At the outset, they at least look like the strongest of the three women's teams, but we'll see in practice.
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I haven't seen the slightest hint that they're playing "head games." They lied about their professions to keep any team from questioning what strengths they could bring from their actual jobs. That was all. And they mentioned being worried about a U-Turn if the truth was ever found out. Those aren't "head games," and those aren't "gimmicks." Not at all.
I don't like them. They seem to be into gimmicks. The teacher lie coupled with the already vague "federal agents" tag strikes me as a sign they're more into head games than actual racing.
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Time will tell how competitive they are, but if they pose enough of a threat, I doubt teams will really care about their profession if U-turning keeps them in the game.
So yeah, if it were me, and I had a choice of teams to U-Turn (besides the easy choice Brendan and Rachel), if it came up to deciding between a pair of kindergarten teachers and Team 'Fitness' or the Border Patrol, it wouldn't even be a question. Besides, I might (possibly wrongly) figure that my chances in the game might be better against a pair of teachers than some athletic guys.
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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 9:21 PM
And they mentioned being worried about a U-Turn if the truth was ever found out.
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They should still be well within their rights to not want it to happen.
If the U-turn is used on them, oh well, that's the way the race runs and I'm glad that's the way it works
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 8:40 AM
I totally agree with them telling the other racers they are teachers. I think other racers would be looking to target them if they knew they were Federal Agents by just the association with the profession not even calculating their strength during the race. I laughed out loud at the big red X graphic.
I feel like I should like them, but the lie about them being teachers seems kind of silly to me. On the one hand, I understand the strategy behind it. On the other hand, it's too early for me to assess how competent they really are.
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Posted Feb 29, 2012 @ 1:30 PM
I've watched TAR since the first season, and I don't ever recall a team being targeted due to their professions, regardless of gender. Are there some examples of this? What I recall is teams being targeted because they were perceived as a threat, disliked, or combo of both.
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I don't see much advantage at all in lying about your profession. The disadvantages far outweigh them, in my opinion. First, people will think you are nuts for bothering in the first place and that may color their willingness to be around you. Then, people will wonder what ELSE you are hiding/doing that is shady and make them hold you at arms length messing up any hope for alliances in the future when that could really be helpful. Then, if in the course of the race, you have done anything to incur someone's wrath, the need to "get you" will be intensified for the simple reason of your initial dishonesty. People are funny that way.
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