While Matt and Ashley were axed from "The Amazing Race" last 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.
An impressive 42% of our users foresaw that the newly engaged couple would end up being eliminated at the end of the 10th episode. 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"?
Matt reveals that completing the Speed Bump task of typing did not take as long as it looked. And while that kept these keen players in with a chance, both of them were not surprised to be eliminated. Just how close were they to catching up with Tyler and Laura at the Pit Stop? Matt thinks "maybe 20 minutes" but admits "I really don’t remember" while Ashley thinks it was "maybe a half hour."
Either way, they hold no grudges and cite this Blind Date couple as the ones they would like to see win the 'Race' and the one million dollar prize. As Ashley explains, "If it can’t be us we would love to see Laura and Tyler win. They are close friends of ours and we worked really closely with them." And, adds Matt, "we got along really well with them."
As for the games being played by the other teams, Matt thinks: "Everyone was a strong racer and great teams. I think this was one of the most competitive seasons." How so? "All the final six teams had won a leg so that says something right there."
Ashley candidly admits "the 'Race' was more than we expected it to be. We expected the experience to be great, but the people we met and the things that we saw and did were amazing." Adds Matt, "It was the best experience of my life. You can’t buy something like this."
And while they may have lost the "Race," they did find themselves engaged. Matt recounts how he decided when to propose: "When I opened up the clue for the third leg of the race in Japan and It said we were going to Thailand I knew I would do it there." Why? "Thailand is beautiful and the Pit Stops are always at really nice places so I knew that is when it was going to be." As for Ashley, she admits to being completely surprised when Matt dropped to one knee at the Pit Stop: "I had absolutely no idea."
Make your first prediction as to which team will be eliminated this week 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.
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Eight of our users got three of the four weekly questions correct for episode 10.
Of these, exxdee broke the tie by racking up the most points. He savvily placed his 500-point superbet on Matt and Ashley being eliminated when that option had odds of 20/1. That move earned him 10,000 points. And he picked up 1,600 points for predicting 200 points on Jelani and Jenny winning Date Night when their odds were 8/1.
If he is eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
In second place is Renzo, who racked up those same points as exxdee for his predictions of the elimination and that there would be no U-Turn. He also correctly foresaw that win for Blair and Hayley. By putting 200 points on them when their odds were 13/2, he got a payout of 1,300 points.
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