The Amazing Race 9 teams were revealed yesterday with little fanfare on the CBS website. The most exciting part of this race is the return of the 2-person team format. CBS officials have already confirmed that the Family Edition of the race will not return, ever. That’s good. Thankfully, this season doesn’t have too many teams that list their occupation as “models.” That’s not to say that there isn’t the obligatory eye candy, but it seems to have been diminished. This will again be “real” people running the race.

Based on the bios, all of the teams seem evenly matched and all the race cliches are represented. In commemoration of the original “Team Guido,” there’s one gay team, but they appear to be friends and not a couple. There’s one pair of middle-aged ladies that are twins, that’s pretty cool. There’s one geek team, and it will be painfully obvious as to who they are. There’s one older couple, as always. There’s several married and dating couples (too many to link), one of which is African-American. There’s one cutesy team of young girl friends. There’s one cutesy team of young guy friends. There’s no father-son team, but there is one mother-daughter team.

I am rooting for the mother-daughter team because they are Puerto Ricans from New York. Since they are representin’, I am going to have to put them down as my favorite. However, the odds are stacked against them since no two-female team has ever won the race. Tune in on February 28th for the two-hour premiere and let the race begin.

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  1. I stand corrected. The sisters are not twins, they just happen to wearing the exact same thing and look remarkably alike. I thought only twins tried to embarass the hell out of themselves by dressing exactly alike, I was wrong.

    #1 by Nugget — January 31, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

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