Dan and Jordan Pious, the brothers who won "The Amazing Race" on Sunday night's episode, could go down as two of the most controversial winners in the show's history. The pair surged from third place to first, after moving into first class on the plane to San Francisco, giving them a head start that the other teams were never able to overcome.
Commentors on the Marquee Blog yesterday didn't hold anything back: "How is it that they could go sit in first class? They tell the contestants at the beginning of the race that they can't buy tickets for first class the very reason that they would be deplaned first," wrote commenter ish. "Dan and Jordan cheated - plain and simple. They should have been given a half hour penalty at the finish line."
Other commenters agreed. "I've never known anyone to be moved to first class without having to pay for that upgrade (which is the same as buying a 1st class ticket to begin with) – so in my opinion Dan & Jordan cheated and should have been given a penalty," wrote Wendy.
Another commenter, Susan, who says she has been a flight attendant for 20 years, piped in and said, "We will often move passengers to first class towards the end of the flight if seats are available and there are time issues, specifically for very short connecting flights. It's purely a discretionary move, and a gesture meant to help the traveling public."
However, when E! Online spoke to a representative for CBS, they reported, "As long as Amazing Race teams purchase a coach ticket[...] they are absolutely allowed to upgrade to first or business class."
So, case closed? Or do you think that the rules are too lenient? Share your thoughts below.
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The cowboys should've won.
Dan and Jordan got tho the airport 6 hours after the cowboys and cut the line.
They should've been penalised for cheating. In other episodes 'infrigements' on the ethics, integrity and nature of the game result in a time penalty.
I bet if Jet and Cord had given them a 'dusting' at the airport they would've been penalised or dis-qualified.
Seriously dis-appointed in the integrity of the show. They cheated and got a million dollars. Very bad role models.
I don't watch the show, as I don't have cable, so I don't really care who won. However, I'd have to say that since they stayed within the letter of the rules (which they probably had to read and sign before the race started), what they did is fair and square. After all, any of the other racers could just as easily have charmed the stewardess.
Cowboys should have won, especially Jet, we could use the money, but as long as I have him, who needs the money?
So next season, teams can definitely change to 1st class, to get a lead on.
If Amazing Race change this rule, something is wrong with had happened in this season
I hope they bring Jet and Cord back to do All Stars. and bring those CHEATERS as well.
They're punks, They don't desirve to win and if they are proud of what they did that proves what kind of people they are (classless) and no intigirty. The cowboys were class and have intigirty but if that was me behind them tehy would have been behind me very quickly. The first class thing unfortunitly probaly wasn't illeagel because a flight attendent let them seat their. But again money to them is more important than respect or dignity. They might have won the race but they really are the biggest losers, hey what great name for a show.
Ithink that they have to have First, second, and third winners. or they have just number one it's kind of silly to come second place and they don't get nothing.Mary
The cowboys should have won. The brothers took advantage of the situation and will have to live with their mis-judgment. I think this last "season" of AR was the most interesting in years. I look forward to another All-Star season, but this time with all 2nd place finishers.
I would have rather seen PingPing win than those two whiney brothers, in the end. I liked them throughout, but it wasn't the sitting in first class that p'eed me off. It was the fact that they threw their backpack down in front of the cowboys who had already been waiting 6 hours before the whiners got there. I don't think the cowboys would have lost their integrity at all if they had gently "removed" that backpack (as in tossing it half way across the airport terminal) and taken back their rightful spot in line.
True, they also could have asked to be moved to first class after seeing the whiners do it....that was a bit of a tactical error, in my opinion.
I was happy however, not to see the models win. Even though I enjoyed watching the bro's, til their whining got outta hand, I was hoping the cowboys would win in the end. They were VERY entertaining and in my opinion, deserving ! ("oh my gravy. . . . . .")
It really didn't matter to me who one. i really thought the cowboys would do it, and I was amazed the brothers pulled it out at the end. As for cheating, they didn't. The rules say you cannot buy 1st class tickets – anyone who has watched the show knows that – it doesn't say anything about moving to 1st class. (In fact I think a team moved too betters seats in coach this season.) I applaud the brothers for making that move – they were the 1st to try and succeed. I'm sure it'll happen more in the future. I like when people push the rules to the limit – like passing on a tough road block to take the 30 minute penalty rather than spending an hour or more doing it.
All the whinners here....just like the brothers. They won fair and square. They just had a little more "smarts" and "outwitted" the others; maybe they should try out for Survivor? And if anything on the show is unfair, you all should be complaining about the U Turn (which can be discriminating).
Probably a legal loophole that CBS could not enforce. I bet CBS will be more specific on the contract next time.
People are simply unset because "their" team didn't win. However, let's be honest here, these two brothers showed true initiative and cunning game tactics! They did something no other team has thought of before, and thus won!
They thought of a tactic that none of the others realized. It wasn't against the rules so they took advantage of it. That's playing the game.
I didn't want them to win either, but I think there was a more controversial finish when Rob and Amber lost a few years ago. I have never heard of a plane stopping after it began pulling away then return because two passengers missed a flight. That was completely fixed!!!
Well Booky, the big deal is that everyone keeps talking about how great and honest the Cowboys are... and in REAL LIFE Jet proved that was not the case. Good Ole Boys who "won America's hearts" don't call people "F a g" in front of that person's MOTHER.
Okay, CBS says they didn't cheat based on the "letter of the law" but it is definitely in violation of the "spirit of the law". Too bad they have no integrity. Jeers for CBS for not penalizing the line-jumping. However, when all is said and done, I will not stop watching the show.
As a super fan of AR I have seen every episode of every season and have never seen a team NOT penalized for something they were not supposed to. If they don't get penalized right away at the finish line they get it before they start the next race at the beginning of the next show. The rules state that you cannot BUY first class tickets. There have been past teams that have purchased coach but sat in business or first class the whole time just to get on the plane! I thought it was very witty of them and its just too bad the other teams didn't think about it first. Jordan also had the experience of knowing what the tasks were going to be like because he was an avid watcher! I was a Cowboy fan as well, but just because you are honest and nice doesn't mean you should win AR! What fun would reality TV be if that was the case??? Anyone who watches this show should know that ANYTHING can change the game! Congrats Dan and Jordan!!
ps- the lesbians should be soooo embarrassed how they acted in the end!! if they didn't want to be U-turned they should have gotten there before everyone else! very poor taste!!
I bet they offered cash to the flight attendant if they could be moved to first class. We heard them offer the cab driver more money to drive faster but we don't know if the driver accepted.
This team was so whiney and prone to throw fits in cabs that no way did I want them to win. I would have rather had anyone else win.
I'm loving this, it is my first time blogging and i am an addict, i would love to see the faces of people typing these comments. everybody has an opinion but the one that matters most is mine lol. have any of you watched survivor, talk about cheating lying and who knows what else and at the end someone gets $1.000.000. for those of you that want to send money to the cowboys, come on, send it to me, i'm still trying to pay my student loan, ok and some credit cards, :) LOL LOL, i just fell of my chair laughing so hard. I know send the money to Haiti, that is good cause.
I think that this is fine, I wanted the cowboys to win, but 25 minutes ahead is longer than it takes to get off the plane. No, they didn't play with integrity, but has anyone caught a survivor episode? They are doing what ANY of us might have done, I am in sales and I think selling themselves to the flight attendants was totally above board and if they had paid even 1 cent for the seats, then YES a penalty should have been made. They won, they shouldn't have this black cloud over them, and honestly, the cowboys won the hearts of everyone, period, so really, they won!
We should set them up a paypal account and raise them 1million bet we could do it!
to some of you upset "parents" if you are planning your children's education on the amazing race you should not be a parent at all, your kids should be watching you and following your foot steps. If you are spending so much time watching tv and blogging about what you are watching, you are not so concern with what your children are learning, hmmmmmmmmm, go and read to them a nice story with a happy ending like the brothers from the amazing race lol :)
even if they would have received the penalty, they still would have won. so pipe down.
Cowboys should have won......Brothers should have gotten a penalty...Rules are rules.
If buying a ticket in Coach is the hard and fast rule, but ending up in First Class is not considered cheating by CBS – then why have the rule in the first place?
The only advantage for the contestants being in First Class is to be de-planed before the other teams.
The advantage for CBS is that they will save money on the price of the tickets........hmmmmm
I think it is time that the network explains why they created this rule in the first place. What was the original rationale of this rule? Why was it put in place?
At least they did not have a plane returning to the gate for them, eh?
in the words of the 'cowboys' whom I loved loved loved....."Good Gravy"....make this right and pay the cowboys a 2nd purse of $1million....otherwise you've definitely lost me as a viewer ! :)
If you are able to sweet talk your way into first class for free, good for you. Communicating with people around you is one of the biggest aspects of the game. It's really no different than asking your cab driver to go faster or take shortcuts.
I think they cheated on more than one occasion. The cowboys should have won, plain and simple.
Well Shelly, if Jet called Jordan a rude name he was just taking a lesson for Mr. Whiny Nasty Jordan himself. Jordan threatened hitting the cab driver. So what is the big deal if her called Jordan a ugly name?
I once booked a flight that was completely full and the airline put me and my friend in first class. There is alway an "if" to anything in life. ....... I nor my friend never paid for this upgrade!!
@Robyn – then obviously you haven't been watching long. Whiners (Zack/Flo) and "bad karma" people have won before (Freddie/Kendra).
It's a RAAAACE.
Okay so CBS says: "As long as Amazing Race teams purchase a coach ticket[...] they are absolutely allowed to upgrade to first or business class." This makes no sense all. If they are allowed to ask for an upgrade during the flight, why not just allow them to buy 1st or business class to begin with. I think CBS is doing some fancy shuffling of the rules so that they don't have to admit that they made a mistake by not giving Dan & Jordan a penalty.
i didn't see the end but if CBS thought no rules were broken, good for them. That will teach everybody a lesson, be nice to Flight Attendants not only they would save your live but will give you a full can of soda and an upgrade to first class once in a while, lol.
Hey "BRO". I never want to hear that again. This gay guy was the most irritating person to ever be on the show except for the "lesbians". I'm not a hater of of people who choose to sin but c'mon, this guys voice annoyed the crap out of me.
Congrats though. They got the flight attendant to let them sit in first class. That was the move that won it for them. I think they should have been penalized time for that move.
@ Jeffro – enough already, I think we know how you feel about it.
Just like Hollywood to allow the cheaters to win. If Travelocity supports this type of behavior, i would not trust them as a company to deal with. If we boycott the advertisers, maybe we will get their attention!
This is the first season I have watched where the "bad karma" team won. Very disappointing that poor sportsmanship (line cutting) was rewarded.
What was up with the virtual game when the cowboys wouldn't move forward because they would have dumped one of the brothers? Is there some rule that prevented him from stepping forward? Or just good manners?
@Steve, @conan- You guys are on the Entertainment section of a website, and you claim to not have time or care, but clearly you care enough to read all the comments and even leave one yourself. Pretty funny.
Anyway, I was a big fan of the cowboys, too, but going into the finale, I wasn't going to be upset with any of the outcomes. I don't think D/J cheated, I think it was a smart move... if I were playing for $1M, I definitely would've done the same thing.
It slays me that people think the Cowboys are such "good ole boys", especially after I met them Sunday night and heard that awful name Jet called Jordan. Go ahead and send them your $1 donations, fools.
The moral of this last episode is cut in line, be rude, cheat and cheaters always win!
I don't know why my comment keeps getting deleted about what Jet called Jordan at the wrap party...
We are teaching our kids that being smart and following the rules to find the best opportunities can lead you to success!
The team that won are the winners!
We're teaching our kids that the person who gets to the finish line first is the winner.
I totally agree that the cowboys should have won! What are we teaching our kids?? That cheating, lying, and treating others with disrespect will get rewarded with a "Win"! It is the cowboys who are the true winners in every sense of the word!!
Anyone who says Dan and Jordan cheated is an ignorant idiot.
Plain and simple!
I immediately thought that they had gotten a penalty when they moved to first class. I could not believe they allowed them to cheat and win. The Cowboys should have been declared the winners. They have given penalities in the past for taking a cab instead of walking, etc. what is the difference? Plain and simple DAN and JORDAN cheated and The Amazing Race should know better.
Ugh gag me with a ladle that these two whiny immature brats won a million dollars. Maybe they can use the money for anger management therapy. Their behavior was deplorable through the entire race.
Sadly, the cheating by Dan and Jordan, and the acceptance of it by CBS is a commentary on the state of our country today. Of course, the cowboys truly won and it's a shame that CBS didn't enforce the rules. I will never watch Amazing Race again.
The rule is the racers cannot BUY first/business class tickets. There is no prohibition on SITTING in first/business class. Jordan and Dan BOUGHT coach tickets (within the rules), but were smart enough to ask to be moved to SIT in first/business class (also within the rules). The cowboys' and models' error was in not coming up with the same great idea themselves!
Sitting in first/business class did not give Jordan and Dan a 25 minute advantage over the other racers (assuming the report of reaching the pit stop with a 25 minute lead is accurate), but maybe 5 or so minutes. It was smart racing the last leg that allowed the brothers to finish so far ahead of the other teams.
Further, the order in which the teams purchased their tickets had absolutely no bearing on the outcome of this race! "Line-cutting" did not influence the result in any way.
CBS edits the footage to create maximum drama and buzz. They are really good at that – look at the nearly 900 comments made on this one story alone!
It's not Cheating, it's Smart Playing.
It's a game!
What I don't get is that everybody leaves on different time to begin with, but only one airplane for the same destination? and no road block or harder challenges? Lame, but oh well.
And the lesbian couple??? I hope her partner will dump her!!!
I have watched the show since season 1, and there have been other examples of being moved to first class in the past. I didn't like the line cutting but they all ended up on the same flight, so not a reason for a penalty. BUT, here is my question for all of you who say that Dan/Jordan cheated, would you be calling for a penalty if it was Jet/Cord who asked and got moved to first class instead of sleeping? I
I personally think not.
THEY CHEATED, plain and simple. And, if I never hear the word "Bro" again it will be wonderful! CBS should give some money to the Cowboys.
I'm pretty sure all of you just hate Dan and Jordan. The rules specifically state that as long as you buy coach tickets you can get an upgrade as long as it's free. How did they cheat? Sure Jet and Cord dominated for most of the race and were more likable, but Dan and Jordan were always right there and ran a very smart last leg. For anyone that brought up their cutting in line at the airport, that's even bigger nonsense. That didn't affect anything. Dan and Jordan won the race and followed all the rules. I can't wait til next season!
As you know, the game was played quite awhile ago. The outcome was decided in December so all the "was this cheating" issues were looked into way back then. I think I remember that during the intro to the first episode it was mentioned that contestants would, 'bump up" during a flight. I think this was intentionally done to fortell of 'things to come." CBS knew it would be a controversial subject. It is just the 'cowboy way' to be respectful and polite. Their mother raised them right.
So, they didn't cheat.
I get it.
But I will never get over the fact that the world's nicest cowboys (cue cowboy music) perhaps the nicest people in the history of the Race didn't win the million bucks.
Cowboys – WE LOVE YOU over here in Australia...but oh, the frustration when you didn't spin around in the game after you had waited for the others who were spinning... We nearly fell off the couch!
Let's hope they run a "heroes vs villains" like they did in survivor and then you guys can kick the A-DOT-DOT's butt's!
@ Rita – The producers are not legally allowed to give any unfair advantage to any team that is not available to ALL of the teams.
Any of the teams could have asked to move up to first class and they did NOT do it......that is their fault. If the cowboys would have done this then you would not be complaining. Those stupid rednecks could not comprehend half the things on the race.....back to the barn with them.
Dan and Jordan won unfairly only because the producers of this show
let them. Moving up to a section of the plane that let them deplane
far ahead of the other cabin was clever, but should never have been
allowed by the shows rule makers. Pretty obvious to the audience!!!
Give the Cowboys their own show, they're compelling & entertaining and
they make us all feel good!
@ glenda – If you don't know how....then maybe you should not suggest such idiotic things! "Send them a dollar".....Hey, I will send you a dollar if you learn the phrase......PLAYED BY THE RULES!
As I said earlier about ignorant people.......LOL!
They cheated when they cut in line at the airport. I think someone should start a website where everyone could mail $1. to the cowboys and i bet we could raise $1 million dollars to show them that the American Public supports honesty and fairplay. I would start it but I don't know how!!!!
Yes, the brothers did kind of cheat, but do they have all those trips like the Cowboys have? The Cowboys should have WON!
@Jack – Again.....the rules of game shows are bound by LAW. There is a very troubled past of game shows being rigged and now there are LAWS that do not allow for the network to give any unfair advantage.
End of story......your "BIG SHOT" friend is either a lie or a liar.
What makes it even MORE unbelievable is the fact, that somehow. The cowboys were made to SWIM over 100yards for forgetting to bring back some bottle or boot or something. But yet when Dan and Jordan cut in line, everyone seems to just turn the other way!HAHAHAH! CBS You are such big LIARS, OF course they didn't Cheat! Because you RIGGED IT THAT WAY!
I have a friend who happens to work for someone thats a BIG SHOT of this show. And he/she told me that the deck was stacked in 'favor' of dan and jordan. Although he/she would not elaborate on it, for fear he/she might lose his/her job. Because they have to sign a confidentiality agreement. I didn't believe her/him, but now that I finished watching the show, I kind of believe her/him.
The Amazing Race is a GAME SHOW! The rules of which are strict and bound by LAW. CBS is not about to break any of its rules to unfairly penalize Dan and Jordan when they DID NOT BREAK ANY RULES!
It is time that the ignorant people just get over the fact that the cowboys lost fair and square......no conspiracy.....no cheating.
But the one thing you can count on from ignorant people, they can not be educated......and so I suppose we will still see many posts on here ranting and raving about "cheating" where NO CHEATING happened.
And of course, there is the many number of ignorant bigots posting on here just to bash the team with a gay contestant. That is quite disturbing.....but pretty predictable in the USA today. We are the hotbed of hate and ignorance in the world!
Did anyone think it was odd, that Jordan somehow knew to move his head sideways, When Dan could not read the words on the computer screen because they were going to fast? Notice the look on his face, he is not clearly looking around the room. He somehow already knows what to do before Jordan even EXPLAINS to him what is going on on the computer screen! Notice when dan says "I want you to..." and Jordan is already moving his head sideways!! How does he know what to do already?!!? This is at the 23:54 mark of the show (with no commercials)
OK, maybe Im on my own here but first of all, I don't think this has anything to do with gay, straight, lesbian, redneck, or any other racial or character slur that has been used often on these comments.
People are impassioned by this because it is a snapshot of the world as a whole. There are two types of people, those who have been taught that the only true win is one that is honest and gained through struggle and perseverence. The other type of people are taught to do anything they have to to get ahead, which seems to rear its ugly head especially when there is money involved. Todays society seems to focus more on the latter, stepping on whomever they have to to get ahead.
I think the bro's didn't technically cheat but the way they proceeded through most of the game was dirty and rude to others, using them only as a means to get ahead. It was them who first mentioned to carol and brandy who the beauty queen was and what she was known for. Funny that they called her their peach at the end. Only funny if they meant fuzzy around the edges ;)
I think that for better or for worse, on the show Brandy showed the caliber of person she is, as did the beauty queen. I think they both got their just deserts there.
The show isn't going to change, I think it is just a shame that people think that being rude and stepping on others will get you ahead in the world, instead, it makes the world a crappy place to live in.
As a sidenote, just because people work all day and evening, and decide to watch a reality tv show, doesn't mean that they aren't participating in the world or that they are all fat slobs who don't care about the big picture. we all need some entertainment relief sometimes.
that is all, I feel a little better now.......
For those that do not believe this game was rigged I provide the following evidence:
1. At about the 11:15 minute mark of the show(no commercials) when Dan and Jordan jump out of the taxi "looking" for the coite tower, Notice how the camera cuts abrubtly to the bike rider, right on cue. Look how slow he is riding his bike struggling even to keep his balance on the bicycle, he is clearly WAITING to be approached. When they ask him the question, he doesn't even flinch, as if he has been asked this question a million times again, right on cue. Then dan clearly states "bike riders are smart" Of course thats what they want you to think so you wont suspect anything.
