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09-17-2008, 12:14 PM
The Amazing Race returns to the air with its thirteenth season on Sunday, September 28. Now, we have something tangible to look forward to. CBS has released the names and identities of the eleven teams who will be competing on The Amazing Race 13. Among the new faces are an ex-NFL player, a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, two fraternity brothers, and two older hippies.

This couple has been dating for about a year. They are an odd couple of sorts. Sarah has an MBA from Wharton and works long hours on Wall Street. Terence sell real estate, but gets his kicks by coaching runners. Both are in very good shape, but are incredibly intense. Expect some yelling.

Blonde southern belles, that is. Marisa and Brooke are best friends, and want to prove that they aren't just dumb blondes (yeah, yeah....we've heard this before). Marisa is a Broadcast Journalism major at the University of South Carolina. Brooke is a graphic designer. They will either be charming or unbearable. There is no in-between.

Dubbed Team Superbad by the other teams, these two were frat brothers at Arizona State University together. Andrew is studying Urban Planning. Dan graduated last year with a degree in Tourism. Both enjoy having a good time. Obviously.

Having met at the University of Michigan, Aja and Ty fell for each other. But, for more than a year now, they've had to keep their relationship going despite living in separate states. Aja is an aspiring actress/make up artist living in Los Angeles. Ty works as a banker in Detroit.

Mark and Bill met at a science fiction club 23 years ago and have been friends ever since. They remain proud “geeks” and have been bonding over comic books and video games since the moment they met. Mark is the more outgoing and adventurous one, Bill more introverted.

Toni raised Dallas as a single mother. The two remain best friends, even with Dallas currently enrolled in college. Both are outgoing, with entertaining personalities.

Nick is currently an off-Broadway performer. For the last three years, Starr has been a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader. Should be quite the theatrical team. The siblings rarely get to see each other because they live far away, but still consider themselves best friends.

This is probably my favorite team. They've known each other 26 years, and have been married for 14. They make and sell their own honey. They recently purchased a blueberry farm. Both are unadulterated hippies.

This duo has been friends forever. They were there for each other through their marriages, their divorces. They've worked for the same company, and have each remodeled their homes. Kelly is a sales representative, Christy a business developer.

Ken Greene, the former NFL safety, and his wife Tina have been separated for nine months, but are looking to get back together via the race. Ken is currently a home builder and Tina is a CEO.

The two are back together after a year long break. If they make it through the race successfully, Anthony says that he'll propose to Stephanie. Anthony is a mortgage broker, Stephanie a financial saleswoman.


09-17-2008, 12:18 PM
I love this show, last season was a bit rough though listening to that couple fight with each other every day, but that just goes with the show I guess. I will be rooting for the hippies I am sure.

09-17-2008, 12:19 PM
you can get a degree in Tourism??

09-17-2008, 12:26 PM
heh that's funny Tom, I had no idea either.

This is my favorite television show and by far the best reality show on TV. I have not decided who to root for yet though the hippys are the novelty act apparently. Superbad looks like they would be fun to root for as well. This show really has become a bit of a caracature of itself. Do we really need a team of blonds every season?

Ehh I can't wait either way!

09-17-2008, 01:02 PM
Presented for your approval: another mind-numbing season of people pretending it fucking matters whether they do things quickly or properly or make good decisions considering they'll all just end up on the same plane at the end of the day.

09-17-2008, 01:35 PM
"Reality TV" is shit.

09-17-2008, 02:46 PM
I see Passive and c ron are contestants this year.