I don't really know too much about the armor design. I guess there's a fine line between protection and hampering one's mobility. I could see maybe a mail skirt to go over their lap while riding to protect the dangly bits. The helmet I'm not sure - when they show the riders between jousts, when the coach is talking to them and they have the visor up, it does sort of seem like there is some padding around the jaw area. And I have noticed some of the guys with a stocking cap over their hair.
I was very surprised at the semi's results. Rope and James were front runners for sure. I was most disappointed in James because as someone who competes for a living (professional show jumper) to let the pressure of the competition get to him to the point where it affected his performance was a letdown. If he expects to get to the Olympics, he needs to get past that and focus better.
The Nathan v Matt joust was beyond boring. If either of them win it will be a travesty.
I guess I'm pulling for a JoshX2 Finale with Josh K winning it all.