2. When Dan and Jordan cut in line, Dan has his defense all neatly planned about how one should not 'hate the player, but hate the game'. Notice how cryptic that saying is, So if this game WAS rigged, we should not hate the players of this rigged game. But we should hate the fact that the game HAD to be rigged, so that the RIGHT players with the RIGHT looks should win. Because after all the producers of this show and dan and jordan have something else in common, but I rather not mention it.
Just because Dan and Jordan were more resourceful than the other teams, does not make them cheaters. Really, is this something to get bent out of shape over? I don't watch TV for this reason. Stupid programming and then people just complain, complain, complain about it like their lives are dependent on the outcomes of the shows. Wow. Move on already.
This over the top cowboy love is actually pretty humorous.
Personally none of the final three teams excited me this season, but I can't see any reason to fault D&J for their win. Personally if I was in the final three I would do whatever I could within the rules to win.
If anyone has watched previous seasons they would know that others have also moved to better seats on airplanes. CBS has also confirmed that the brothers did not cheat. That alone should settle the matter. CBS can't change the rules just because more people liked the cowboys.
At the beginning of the season I liked the cowboys but by the end of the season they annoyed me. As strange as it sounds I think it was their insistence on wearing the hats everywhere.
I would like to see someone cut in line in real life, after someone has been waiting for HOURS to purchase their ticket. What do you think would happen? I bet an employee would kindly ask you to "please not cut in line" I think we all learned this in kindergarten! And didn't you think it was kinda odd, that somehow Dan and Jordan always seemed to "bump" into the "right person at the right time" who just so happened to know EXACTLY what they were looking for? I think this game was rigged, much like the stock market.
Cheated and there should have been a half hour penalty. I was waiting for one during the live program!!
Lesser things have been penalized!
It's not that people get a free upgrade.... it's about an unfair advantage... They end at a certain time each day and start 12 hrs. the next day. So to cut in line or to move up to first class is an unfair time advantage. Some people feel they are above the rules and laws and guess Dan & Jordan are that type. To bad The Amazing Race didn't see first class seats whether you purchase them or get for free is basically an unfair time advantage. Do you get free cab rides when it says you have to walk or take a bus?? Lose a passport call the cab company that is near the place you left it and bring it to you.... They cheated and The Amazing Race screwed up!!!!!!
THEY CHEATED!!!! And CBS needs to react quickly and resolve the problem or they will lose many viewers. They are not winners and it is very sad our nation can't watch an innocent TV show as a stress reliever without there being this type of behavior – what happened to honesty and integrity????????
The Cowboys should havewon and; never allowed the boy and his bro to cut the line at the airport and @ Lucas they should have said excuse me your in my way and stepped into the boys space preventing him from perfecting his pirouette. COWBOYS are special.
vaskus the show comes on at night there is no sun at night so why should we go outside and see the sun at night
do you really think CBS would say that they cheated after they said they were the winners
By the way, I have flown over 2 million miles in my career and fly first class probably 80% of the time without paying for it. Charm and manners get you a LONG way.
People, this is a GAME. It's not real life and more important it's not YOUR life. Dan and Jordan used the rules of the GAME to their own advantage and won. Get over it! Put yourself in their position. IF you had a huge amount of money at stake, would you use your personality and charm (if you are arguing how fair this was then it's a very big "IF" for you) to try to get ahead? Of course you would. Drop the holier than thou bull..... and get back to work!
That move to First Class is fishy to me. I have been on plenty of International flights and you just don't get to move to First Class from Coach. That move up if done would be offered to Business Class passengers first, not Coach. On all the airlines I have flow your butt does not move once you are seated.
Sounds like a bunch of you people are really stupid and jealous. They won because they were smarter and worked the system better. MOst of you are the same people that whine that other people make more money them them, why? Maybe they worked harder, went to school, knew how to play the game better, you know life is a game, you better know how to play it. I've been moved to 1st class probably 10-12 times when flying, what does it hurt to ask? If you see a row open and you are all ready in the air, you can ask and say you have a tight connection or anything. Most flight attendants are great and it doesn't cost anymore to move you once they are flying. They played by the rules, they were just smarter. Get over it people!
The cowboys should have won and the two brothers should have been given penalty for two reasons:
1. The cowboys should have been the second one to purchase the ticket to SFO and not the brothers.
2. Upgrading the ticket to first class
I was really dissappointed that night when the cowboys did not win.
Dan and Jordan are nice kids who may have lost it a few times due to exhaustion and stress. But that doesn't make them all of the names that people here are calling them. Would YOU be nice and polite 24/7 while running around to so many countries?
They didn't cheat.
Don't really understand why Napoleon assumes that everyone that likes the cowboys are rednecks or trailor trash. First of all you need to stop stereotyping if you don't know what you are talking about.
To Jason why assume that My2Cents is female and what does fat have anything to do with it?
I am a female from texas who my husband and I both wanted the cowboys to win from the beginning and not because we are from texas. We just thought they did good at this race. I was dissapointed for them not to win. I don't think that the brothers won in a very fair manner. Cowboys will have there reward later for playing the right way.
Also people need to stop assuming that people do or say certain things just because of being gay or lesbian that has nothing to do with anything. I do think that the lesbian partners were the ones with the least class out of this hole season.
They did cheat. The cowboys should have won.
Yes, Linda Lou, they were. "Teams may ask the airlines before or during flight to upgrade their tickets to first or business class as long as they only pay economy fare"
I don't care, I've never seen the show. I have better things to do.
I think they should have had a penalty. After all, they aren't allowed to purchase first class tickets, why should they be allowed to move there?
Is that fact of being able to move to first class explained to each contestant ? Also, the move made at the airport of Jordan putting his bags in front of the Cowboys was a wrong move, lets face it anyone else would of told Jordan where he could put his bag. It cost the Cowboys first place, but it showed me class will prevail, sorry Cowboys.
They should have been penalized for 30 minutes. I wished the cowboys had won.
I THINK IT WAS WRONG AND THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD A PENLTY
Does anyone else seem bothered by the fact that it was the detectives that handed the whining twins the game? Those idiots couldn't figure a way out of the start line and only because the detectives permitted themselves to be followed by the annoying duo, did the twins make it to the final three. Otherwise it would have been the detectives!
Sorry. Too busy preparing for my 3d trip to Iraq to care.....
"We didn't like the ending!" "The Cowboys should have won!" This isn't a movie where someone wrote an ending that you don't like. It was a RACE. Geez, people. Get a grip.
Dan and Jordan won because they raced better. Congratulations!
Ok, everyone screaming "CHEATERS"...how is cutting in line any more "cheating" than teams holding places in line for other teams? That's cutting the teams who were in line before them.... And that was done througout the race. Penalize everyone?
And for the last time, Dan and Jordan didn't get BUMPED to first class or businsess class.... They asked the flight attendant if they could SIT there. How in the world do you people think this is cheating? Jet and Cord could have done the same thing. It is a RAAACE people. Being polite to the flight attendant and asking to move up was good racing. Not cheating.
Jet is not the "good ole boy" that CBS editing made him out to be. Ask anyone who attended the wrap party. Find out what "F" word he called Jordan...
The Cowboys should have won. The two gay guys butted their way into the line at the end.
Everyone watching on a regular basis knows that the Cowboys were the best team. Look at how many legs they won. Hopefully the second place prize isn't too shabby.
THEY CHEATED!!! CBS had the fix in for them to win the last 6 weeks. They was going to protect the team of gays because of the backlash they was getting from Caite calling the mean B*****S So CBS then put the fix in to for the crybaby Bro's to win. The Bro's are whinny classless punks but to their credit CBS offered them their assistance and they accepted.
CBS does not have Reality shows but what they do have is Scripted game shows like AR, some of Survivor, and mostly Big Brother. Remember 2 Big Brothers ago when eventual winner Dan was given a jacket by the DR right before a HOH comp while other HG's were not given anything and 2 HG's were told they could NOT wear their own gloves BUT yet they (CBS) gave Dan a jacket so he could stay warm but not the other HG's. Plus Dan's boyfriend on that season of Big Brother was a previous employee of CBS and had worked on the set of BB prior seasons. That's all you need to know about how CBS cheats for their own and helps determine the winners of certain shows.
They cheated and now CBS is trying to cover their a$$ by making up some lame a$$ crap for us to digest. The brothers should have been penalized at least 30 minutes, but why would CBS do that. CBS played it right. They wanted the uproar. If the brothers were penalized then they wouldn’t be getting the feed back and backlash they are getting, and they wouldn’t be in the spot light like they are now. This is the same thing that CBS did with Big Brother and the racist Chima. They kept her on while the fans protested because of the ratings. Now they are doing the same thing with The Amazing Race. The brothers didn’t get penalized because that wouldn’t make great T.V. and the fans wouldn’t be commenting about it.
CBS sure has their priorities wrong! They don’t care about rules or their fans. Just about numbers. Pretty effed up if you ask me!
Obviously CBS is not going to take the money back from the brothers and rightfully give it to the cowboys. And obviously CBS has now lowered the bar for fair play.
Maybe a boycott of the next Amazing Race is in order. No viewers, no advertisers, no revenue. Maybe that will help convince CBS that we expect them to penalize players who cheat.
They should have been given a penalty for moving to first class. They cheated!!! CBS play fair! This time the wrong team won – the cowboys should have won. They did in my heart at least.
Two points here:
1) They didn't get moved to first class – it was business class. Still the middle of the plane.
2) Many times in past seasons I've seen all the teams sitting in business class. It's quite possible that after buying coach tickets, the airline moves them there to make it easier to deal with cameras/etc.
The brothers CUT IN LINE in front of the cowboys leaving them no recourse but to physically remove them risking disqualification. This IS CHEATING, and should have been penalized. I understand the first class was not paid for and therefore not cheating but CUTTING IN LINE AND REFUSING TO PLAY FAIR IS!
It will be interesting to see if they change the rule about the bump to first class going forward because all future teams will certainly use it if not. I was certainly a Cowboy fan but they DID interfere with D&J at Lucasfilm (although I was laughing so hard I was crying) and that is a violation. Sorry Cowboys, but the truth is the truth.
It's sad to see AR become a backstabbing debacle like Survivor. You should run faster and think faster than the other teams. That's great values to teach our kids and why we watch the show together. CBS should be much more firm on the rules when it comes to "cutting in line" stunts that lower the show into the muck that we are being fed on all of the other "reality TV" shows. Is it so hard to win just by being the best instead of being the most coniving? Go Cowboys!
I agree that the cowboy's should have won, if imposing a penalty on the brother's would have put the cowboy's in first place. If the rules state that you can't fly first class, specifically to disallow any deplane advantage, then whether the airline attendant moved the brothers at the attendant's discretion or not ,seems irrelevant because moving the brother's provided a distinct advantage beyond what the other contestants received. It also seems to break the original intent of the no first class rule. Personally, I don't think I'll watch anymore because I thought the cowboy's were robbed.
I think they should have gotten penalized for this move. Amazing Race should consider the repercussions of their move that basically left the entire last leg of the race an uneven playing field for everyone else. So going forward, since they were not penalized, all future teams will be asking to upgrade to first class on all the flights and who wants to watch an unfair race. Amazing Race is fostering a cut throat mentality to try to go around the rules any way possible to win. The brothers knew what they were doing was not fair and anything that is not fair should be penalized. Amazing Race you are a total DISGRACE now.
They cheated when they put their bags in front of the cowboys at the airport. It's to bad that there wasn't enough time for karma to bit them in the ass. I love the cowboys they should have won and in the hearts of America they did. Those two whinny things should not not have won. All they did was whine all the time.
This is deffinately open to a lot of interpretation. I think Dan and Jordan have found a big loop hole, that nobody else has exposed in any other season that will have to be addressed in the rules for upcoming seasons, because it can deffinately be abused on a flight especially if you have different flight attendents, each of which will not equally allow a team to move to first class when they are asked giving other teams an advantage in the future, especially if they start slipping money to flight attendants to move them up to first class.
Thanks being said, I do not like Dan and Jordan, and do not think they deserved to win this race and hope that CBS and the Amazing Race Producers will address this loop hole for future season's because it is definately something that can be opened to abuse especially by attendants that may unequally apply this to customers giving unfair advantages to racers in the future.
All this over a TV show, the brothers won, good for them. The cowboys lost, sucks for them. CBS said they did nothing wrong, so let it go. Is the result REALLY going to affect you? If so, that is pretty pathetic.
Dan & Jordan were dishonest and cheated at the point where they cut in line by placing their backpack ahead of the cowboys. What kind of logic is that...where you put your backpack is your place...they knew they were the 3rd team to arrive at the airport. One is a cry baby and the other is a jerk who becomes violent with cab drivers. They showed their true colors. The cowboys were the only team that never argued with each other through the whole race, they played with honor and all of us who watch the show know that.
Cutting in line is not cheating, especially since they all ended up on the same flight anyway and were only a row apart. I've had people cut in line in front of me at supermarkets, at ballparks, even at Disney World. Should be be banned from shopping or attending an event because they cut in line? The brothers upgrade to 1st class most likely wasn't shown because I'll bet the brothers asked the cameraman to not film their move, so as not to bring attention. CBS is not going to give the cowboys one million dollars, and I am sure they couldn't care less for those of you who say you won't watch the show again. There are plenty of people, myself included, who will. The cowboys lost the race at Lucasfilm and the remaining three stops (Tonga, American Music Hall, and Candlestick). One team was faster than the other – that's it.
I thought the 'winners" integrity took a major hit when they cut in line – and on the other hand, the Cowboys played the game with not only integrity but more importantly – their character in tact. The winning brothers on the other hand will always have to 'explain' their questionable moves that CBS allowed them to get away with (cutting in line, and moving to first class)...both their reputations (how they're perceived by others) and their character (who they really are) were lacking...and that's too bad for them (probably not worth their winnings).
How many people think that this million dollars will come between these brothers? A year from now, I bet they are not even talking to each other.
Should've, could've, would've! Get over it. They won because they were astute and the cowboys were lax and boneheads.
They 2 didn't deserve to win. They were whiny through the whole race and so dislikable. Only the lesbian couple were worse. But I find cutting in line, latching on to the Cops when you can't handle a clue on your own and weasling their way into first class – low class moves, if not cheating. If you can't win with class and integrity – you don't deserve it.
Had to listen to the truly MEAN lesbians whine repeatedly and watch these 2 cheat to victory. Makes me lose interest in this show if this is the new direction.
i don't think they cheated. if a flight attendant says they move people up to first class if there are seats available for free, then i believe her. dan and jordan might have had some extra money as well. they did not cheat. i think that phil follows the teams but doesn't interfere. and if the other teams didn't know they could move to first class then that's too bad for them. they're still getting a lot of money anyway. and like chris said, get over it.
I have watched amazing race since the beginning. Can't believe how some get penalized in one race for having people "take them to a destination" and in a different race they don't get penalized. I can't believe the rules allow them to switch to first class even if not paying for it. This gives them an unfair advantage. This is becoming more like Survivor every year (lying,cheating and doing underhanded things). You expect it from Survivor, not amazing race. The producer's need to stick by same rules for all races. Very disappointed this year. And please, if you do another all star, do not have Rob and Amber. Unfair that so many people recognized them and willing to help them when an unknown (not as attractive) couple get no help. Shame...
Dan & Jordan, were called out on the show as line cutters, by one of the cowboys when cut in line at the airport. He complained and the cowboy did not condone it. So it was obviously breaking the rules and CBS did nothing about it. Regardless if it effected the outcome, if you break the rules you need to server a penalty.
Its on videotape, show me in the rules where you can cut in any lines in front of any other contestant? That is 'impeading progress' of another contestant. The cowboys got in line first. Dan & Jordan cheated. The cowboys were cheated out of the Money, they won fairly.
John, seriously. You're ridiculous! You think butting in line is illegal in China and would get jail time? You need to read a book and get some education outside of your own country!
In this age of reality T.V. Win or Lose ..what a refreshing change to watch "Nice Guys " respectful , polite, "oh my Gravey !" I think the Cowboys should have their own show !!!!!!
Hey people...it's a freaken TV show...get a life and get over it!
That was the best move ever! The rules have been to never buy a first class ticket they never said you couldn't upgrade. I liked the cowboys also but the brothers strategy was excellent and it was a move that deserved them first place.
But what I want to know is how they get through customs so fast?
i was rooting for the cowboys too. However all three teams were strong and in my opinion any one of then could have won. Dan and Jordan were on thier game and in the process ran into some good people along the way that helped them get to the finish line before the others. Jet and Cord are gentlemen and although Dan and Jordan got to the finish line first Jet and Cord won the race of public opinion. When your a gentlemen every one notices and remembers that you treated them kindly.
Amazing Race should make it right and give the cowboys a million too!
While they won by 25 minutes or not, the rules have always been not to fly first class. It does seem like a little manipulation on the part of the network and gives creedence to the issue that has come up before about the reality shows--that the producers decide who wins.
The winners may not have cheated by the rule book, but as decent citizens of the world they absolutely cheated. I was positive going into the final that the cowboys would win, because the nicest team always wins. This was a first. I particularly did not like the twins. Their method of playing was slimey and underhanded. Boo for them, but I'm afraid I can't say that CBS let cheating happen, they just allowed rudeness. Jet and Cord will always be the winners in my eyes. Two of the most decent men ever on the show!
I think the rules need to be changed. Yes, they did get around the rules but this will become a new trick every player will attempt in the future. It will be a mad house bugging the flight attendents begging to be upgraded. Stop it now.
I guess the "Bros" technically may not have cheated, it seemed like cheating to me. but the Cowboys are the winners in my book. They were never nasty to each other, they were never nasty to other players, they never threatened to hit anyone, they never cried when things didn't go their way, they just played a great game. I wish Jet and Cord all they best in the future- they will receive better things than money.
I was rooting for the cowboys. However, the cowboys wimped out at Lucas Films, when they seemed to stand still as the other brothers were figuring out the clue. Also, the cowboys took FOREVER to realize that one of them had to spin for the other to read the clue. If every team knew the rules about moving to first class, then why haven't we seen this more often??
I, personally, would have preferred the cowboys to have won just because they were the less irritating of the three remaining teams. They didn't fight and scream at each other through the entire run of the show. But, the brothers won fair and square. People have cut in line before and the brothers were the only ones smart enough to ask for an upgrade. As long as they obeyed the rules, and CBS says they did, they are the legitimate winners. But, again, I really would have preferred the cowboys.
Folks, if you are a traveler you know that the airlines can upgrade if they feel like it. I purchased a coach ticket from Paris, France to Washington, DC a few years back in which I bought months earlier. When I went to board they tore my ticket up and upgraded (for free) to first class. I'm sure these brothers didn't cheat, they just got lucky with a free upgrade or have an amazing power of persuassion with the stewards to move them up. Cleaver! The rules stated they could not buy a first class ticket, but a coach – what the airlines do for free is up to the airlines. Cut these guys some slack! Fair is fair.
So – momma raised the brothers so they can't ride the motorcycles they won, but line jumping is okay in their upbringing???
The cowboys should have knocked the whiney brothers out of the way – both at the airport and in the computer game. However, it was apparent that they have been brought up with manners and are genuinely nice guys. They will end up winning in life.
the brothers cheated-the cowboys should have won.they should have had a penalty for going to first class.not right cbs.i have watched amazing race from day one i was so mad i"m thinking about not watching it again.the cowboys were gentleman thru and thru.that's
what america is about-honest men and mannerly also.the brothers
may have won the game,but sucks in morals
Dan and Jordan out played the other teams. The negotiated the move to first class and it was a great move. The other teams could have done the same thing. I guarantee if the cowboys made the move to first class and won nobody would be crying right now.
Whiners! Cheaters! Racists!
It's obvious everyone dislikes the ending.
I'm just glad that the models didn't win.
I knew that there was a rule about buying a 1st class ticket, so I wasn't sure if they would be considered cheaters, but I thought they shouldn't be since they didn't purchase a ticket.. I was rooting for the cowboys with them second I just DID NOT want the models to win... He should get rid of her she is a total BIT** to him....
