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What do you all think of Team Guido?(11 posts)

What do you all think of Team Guido?I Love Shimano
Dec 17, 2001 11:45 PM
Ever watch The Amazing Race? Team Guido consists of a pair of male "life partners." It's already down to 5 teams over here (don't know if the whole thing was already shown over there), and Team Guido just keeps on pissing people off with their dirty tactics.
re: What do you all think of Team Guido?mr_spin
Dec 18, 2001 8:39 AM
Where are you? It's over over here. I hope I won't give anything away.

My parents of all people turned me on to that show. Because I came very late, I don't know what Team Guido did to piss everyone off. But the few shows I saw, they just seemed like manipulative, me-first, snooty guys. Even the name "Guido" rubs me the wrong way. Now I realize it is a race, and maybe that attitude is a good one if you expect to win, but still, I wouldn't want to hang around with either of them, and especially not both. I've never been a fan of win at any cost types. If it's a game, it's supposed to be fun, too.

Of course in fairness, who knows what was left on the cutting room floor. If the world only saw your imperfections, you might come across in a different way.
A couple of fags stole my name!guido
Dec 18, 2001 12:26 PM
Damn. Now I'm gonna have to change my screen name! As some of you may recall, Guido pronounced "Gweedow" comes from the Marcello Mastrioanni character from the Frederico Fellini movie, "La Dolce Vita." He was a journalist hanging out with the social elite of Rome.

I bet few of you know that Fellini rode a bicycle around Rome to get ideas for his films. He loved bicycling so much, he never learned to drive a car.

I'll be damned if I'll be associated with "a pair of male life partners!!" Arrivederci!
I hated their meanspirited approach but hate your epithets morejtolleson
Dec 19, 2001 2:54 PM
Can you skip the epithets dude? You sound like a redneck bigot.

As a devoted fan of the show (I was rooting for the chubby frat boys after the mother-daughter tandem got eliminated) I couldn't stand the way those guys competed. But it doesn't have anything to do with their sexual orientation.

Get a clue.
just wondering...KentH
Dec 20, 2001 7:25 PM
did gender preference have anything to do with your cheering on the ladies?
just wondering...jtolleson
Dec 21, 2001 12:01 PM
That's a really interesting question. I don't know if it was gender preference or more of an underdog thing. Because early in the game I also liked that older married couple.

The young, fit, aggressive couples (whether mixed sex or male-male) just seemed to have a bit of an upper hand, so when I see a "Mom" type in the race I think I just cheer her on.

Hmmm. Hard to say what the motive was. Given the three teams left in the finals, though, I was happy with the outcome.
It's a weak mindzzz
Dec 20, 2001 4:57 PM
It's a weak mind that resorts to using insulting epithets. You have every right to think whatever you wish. However, in being so insensitive and unintelligent about it you just do yourself a disfavor.
My wife and I HATE team Guido!UncleMoe
Dec 18, 2001 1:27 PM
I don't want to give anything away, so I will not tell you the outcome. It is rather anti-climatic, I will tell you that.
Will there be a second installment?I Love Shimano
Dec 18, 2001 6:56 PM
This show is ten times better than Survivor, and 100 times better than Temptation Island, not to mention, it helps while away the time spend on the trainer. They should have another round of The Amazing Race!
I've got a better idea!peloton
Dec 18, 2001 7:12 PM
Here's reality television at it's best (worst?)!

THE RACE TO 300LBS AND BACK AGAIN!!!!!!!!

Let's get together some fit cyclists for this one. What we'll do is see how fast these people can get to 300lbs and back to their original weight. Of course we may need some handicapping system for those who start out more gravitationally challenged. Can you imagine it though? That's television.
No, this one's better!I Love Shimano
Dec 18, 2001 9:45 PM
How 'bout we get a bunch of newbies and Cat 5s and have them race the whole Tour de France route....Ventoux, d'Huez, the works! Of course, they'd have to finish every stage, no matter how long it takes. Sort of like a TdF Junior Edition. I'd sure like to join that one (a warmup before my real TdF debut). Hehe