Quote Originally Posted by LAGuy
Yes, TAR does foreshadow storylines. You can go all the way back to the first episode of TAR1 and Frank's statement that "Anything but first is a loss" (followed by his flipping out that he was second on the first charter flight). This would turn out to be one of the dominant storylines of that season.

For example, the Twins have said they want to be the first all-female team to win the race. Is that foreshadowing, or will it prove to be ironic if the Bowling Moms win instead? Or when Colin said he doesn't want to use the Yield to win. Is that foreshadowing that he doesn't use it, or will it be ironic when he does? (Or even more ironic if another team uses it against him?) Even when some statement is used to foreshadow a storyline (such as Kim's concern about Chip throwing money around) when does the foreshadowing stop? It obviously had meaning in that episode, but that doesn't mean it won't come into play again in the future. We'll only be able to tell upon viewing the race again with 20/20 hindsight.
I think this shows that there is no way we can predict anything from foreshadowing. Looking back through every season, I bet you could find a quote from every team that could be taken as meaning they will win and a quote that can be taken to mean they are eliminated. Foreshadowing within an episode is possible, but foreshadowing throughout the season is impossible to take seriously.