I think the cowboys won too!
Do you suppose we could get a million people to all send them a dollar in appreciation for their dignity and fair play?
I also believe a complaint should be lodged with the FCC Standards and Practices people to investigate this episode. Remember the TV show "21" from the 50's (1994 Movie Quiz Show) being rigged? I think CBS needs to prove the brothers didn't bribe the flight attendant for the move to first class.
You people need to get a life.
It's a game, a race. It's over. Thinking you have some personal stake in it when your "horse" doesn't win is a sign of obsession.
Really, get over it, move on.
I don't think it was right that the boys cut in line at the airport. However, that wasn't a game-changer. If they were able to talk themselves into first-class - without breaking the rules by paying for those tickets - why should they be penalized? I think it was a brilliant move.
I find it disturbing that the most intelligent and thoughtful reader commentary to be found on CNN is about a game. Why can't more of you post comments about the important political stories?
Although I hated the winners, and loved the cowboys, and agree that there seems to be something fishy about the upgrade to first class AND cutting the line was just wrong, the cowboys did mess up during the Lucasfilm stop. They were delayed while the brother spun around and around. It was evident that you could hear what the directions were being given by the other team, so there really was no excuse that the cowboys didn't know to spin around in order to read the message. Why did he think the brother was standing there turning round and round, complaining about how dizzy it was making him? This was a miss – and in my mind that's what cost them the race. ALTHOUGH, they were by far the winners in the way they carried themselves through the race. Bravo Cowboys!
the brothers are losers, the cowboys are way more deserving. they played the game with their head held high that is why everyone is on their side. good job cowboys
There is actually someone who cares about this TV pap? Says a lot about the failures of American society that it even views nonsense like this as having a reason to carp about..
The Amazing Race is Survivor on wheels. Betrayal is bad in the real world but is necessary to win Survivor. The Amazing Race involves greed. Jordan saw that the cowboys weren't protecting their spot in line, so he put his bag down in the second spot, then stood his ground. The cowboys were not mentally strong enough to make him back down. It was their fault they lost their spot. Part of the game. THE GAME. It's not the real world. Lying is bad in the real world, but okay in poker, true?
Sneaking into first class at the end of the flight, by sweet-talking a flight attendant, was one of the BEST and SMARTEST moves ever on the Amazing Race. And I've seen every single episode. You have to know the rules. The rule is "You have to BUY coach tickets." This doesn't mean you can't SIT in first class. You have to read the clues, you have to know the rules. So you can improvise around them. It's rare a flight attendant will let you sit in first class. Slick move. Awesome move. Dan and Jordan have actually raised the level of play on this show. They showed how SMART you can be.
They beat the cowboys because they were smarter than them. It is why they got out of the virtual video game so much quicker. The cowboys couldn't put two and two together that Jordan was spinning so Dan could read the next clue. They spent so long in that game, that the models caught up to them. The models would have beat them if Miss Teen South Carolina didn't forget their stuff.
Anyone who knows the Amazing Race, knows everything was okay and within the rules. Congratulations to all three teams for kicking butt and making it the entire way. And to Dan and Jordan for playing such an intelligent game.
The first thing I thought was " Damn this guys are smart " If it was me I would have done the same thing...I am sure the majority would have also.
My integrity is worth more to me than $1 million. I'm sure most would disagree, including the executives at Goldman Sachs, Enron, and Dan and Jordan.
It really didn't matter at the end if the brothers or the cowboys won, as long as the rude models didn't......could not stand the two of them
If moving to first class ended up giving the team an advantage, then they should have stayed where they were. While what happened isn't exactly cheating, it did give them an advantage. And now you know why I don't watch any kind of reality show.
I too feel they cheated and should have been given a penality. I appreciate the cowboys dignity of holding their heads high after what happened to them in line at the airport. Now that definately was a cheaters mover if I've ever seen one! The brothers will have to live with that decision the rest of their lives..... What goes around comes around!
CBS and/or Amazing Race needs to make this right and give the Cowboys their well-deserved million dollars. The whole world feels like an injustice was done.
well i wont be watching the show anymore with those loose rules
Were they twins? I know they said one was gay but I could never tell which one, are they sure they both aren't gay.
I understand the moving to first class, after the coach seat was purchased but what about the following things the brothers did in the last leg:
1) cutting in line after Cord/Jet had been waiting 6 hours – regardless if they all got on the plane at the same time...its the integrity behind it – CBS let the brothers cut and cheat without penalizing them
2) The memory game – MEMORY...not using an already created list. To me that's cheating
3) Star Wars event...they purposely DID NOT move out of the cowboys way and not one person said anything. Had the cowboys or models did that crap and kept someone from advancing, they would have been penalized
4) Not to mention how rude the brothers were to the people of Shanghai and other countries.
PATHETIC CBS...YOU'RE SUPPORTING CHEATING AND PEOPLE WITH NO INTEGRITY OR CHARACTER.
Oh would you people grow up! Sheesh, it's a game. Of course Dan and Jordan didn't cheat. I'm sure that this move has been done on previous seasons of TAR. So for all you southern hicks, stop getting your panties and chaps in a bunch between you know where and suck it up. Dan and Jordan played that magnificently! I'm glad the Cowboys lost. And I'm even happier that the blonde bimbo who doesn't have a brain didn't win either.
The brothers played game dirty. It was not an honest mistake to cut inline. They should also have to sit in their assigned seats on the plane. If they do another all-star Amazing Race they should bring back the cowboys for another chance. They were fun to watch. If the brothers were allowed to cut inline the cowboys should have been allowed to push them out of the way at the Starwars challenge, but they are too nice. I guess nice guys finish second.
This will be a win with an * after it. Dan and Jordan will be the winners* of this race. (*Unpenalized line jumping contributed to their win. Shady upgrade on plane contributed to their win.)
Doesn't sound to me like cheating. Sounds like they were smart enough to think of the possibilities and use them to their favor. Congrats!
The cheaters won, because they obviously cut in line at the airport when buying tickets. The cowboys were punished for having manners and intergrity to not resort to a fist fight to move the cheaters back to their proper place in line. CBS failed fans of the show, but most importantly, they failed the cowboys, and they rewarded cowardly cheating behavior. The cheaters have $1 million dollars, and that is so very wrong on many many levels. I am done watching the show, as CBS has let cheating go unchecked a couple of times previously and this just seals the deal. I'm no longer interested.
This sort of thing has happened many times in this game. Were Rob & Amber accused of cheating when they bribed – with other people's money – a bus driver to leave people behind? It's a stupid race and the contestants will do whatever they need to do to get ahead. It's not like any of them have the integrity to earn money with a real job....
All you people who say that Dan and Jordan didn't pay to get into 1st class I ask you what proof you have. Had they charmed their way into 1st class why didn't they show that. That would be good TV. And to Ann who said they don't have cameras on the planes...yes they do! They showed the other 2 teams sleeping and the weasels moving up to 1st class. I say they paid to get into 1st class and that is why they didn't show it. CBS probably didn't want to have a negative penalty at the end of the race. Nobody is mentioning how the rats blocked the cowboys from completing the LucasFilm task. These guys are the worse winners ever in 16 seasons. I say to CBS prove to us they didn't cheat...show me how they got into 1st class.
CBS likes it when gays win. The straight guys would have gotten a 30 minute penalty.
OH MY GRAVY!!!!
Here's a newsflash: the entire world was not rooting for the cowboys to win. For some reason, when people favor a particular reality contestant or contestants, they need to feel like the entire world agrees with them. I found the cowboys grating right from the beginning while the brothers grew on me over time. My favorites were the detectives and the father/daughter team, but once they were both gone I had no problem seeing the brothers win.
Also, The Amazing Race is not a popularity contest. If that's what you want, then try American Idol. The team who makes it to the finals and completes the final leg the fastest (and within the rules) wins, end of story. The brothers did this and that alone means they deserved to win. The "cowboys" (since real cowboys don't wear plastic bags on their hats) won over some viewers, but that's about it.
They didn't cheat, i guess. but I did get a kick out of the one brother saying 'you can hate the game but you can't hate the players' when they pulled that butting in line stunt. I thought... actually, yes, I can hate you. and I still like the game.
my guess is lots of people hate them now. not that they deserve it. or maybe they do.
I do think that they took an unfair advantage. They should have been penalized. The cowboys really won the race as far as I'm concerned.
I am appalled at all the viewers. Just because the people who won weren't the cowboys that every seems to have wanted to win doesn't mean they cheated. All I keep reading is oh the cowboys are nice and honest blah blah blah...obviously being nice and honest doesn't get you to win. You have to be aggressive which is what the brothers seem to have been. They had an opportunity to move to first class and they took it. Just because the othe two teams didn't have that same opportunity, doesn't mean they cheated.
I think being moved to "First Class" was cheating ! ! They were wrong to cut line at the airport ,and the "cowboys" should have disputed that,as well as the race director,but he's there only for show !! They should have been required to "complete" their "Speed Bump" before winning the "fast forward ",or at least been accessed a "penalty,they did come in last the leg before,but there goes the "race director" again !! The outcome will hurt CBS,and the program,and it's viewership !! It would not surprise me if that was last show,people will believe it is "rigged, in spite of the CBS claim !! "Good Bye Amazing Race" !!
Absolutely cheated and should not have won without waiting out a penalty. These 2 brothers have "zero" class and could learn a bit from other teams. Cowboys certainly should have won and if the final leg of the game had been played according to what rules had been announced then the outcome would have/should have been different.
who cares, it's just a stupid TV show. seriously, ya'll need to get a life.
As long as coach tickets were purchased, they out smarted the rest by simply requsting to be moved to first class.
Nice guys finish second.
I like the rest of the world wanted the cowboys to win. I could not stand hearing Dan tell the world at least 50 billions times how he was giving his brother his lifelong dream. Mention in once and get on with it. As much as I wanted the cowboys to win, Dan and Jordan did not cheat, they followed the rules by buying only coach and where smart enough to ask the flight attendant if they could move up. I cant believe the 2 other teams didnt notice that Dan and Jordan were not in their original seats. There was no cheating and as to the butting in line, that has been done since day one season one of the Amazing Race. I think the cowboys had a little trouble with the task they completed regarding the virtual world. Since they edit so much in the show I'm not sure how long it actually took them to finish that.
As much as I was rooting fo rthe 'Boys, the Bros didn't cheat. They didn't get an "upgrade." They were allowed to move to first class during the tail end of the flight. It happens to people all of the time.
Nothing stopped the 'Boys from running over the Bros in the Star Wars challenge. They blew that opportunity because gay Bro probably would have pushed him and disrupted their simulation – thus a "hindrance." Plus, the one 'Boy couldn't figure out why he couldn't read the clue even though the Bro spun around for 10 minutes right in fron tof him.
I think the Bros were petty and childish for cutting in line at the airport. Obviously, all teams were on the same flight because of the marked desk. Amazing Race has deliberately changed the game to ensure close finishes since the beginning, after the gay men were stranded in Alaska over 24 hours behind the top 2 teams.
This is what really sucks. At least twice the Cowboys had substantial leads, as did the Bros, only to see those leads evaporate by preset obstacles (all teams must take one of three separate buses, etc.). I want to see a race where the best team gets a lead and builds on it. I want a blowout!
Who cares? It's a reality TV show, which has nothing to do with reality.
I thought they got away with a cheat when they broke out the notes for the last memory challenge. The cowboys had no such notes to help them along. Not much of a memory challenge if you're gonna carry cliff notes with you...
Okay people, look. It doesn't matter who was wholesome and honest or good people. That's not what this show is about. It's reality television; it's a race and whoever crosses the finish line is the winner. You don't win cause you're good people, you win cause you play the game, and you do it well. While yes, Dan and Jordan were not the nicest of people, they were determined and ran the race with all they had in them, and it paid off. What CBS says is reasonable and I believe to be true. If a flight attendant allowed them to move up to first class, and they did not pay for it, then it didn't break any rules. And with cameras following them around, CBS would know if they paid for it or not. CBS would not let them get away with cheating. This show doesn't take votes to see who makes it to the next week, it's purely up to how the contestants run the race. So you can choose to be irrationally mad at the show or accept that the best and/or nicest people do not always win. Nobody knows who will win until they cross the finish line. There's a lot on this show that's left up to chance and I'd say the brothers got lucky. That's all there is to it. There is no use getting mad at CBS or the show. That's ridiculous
Wow. It's like these people never watched the Amazing Race! I've seen all 15 seasons, and I can tell you this, NO RULES WERE BROKEN. Manners has never been part of the game. It is a race that involves cunning. The Cowboys were outsmarted in the end. Plain and simple. All of you Cowboys fans sound like that woman at the end of the show who was such a sore loser for being Uturned by Miss Teen South Carolina. The Cowboys were weak in the end. They should have known better to protect their spot in line. Sneaking into first class at the end is OKAY on the Amazing Race, if you can finagle it. If it weren't okay they would have been penalized. Just because your guys lost, doesn't make what Dan and Jordan did wrong. It was all within the rules. It was all within the rules. Cutting is bad manners in the real world, but if you can get away with it on the Amazing Race, you do. And they did because the cowboys were outsmarted. YOU HAVE TO PROTECT YOUR SPOT IN LINE! They didn't.
The bloggers who considered the plane upgrade against the rules were in the minority. The major complaint was Dan/Jordan's unethical behaviour with the backpack. Somebody please get our cowboys into commercials or somewhere so we can continue to enjoy them. Those two could sell me the Brooklyn Bridge they are so honest and wholesome!
So why is it that when Danny and Oswald get upgraded to 1st class in Hong Kong in Season 2 after paying for coach tickets, people cheered them on, but when Dan and Jordan do it, it's sneaky and unfair.
The rules state that you have to purchase coach tickets. There is nothing that says they had to stay in 3rd class.
Dan and Jordan's strategy isn't new. And in the case of the final leg of the race, it was smart.
There are lots of times when other teams deserved to win but didn't. This isn't a game based on effort or merit. What it boils down to is who crossed the line first while following the rules.
Dan and Jordan followed the rules.
Jet and Cord were excellent representatives of the U.S. I got the biggest kick out of watching them. In my book they are the winners. The "real" and debatable winners were whiners, rude and their numerous hissy fits got really old. I too loved to hear that "good gravy" comment. They usually did things with a grin on their face and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience. They were polite, respectful and kind to their host countries truly good diplomats to represent the U.S. The other two groups definitely fall in the "Ugly American" category.
Hand over the money to the real winners of the race, the COWBOYS!!
Its a TV show, GTFO of your house and see the sun once in a while...
I wanted the cowboys to win too. I think the winners cheated. I have to be content that someone other than the bimbos (models) won.
I don't watch the show but it is apparent to me that the claims of cheating are based on personal interpretation of the spirit of the rule, and not the rule itself. In life, skirting the intent of the rules through loopholes or technicalities might be looked at as a lack of personal integrity; or it might simply be looked at as paying attention to details and playing smart. I have to wonder, had any of the other teams understood the rules equally well and been given the same opportunity, would they have declined it? I doubt it.
Regarding exploitation of a loophole; no one complains when, in the last few seconds of a game, an NBA player intentionally fouls another in order to get one more chance at getting the ball. No one bats an eye when an NFL team downs the ball three times in a row to run the clock out instead of playing every down to the best of their ability. The rules are exploited to each teams advantage and most of you EXPECT them to do so. Why should this team have done anything different?
I was really hoping for the cowboys to win. They played the game well and fair. I can't say the same for the rest of the teams
The brothers didn't cheat, but they didn't deserve to win either. I blame Mike and Louie. If they hadn't allowed the brothers to follow them the week before they would have been in third and the final three wouldn't have even included the brothers. Also, amazing race is not a race. If the start times don't actually affect any of the events of the day, what's the point. You go a 2am, you go at 3 am, you go at 6am..all to wait at the airport for the same flight at 10am? That's not a race. A race would be starting at 10am when the flight counter opened, or starting after the plane landed in SF. I only watched this year for Jeff and Jordan..I won't watch it again. Felt like a huge waste of time after J&J were eliminated.
I am very disappointed at the outcome. Amazing Race is to me a reality show that normally maintains integrity. I don't feel that these brothers won with integrity and should have received a penalty. The cowboys just couldn't play their game but I wish they had; they would have won. If they were to fly in coach, they should have flown in COACH. The cowboys shouldn't have allowed the cutting in at the airport. To me the cowboys won; they just didn't get the money.
Naw... the brothers didn't cheat with the move to first class. There's already a provision for that in the rules long ago.
As for the cutting in line, many other teams did that too long ago, they didn't sabotage the chances of any other team, e.g. give a flat tire, mess up race task, take the other clues. The other team could have just moved to another counter.
it's probably just more annoying now.
Ab: Cord wears the white hat and Jet wears the Black.
they did cheat and i believe they should have been given a penalty.
i have watched every amazing race and every episode. love it but cheater shoulnt win
We watched this year because of the Cowboys. We are huge PBR (Professional Bull Rider) fans and know Cord from that side of his life. I knew from the start they would conduct themselves as polite and courteous gentlemen. Since this was the first time watching the AR, I have a question for the seasoned watchers. If all participants have to use the same mode of transportation, ie the plane ride from China to US, why isn't the time difference from the previous leg applied at the end of the transition instead of the begining? Cutting in line, upgrading or pushing to get off the plane wouldn't be an issue.
To all the people who say they won't watch the show any more:
Yes you will.
How can you say they cheated when they did not purchase 1st class tickets, and they did not pay for an upgrade. They simply outwitted the others by making the move wether it was at the airlines descretion or by them talking up the attendant. Pure strategy and and a smart move to use whatever resources they need to win.
P.S. Even CBS acknowledged it as a legal move – not to avoid turmoil or conflict – because you get that either way; but rather, it was a legal move, within the rules already in place!
I posted on Monday and stated that it wasn't a cheat. While I wanted the Cowboys to win, Dan and Jordan didn't pay for first class and were moved up by the flight attendant.
Furthermore, the things that really lost the race for the Cowboys were two-fold. First, Jet (or Cord, I could never figure that out) took too long trying to figure out how to read the clue at ILS. Even the models caught up to them at that point.
Second, and possibly the most important, was Jordan's brilliant grasp of final lap tasks. I had been saying to my wife that the memory task hadn't come yet and usually the teams catch up at that point. This is where Jordan shined. Being an avid fan as I am, he knew the task was coming and had prepared. I have always asked why someone doesn't bring a notebook to write down bullets about what happened at each leg for the final leg. Jordan did and that was the key. They breezed through that task just looking at the list. They deserved to win on that one point
Don't care. Pointless.
Get a life people. It's a made up show set to have a winner and to garner high ratings. Maybe you should ask yourself why you watch the show anyway instead of going out and making something of yourselves.
How can you call it cheating when they purchased coach tickets first??? They just happened to schmooze over the flight attendant to get to the front of the plane. Even CBS said they didn't cheat. Are you people really that shallow that you're going to start a fight on CNN.com over a ridiculous game show.
I think this is hilarious. To most non americans the two brothers are just typical americans. Rude, abrasive and willing to take every advantage no matter who is offended.
It must be like looking in a mirror hahahaha
WOW, I thought this was a Race. I must be mistaken it seems most people think is a popularity contest. Most of the comments on here can be boiled down to "I like so-and-so better, so they should have won".
CHEATED! CHEATED! CHEATED. When the bros put their bags in front of the Cowboys at the airport they were breaking the rules and laws of the country and deserve a penalty. It was clearly stated in the CBS rules as 'impeading progress' of a fellow contestant.
i'll join the race next year, and I will PUT MY bags in front of all you Donkeys at every Airport and train station and challenge and win the race. All you donkeys that think its fair. I beat you I cheated!
