Nerds Eliminated

In this episode of the race, teams initially made their way to the city of Catania, Italy on the island of Sicily to find their first clue. Thankfully, only the Hippies and the Jocks made it to the amphitheatre when it opened and all the teams didn’t “bunch up” like they normally do. Everyone knows how much “bunching up” makes the race almost unbearable to watch.

The ride to Catania was a long one. By the time the other teams got to the city there was an obscene amount of traffic in the city. It seems that the first two teams managed to get a huge advantage over the other teams by allowing them to complete the Detour and leave the city before morning rush hour. The Jocks managed to make their way back into first place by driving faster than the Hippies to the Roadblock in Syracusa.

All in all, I have to say that this episode was pretty boring. I mean, Sicily is beautiful and all. But the teams didn’t so any tasks that were very adventurous or exciting. I am looking forward to the teams getting to leave Italy and do something a little more exciting. Thankfully, the previews for next week show that teams will be in Greece doing Olympic events and doing bungee jumping. That’s more like it!

The Nerds started in last place and finished in last place. Their last place start allowed them to get the worse amount of traffic in Catania and put them so far behind that it was too much for them to overcome. As predicted, they are gone. Now, if only the Hippies could get canned the world would be a better place. Sadly, that’s not going to happen. I predict that the Old Farts will finally run past the clue box one time too many to meet their demise on the next leg.

Episode Stats and Predictions

Roadblock: Who’s well balanced? One team member had to score one goal in a kayak polo match.

Detour: Big Fish or Little Fish. In Big Fish, teams needed to carry two 32-pound swordfish across town. In Little Fish, teams needed to take over a fish store and sell four kilos of small fish.

Fast Forward: None.

Yield: None.

Pit Stop: Fonte Aretusa, Syracusa Italy (Sicily).

Funniest Moment: Token (Ray) falling into the water while kayaking. It’s not his fault. I mean, how many black men do you know that can kayak? Still, it was funny as hell.

Smartest Play: The Tokens parking their car in Catania and walking to the amphitheatre to avoid the city traffic. They made up some time, but didn’t move up a place in the standings.

Dumbest Play: None.

Next Team to Be Eliminated: The Old Farts.

Pick to Win: The Jocks.


  1. If you continue with this Amazing Race shit you will lose your readership.

    #1 by Mark Asher — April 9, 2006 @ 11:28 am

  2. Yeah, all five of them :(

    #2 by Nugget — April 9, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

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