilKeoghan A lot of people have been.
Well, crap. The cowboys are gone, now all the fun is gone. I'll bet they won't have a bad word to say about anybody or anything, they'll just be thankful for the experience. If I were in their boots, I'd have a lot to say about the shady stuff that happened this episode.
Good on ya, cowboys. You made this season fun.
I do not fault the Globetrotters for using the U-Turn on the cowboys. They understand it's a game - both teams, and therefore it was a respect play because the GT's know that the cowboys can come from behind.
What I find disappointing is the sharing the answer with teams to give them an advantage. I personally think every team save Zev and Justin (at least I think they are the only ones who didn't do this) who shared an answer should've gotten a penalty. It may not have mattered long term; however, when the rules state that YOU have to measure it and give the right/wrong answer, then it should be just you. Every one but I think the team above and the cowboys BROKE that rule.
It's the game admittedly and hopefully it'll change now, but that point is disappointing.
Right now, I'm rooting for Zev and Justin to win this race. They're having fun, they gut things out (both ways now) and they are having fun. They haven't been overly mean (so far) and have had some wonderful quips.
I can see where you get it though - they were a bit tense/upset when the GT's - a team who they've enjoyed their company this race, U-Turned them. And I can see it in cases where they think things are a bit unfair or were frustrated, but I've seen that with all teams. They have a more unusual way of handling it IMHO - even speaking as someone from that area. But, I factor in they're tired, frustrated, and in a race, and probably would give off that vibe.
The only team left I feel now who has that vibe start to finish is Kent/Vyxsyn, who I have to admit I feel shouldn't be in this race at all anymore because they didn't take the right flight. Other races it'd eliminated them from the get go. (doesn't mean I won't compliment them on making such a comeback; however, I do agree that they didn't follow the rules and in the case of some teams in previous years (Nancy and Emily season 1 good note) they were assessed a 24 hour penalty and eliminated).
But I'll be honest - we all have our favorites and not. And my case some teams I loathed the first time I watched them (Guido first all stars/Kisha Jen this go) I grew to enjoy and others I loved (Margie Luke in particular) I've grown to loathe. On the plus it does show we're human and we all grow/mature/act up and the like.
Plus, you have to eat it with bread. It's simply too thick.
Had they drunk it, I think they'd been told it was a no-go and had to do it again or deliver luggage.
I do love though that if it's something that's pretty decent to eat they give a huge portion of it and iuf it's gross it's usually really little to eat. Both food tasks this go were rather large portions.
I did agree with Kisha and Jen abandoning the project though and go to luggage, I would hate to be eliminated (possibly) due to a food challenge again. (the whole poop comment).
Is anyone else wondering if "sharing" answers is going to cause problems rather quickly? Now that the Cowboys, whom the rest of the competitors seemed so unduly worried about have been eliminated, will the answer "sharing" continue? And if it does, aren't some teams inevitably going to start being left out, because they're looked upon as threats to win too?
I know K/J claim to like FT/BE a lot, and J/Z like them too, but aren't they, at some point, going to have to come to terms with the fact that if they keep giving them answers that they could very well be helping them win a million dollars at their own expense? I realize J/Z didn't exactly give them the answer this time--and I have my doubts whether J really gave the women the answer so much as he thought he was just verifying it--but they did give the GTs the answer in an earlier leg, when they were having trouble with a puzzle. Or, if those three teams are in some kind of alliance to get each other to the final three, what's going to happen when M/G realize they're not going to get any more help, even if they've tried to be helpful in the past (Mallory giving Zev her earplugs so he could stand the noise in India)? I don't think K/V are especially expecting any help, but Kent was going at it with the GTs in the previews for next week about something being fair that the GTs thought wasn't. But hey, if they are willing to take free answers and pass them along to others, knowing it's going to cost other opponents, they don't really have any room to complain about anything K/V do unless it actually is something for which the show is willing to assess a penalty.