The line cutting is what gets me the most. Because it showed just how small those two would allow themselves to become in order to advance themselves in the game. The thing that is irksome is that those two went to the lowest common denominator to win. Cutting in line is so third grade. The first class seat move was a smart move – I have no problem with that. But cutting in line... it's so low and childish and is, to me, the perfect symbol of the integrity of those two. Legal move or not, it's a B.S. move. I expected as much from two selfish little children. I also found it so typical that they were calling Caite their little peach after they won when during the whole race they were demeaning her and cutting her down. Apparently you can love each other at the end when you get what you want. They may have gotten the money, but in my eyes they are both losers.
cowboys should have won. the winners were cry baby's all the way and insulted people in every country they were in. they did not win as far as most of us "okies" are concerned.
I liked the brothers until the final night. Then then turned into cheaters. First they cut in front in line at the airport. Granted it didn't make a difference but if they had gotten the last tickets on that flight it would have made a big difference. Then they move up to first class? Come on CBS who are you kidding – they cheated. The cowboys should have definitely won. All in all though, at least the beauty queen didn't win.
I think they should fire the flight attendant. ha-ha!
Rules said they couldn't *BUY* a first class seat.....never said they couldn't sit there. Those who fly often know what this means.
Sounds like the brothers weren't real well liked anyway, but it also sounds like they were more clever than the others too.
What integrity did the Cowboys have?? I guess everyone forgot about when Jeff and Jordan helped the Cowboys get the connecting bus and then when they all got to the connection THEY DIDN"T TELL THEM THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE WRONG BUS!! Yeah, that shows how much integrity they have when they screw over the people that just helped them. Who did they ever help on the race? NO ONE! The cowboys were in it for themselves and they lost..... Go Brothers!!!
CBS blew it. Hopefully we will never have to see those two people again. Now, CBS could make it right and invite the cowboys back.
The next Amazing Race will be a begging game. Whoever team successfully beg the flight attendant to allow them to move to first class will get the advantage, and will win.
Look we all know the Cowboys should have been the winners...they were after all the clear favorites and played with integrity and honesty....but the brothers were incredible smart to ask if they could be moved to first class and they didn't purchase that they just asked that was a brilliant move! Any of the teams could have done the same they just didn't think of that! Kudos to the brothers for being clever because for sure that gave them the edge....that and the fact that the Cowboys totally blew the avatar challenge.....the brothers won far and square but if I could have slashed the tires on their taxi I would have ;)
We just need to start a Cowboy fund and raise the 1M$ for them!
I agree, the bros cheated 2 times, 1st when they cut in line 2 get the plane tickets & 2nd when they moved 2 1st class. I agree the cowboy should have pushed the bro out of the way on the computer game but that is not in their characters. They said it at the end, they can leave the game with their heads held high. I am very disappointed the bros won that I am truly debating watching in the future.
Bull@#$% anyone who has watched the show know you can't upgrade. Plus they would have had a waiting penalty at the end of the leg for it that would have fixed things.
CBS just didn't want to deal with the turmoil of that as they also cheated by butting in line prior to the flight.
The best examples were the cowboys being the stand up guys and NOT kicking some butt.
I've talked to firend we at not watching the show any more. I think it is time for a facebook charge to stop people from watching.
CHEATED! CHEATED! CHEATED! The Cowboys should have gone home with the prize. Nice guys finish second. Not nice guys cheat.
And the funny thing is....all you people watch this show and support the lack of integrity in the show. You all deserve what you got........false winners as the outcome.
Who really cares?
I am a frequent airline traveler on a weekly bases very often. The first two individuals in the article are 100% WRONG! I have been upgraded myself often as soon as the cabin doors are shut and there is an open first class seat. I have had such opportunities come about simply asking at the desk prior to boarding if there is an open first class seat and at times I have been upgraded at no charge. The contestants did not break any rules as they simply used possibly prior knowledge of how the airline industry works and took advantage of an opportunity. The amazing race is not primarily about physical attributes, but cognitive attributes as well and obviously the contestants used the most important muscle in the body..."The Brain."
The brothers jumped in front of the line when the cowboys were waiting to purchase airline tickets. Then, they scammed an illegal way into first class. They should have been penalized. I'll never watch the show again, it stinks that CBS allowed cheaters to win. It's what's wrong with society today. We teach people that it's ok to steal and cheat people out of money as long as you don't get caught. It's the reason why Wall Street and Big Banks have rendered our economy worthless.
If you are not allowed to purchase 1st class tickets according to the rules of the game, moving up to 1st class should be illegal also. They disrespected players of the game by assuming that placing a "backpack" inbetween players puts them into a spot they did not earn. The fact is they moved to 1st class under false pretenses and did not tell the attendant why they wanted to move and the reasons why they weren't in 1st class to begin with. There should have been a penalty and the Cowboys should have stood up and made the brothers take notice after the stunt in the airport!
MILLIE, GAY OR STRAIGHT WHO GIVES A RAT'S ASS? DID THE DESERVE.TO WIN, I THOUGHT THEY DID AS MUCH AS I WANTED THE COWBOY'S TO WIN,' YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT ONE WANTS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM ALL THEY ALL WERE GOOD.
While I didn't think it was proper to cut line like they did and the Cowboys showed a lot of restraint that wasn't cheating. I understand now that the rules state you cannot purchase 1st class tickets I always understood the rules to be they couldn't travel 1st class. I do believe if the show continues they should clear that up. It seems that an awful lot of the time winning or losing comes down to how fast you get out of the plane and how crappy your cab driver is. Sometimes takes away from the actual tasks they complete.
I was a "cowboy" fan as well, and I'm proud of the game they played. I won't disrespect the winners or other "losers". One of the reasons I was so proud of the cowboys was that they always took responsibility for their mistakes and behaved in a respectful manner in other countries. The temper tantrums in cabs or on the streets of other countries because no one speaks English?!? Ask yourself: Do I speak anything other than English? The arrogance was way over the top!
Go Cowboys! You played with integrity and honor, and thus won over a lot of people. You ROCK!
With all the nasty contestants and whining and fighting i actually found their tactic refreshing. They found the way to make it work and no they didn't cheat. Read the rules. They didn't cheat. Determination got them into 1st class and just because someone else didn't think of it 1st didn't mean they cheated. If they would have lost would you still say they cheated. NO! It's a game and they found the way to win without cheating. You guys deserve it! Enjoy it!
The cowboys shoulda snapped that little flamers neck for cutting in front of them at the ticket counter, knocked his lame ass outta the way in the 3D game challenge and won the overall contest because the fudge packer cheated and moved to first class breaking the spirit of the rules........bottom line is, the cowboys played with class and integrity and I hope the karma comes back to haunt the annoying butt blaster
After this one, I have decided that there are other shows to watch. I can't believe the network allowed these cheaters to win. It made me sick watching them take the prize. The network was probably scared to say anything to them as one of them is gay. Anyone else would have been penalized.
I am done with the show. It used to be my favorite, but the quality really slipped this season. Tasks were very watered down from previous seasons. Never liked the all-catch-up points of the race either. They should not penalize a quick, smart team if they are totally dusting the competiiton.
WOW !!!! I can't believe so much bad talk for somthing like this. The brothers took a risk but the rules state as long as they purchase a certain ticket they can move up to first class or coach. It was a great move and it gave them the jump on the other two teams. I was pulling for the cowboys along with the rest of my family. My issue is why did they let the PARTNERS voice an objection about the u-turn. Get over it MUT and JEFF you lost so stop crying. WELL WAY TO GO DAN AND JORDAN GOOD JOB YOU DESERVED IT :)
The cowboys were a class act from the first leg to the last. Dan and Jordan had no class. They fussed, fought, whined . On the last leg when they stepped over the cowboys to move themselves into second position in line showed their total lack of integrity. Waiting in third would not have changed the outcome. I also have watched the Amazing Race since the first and hope if I am ever on the show I act more like the cowboys and never like Dan and Jordan.
I was a fan of the cowboys & detectives, really thought one of them should have won, but the boys played well & won fair and square. The line cutting was rude, but nothing we haven't seen on the race before, and made no difference because they all ended up on the same flight. The bump to first class was legal and, I don't think, gave them such a huge lead because the cowboys COMPLETELY caught up to them at the Lucasfilms task. The one cowboy saw the guy spinning and spinning in place for how long? Yet, when he gets in the same place, and his partner can't figure out how to read the clue, it never dawns on him to say "hey – the other guy was spinning in place here, maybe I should do the same?" THAT is where they lost it. If, when he got in that spot, heard that his brother could not read the clue, remembered the spinning & started on that right away, there is no reason it would not have ended up in a footrace at the end....
CBS has shown Americas youth what we older Americans have already learned. Sometimes you have to cheat to get ahead.
I wanted the cowboys to win but what the brothers did is called smart strategic planning so I don't feel they cheated. I have changed seats on planes and as long as the flight attendant was ok with it I don't feel it was cheating. I definitely did not want Caite to win but I thought Carol and Brandy acted horribly and owe Caite an apology. Caite did what she thought was good for her game. Grow up Carol and Brandy!
I'm in Australia and the local station has only aired the first few episodes. I couldn't wait to see who won, but I am now disappointed and won't finish the series knowing that a couple of cheaters manipulated their way across the line first... Hope TAR execs get it right next year!
Why would CBS restrict you from purchasing First class and then say it's okay to move to First Class? Then just let the teams purchase First Class in the first place!
I am not so upset about the brothers who won moving from coach to first-class, I have travelled extensively overseas and have done this myself at times and have seen others do it too. If the flight attendants can accomodate the request once airborne, they usually do.
Yes it did give them the advantage of leaving the plane sooner, but any of the teams could have asked for this courtesy move up and the other 2 teams did not. Who else would have asked...the models dating each other? Please he could not follow simple rules 3 times including once in the finale, leaving their money and clues behind! Whine, whine, whine. And the cowboys who played clean all season and have never flown out of their state ever before would never think to ask for the favor. But they were smart to buy a San Francisco fact book and it helped.
I was more upset that the winning team moved to the 2nd spot at the airport thereby getting a better seat selection. They were not in 2nd they were 3rd at that point. And having played clean up to that point it totally disappointed me and tainted my opinion of their win.The cowboys thought they were going to play clean and saw that they did not. If it was me...I would have created a scene at the airport and pushed him out of line. But that's me!
Oddly enough, a plane arriving at its destination gets EVERYONE there at the same time regardless if you're arriving first class or coach. The other teams should have been creative enough to ask the other coach passengers to let them leave the plane first...or they could have bolted from their seats and gotten in the aisle first.
There was no cheating. IT'S A GAME.
This just shows that much like Survivor, after so many seasons folks have begun to figure it out to the extent that they are working from a very specific game plan all along. Its really a case of the producers getting sloppy and not tightening up the rules to make sure that its an even playing field. Another good example is the last challenge.... he had it written down... it wasn't even interesting to watch! Come on Phil, you can do better.
"It was time to get the GAY viewers and the brothers are both GAY ... All for the ratings!'
Shows how much you know of the history of the show. They've had gay winners before, Chip and Reichen. Your team lost. Stop trying to make excuses.
Uggh!!! It's frustrating reading most of these posts. The move to First Class has happened before and we have actually seen it in previous seasons. Just because your favorite team lost does not mean you have to accuse the winners of cheating. They were the smartest team out there. Get over it.
And in the grander scheme, why are you so worked up about this? It is just a game, and Jet and Cord are just contestants with their own foibles and weaknesses, not the Second Coming of Christ. They were also sneaky at times in the game and would have made the same move if they thought of it.
Some of you really need to stop hero-worshipping people you barely know and gain some objectivity.
who really cares?
Who cares !
they cheated, plain and simple. CBS plays a little too fast and loose with the rules. as usual bad behavior reigns. Even the Lesbians last minute digs were way out of line and demonstrated yet more poor sportmanship. I liked this show but sadly I wont watch any more.
The Cowboys had more class in their cowboy boots than the entire cbx network.
I thought it was very fishy. Firstly, if the rule was actually that clear cut about being allowed to upgrade to first class, and upgrading was as easy and common as some people seem to believe it is, it would have been tried on and been successful by at least one team in 16 seasons – after that, every team on every flight would have been doing it.
Clearly the belief is amongst racers is that you *can't* do it, and after 16 seasons of watching AR, I've always thought the same.
Secondly, it seems dubious to me that two young guys in T-Shirts and shorts without any frequent flyer status are going to be upgraded from coach to 1st class, no matter how nicely they speak to the F/A – so one can only guess at what they said. I would have thought there was a rule saying you couldn't use the fact you're on a TV show to gain an advantage in the race.
Lame Program anyway.
Upgrades to 1st Class and moving seats happens all the time.
I hate to admit it but the brothers didn't cheat. They should be penalised for being such a pair of whinging winers but I don't think there is a rule against that.
For my money the Cowboys won weeks ago. The comment "Jett, we ain't in the bible belt no more" as they were walking through the reperbahn in Hamburg was priceless and the race should have been stopped and awarded to them at that point for entertainment value.
Watching the brothers win was a dismal end to a great season.
The 2 Brothers who won have no honor. LOSSSSEEEEERs!!! with a million dollars. Shame on youg guys. The cowboys are the real winners.
I think a lot of people are missing the point ! It is a game and they were there to win and good for them they did. There were a lot of games where they had to wait on the team in front to finish so do some fact checking!
For those that have never been upgraded to 1st class, at no charge, may I suggest flying in business attire, instead of pajamas and/or hoodies?
If you dress like you're boarding a Greyhound Bus, expect to remain in steerage.
As far as the race goes, get a grip.
The rules that I read state "Teams may ask the airlines before or during flight to upgrade their tickets to first or business class as long as they only pay economy fare" So like it or not, they didn't cheat. End of discussion. And knowing that they didn't break any rules, I say – well played! You watch other teams on future races try to duplicate that move.
As for the airport...It was clear the other brothers wanted this win BAD, but I would have tossed his backpack the moment it hit the floor. Unfortunately, the cowboys were just the nicer guys there & it cost them.
We were 100% routing for the cowboys...they rocked, on every level – but we liked Dan & Jordan, too. They had their moments, but they're great brothers & seeing one be able to share the other one's dream-come-true? That's good stuff.
I'd like to thank Brandy for giving us an incredible example of poor sportsmanship, immaturity, and all-around nastiness...our 9 year-old was even horrified. Karma will bite her mean *ss someday.
Perhaps on season 17 some of the contestants can use steriods! I bet that wont be against the so called 'rules' on the amazing race!
@ nepoleon you are awesome dude!!
The Pious brothers may have won on a technicality but cowboys played with integrity. Jet & Cord missed the million but they are the real winners without a doubt!
I USED TO LOVE WATCHING THE AMAZING RACE BUT AFTER CBS LET THE 2 BROTHER CHEAT BY MOVING TO FIRST CLASS AND CUTTING IN LINE ON THE COWBOYS. I'LL NEVER WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN AND I'LL TELL ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THE SAME THING NOT TO WATCH THE SHOW ANYMORE. WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO TEACH PEOPLE CHEAT TO GET AHEAD IN EVERYTHING. GREAT JOB CBS.
I will never watch another episode of The Amazing race as long as I live. I was cheering the cowboys since the beginning, and when dan and jordan cut in line when they arrived 4 hours late! I figured they were gonna be penalized for that, But oh well, what do you expect in this corrupt world. I guess the moral of the story is, If you have integrity your not going to win on the amazing race, the only thing amazing about it was the total and absolute let down of seeing the REAL WINNERS, lose.
They did not cheat. It seems unfair to some because they weren't the "nicest" or the "calmest" etc etc. But to win, as is often the case in real life, you have to think outside the box. They saw a way to advance that the other teams didn't. They took a risk and it paid off. Congratulations to them!
In order to cheat, you have to break the rules of the game. No rules were broken by any team in the final leg. The brothers might have been RUDE when they cut to grab the unprotected second spot in line, but they didn't cheat. Getting into first class at the end of the flight was genius. They didn't break a rule of the game. Jordan keeping track of all the people who were eliminated and in what order as he went through the game was genius. Again, a rule wasn't broken. He outsmarted the others. Cord pretending he was already working the virtual reality leg and yelling over Dan to distract him might also be considered rude, but he was also playing a game, and not breaking a rule. The brothers won fair and square. The cowboys won a lot of legs, but not the most important one. They lost because they were outsmarted no less than 3 times by two savvy Rhode Islanders. Both teams played a great game, as did Miss South Carolina and her beau. They all should be commended, if reality game show contestants really need to be so.
The only cheating on TAR is if you try to skip over things you are instructed to do, or if you mess with certain elements of another person's challenge. Like damaging their car or stealing or moving a vital game piece. There are time and distance penalties for those infractions. Part of the game is making sure to secure your spots in line, because another team will grab it if they can. Taking a person's spot in line at the airport in real life is one thing and considered rude, and in TAR it is another. Same with stealing someone's cab. Part of the Amazing Race is outwitting your opponents. If you are dumb enough to not secure your spot in line at the airport, or the loyalty of your cabbie, then it's just poor play. The cowboys allowed them to get in their heads. When the cowboy kept yelling stuff over Dan during the virtual video game detour, that would be considered rude and not classy in real life, but in the game, it is gamesmanship. Congrats, Dan and Jordan. A game well played.
the cowboys suck.
The brothers are classless cheats. The cowboys should have kicked their butts for cutting the ticket line. For Amazing Race not to penalize the brothers is bunk. Therefore, I am penalizing the program. I'm not wasting my time watching it anymore.
I totally love the cowboys, I wanted them to win sooo bad. Couldn't take winey brothers or the B####..... I hope for the cowbys to return again for another round of AR... minus those other teams.
I wanted the Cowboys to win too but the brothers won because they were smarter in the leg of the race. If I remember correctly, the rules say they can not buy a ticket in first class, but say nothing about being upgraded to first class. Also, I thought teams had done that before...whats the difference in that and buying a ticket for a later flight but being put on stand-by for the earlier flight and getting on? Either way, they didn't pay for it. So, in the end, Dan and Jordan won because they deserved to...no one cheated. And for all of you that say it wasn't fair that they cut in line at the airport....IT'S A GAME...the point is to win any way that you can. It's not cheating to try to get ahead...
Isn't it illegal to tell people along the way (like airline stews) that you are in a race and please move us up to a better seat? While cameras follow them most of the time their are no cameras in the planes so they can get away with anything and who would know. Does someone from the show go along to see just what they are doing?
Didn't the other two teams see them and question why they were moving up?
As a frequent traveler, it is at the discretion of the flight attendants to move people up to the different classes of service. If those guys were nice to to them and told what was going on and they decided to help them out, what's the harm in that? As for them cutting in line, the cowboys let them get away with it. I wanted the Cowboys to win as alot of you did, but sometimes you have to be a dick when someone tries to take advantage of how polite you are. Is it wrong if you are driving and get someone to to lead you to one of the tasks rather than figuring it out yourself? No. They won fair and square. Future teams may try to get bumped up to first, but more often than not it won't happen.
The most ironic point of the whole show was Dan and Jordan in First Class!! First Class??? The only pair who played a First Class game was the Cowboys!!! I was sooo tired of those whiney boys crying over pasta, throwing temper tantrums in taxis and threatening the drivers . . . talk about an embarrassment to the show, but even more so, an embarrassment to the United States. If they treated people like that in the few clips we saw, what did they do the rest of the time??? The Cowboys were true gentlemen to EVERYONE they met and should be proud of the way that they played. I agree with the writer who said that having your integrity is worth more than $1million dollars. And I very much disagree with the writer who said we'd all cheat and act rude if we could win the million dollars – DEFINITELY NOT!!! That's the problem with the world – people are willing to treat others with a great lack of respect and dignity in order to "get ahead" – hate to tell you, but in the end, it won't mean a thing!! And as for Brandie and Carol – they should be embarrassed beyond belief at their behavior – that's EXACTLY why they got U-turned – would you want to spend another day with them??????
They're cheaters and bad people to boot. What saved it was the Idiot Queen stuffing those extremely unpleasant lesbians at the end.
Who won or didn't win wasn't the worst part of the finale. What was the point of showing the verbal fight between contestants in the closing minute? SENSATIONALISM
POOR judgement CBS... shame on you... you are penalized on 30 minute show... I'm sure that is more than $1 million.
