Olympians Aly and Steve ‘not surprised’ to be eliminated from ‘The Amazing Race’

While Aly and Steve were axed from “The Amazing Race” on Friday, they remain fans of the show. After reading their takes on the other teams, be sure to make your predictions for the outcome of this week’s episode and you might win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next.

Only 12% of our users correctly pegged these Olympians as the most likely to be axed at the end of Friday’s second of two episodes. Indeed, many of us were as surprised as they were that they had to deal with both a Speed Bump and a U-Turn. If you got the result right, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of the “Race”?

Aly reveals that completeing the Speed Bump task of building a toy out of refuse took only “10 to 15 minutes.” While that kept these keen players in with a chance, both of them were expecting to be U-Turned. As Aly admits, “we were not surprised. We actually expected it from the moment we read ‘Caution U-Turn ahead’.” Adds Steve, “we assumed we would be U-Turned. When we ripped open the clue in the morning we knew we might be in trouble.”

Just how close were they to catching up with Rochelle and Mike at the Pit Stop? Steve thinks “we were two hours behind them” while Aly admits, “I tried to erase it from my memory.”

For Aly, “the ‘Race’ was better than I expected. It was a total blast. It challenged us in ways that we never thought I would be challenged.” How so? “I learned how to sing in Bavarian. It was a total rush, that’s for sure. I want to do it again.”

However, admits Steve, “It is really tough to put yourself in that situation and imagine what the race is going to be like unless you are actually running the race.” As he explains, “the logistical part that you barely see on TV was a lot harder than I expected. Just getting around: getting flights, finding cabs, etc. that is really hard and very difficult to prepare for.” 

As for the games being played by the other teams, Steve says: “I think everyone is a fan of the ‘Race’ and understands. Contrary to other seasons, everyone this season is young, in-shape, well-traveled so I think going into it most people were more prepared than other seasons.” He reflects, “everyone has their own style just like we had ours and up until the very end it was working for us.”

Adds Aly, “everybody has experienced ups and downs so far in the show and unfortunately our down was detrimental. I think the other teams are really starting to figure it out, especially their strengths and weaknesses. The blind dates are definitely in the Race for the million and not love so I think that changed their tactics and how they go about racing.

And which team they would like to see win the ‘Race’ and the one million dollar prize? Aly reveals “we are pulling for Matt and Ashley.” Do you think they will go all the way? And who do you think will be eliminated next? 

‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’: Win prizes predicting who’ll win Season 30

Make your first prediction as to which team will be eliminated this Friday using the menu to the right. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then. 

Why? Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Race” fans and TV execs who want to know which teams you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off. 

To make your weekly predictions, just log in to your account (or create a free one), click on “The Amazing Race” button and answering these questions:

Which team will be eliminated in this leg?

Which team will place first in this leg?

Which team will win Date Night?

Which team will win ‘The Amazing Race’?

Nine of our users got two of the five weekly questions about the second half of last Friday’s doubleheader (the Express Pass question is now out of play).

Of these, Adam Rock broke the tie by racking up the most points. He savvily placed his 500-point superbet on Aly and Steve losing this leg when they had odds of 6/1 and that earned him 3,000 points. If he is eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. 

The outcome of the first of Friday’s episodes was easier to predict with three of our users nailing four of the five questions.

While the majority of our users knew that it would be a non-elimination leg and that there would not be a U-Turn, Benutty was one of just 12% who predicted that first-place finish for Matt and Ashley.

He broke the tie for first by forecasting that Tyler and Laura would win date night. By putting his 500-point superbet on this pick when they were at 100/1, he racked up a jaw-dropping 50,000 points. If he is eligible, as per our contest rules, he also will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. 

Despite only going 4/10 over last Friday’s two episodes, JasonNolette remains in first place on our season leaderboard with an overall average of 55% correct. Will anyone be able to catch him in the weeks remaining? The overall winner will get bragging rights till the next season of the “Race” and a place of honor on our Gold Derby leaderboard

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor” to the champs of TV talent shows such as “The Voice” and “American Idol” to the winners of both the Daytime and Primetime Emmys as well as the Academy of Country Music and Tony Awards. 

Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions. 

For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. And remember to place your super 500 and 200-point bets wisely. We use these point totals to break any tie at the top of our weekly and overall leaderboards. 

Every week, someone will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate while the ultimate champ gets a place of honor on our overall leaderboard, a chance to chat with the winner of that TV show and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Compete against other fans of your favorite TV shows and let everyone see that you have what it takes to win. 

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