I found this story to be hilarious. I've never watched The Amazing Race, but I'm going to go ahead and use my deductive reasoning and say that the point is to be the first team to finish? To do WHATEVER you have to do to make sure you're the first team to finish? Any one of those teams could have schmoozed the flight attendant into upgrading them, but these guys showed the initiative that was needed. Kudos to them for doing whatever it took. They didn't break any rules, so what's the big stink about?
You know, I was really routing on the Cowboys the entire season. And I am very dissappointed that they lost. But, I don't really think that they were in the race for the money. I have to say...Dan and Jordon made a very smart move. Kudos for them...But I still love my Cowboys...they showed what great and true spirits they have and it was nice to see a team that really got along well and encouraged each other instead of got upset because the other was not playing upto par at that point...
Bottom line is these guys had no fans. No one, other than presumably their immediate family, wanted them to beat the cowboys. Disappointing end to a show I normally love, hence the complaints about cheating.
I really thought the story in the finale would have been that sore loser yelling at Caite. I have never seen that kind of behavior at a finale in all the seasons its been on. She might be the all time whiner in Amazing Race history.
The brothers are just not likeable – would have preferred the cowboys won, but in the long run, they are the winners. Those boys are hurting.
come on does anyone really think this is real they knew the winner before the show ever started its called a script reality shows have them too duhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I find it wonderful that so many folks support the integrity and character expressed by the cowboys during AR.
Whether that kind of support stems from a reality show, a book, a movie, a political campaign, a play, an art exhibition, a county fair or during face-to-face encounters doesn't matter to me. I'm just happy to see people standing up for what they feel is right and fair.
That said, it's too bad that some folks express their positive opinions in such negative ways and/or their negative opinions in even more negative ways. What's with the nastiness?
What's that SNL segment? I mean, Really???
They didn't cheat. The Amazing Race has made it clear that the move to first class was completely legal and within the rules. Just like the cowboys actually finished a leg last, but the show made it a non-elimination leg so they weren't eliminated. I often feel like teams that skate through on a non-elimination leg are non-winners, but in the end it's the show's rules and they're just working within those rules.
The cowboys made their own moves, too, during the season like getting a bus to leave early so while I understand some people are disappointed by them losing, let's not twist that into a conspiracy that caused them to lose. I am sure the show would have loved them to be the winners, too, even though I personally am thrilled for the brothers, so I see no reason why the show would have helped the cowboys to lose.
They cheated by cutting in line at the airport. zthen by moving up. They are cheaters and should have to forfeit the prize. Great role models! NOT!!!!
this like many reality shows only upheld rules when they decide to. it was obvious they cut in line at the airport. what where the cowboys supposed to sleep on the models to be considered second in line. I love the amazing race but it is frustrating when things like this happens.
The rules are quite simple: the teams must purchase economy tickets. If the airline seats them in Business/First, there is no problem.
A perfect example was in Season 4. Chip & Reichen unknowingly bought Business Class tickets on one leg, and realized the mistake when they boarded the flight...they realized the mistake, deplaned the flight and had to take a later flight. However, in a later leg, they bought economy tickets but the airline gave them Business Class.
On another note, the line cutting was bad sportsmanship but was not a violation. We've seen this behavior before, unfortunately, and will probably see it again. However, the line cutting made no difference as it was the comp upgrade and the smart move of making notes during the trip that secured the first place win.
As much as The Cowboys were by far the fan favorite, people should not be saying the Dan and Jordan cheated...they didn't.
First off, I was rooting for the cowboys and was hoping that Dan and Jordan had been eliminated when Dan and Louie was. So, this is a little biased.
However, regardless of the above, from what I saw, they got an unfair time advantage and should have been either penalized, or the race needs to make it clear that teams can move to first class at the start of the race. But, that's just my opinion!
The rule states they can't BUY first class tickets.
It says NOTHING about sitting in first class.
I flew home from London on a tourist class ticket, but because 1st class was almost empty, they moved me to 1st class. It was quite a nice treat!
What's even more amazing is that so many people care about what happens on a television "reality" show. That's amazing!
What sad statements about our choice of entertainment fare or our shift in entertainment values, that such a trivial things as thing engenders such emotion.
Are you people that think the brothers cheated mentally slow?? ("retarded" would have been an insult to retarded people...). The rules are simple. You can't buy a first or business class ticket – plain & simple. If you're smart and ask to be bumped to first for landing the only thing you're guilty of is being smart. It's a race!!! Sure – the cowboys were easier to root for. I was pulling for them all along. Bottom line though – it's a race and the brothers ran the final leg the quickest.
Someone needs to start a Facebook page for folks willing to donate $1 each to the cowboys. Maybe they can get at least a million folks.....
OK, this time they let my message go through.
My point is: The brothers didn't cheat. They are smart, intellegent, and they deserve to win. Cowboy fans: Get over it and move on.
where did my comment go? As soon as I hit the "submit", then the message disappeared. I didn't say anything wrong, or dirty. Why CNN did this to me?
Cutting a line in China is not illegal as someone stated here. In fact, it is the norm. Everybody cuts lines here. they simply don't know how to queue, it is simply annoying.
They didnt cheat plain and simple, the other teams are just MAD they didnt think of it. this is a classic case of HATERISM. On an airplane simply asking for something theres a good chance you will get it, just like any other business, they want to keep their patrons happy. Smart move, and any team with that kinda brains deserves to win. And who are any of you to say they cheated when they bought a coach ticket like everyone else????? * rolling eyes* get over it.
What a shame that some people can't even comment on a damn TV show without showing ignorance and hate by disparaging a gay man or making this some sort of political issue. Are you really that pathetic?
The cowboys lost....if the "should have" won, they would have. The brothers played it smart...and they won. No rules were broken. Why do so many of you keep saying the brother's should have been penalized? THEY DIND’T BREAK ANY RULES. Jet and Cord are the one’s who let them cut in line…you can’t knock the boys for trying and it worked . You can love the cowboys all you want….they didn’t win. Accept it! No rules were broken (period).
I love the Amazing Race. I have watched every episode. What Dan and Jordan did by cutting in line should have received a penalty. They just flat out cheated. Jet and Cord lost because they are true gentlemen. CBS should bring Jet and Cord back next season for another chance. The Cowboys deserve the chance to win.
If the rule is you can't "buy" a first class ticket, then I think J & D won fairly. (Grumble) But you know who really upsets me? The cab drivers. I'd love to have seen one of these rude, whiny, self-absorbed... teams dropped off in the middle of nowhere without a cell phone. So often they deserved it.
I too thought the brothers cheated. I was yelling at the TV. As other have mentioned I expected some controversial ending because they would be getting a time penalty at the finish line. I am very disappointed that this move was allowed. It is clear they can't purchase these types of tickets. I think it should not be allowed in the future. If is does I will not be watching what is (was) my favorite show.
Good Golly, Miss Molly! This is just a game, and a tele one at that. You would think results and/or this show, or tele, in general, has an impact on price of oil, on how to overcome poverty, or steps to achieving world peace or ending world hunger. Though there are others who live and die by breadth of a tele series, it is utter nonsense to be so emotionally involved. Unless, of course, you lost to a bookie or office pot. Then, you might be justified, otherwise, tele is simply entertainment to be turned off and forgotten when you become tired of such blase chatter.
What about their notes during the road block?
they didn't cheat-they used their brain. they have watched the show and learned the little tricks to get ahead. as for cutting in line at the airport-it would have been an issue if the cowboys would have had to take a later flight but the teams were all on the same flight. no big issue there. I think they played a pretty decent game. Really thought the cowboys were going to win because they always kept their cool. What was up witth the Les.-sorry can't remember their names. Talk about holding a grudge! Get over and be glad you had the chance to run this race! I'm jealous!
I wonder what the rules say about knocking the crap out of someone for cutting in line? That was just rude as for as being a human being and was cheating in terms of any game... I would have kicked there GAY asses into the next day... Nuff Said...
Laura - you're absolutely correct.
This show is a bag of sh1t, the whole thing is fake as a fake thing, a bunch of ignorants running around...
One other thing that really bothered me about Dan and Jordan . Jordan openly mocked Caite in the first episode by telling Carol and Brady about her flub – while they all had a good laugh at her expense. Then in the ending episode as Caite was crossing the line, Jordan was all "there' s my little Georgia Peach" while hugging her. Yuck – he is so fake.
Don't care, don't watch the show. I -would- be a regular viewer but the producers have decided to still shoot in low-definition. What a waste of beautiful scenery as the contestants dash past blurry, muddy-colored travel destinations when practically everything else on TV is shot in HD nowadays.
Actually in China there are very few lines. I traveled in China extensively and learned quickly that if we didn't just get ourselves to the front we would not receive service. This was common in fast food restaurants and airports.
I was rooting for the brothers AND the Cowboys...and I think cutting in line was a cheap move, but it wasn't against the rules and it certainly isn't illegal. Ultimately that did not affect the outcome. The Cowboys were too nice for their own good otherwise they would have gotten in Jordan's personal space and gotten ahead in the virtual reality leg. In addition, after watching Jordan spin for several minutes, Jet should have figured that out a lot sooner. Lastly, the move Jordan made to write down the order of stuff was brilliant.
P.S. For you folks saying that the Cowboys should get their own show....get real! The Cowboys were really nice guys, but they weren't very entertaining....they'd never last on tv. There'd be zero ratings. Period.
Snore! Btw, I did like the cowboys...
I started watching Sunday hoping either team but "maps and such" would win - Cowboys were by far my fav. I have no respect for the winning brothers now - even if what they did didn't violate the rules, their acts were slimy. BUT the other teams should have been aware of the first class stunt and followed suit.
The Cowboys may not have been the most worldy and polished team, but without a doubt they were the classiest - possibly my all-time Amazing Race favorite. Congrats Jet and Cord - you were the true winners!!
Seriously..........who cares? Why are you all getting so bent out of shape about it...they weren't racing against YOU.
The bottom line is CBS said asking for first class is NOT illegal. Sure butting in line was a bit rude, but guess what...everyone is playing for $1 million!!! and the Cowboys didn't really do much about it...but that's even beside the point because butting in line had no effect on the outcome of the race.
And please seriously...quit the "have you noticed they didn't show any of the conversation with the flight attendant?" blah blah blah.....it's not fishy, it obviously wasn't all that exciting to the crew to be edited into the final show.
GROW UP! It's a tv show and your favorite team didn't (or did) win...move on with your life, please.
@ John– get a dictionary and pay attention to REAL world news!
your comment: "I wouldn't be surprised to learn that cutting in line, or breaking a queue, or whatever it is called, is illegal in China – a socialist country where everyone is supposedly fiscally and socially equal – and would probably result in jail time."
is idiotic. That is NOT what socialism means. Also, if you actually paid attention to world news and events, you would know that disorganized and even violent non-line forming is a real problem in China. The government spent weeks before the Beijing teaching its citizens how to behave better in such situations.
Also, China is a Communist country. NOT the same as Socialist. You are a right-wing idiot!
Who thinks these guys are straight. I thought they were gay day 1. The kept calling the gay woman lesians (in a demeaning tone). They have to change the rules. I would have also loved to see the footage of them getting into first class, begging and pleading the flight attendants.
I lost total respect for Team JorDan when they cut in line...for what? Just to buy tickets? How low can you get! They totally did not deserve to win. The move to first class didn't help their case either. I have watched all seasons and this is the worst AR finish yet. Shame on CBS and the producers for allowing this controversy to tarnish the image of AR.
I'm with you Millie, I think they are both gay. the 'straight' one is still in the closet.
Oh and for the rest of you that are using that throwback term from the 50's... it is Flight Attendant not stewardess.
Get a life...free upgrades to 1st class are few and far between. You would know that if you had half a brain. And I still don't believe they didn't pay for the upgrade. If they had talked their way up there they would have shown it. That would make for good TV. But they didn't. Ask yourself why?
Get a life and get out into the real world. Smart people take advantage by knowing the rules. Stupid sheeple/people complain because they didn't think of it. (yes, I am talking to you)
Read the rules. They DID NOT cheat by moving to first class.
1000's of travelers a year get free upgrade to 1st class in oversold situations. Now anyone that has traveled before understands that buying a ticket at last minute means you buy full fare coach. In many cases that ticket is more $ than 2 week out 1st class seats. I've asked and got upgraded many times with a full fare coach ticket and no FF status.
Damn those Chinese taxi drivers for not speaking English! What is they ignorant! Hey Dan and Jordan...get the point...you are not nice people and you are not well liked.
Past racers have been penalized for buying or being bumped up to business or first class. If they got bumped up they should have received a 30 minute penalty –just like the others in the past seasons and if the providence journal is to be believed-they cheated and the cowboys would have won if there was 25 minutes between them. I didn't have a problem with either set of brothers but it's not right to change the rules at the end–or even interpret them differently from past years.
Th reason my husband and I enjoy The Amazing Race every season is because it is one of the few shows that supports positive behavior and teamwork. That said, like a lot of folks who have posted comments here, we could not have been more disappointed that the Cowboys did not win the race. The "brothers" really should have gotten a 30-minute penalty for cutting in line and the entire first class move conversation should have been taped and shown to the audience. It made me sick that the "brothers" were rewarded for their rude behavior throughout the show. If that – negativity, rudeness, yelling, whining – is going to be the tone of the show now, we probably won't watch anymore. I hope that the network "powers that be" pay attention to the outcry and give the cowboys a show, have them host Saturday Night Live, give them another chance to race or even host a reality rodeo show – Jet and Cord are just plain nice and cowboy classy and they obviously have a following.
I can't see how the move to first class gave them that much of an advantage. In every international flight I have taken, everything evens out when you have to make your way through customs.
I was disappointed that they won in that manner. They should have been penalized for the first class ride. The Amazing Race has to stop all of these sort of things, like writing down everything, or it will not be any good any longer.
I liked the brothers until they pulled that!!!
The COWBOYS are a class act and I would be proud to have them represent our country and myself.
They were sneaky, the reason for no first class tickets, is contestants get a head start of other teams. They have should received a time penalty. they also cut ahead of the cowboys too. I hope they blow they money and go broke.
I was rooting for the cowboys! Besides the brothers' move to first class, how about not moving out of one of the cowboys' way once done w/the star wars challenge?!! That was so frustrating that the cowboy wasn't allowed to step forward! anyway, in the spirit of sportsmanship, congratulations to the brothers (still wish the cowboys won)
P.S. Can't believe how badly the "lesbian couple" behaved at the finish line!!! No class.
What are you guys talking about?
Is this a TV show or something?
TV is for people of VERY LOW IQ.
In prior seasons teams have move up to 1st class once on the plane. It never happen on the final leg but it has happened and there was not a penilty. They can not buy 1st class but can sit there.
Dan & Jordan were annoying from Day 1. Of all the teams on the show, THEY are the ones I wanted NOT TO WIN from the very beginning!!! Jordan is the gay one and got on my last nerve with his whiny voice and complaining about the tasks all the time. He even CRIED when making the noodles! If he called Dan "BRO" one more time....I was going to BARF!!!! The cowboys should have won. Dan & Jordan were obnoxious, rude & disgusting.
AR needs some more interesting, challenging tasks for the teams to perform, too.
I'm very disappointed in the outcome. Dan & Jordan cheated and did not deserve to win. I was for the COWBOYS from the beginning. They played with integrity.
At least the lesbians didn't win. That confrontation with them at the finish line with Caite was uncalled for and out of line.
If I were the cowboys, I would have asserted our right.
We were second, so it was our right to be second.
I will fight for this right.
I don't think the brothers cheated. I believe they were sly and crafty. This does not mean I approve. Cutting in line gained them nothing, except to show that maybe mom & dad didn't do as well of a job with them that the Cowboy's parents did with their children. I thought that the list they kept was a smart move. It shows that they were paying attention to other races unlike returning contestants to Survivor. What, Russel is still there. Confuses me! The Lucas mess was just that. Team 3 had a section to themselves, the brother teams were in each others glide paths. That was bad planning on the part of the powers that be. Tell them of your displeasure as the contestants might be innocent. It is the airline upgrade that bothers me. Now that may or may not have changed anything, but that is not the point. Rules are rules and The Amazing Race does not govern air travel. My two brothers and one cousin are pilots. Another cousin was a fighter pilot, so I am not new to the air. Moving up to first class while the flight is in progress is SUPPOSE to be a no-no. Upgrading while on the ground allows for a change in ticketing. A roster is kept as to where you are located in the plane. This information is also on the ground. Why? Well if the plane crashes it is one of the ways they can ID you once you have been turned into a crispy-critter. MOST mishappes occure on take off or landing. Therefore reseating the boys at the end of the flight still should not be an okay move. According to the information I have the only way you can upgrade once the wheels leave the ground is with permission from the Captain or a ground supervisor. This makes sense as they have to change the roster with ground control and the flight attendant can't do that. If flight personal are doing this they risk being fired. Of course maybe the rules have change or the airline carriers are just getting sloppy. Since 911 this rather surprises me. Then again maybe United, a commercial carrier I have flown with for many years may have thought this would gleen them some fun PR. Rules, who needs rules when I might get my picture on the cover of Rolling Stone.
To all you people who say they "talked" their way into 1st class seats can you prove it? That would have been great TV but the very fact that CBS did not show that footage I think it does not exist. Instead I think the footage would show them BUYING their way into 1st class...PAYING for an upgrade, which IS AGAINST THE RULES! Show me the footage of how they got there and end the controversy. As a business man traveling for 15 years getting into 1st class after a flight has taken off for free just doesn't happen. I have tried and I have never seen it in 15 years. I would bet anything if they showed it you would see those 2 weasels paying to get there.
It could have easily taken an extra 25 minutes to get out of the airport if they were sitting in the rear cabin. There are three sections of seating (first class, business class, and economy) on an international flight so they would have had to wait for the first two sections and then deal with more people in line at customs and in the taxi line.
Try asking your flight attendant for a free upgrade to first class next time you fly and see what happens.
It is sad CBS chooses to reward bad behavior ~ all the whining , cussing, temper tantrums those two brother did. And yes, it was wrong jumping ahead to first class. The cowboy brothers were first rate good sports the whole way . If they ever have another Race made up of favorite teams ~ the cowboys should be the first team they get.
Who cares !!
I hear the explanation but it's bs to me...they cheated, that move to first class should not have been allowed. Very disappointed in the show for allowing that.
Karma. It will come back to the brothers that won. It seems that Jet and Cord won something much harder to win, the admiration of a whole bunch of strangers who watched each week. Wish the cowboys had won the million, they sure deserved it, but CBS makes the rules....
They purchased a regular ticket. Period. If they somehow figured out a way to move up, well – that's the game. They gained an "edge" over the others, which is always the point. Good work, i say.
Did anyone else find it odd that during the Star Wars challenge the cowboys and the brothers had exactly the same route to follow-which led the brother to "block" the cowboy. But, Caite's course was totally different? I just find that a little odd. Each team should have had their own path, if not their own room to complete the challenge.
Amazing Race really blew it for us this season.
My kids and I were rooting for the cowboys. My kids were really upset by Dan and Jordan's behavior. That team should have been penalized for moving into first class. This was one AR where I wasn't happy at the outcome. The team that ran a fair and honest game should have been the winner.
Like others, I've never commented on a blog before. HOWEVER, the end of AR outraged me. The Whiny Boys were so immature and cheated in small ways throughout. It doesn't sound like they broke any rules, but it does grind that they believe they won. IN REALITY (pun intended), the cowboys were the winners, hands down. Boys, I know it doesn't make up for the $1 million, but you have won at least that many hearts and the admiration of America. And then there's "The Iran" . . . does she really think she changed anyone's evaluation of her intelligence (or lack thereof). Ditto for the boyfriend. So shallow and just plain dumb.
seems that they had an unfair advantage
show did not give a good reason that they were move to
i was disaponited with that
I support gay rights so my comment has nothing to do with that, but if contestants aren't allowed to purchase a first-class ticket because it moves them up ahead, why is it OK for them to sit there for free? They should have been given a penalty and do not deserve the win. I think Phil missed it on this one. Cowboys deserve the win!
They cheated, and I can't believe they didn't say anything about it. They were shady and didn't play staight up, no pin intended. It all started when they cut in line. Losers.
I was routing for the Cowboys, all the way!! And although I thought it was tacky Dan and Jordan jump in line where it didn't gain them one thing. I thought they had a brillant move at the end getting to first class and off the plane which won it for them.
I start to think this Jeffro is one of the brothers, he is yelling now....
We were very disappointed that the brothers won. The first thing that bothered me was the cutting in the airport. I have never seen anyone do that on any other season. Then to "upgrade" to first class? The whole writing down the order of the teams leaving really bothered me. It was a memory challenge. Perhaps CBS may want to look at "freshening up" challenges so this can't happen again. They also may want to review rules and be much more specific. The whole show is going to become very "played out" quickly if every team is now going to "ask" for upgrades and cut in line.
We loved the cowboys-they played the Race in a fair manner. I wish Brandie and Carol had left a lot earlier-I have never seen two more rude and obnoxious people. They had a superiority complex from day one.
Very disappointed in the whole final leg.
All right guys, let's get logical with this...first of all they bought coach tickets, they did not upgrade..they talked to the stewardess about moving forward towards the END of the flight...so logically they did not cheat. They outsmarted the others, plus that wouldn't have put them 25 plus minutes ahead..just face it they outsmarted everyone...Bravo to them...they won fair an square...when you play this game., you need to look for the loopholes...nobody did...so sad...get over it.
I was so disappointed that the cowboys didn't win – like they said, they played the game with integrity and never fought with one another. The brothers were annoying throughout!
The cowboys will get their own reality show ~ they are too cool not to 8)
Forget the move to first class. They should have been kicked off in Shanghai when the cops let them tag along to the location. Without the cops, they never would have found the location. Those brothers were the sorriest winners yet. I love the Amazing Race but the finale show was awful.
I also wanted the cowboys to win but they missed 2 opportunities to beat the brothers in the final stages: they should have objected more strongly to the line cut – not to the degree of a fistfight, but loudly for all to hear which may have invited an intervention by others; and they should have paid closer attention during the Lucas challenge – move forward even if it means nudging the brother and NOTICE the brother turning in circles for heaven sake! In a high stakes game where seconds count, you can be aggressive and still keep your integrity.
CBS confirms and has shown there was NO CHEATING!
That means that they won and there is NO QUESTION!
There was NO CHEATING! Can you people understand those words?
It does not matter if you liked them or not. That is NOT what the game is about......END OF STORY!
Now get back to your can of baked beans grilling over the open fire of a lit garbage can!
The cowboys LOST fair and square!
I really liked the Amaxing Race til this year. Jordan and Dan did not win in my opinion . They got by with a lot of drama and "kid stuff", kicking and screamin, and I will not be watching the show next year. Fair is fair and they were a far cry from being honerable and fair.
Okay CBS, if you do not think the cutting in line at the airport is not cheating, then why bother having different starting times each leg of the race? Hell, if it is not called cheating, I would certainly cut every time. The Cowboys showed class by not pushing his whiney, cry-baby ass out of the way. Terrible ending for a show I love. I didn't mind them winning as long as it was fair and this certainly was not.
In other Amazing Race segments teams have been penalized for First Class. These guys did not WIN anything, they cheated bottom line. They cut the line, then sat in first class. They showed no class. The cowboys were the winners.
I wanted the Cowboys to win...they played a good clean race...with manners and respect and showed that Cowboys are not stupid just because they have an accent. To me...they won
I don't recall anyone moving to 1st class before. But if the rule states that they had a purchase a coach ticket and then they moved I guess OK ...I don't like it but ...
I do agree with someone else who said that the Cowboys should have been more agressive at the studio and "nugged" the boy out the way. After all one million $$$ was at steak I would have nugged
If the cowboys "should have won" then the cowboys WOULD have won.
Bottom line....they lost!
End of story.
I am one of the many 'Cowboys' fans who hoped the guys in the cowboy hats would win. I've watched Cord on PBR and he always seems to be smiling. I cheered for them throughout the race, they were funny and polite. As for who won, I wish the 'Cowboys' would have but the 'Brothers' did. As for disqualifications, I think any team that mistreated the cab drivers should be penalized. Some of the verbal abuse the cab drivers had to take from 'many' of the teams was outrageous. If I had been one of the cab drivers who were yelled, I would have pulled over and refused to go on. When Americans are in other countries politeness is in order, not rudeness.
CBS confirms there was NO CHEATING! How clear does that need to be spelled out?
Pushing another contestant......yeah, that would have been "honest and respectful". Really.....the ignorant fools on this comment thread are scary. You guys are the reason why America is in such a bad state these days.....you can not understand the FACTS!
GET A GRIP! GET A LIFE!
Dan and Jordan must receive a half-hour penalty to move into first class. How could they do that on their coach tickets? Really cheating!
The Cowboys had the integrity and team work to win the race. It was cheating on Dan and Jordan's part. They were lost in Shanghai and waited for the detectives to rescue them.
I agree. The cowboys should have won. The brothers cheated as they cut in line at the airport and then moved up into first class when they did not purchase a 1st class ticket upgrade. Shamful performance as they relied on the detectives to help them in Shanghia find their way as they were so lost.
The Cowboys should have won as they had integrity. I was a Survivor "dog eat dog" episode of "Amazing Race."
There is no question that Dan and Jordan cheated and should have suffered a penalty, both for cutting ahead in the airport and for going up to first class. The cowboys played an honest and respectful game; they should have been rewarded. Frankly, I think the cowboy should have pushed his way past at Lucas films and knocked the gay boy on his butt. And I am a gay man myself. It is embarrassing to have a gay character who represented every negative gay stereotype we have all fought against. I will only watch this show one more time to make a list of all of the sponsors so I can contact each one and boycott their products. This particular show represents what is wrong with our society; greed and cheating are rewarded while honor and respect are cast aside.
This rule seems very blurry and needs clarification. I too thought they cheated and wonder how many of the actual contestants would agree?
I watched the winning brothers on one of the morning shows. One brother ( I guess the gay one ) patted the other brother's thigh- like a wife would do to her husband. It was sort of disturbingly wierdy. Are you sure there is a straight one?
The most deserving team won the race......and CBS has confirmed it. Only people with no life would continue to argue there was cheating when it is more than clear there was NO CHEATING! DUH!
Wake up idiots.....your redneck losers lost!
GOD BLESS THE BEST BROTHERS IN THE RACE!
STFU Jeffro, is that a gay name??? you need to keep your mouth shut unless your boyfriend wants you to open it...
Somebody with sensibility
I think its funny when someone gets on here and talks about people who get on here???? do you think we care what you have to say either???
The cowboys were idiots. And ignorant rednecks.....sorry. But that is the real reason why they lost.......suck it!
Kurt, Fred, Willow,
The problem is they did not show them asking to be moved to 1st class...for free. Had I seen them get into 1st class for free I would have no problem with it. So before you call someone a moron try reading the entire post. And Peter, 2 times in 15 years...just shows that it does not happen very often. Show me the footage and I will believe.
Sorry, but I think it's cheating! CBS states that as long as the contestants purchase a coach ticket, they can upgrade to 1st class. The rules assume upgrading means PAYING for the upgrade....they were just moved up. I believe they should have been given the 30 minute penalty. Won't watch the show again and I will certainly make sure the next time I fly United that they give ME the same FREE consideration ( I think we all know that will never happen!).
It's pretty simple...you can't purchase first class tickets, but you can sit in first class seats. Jordan is such a die hard fan of the show, he would never have made the move if he knew they could get a penalty. They were a smart team, that played well together and won, so know everyone is jealous. Integrity is certainly something that is NOT required in order to win a reality game show.
The problem is, there are so many whiny, bitter people in here, no matter how logical your comment sounds to the unbiased person like myself, you'll never convince the morons who say they cheated otherwise.
Up front disclaimer: I have no idea what this show is about, and I could care less. I came to this page by accident.
Only commenting because I noticed the disbelieving comment about being moved to first class without paying,
This has happened to me at least twice over the past 15 years. First class was not full, however economy was overbooked. The called me to the desk and upgraded me to first class before the flight took off (they asked me if I would mind very much being upgraded :-)).
The only fans that Amazing race will lose are the idiots who do not understand the rules of the game to begin with.........so bye bye.
GOD BLESS THE BROTHERS WHO WON!
I think they played the rules fairly if in fact they did not pay to move to 1st class. My bigger question is the unsportsmanlike conduct. When they jumped the line. And for what? They got moved to 1st class anyway. So all of that turmoil was for nothing. I wonder why we say 1st class when we talk about these two, they have NO CLASS.
I think the cowboys said it best when they commented on how they played the entire game with integrity. Thye are the winners in my eyes.
Watching tv shows like "The Amazing Race" and than blatantly stating your mind like everyone is so interested in what YOU have to say,
people are so stupid today
Man, what is with all of this cowboy love? Personally I think when it comes to the final three teams you do what it takes to win. They purchased coach tickets and were smart enough to ask if they could move to first class. The others could have done the same. If you want to be angry be so toward the flight attendant that allowed them to move, but not D&J.
I think CBS should show the brothers talking to the flight attendants....that was a cop out on their part not showing it.
The cowboys totally should have won..they ran the best race.
CBS should not have showed Carol/Brandy talking to Caite...that totally ruined a moment that was already ruined by the cowboys not winning.
Aren't they both games for a million dollars? Not so much an apples and oranges comparison as you say. In fact, they both take endurance, smarts, and toughness to win.
Fred, you can't PAY to upgrade. Why didn't they show them charming their way into 1st class. That would make for good TV. But instead they just show them all of the sudden in 1st class after they said they wanted to get up there. Show me the footage and I will believe that they didn't cheat by paying. Until then I don't believe it...they left that out for a reason...they cheated by PAYING for an upgrade. That is my theory.
I hope CBS execs are reading all these comments! The COWBOYS WON!!!!! Most Americans love a good game if it's played fair & square the whole way through. Why doesn't AR have referees like every other famous race? Or at least draw up clear rules to ban rudeness, underhandedness, jumping the lines, bribing locals, etc.? The things CBS let Rob & Amber get away with started this downhill precedent. Boo for this Season's Race.
Looks like the Cowboys won the hearts of the fans. Dan and Jordan are poor sports and rude. Screaming at the cab drivers etc. Gives Americans a bad name. I feel the Cowboys (Jet and Cord) played a good, fair and honorable game. I will continue to watch the "Race" it brings out the worst or the best in people.
The lesbians can't say if they would have been ahead of the beauty queen they would not have U turned her. They were awful players and seem like awful people. Being U turned is part of the game.
We got the answers directly from the CBS rule book...
Dan and Jordan Pious won the race fair and square.
As long as Amazing Race teams purchase a coach ticket, a network representative confirmed to us today, they are absolutely allowed to upgrade to first or business class. The Pious brothers' pretty persuasion is not unprecedented, either: Plenty of other teams in previous seasons have talked their way into fancier seats at the front of the plane—something Race superfan Jordan probably knew.
The brothers also did their homework for the final leg's memory challenge. Again, says CBS, they were playing by the book in using the notes they'd prepared beforehand to correctly order eleven posters of previously eliminated teams.
Survivor is all about individual effort against fellow contestants.
The Amazing Race is the contestants against the cultural differences and stated challenges.
Apples and oranges, grace.
Had CBS showed how the 2 rats got into 1st class people may have accepted it. But that was left out and I think it was left on purpose because we would have seen them PAY to get the upgrade and thus break the rules and then they would have received a penalty at the finish line and I beat CBS didn't want to end the show on a negative note. Little did they know that by leaving that out they would set off an even bigger controversy because people don't like them, especially after that childish cut in line move. I have traveled for business for the last 15 years and not ONCE have I ever gotten into 1st class for free. The whole thing smells to me.
The brothers also did their homework for the final leg's memory challenge. Again, says CBS, they were playing by the book in using the notes they'd prepared beforehand to correctly order eleven posters of previously eliminated teams
You people saying the brothers cheated are the same ones who say Russell on survivor cheated when he burned the other guys socks and dumped out the canteens of water. Or when Rupert took the other tribes "booty" because he said he was a pirate.
Listen people, it's only cheating when the rules state you can't do a certain something. If it's not stated in the rules, then everything else is open game.
CBS went soft....the boys would have cried on air!
How sad that would have been!!! NOT!!!
Cowboys would be "fan favorites" hands-down! I just can't get the picture out of my mind of the brothers having the hissy fit in the cab – "FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW" – did he honestly think that because the cab driver did not understand English that yelling loudly like a spoiled brat was going to make him understand any better!!!!!
Jet and Cord played with more integrity than any players we've ever seen on TAR. I DO hope they get a buckle!!!
Don't know why some are still bagging on Catie. Yeah she got angry a little with the language barrier and people getting in her face trying to sell her something but nowhere near that of Dan and Jordan who wanted to beat up a Chinese man because he couldn't speak English...never mind THEY WERE IN CHINA! And she showed WAY more class than the vile Carol and Brandy. They are without a doubt the nastiest, rudest, most childish contestants I have seen on 16 seasons of Amazing Race. She showed great maturity and class at the finish line but C and B showed what kind of slime they are.
So, they didn't cheat by moving into first class. They did however, show their character by breaking inline at the airport. If the cowboys had been like them, they would have whacked them there and in the virtual game.I hope they choak on that money!
Forget the plane, if the brothers had not been allowed to use a cheat sheet the cowboys would have won. Isn't it supposed to be a memory challenge? If you write them down, where is the challenge? I thought that was incredibly unfair and should have also been penalized.
We got the answers directly from the CBS rule book...
The brothers also did their homework for the final leg's memory challenge. Again, says CBS, they were playing by the book in using the notes they'd prepared beforehand to correctly order eleven posters of previously eliminated teams
Every time reality show contestants pushes the rules as far as they can the rest of the seasons change because the other contestants start to screw each other over in every way imagineable, so now all the teams will try to get in first class and cut in front of each other and steal each other's things because the rules don't say they can't.
Bottom line . . . the brothers wanted it the most and their assertive actions and risk taking paid off. They earned those bucks!
Aww....They gay brothers won......
The brothers didn't cheat and Natalie deserved her "win" on Survivor.
Your network needs a Reality TV check!
I was cheering for the cowboys and I didn't like the way the winners played but, I thought it was a clever move and it seemed to make a big difference.
The lesbians were pompous, petty, childish, cruel, and truly annoying. It is part of the game to do what you can to beat others, they were just angry the "stupid" girl beat them. Caite (model) got the last laugh when she said, "well I'm the one standing up here," the evil Brandy (lesbian #2) had no answer for that – priceless.
I don't get why people still call the models stupid or didn't like them, they played the game fairly and beat all but two teams. They didn't get to the final 3 by luck, luck only gets you so far, they got there by being better and faster than everyone else. I liked them, I liked most everyone except the petty and unnecessarily cruel lez's.
This was the first time I disagree with a winner. It was wrong to take advantage and be put in first class.The airlines are also at fault as the participated in this falsehood. They must have known they were in this race and participated in this disception. Evil wins for such an upright reality show and one you let your kids watch and usually sticks to the rules and upholds them they let us down this time, no matter how they try to say it was the right thing to do. Sorry Phil, it was a penalty move.
CBS what is wrong with you, that was cheating in my book. If you buy a coach ticket you stay in coach. Everyone know's first class cost more and the upgrade was unfair. I am NOT watching a show that let people get away with cheating. To skip in line was a dirty move, this show's that "the good guy's alway's finish last"
I blamed the shanghai cab driver who did not kick them out of the taxi when they yelled and threathened to beat him!
Just reward the Cowboys with a million, too! They deserved it! They played the BEST game!
I think the show should have had more challenging tasks for them to do for the final show.
Cowboys should have won! Gay brothers, did not play a fair and consistant game...they probably yelled at the fight attendents to move them up or lied...threw baby fits...what ever they could do....The cowboys played smart game and comunicated with each other very well and did not get mad when they did not speak the lanuage and they came from a small town. OMGravy is going to used by everyone now!
They cheated. Period.
Cowboys should have won.
not only did they cheat when moving to first class. but cut in front of the cowboys in the line when buying the plane ticket it was rude and unfair i have never miss a season but you just lost a fan the cowboys won this game fair and square .they should have face a time delay easy. you all are so wrong if anyone feel as i do please log in
Karma doesnt work this time!
Hey Chris, yeah Boston Rob and Amber have done will by CBS and yes it is just a game but remember tv producers who fix their game shows go straight to jail.
It was a cheat alright. Why cant the producers get what the paying consumer is saying. At the barest minimum the second place and third place teams should be given a chance to participate on a AMAZING RACE TEAM REUNION SHOW. Hey, it worked out well for Survivor didn't it?
They didn't just move to 1st class, so did the camera crew. They encroached in the pasta making contest also when the one started to cry.
I didn't feel like Dan and Jordan cheated by moving to first class, but I do feel that they cheated when they cut in front of the cowboys in line at the ticket counter. What if one of the cowboys had stooped to the level of Dan and Jordan and had pushed the issue? Would fists have flown? Maybe.....then what? The only way the cowboys could have solved the issue was to physically get their place back in line because it was obvious the whiny Pious brothers weren't going to give it up. I guess they must have been like that in school too, taking "cuts". They will one day get what they deserve. What goes around, comes around. The cowboys should have won and in my book, they did! They walked away with pride in how they played the game, fair and square. They are true men of character!
Jordan and Dan may have won according to the rules, but their win was a classless one. It has been said that a person's true colors come out in stressful situations and the brothers lack of integrity and class came out loud and clear.
Jet and Cord may not have won the million dollar prize but they should walk away proud of the race they ran and the fact that they are walking away with their integrity intact. The world needs more people in it like Jet and Cord. True gentlemen!
There are many things in life that are far more valuable than money, Jet and Cord are clearly evolved enough to recognize that and act accordingly.
Clearly the most irritating winners yet.
They were whining and arguing the entire race.
And guess what – two women in a relationship are NOT known as "The Lesbians". They actually have names.
As I was watching I was thinking this is going to be an amazing race indeed. This will be the first year that there will be a penalty on the last leg of the race. When they moved to first class I knew that this was breaking the rules. I have watched every show and this has always been stressed about flying coach. And then you add in the butting in line and they should have been penalized. But I do wonder if it had been the cowboys (that I wanted to win)that got the first class seats; would I be upset about it?
I think that was a very smooth & very intelligent move on the part of the brothers – I am very happy that they won the race, they deserved it!
If they dont reword the rules, watch on the next season all the teams will be trying to move up to 1st class. If it was done before then we wouldnt be talking about it now. So please tell me when has a team done this before?
The brothers got 1st place but the cowboys were the winners in my opinion. As for the do- do bird beauty queen......duuuuuuhhhhhh
I agree with what someone else said. Allowing the brothers to use a written list, to me, was a big shocker. Its supposed to be by memory. Its supposed to be difficult. I've never seen any other team use a "cheat sheet". THAT was unfair. And, I still think moving to first class was unfair. I dont care that they didn't purchase the ticket, they still got the privilege of it (and that was the whole reason for prohibiting them from getting first class to begin with). With that said, I'd rather the brothers have won the game than the Lesbians. To me, they were a far greater evil. I wanted the cowboys to win. And, I too was hoping they'd push the brothers during the Lucas challenge. BUT, they're too nice. And, I (even though I wanted it), I would've been disappointed in them if they had done it. Caite and Brent were no bother to me. Yeah, she was a little a whiner at times (as was Brent), but they were nothing compared to the Lesbians and brothers. I think Caitie redeemed herself, and proved that she's just a young girl who messed up on national TV.
Even though I wanted the cowboys to win ... You have to admit, it was a good race. And, i agree with Stephanie. The Cowboys are the ones that everyone will remember. Now ... I'm lookin' forward to them staring in an All Stars in the future!!
The game is all about skills and they used their brains in that move.
Just goes to show that nice guys finish last. They shmoozed the flight attendant and got in First Class. I think it was brilliant manuevering. They didn't buy a first-class ticket and didn't up-grade for it. Seeing how the outcome was, they would still have won even if they stayed in coach. Congratulations!
I HAVE WATCHED EVERY SEASON OF RACE ,BUT THIS WILL BE MY LAST ONE DUE TO THE CHEATING THAT WENT ON.YOU CAN SAY ALL YOU WANT ABOUT THEM NOT CHEATING,BUT THEY CLEARLY GOT I/2 HR AHEAD OF THE OTHER TEAMS BY DOING THIS. AR PUT ALL THE TEAMS ON THE SAME FLIGHT TO EQUALIZE THE PLAYING FIELD, WHICH I HAVE NEVER THOUGHT WAS FAIR TO BEGIN WITH.
THE OTHER TWO TEAMS WERE 6 HRS AHEAD OF THE BROTHERS
TO THE AIRPORT AND IF THEY COULD HAVE LEFT WHEN THEY GOT THERE THEY WOULD HAVE LEFT THEM IN THE DIRT WHICH IS WHERE THEY BELONG!!!!! BUT SO MUCH FOR EQUALIZING THE FIELD WHEN YOU ALLOW A TEAM TO MOVE TO 1ST CLASS,. WHICH GAVE THEM A CLEAR ADVANTAGE .
BYE! BYE! AMAZING RACE. I THINK YOU WILL LOSE A BUNCH OF FANS OVER THIS ONE.
While I wished the Cowboys would have won – the brothers who won played the game right – they asked a question (any seats in First Class) and got the answer they wanted – they were smart about it – as much as I hated seeing them win – they played the game.
I will not be watching the next season of Amazing Race. So many teams have been penalized and for them to let the brothers win when clearly they should have been penalized for butting in line and for moving to first class. If the producers do not want to lose audience then smarten up.
The rule is they can't BUY first class tickets; there has never been any kind of penalty for a genious move. I was rooting for the Cowboys all the way, but Dan and Jordan didn't cheat. They played aggressively, and with less a little less integrity (cutting in line, which didn't really make a difference so who really cares). They won because they moved to first class and did a great job the rest of the way. The cowboys could have moved to first class if they'd thought of it, and they just didn't play quite as sharp in the last leg. Jordan was prepared for the memory challenge, the cowboys weren't and that probably cost them several more minutes. The bottom line is Dan and Jordan did the best in the only leg that counts in the end. Congrats to both teams! Hope to see the cowboys again in an all-star season or something!
Whether tecnhically cheating or not, it ruined the whole show's climax. Very disappointing.
people need to get over their personal agendas ... bottom line is that this was within the rules, they may not have known at the time but took that chance. They were rewarded with the win, what else is there to say?
all this talk about the cowboys deserved the win, blah, blah, blah. yeah i liked them too, but they lost the game fair and square. if you want to have an ethics discussion than maybe there is something to be said there, but it was a solid win. NUFSED.
Wow, April – that's the biggest stretch of a rule interpretation I've ever seen. By your standards, Cord was hindering Dan continuously from the neighboring cubicle by loudly calling out misdirections. Penalty, anyone?
The fact of the matter is that Jordan got to that spot in the VR challenge first (i.e. before Jet or Caite) and he deservedly finished the challenge without "moving out of the way." Of course, all that waiting time spent by Cord & Jet went to waste when they didn't even use to pay attention to the spinning method right in front of them that Jordan & Dan used in order to read the next clue. Being unobservant or just generally intellectually slow isn't against the rules either.
anyone else think the cowboys were getting "brokeback" with each other?
It's a game folks! The rules are set by CBS, and they determined the rules were not broken. A game involves outwitting, outsmarting and outlasting your opponents – be it hockey, foootball, tennis, Survivor, or Amazing Race! If the cowboys didnt like being cut in front of, they should have done something as long as they didnt break any rules (such as physically beat the crap out of the brothers – though deserved!). I wanted the cowboys to win as well, but they got outsmarted both at the airport and at Lucas films!
Wow, so CBS is just trying to cover up a massive mistake on their part. The polls I saw recently said that 90% of viewers wanted the Cowboys to win and CBS royally messed up by not only allowing another team to win but also allowing the team that beat them to cheat for the victory. I do not know how CBS could make this right, other than possibly now saying that because the Cowboys came in second less than 30 min. behind the brother they win.
Also, don't feel bad for the cowboys. They won alot of fantastic trips! They will be just fine.
I guess reality, but in reality i wouldnt be ok with taking dirty money... i know how the Cowboys were raised. I may not be showing it on here but i was raised with the same small town Oklahoma southern manners... i have never made a dirty dime in my life and i dont plan on starting. but that is your progative... Same thing as drug money i guess.
Observer, you asked to quote what rule they broke.
They broke the following rule:
"Teams are forbidden from intentionally or unintentionally hindering the performance of other teams such as by taking extra clues from a clue box, taking another team's assigned vehicle, or altering the equipment for other teams at a task."
Jordan hindered the performance of the Cowboy during the VR task by refusing to move out of his way, thus causing him to have to wait until he actually moved in order to complete the task. That is a violation of TAR rules. That is subject to a time penalty. If the Cowboy had shoved him out of the way, he would have been disqualified from the race, and you can't tell me for one second that Jordan didn't know that or use that to his advantage.
But as I already stated, there were several instances of cheating throughout this season that went unpunished. It is clearly obvious that TAR and CBS don't follow their own rules. They obviously wanted their "biggest fan" to win, and rules be damned!!
my2cents, in case you missed it...
We got the answers directly from the CBS rule book...
WORST WINNER IN AMAZING RACE HISTORY.
They show NO respect to other people in other countries, and ride on other teams tail all the time, scolding cabbies, racists, whines, cries.
This makes me dont want to watch the show again!
Yeah dude, they could get hit by a bus tomorrow and the money would go to their next of kin. And then THOSE people would be happy that they did what they had to to win.
I look at it this way; in 6 months who will remember Dan and Jordan. Jet and Cord are the real winners of the race. They ran the race with dignity, never lost their temper with each other, they staying calm and they ALWAYS were polite. Their parents must be so proud! I am so tired to seeing whining, screaming, yelling, fighting, etc on The Amazing Race – the Cowboys were a breath of fresh air.
We got the answers directly from the CBS rule book...
Still not a girl. And let me ask you a question... if your sitting on your fat A$$ watching the Jets lose again and you see a blatant pass interference but the ref doesnt throw a flag, is it cheating??? Same difference, they did the wrong thing and knew what they did but CBS didnt throw a flag, i call that cheating.
I wanted the Cowboys to win and was disappointemd when they didn't but I don't think the brothers cheated. Flight attendants move people all the time, whether it's first class or further up to the front if the plane isn't full. They could've even just moved closer to the front and been ahead of the game. I knew as soon as they got put in first class that they had won though. And the cowboys blew it @ the Lucas part of the race. They heard the brothers talking about how dizzy Jordan was and everything so they should've figured that part of it out. I hated that they lost, but alls fair. I thought they were pretty smart to think about getting moved up – and I do think it made all the difference because for plane to disembark does take quite a while. I thought the last 3 teams that were in it, deserved to be in and it is what it is
If they did get hit by a bus, my concern would be for the people on the bus. I would hope that none of them got hurt and that the bus driver accelerated before impact.
i see your point and all but you have to remember none of these people were necessarily well traveled before the show. being in these places can be daunting to anyone, but add the race element and i can totally see how they forget to be courteous regarding culture. Maybe they learned tons about how to act at home and abroad now but in the context of the race i dont really have a problem with how anyone acted towards the locals.
I've seen worse without being in a race. Like some schmo in my school in Paris trying to order in a restaurant and crying out for someone who speaks English to come take his order. Talk about being ashamed of your countrymen.
For all you whiners who are inventing rules that you can accuse Dan and Jordan of breaking, can you please get together and create an exciting reality show where the winner is determined by "class" and "integrity".
Because, um... that's not The Amazing Race.
This is straight from CBS:
"As long as the team purchases Economy [Class] tickets there are no rules that they cannot talk their way into sitting in First Class," the rep confirms. "It's happened on previous seasons"
read this 5 times so you understand. Not once or twice, but 5 times. OK?
My question is why hasnt any other team ever moved up to 1st class mid flight? They were many sneaky teams in the past. Or why didnt the brothers ever move up in any other flight? Were all the other flights full in 1st class?
Wasnt there a time before on another season that a team was bumped up to business class when they paid for coach, but could not use that ticket?
Yep your right and I am pretty sure you cant spend your money in the holyland... Glad they have it now, they could get hit by a bus tomorrow then it would all be worth it...right?
Well, if those two little twits didn't cheat what would you call what they did?
The Mo's should have never one. Yes they are both Mo's
They did not cheat, they were just unethical. They did play it smart by asking to get moved, but they were certainly not the model of a cohesive team. They sniped at each other and were disrespectul on multiple occassions. The cowboys were ethical, polite and friendly.
This show really does display the worse of Americans in international settings. All of the negative comments that are made and directed at the local people of the towns / countries they visit, only makes Americans look stupid, selfish and self absored - which most of the world thinks of us already. And Caite really came across as a vapid self absorbed twit. She did nothing to dispell the ignorance she showed when she was a beauty pageant contestant. If anything, she only edified that perception.
There is that little part of my post that says " let me clarify" i still say they cheated, but your simple brain cant comprehend that i said they may not have "broken the rules but they cheated on how they played the game... And I am pretty sure the majority here says they cheated... or at least they have no morale compass...
You are one un-intelligent girl. Let me break this down. You still say they cheated, but in another sentence you say they may not have broken the rules. ???? Do you even know what you're trying to say? Damn lady, go back to school and learn how to explain what you really want to say.
I guess a moral compass points you towards the holyland
but ill take the compass that points me towards a million prize
especially in a race for a million dollar prize
it's like an intellectual and spiritual rodeo in here... yeehaw bro
Congrats, Dan & Jordan! They didn't break any rules, that is clear. Many times over the years, I've moved to 1st class after the flight has taken off and the flight attendant gives permission – and without paying any additional fees. It's completely up to the flight crew, and in the case of this finale, ANY of them could've asked.
That move by Dan & Jordan was creative and part of the game. For those who claim they "cheated," then it's fair to say that Jet & Cord also "cheated" when they manipulated the buses in South America or when Cord "hindered" Dan during the LucasFilms challenge by calling out misdirections, and any number of other examples. Indeed, any person with basic observation skills could've completed the virtual reality challenge faster than Jet & Cord, who both heard and saw the spinning method that Dan & Jordan figured out, though Jet & Cord were either not paying attention or were too "slow" up top to use the same method right away.
It's a game, people...Dan & Jordan won fair & square.
Really Ronnie? are you not on the same post commenting on the same topic we are?
There is that little part of my post that says " let me clarify" i still say they cheated, but your simple brain cant comprehend that i said they may not have "broken the rules but they cheated on how they played the game... And I am pretty sure the majority here says they cheated... or at least they have no morale compass...
And.......pious they ain't!
sehazel21 May 11th, 2010 4:30 pm ET
I don't care what anyone else has to say but, those two brothers should be ashamed....
And I'm quite sure the brothers don't care what anyone else to say, they won the race and collect a million dollars.
Man you coach potatoes need to get as life!
I am completely shocked that the cowboys had so many fans. They were so freakin annoying. The other two teams were ok- I didn't have a favorite of the final three. I don't see how it can be deemed cheating when the rule only said you can't BUY a first-class ticket. And I don't see how you can attempt to apply this as hindering other teams. That would only apply if you did something that overtly prevented them from doing the same. It was smart of them to take advantage of the opportunity. Congrats to them for playing the best final round and winning.
They were very sneaky at the end. Couple of cry babies and one of them was an insufferable spoiled brat! The cowboys should have won they played an honest game.
I have been an Amazing Race fan since day 1, and never have I seen something like that go unpenalized. I truly feel like CBS did not want the possible political backlash, and thus allowed Dan and Jordan's First-Class move to skate. On top of that, the Races have become less and less interesting as time passes, with fewer and fewer countries visited. This was my nail in the coffin – CBS just lost a long, LONG standing Amazing Race fan.
The game-changer was the previous episode when the detectives let the brothers tag along after the brothers had over spent two hours looking for the bridge and were still where they started. I totally don't see why the detectives didn't see what they were doing. Had they not welcomed them to tag along, they might still be there.
OMG people, give it a break already! Dan & Jordan won, no rules were broken. And what is with all the love for the cowboys? I find it hard to beleive you all know these guys personally. How do you know they're "wonderful people inside and out"? Because they wear cowboy hats and have a southern accent? Any idiot who attends or takes part in a rodeo is not all that wonderful in my opinion. They got beat, deal with it.
Then why are you on here commenting on it Ronnie???
I was very disappointed at the end of the race. I feel Jordan and and Dan cheated. I really expected Phil to give them a penalty. The cowboys should have won. Sad, sad. I really would have preferred to see the couple win because they were not cry babies.
No dipsh**, you've been saying all along the brothers cheated. Now you want to backpeddle and say they didn't? They just didn't play with respect and morals? Come on girl, which one is it? The bottom line is, more and more people in here are disagreeing with you.
I don't care what anyone else has to say but, those two brothers should be ashamed they did not play an honest or fair game. I believe that the cowboys should of won. They are two of the most classy people that have been on that show they played a fair and honest game and should be very proud of what they accomplished. If it would of been me I would of punched that brother that cut in line right square in the mouth. I am also very dissappointed that CBS did not stand up for the cowboys I will never watch this show again...
OMG! Who gives a flying flip?The show is sooooooooo stupid!
I was very disappointed with the outcome because I liked the cowboys so much. All the money in the world can't buy integrity and class – the world needs more gentlemen like Jet & Cord. Money also won't stop the constant toddler whining of "the Bros." They're probably fighting over the money right now. The way they treated a lot of people on the race, especially their cab drivers – they're just ugly, selfish whiner babies.....what goes around comes around.
The cowboy's are the real winners. The played by all of the rules. Dan and Jordan were unethical – cutting in line, moving into first class etc. The prize should be split with both teams.....or have Dan/Jordan have the 30 minute penalty to see if the cowboys would have won!
I don't watch the show, I've only ever seen 2 episodes, and that was because Brian from last year was a friend from high school and I didn't even find out he was on until the last couple of episodes.
But this sounds ok to me, as long as they were upgraded by the crew and they didn't purchase a first class ticket. Although CBS' explanation was a bit suspect, it sound like you can purchase a coach ticket and then immediately upgrade to first class, which doesn't make sense. But as long as the crew upgraded them, then it sounds fine.
But of course you get into the whole question of why were they specifically chosen? Was it because they had a camera crew with them and the airline wanted to look good or something? Or could have it been pre-arranged?
That's why I say I'm OK with it...without further evidence, I can't object.
Read my posts MORON... i just said that it wasnt because of the rules it was the way they pushed it and acted...
maybe it was that great big word THWART that threw me off, you know i am from Oklahoma and cant understand all those big fancy words...
The cutting in line thing had nothing to do with the outcome. The move that allowed Dan and Jordan to win was when they moved to first class. The cowboys tended to be pleasant to everyone, but during the virtual game they did get revenge by taunting Dan. They weren't as nice as everyone thinks they are.
I was just happy that the idiot twins Brent and Caite didn't win. I was so angry the week they came in last and it wasn't an elimination round. Caite – we get it you aren't as stupid as we thought you were (which wasn't that hard to do), but you sure showed us that you were shallow and nasty.
Come on people this was just a game, albeit with aprize of a million dollars so who here can honestly say they wouldn't try a few tricks to get ahead while yes playing a game. As for the cry baby complaining abiut Boston Rob & Amber they've done pretty good by CBS even got their wedding paid for so get over it.
Jet and Cord all the way. They kept their cool the entire race which alone speaks volume and played with integrity the entire game. Though I can see why people can argue that the brothers cheated by moving to first class, i think it was the revolving message at the end of the Lucas challenge that put the cowboys out. Though, I couldn't figure out how they didn't see that Dan/Jordan was spinning for what seemed to be 10 minutes and was complaining about almost puking.
This isn't a matter of opinion. They have rules to thwart opinions. If you don't follow the rules, you get penalized. The rules say you HAVE to buy coach tickets. That's it! Had the rule said you HAVE to buy coach tickets and stay in those seats the entire time, then yes they would have been cheating and thus penalized at the end. So, what part of that did you not understand?
Im am astounded at the hundreds of bitter humans who repeat over and over that the cowboys should have won, clearly are the winners, etc etc. Um, no they lost. Thats a fact. CBS and a million bucks said so
I was hoping they would win, but they didn't. You all sound just as bitter as the miserable pos lezzy at the end. The model chick had no reason to apologize. like she said, they got u-turned because they were disliked by the team that got to the u-turn first. Different people are a part of the world and a part of the race. Karma is a biach. There is no "rule" that says u-turn the strongest team (which is subjective anyway). I dont like you, im sending you home. Cry on national TV you old bag. I hope she is embarrassed today.
Oh and not that i am happy the brothers won at all.. im not. But how is their forethought to have notes any different from the detectives having a pitch counter for the chain counting? or that other team having a calculator for the money exchange challenge?
Its a race for a million bucks, not an integrity and character building contest. Grow up and realize if you like the show and watched and cared enough to comment you should be happy that it still airs and they are able to keep coming up with new destinations and challenges. i cant wait for another season!
These guys were just a cut below the lesbians as classless, rude and whiny. I guarantee they did not get that upgrade for free. The worse winners in Amazing Race history. They were so weak that they gave away a huge lead over the cops because they were too stupid to figure out the clue and let them figure it out knowing that the cops had a Speed Bump. How weak and feeble are they. And then you get mad at a person for not speaking English in their own country!? How about you learn Chinese you rude ignorant American. And the whole thing with Caite and the lesbians was started by them making fun of her. They are so stupid that they can't figure out a clue but they make fun of a teenager who was nervous in front of millions of people...they disgust me and I hope they get duped out of their money. Jet and Cord were the finest examples of gentlemen the show have ever seen. Never once did they get mad at each other. I would have pushed that cutter out of line and I would have pushed him out of the way in the LucasFilm challenge. After all it was these two losers who said it was "just a game" and "all is fair" when there is a million on the line. But the Cowboys keep their integrity. Hopefully they will get something from being on the show and so well liked (AR All Starts?) and get a lot of attention and these cheaters will get nothing because no one likes them.
Look, let me clarify my stance...
I dont think it was cheating in the breaking rules sence... i think it cheating because they didnt really play to game on a fair field and show the same respect to others as they were shown... just plain disrespectful and someone outta drag em out back and monkey stomp their a$$es for it.
The brothers cut in line, disrespected the citizens of the country in which they travelled, and sleezed their way into first class to win. What a great way to perpetuate the unpopularity of Americans in foreign countries. Too bad the ones who ran the race with integrity, honor, and total respect for the beauty they beheld (the detectives and the cowboys) didn't win the race they so richly deserved.
For all the people yelling about morals: please explain the cowboy yelling false instructions to try to mess up the brothers
For all the people yelling "cheaters": please quote what RULE they broke. Did they buy a first-class ticket? No. Did the rules say you can't move to first class? NO.
I wanted the cowboys to win as much as anybody did, but we all have to face REALITY and not make up false rules and accusations.
And i dont really think i am acting like a pus**... i have a different opinion than you and your all butt hurt about it... not really my problem
Als post – May 11th, 2010 2:40 pm ET. Everyone who thinks that integrity & The Amazing Race go together then scroll back and read Als post. I love this show but will never think it is run fairly after Boston Rob and Amber got scuuurreeewed by CBS. Yes it was CBS that pulled strings to allow other teams to catch up OTHERWISE they would have had an anti-climatic finale with only one team poised to win. When does and airline open their doors for the general public after they are closed? Ahhm never in this day and age. I'll say it again, Boston Rob and his lovely wife were screwed.
They cheated plain and simple.
Whats your number i will send you a picture dumba$$...
6ft 4in 22lbs? And you act like a little pus**? Yea right. For one you're probably a fat woman, secondly, no way in hell someone that big would act like the wimp you're being. Nice try fat a**
if what they did isn't cheating i don't know what is. no morals no class no nothing. big deal you stole a million bucks from the people who should have won it. hollow victory. if i were your parents i would be ashamed to call you my sons. you must not have had very good role models in your life to treat people the way you did thru the entire race. gutless cheaters is all you are.
I put the brothers right up there with Season Three winners Flo and Zach. She was the biggest cry baby of all times until this season.
The cheating was really when they cut in line ON TV and laughed it off. They ARE cheaters and didn't deserve to win. The Cowboys should have won, they were a GREAT team with tons of integrity, class and refreshingly good manners. They confronted Dan & Jordan with style but the fact remains D&J cheated. Sure it's a race, people have to be savvy, but cheating is cheating. Thank god the lesbians didn't win, what a pair of rotten poor sports they were. I'm so disappointed in how it ended and would love to hear Phil's thoughts on all this. As for Dan & Jordan I hope you choke on your money.
Glad the brothers won! I liked them. They didn't cheat or CBS would have penalized them. The cowboys were mean when both teams were trying to direct their partners through that virtual maze thing, by saying loud things like "Do a ballet move" so that the one in the maze couldn't hear his brother. So the cowboys weren't all that classy, either. Dan and Jordan were just better on the last leg, plain and simple. Congratulations to them. At least the horrible models didn't win!
I didn't like Dan and Jordan either, but as someone has already pointed out, they won because they outsmarted the other contestants AND the producers. As ethically bad as it was, changing seats was NOT illegal by the rules.
The BIGGEST factor in winning was having the list of contestants in the order they were eliminated. That tactic was not only LEGAL but possibly the smartest move by any contestants. Like them or not, they finished FIRST and had the best strategy of any team.
Point Blank... They CHEATED! Nothing more to say. The airlines can postulate and position themselves as the good guys if they so choose. They have a vested interest in making themselves look good. Where I come from, it was cheating from the start to the end as evidenced by their own words, " This is it, This is where you find out who the winners are. We gotta do whatever it takes" What all of America witnessed is that money does not buy integrity. The Cowboys showed real class. The two who won should hang their respective heads in shame. Long after the money is spent, they will still be Losers. They each have chosen a sad label which describes their character.
Exactly what "integrity" are you all falling all over yourselves to credit the cowboys with? Begging the bus driver to leave early? Or interfering with Dan and Jordan during the virtual reality task?
Not sure which was worse (1) the brothers having a hissy fit in practically every cab ride, (2) cheating on the last leg of the race (should have got a half hour penalty or (3) Phil starting the flipping drama at the end of the race between Caite and Brent and Carol and Brandy. Excuse me, when has Phil EVER talked to a team who didn't make it in the final race of the leg.........ummmmmm.....never! Brandy made me sick to my stomach with her complaining. U-turns are legal stupid.
I don't understand why everyone is hung up on the 1/2 hr penalty when no wher ein the rules states you can not move up to first class before landing. That is just smart and the cowboys didn't do that.
6'4" 220... call it what you want. And Yes I like the Cowboys. I am from Oklahoma and a Cowboy myself... Heck yeah i am Bitter, they cheated...
I have been watching AR since the start. They should have received a 1/2 hour wait time. Very disappointed in the ending- did not seem fair.
momof3 said it best....learn from his/her comment and move on
You're fat right? And you like cowboys right? That explains why you're so bitter the cowboys lost.
Where are youo from anyways Jason? Need to make sure I take someoe that speks dipsh1t next time i go TDY there
They didn't cheat – they still SUCK!! @~@
O well.... our COWBOYS, raced with integrity in tact, didn't win the mill.$ but they WON our hearts big time, that.... something money can't buy...! Jet and Cord... WE LOVE YOU !!!
I like that answer. Knows who really won, and knows it wasn't cheating but doesn't like how they won. That's fair.
I agree with Mateo, its a cut-throat game and if you want to win a million dollars you have use strategy. I would have done the samething. You do what it takes to win the million. Just like Survivor and Big Brother. There is no integrity when it comes to a million.
where are you from anywhere Jason? I need to make sure I take an idiot translator next time i go TDY there
WOW !! What a coincidence that the winners of the race are gay (or just one?) and they won in San Francisco. Wow- –Spoiler ahead- what about if there is a "Reunion of final contestant's race" and the Cowboys win in Dallas.
I am very disappointed in CBS in how the end was handled (or not handled in this case). I certqainly do not wish to watch this program again.
Come on everyone! This is not a matter of who we like or want to win. The brothers outsmarted the other teams. They outplayed them. They won. If you watch any of these types of shows (Race, Survivor, etc) you know that it is often the slimy ones that win, and this was no exception! I'll bet in the long run, the Cowboys will come out on top in life. They are the "good guys" and will reap the rewards in other ways throughout their lives, and rightfully so!
Isnt it time for your mommy to be off of work? you better get off here and clean your room.
They didn't cheat - they still SUCK!! @~@
O well.... our COWBOYS, raced with integrity in tact, didn't win the mill.$ but they WON our hearts big time, that.... something money can't buy...! Jet and Cord... WE LOVE YOU !!!
All you complainers are so ridiculous. If you've watched the show in the past, other teams have done the exact same thing on flights, even in the first season (Team Guido). It just happened that the brothers were able to do it on the final leg, giving them a little extra time at the very end. And I can't count the number of times people have cut in line over the past 16 seasons. Don't claim they have cheated if you've never watched previous seasons or refuse to accept the rules as supplied by the show and CBS.
are you fat?
You call yourself a man? And you're acting like a little bit**? WOW
Anyone that has been watching this show for a few seasons knows that the team that thinks outside the box and gets that little edge on the other teams wins. CBS says it's ok then they get it. Plan and simple.
And for those of you that say that they should not have won because they were not playing nice... may I remind you that this is a game. A cold calculating cut-throat game. That old addage about it's not if you win or lose, but how you play the game is out dated moral hype. If you win, you win. In the end of the day each player must live with himself or herself.
I was pretty sure the gay couple was going to win when they said they were going to SF
Jett and Cord were the real winners of the Amazing Race.
The brothers cheated, I couldn't watch as they ran into Candlestick. It made me ill. Cheaters should not prosper. The producers seem to have selective rules. There should have been a peanalty for cutting in line at the airport. Jett and Cord could have physically removed Jordan but they should som class and held back. That class should have been validated with a time peanalty for the brothers.
I would like to know why the cowboys were jammed up in the last contest with the brothers. It's funny the models had a clear path way but the cowboys had to wait for the brothers to get out of their way. Why was this allowed to happen and why did CBS set the game up this way unless they wanted to arrange for the brothers to win. Very poorly done by CBS!
I would like to say to the cowboys mother - WOW - you did a great job in raising polite, well mannered, honest, full of integrity and character, exceptional sons for this day and time. GOOD JOB MOM OR DAD OR BOTH!
I sure wish you were able to select who you were fighting freedoms for when you go into the military, then the leftovers would be shipped off to Canada, i am pretty sure Jason would be up there spending some "quality time" with the Gay brothers...
The cowboys should have won, they played fair throughout the game, they never fought and always kept their cool.
I was sick of those whiney, gay brothers, calling each other "Bro" all the time it was disgusting. Glad that season is over, but can't wait for the next one to begin.
I used to have a position that required extensive travel. I always asked for an upgrade if I noticed 1st class was not full and on a majority of the instances I would be upgraded. I say they were aggressive and played within the rules.
Dan & Jordon were over 3 hours behind at the Pit Stop but since there was only one flight to SFO they gained the advantage. Several seasons ago one of the final 3 teams were a whole day behind because they missed a flight and since then CBS has taken away any advantage teams might have in time. Maybe if CBS would make the teams wait after a flight lands the amount of time they were behind when they leave a Pit stop the best team would win.
After reading all the comments it appears that CBS and TAR have really screwed themselves.
CBS .... this was a sham. The cutting in line at the airport was a ill-spirited move on the part of the bros. Then the move to first class – unheard of – and we fly alot – seems more than a little odd to me, especially since their was no camera shots of the move. Third, come on make the challenges more difficult and not so predictable at the end – definitely not up to the standard of other AR challenges. Just for the record – if their was a winner for class and integrity it was Jett and Cord – truly good-spirited human beings. A+++ in my book.
If you could read you would see that I am a GUY... I guess me having a great paying job, owe a house, land, kids, a great wife and served in the military makes me unsuccesful??? I guess i should just crawl in a hole cause Jason doesnt think i am sucessful...
They are waygads!!! (Yeah .. two letters are scrambled). Who cares if they got into first class and won the race!! They're still LOSERS!! LOL!
Why in God's name does anybody actually care about this?!
They should not have been allowed to move to first class. Totally not fair. They are losers anyway-very rude. Too bad Amazing Race did not penalize them. Of course it was not fair otherwise everyone would have been begging to be put into first class. You were not allowed to buy a first class ticket meaning you could not sit in first class. Amazing Race is playing games with the rules. They should have said you cannot buy a first class ticket but you are allowed to sit in first class. Not fair, not fair!!!
I've flown a lot and if there are empty seats in 1st class and the flight attendant okays it, you are allowed to change to first class They were in the air when that arrangement was made. I wanted the Cowboys to win also, but I've watched for a very long time and know the rules
We were upgraded to first class once when our plane was delayed going to Las Vegas. A guy we were with was willing to ask and they were willing to let us. Even gave us all a complimentary meal. Not sure if it was because of the guy being flirty or not. I would never have been bold enough to ask. Still did not like their game play. Not thrilled with the outcome. A little disappointed in this season. I can only think of three maybe four teams I enjoyed watching this year.
I liked the cowboys too!! BUT I am happy for the brothers. Folks are confused about them moving to first class. It would have been a penalty if they brought 1st class tickets. Moving to first class by sweet-talking the flight attendant was a SMART move. There have been many AR winners who did not have integrity and were arguing throughout. Those criteria are not required to be a winner. GO DAN & JORDAN!!! You won fair and square!!
Playing with integrity isn't really the issue here. Lots of players don't play with integrity. Let's look at the lesbian couple for example. They were just downright mean. That is not integrity. The issue here is this... IF the rule for the players is that they can not upgrade to first class becuase they would have an unfair advantage deplaning, then Dan and Jordan should never have been seated in first. They should have declined the upgrade. We all assume it was a free upgrade. Even so though, being seated in first gives them an unfair advantage. So if they asked for the upgrad, they should be in trouble. If they didn't ask and were offered, they should have said no and incurred a penalty. It's clearly against the rules for them to have been seated in first so yes, they cheated.
ok, fair enough....my opinion is you are a bitter fat woman, who is also a cowboy lover, that never won anything in life, sports or otherwise. And when someone else thinks of something before you do, you cry foul instead saying, "sh**, that was a good idea, I wish I had thought of it."
I felt they cheated when they cut in line at the airport. It was rude and ill-mannered. Although I try to see good in every one I couldn't find anything about these two that would rate as good. I'd be embarrassed to be their Mother. I didn't care for the so-called "models" either but the lashing out of the one chick at the end was very immature.
this is a post from another blogger....
Good one Jason, now your using someone elses opinion?
The brothers DID NOT CHEAT. How many times have we seen where the contestants buying tickets have asked to be seated near the exit of the plane. The cowboys can have their integrity, I'll take the Million. This is a contest, a race. You do what you gotta do. The is CBS's game and CBS says they did nothing wrong. The cowboys didn't say a f'n thing when the brother put his backpack down at the ticket counter. You snooze you loose!
Oh and jason,
as far as the rules i never once said the rules stated anything, i have said the whole time that MY OPINION was they CHEATED and i still stand by that.
NCole: did you even watch Amazing Race........when did the Cowboys ever cheat? They had GREAT sportmanship!
Was rooting for the Cowboys the whole way thru! and thought that Dan/ Jordan acted like a bunch of whiny kids! As a mom, would hate to see that type of behavior from my children.
thought it was unfair (possibly rule-breaking) when they were bumped up to first class. It shouldn't have been allowed. I wish the cowboys had won, too.
If the cowboys did in fact think of it first, would you still think it was cheating, since you wanted them to win?
Clearly most of you commenting above have not watched this show in its entirety. The move to First Class has happened on a couple of seasons in the past. The teams are forbidden from buying first class tickets but are free to request upgrades from the airlines. Colin and Christie were definitely able to take advantage of this in their season. Jordan being a true fan of the show would have known this.
As for this whole discourse about a team deserving to win; well that's just inconsequential. No one deserves to win, you have to earn it and sorry it is not a popularity contest. When it mattered most, Dan and Jordan used their knowledge of the game to make the smart moves. The Cowboys did make some dumb moves along the way, and even in this round failed to take advantage of some clues – like Jordan spinning around.
Cutting the line is not cheating just like stealing someone's cab is not cheating. Is it the most honorable thing to do? Absolutely not but within the rules of the game it is allowed so deal with it. Frankly I am also sick and tired of hearing that the Cowboys played with integrity, They also tried some sneaky moves earlier in the season. Granted they did not cut in line but they coaxed a bus to leave earlier to get an advantage, so that's not the most ethical gameplay either.
Stop being blinded by your devotion to the Cowboys and recognize that they were beaten fair and square by the team with the most knowledge of the game. If they had watched all of the previous seasons they would have known about the first class move so shame on them for not doing all the research they needed to before heading out on the race.
What's so ironic is the majority of the audience thought that the brothers should have been given a 30 min penalty regardless of what the producers of the show says. We all thought the same thing. I guess this what you call shady decision making. I would think that if it's okay to make a move like that on a flight, then the whole world would purchase coach tickets to get a first class seat....why pay extra!
I thought it was unfair (possibly rule-breaking) when they were bumped up to first class. It shouldn't have been allowed. I wish the cowboys had won, too.
this is a post from another blogger....
Like everyone, I wanted them the cowboys to win, and I found the brother's annoying. However, they won fair and square in the end. The cheat at the airport didn't wind up giving them an advantage, and the move to first class was a brilliant strategic play. Good for them. I wish the cowboy's had thought of it.
I've been saying this season was poorly designed. The finale is yet another example of how the order in which you get out of the airport pretty much defines your position. Remember the seasons when the teams had to undergo tough physical and intellectual challenges to go ahead? This episode's tasks were lame.
That's not something to blame Dan and Jordan, though. They already knew the only thing they could do to win was to exit the airport as fast as possible. That made their game.
I think it was good thinking on thier part. The other teams should have had thier eyes on the prize and kept thinking about ways to get ahead. During the show other teams had great cab drivers that kept them ahead but the brothers didnt and they still won!
The brothers cheating started before the move to first class....how about at the airport when they put their backpacks down behind the other idiot team...the models.
The cowboys should have won! They played their game with class, style and integrity. it was so refreshing to watch them.
We thought D & J were going to get a penalty too, but the show judges obviously did not.
What made us angriest about the final show was the focus on the conflict between an eliminated team and the beauty queen. Phil even seemed to egg it on. We thought that beneath the Amazing Race. It was something they would do on Survivor (and a reason we stopped watching that show).
If AR keeps editing the show that way, we will stop watching. It was also pretty rude to the winners. It was their moment & Phil and company instead flung mud.
Are any of you READING this article? "As long as Amazing Race teams purchase a coach ticket[...] they are absolutely allowed to upgrade to first or business class." They NEVER BOUGHT A TICKET!
Further, I have been upgraded to First Class for no cost myself (with my wife).
In any case, they played within the rules. I would'na had the brass ones to try it, but that's my loss. They Won. Case closed.
Although I was not happy about the cowboys coming in second instead of first, they would be the first to tip theirs hats off to Dan and Jordan. Let's take the high roads and let the winners enjoy their moment.
Yes chip, i am extremley bored today...I for one am happy my life is so empty today, this makes a nice tuesday down day...
1. the brothers are not both gay.
2. as much as I had to say because I wanted the cowboys to win and wanted them to win from the very start, the brothers did not cheat. They did not purchase first class tickets, the talked themselves into first class seating which is very smart and means the brothers thought outseid the box.
Should they penalized, no, did i want them to win, no. The cowboys through out the whole race never argued. Should the brothers been penalized for cutting infront of the cowboys, yes they should have been but there is nothing in the rules about cutting infront or treating others with disrespect. The cowboys showed class in that incident.
I personally feel the person who showed the least respect was the lesbian, RUDE!
What a great Mothers Day gift for Jet and Cords' Mom; seeing your sons bridge cultural and language gaps throughout their world travels. Showing respect for each other and for all of the people they encountered around the world while maintaining integrity and class throughout. They must have great parents to raise such respectful men. Great qualities that even a million dollars can't buy...
Like everyone, I wanted them the cowboys to win, and I found the brother's annoying. However, they won fair and square in the end. The cheat at the airport didn't wind up giving them an advantage, and the move to first class was a brilliant strategic play. Good for them. I wish the cowboy's had thought of it.
Again, I ask – don't they all have to go through customs in the US after they get off the plane? CBS never shows that part of the show. A good customs agent could make all the difference....
You are even more ignorant than I thought. Let it go, they didn't cheat. I know because you lost at everything you did in life, including finding a man and keeping him, you think everyone around you cheats. But that's not the case. You still haven't posted anything that says asking to move to another part of the plane is cheating.
The cowboys should have won.
It's a game. All you whiners boo-hooing about integrity and wholesomeness and all that crap, what would YOU do to win $1,000.,000?! I bet more than cut in line. YAY! The gay won and you're mad! HA HA HA !!!!!
Get over it people. Geezzz.....The brothers won it fair and square. Lets face it, they were smarter than the Cowboys and the models...well dumb is dumb. Karma baby came back to the models too!!!! I'm so glad they didn't win. YEA DAN AND JORDAN!!!!
Seriously people, this is just a stupid reality tv show. Are your lives that empty that you have to debate this?
It is so common and upsetting to see "tellinitstraight" has no life. As for the winners...CBS should do an investigation into the rule books and post the findings. As in the past, most times you talk to "representives" of anything give out the wrong information. Not that it is their fault. Most are told what to say in the first place. The Cowboys "All American" did run a good race and at the end was the only time they expressed any kind of feel other then good towards any one. This is what the people like. As for the ones who one...this is typical of the show and what is wanted. But in the end all want the heros to win.
All said and done CBS get the book out and let the people know. I for one think next season should be "protested" until this is done.
Thank you and have a good day.
Dan/Jordan + Cheating = $1,000,000
Cowboys + Integrity = Priceless
They may have the money but everyone sees them as cheaters now, and always will. Once again, it comes down to what your integrity is worth.
I vote we all wait and see if Jason really dies waiting to hear this...
What about when Dan and Jordan cut in front of the cowboys at the airport? The Cowboys were behind the models. Dan and Jordan moved their backpack on the floor between the models and cowboys who had been there six hours longer than Dan and Jordon. Clearly they cheated several times during the game. I hope they enjoy their dirty money.
It seems to me the majority of the "cheaters!" comments are purely out of hate for the brothers. I wonder if you all would have the same reaction if the Cowboys would have made that move and won? hmm??
And that's why I stopped watching Amazing Race.
Also D & J weren't moved they asked to be moved, it wasn't a lucky break, it was cheating!
Since when is asking to move considered cheating? Please elaborate. I'm dying to hear this.
Pay Attention People – cutting in line and moving to first class were not against the rules – no half hour penalty was called for. Most people liked the cowboys better and were rooting for them to win (including me) but the brothers won fair and square. If you go back you can see the Cowboys doing some less-than-shining-sportsmanship stuff like asking the bus to leave early. For the little boy and his parents – you have to take the whole race into consideration not just the last leg. I am just so, so glad that the bird-brain models didn't win – they might be beautiful on the outside but they are ugly on the inside.
We need a "street" version of the AR... UFC rules apply
jason – are you collecting Obama-provided unemployment still? Get a job, clean out your gutter mouth and watch the news every now and then. Of course CBS will say they didn't cheat. What are they going to do, re-do the finale?
Because we played sports we are ok with Cheating? Please dont associate me with your group Jason and quite trying to speak for everyone! Man up and speak for yourself
who cares!! Get a life folks!!!
Ok...they won, although I too cry foul. Have an idea this is going to make next season turn into a free-for-all now that fudging, elbowing, and parsing rules are given a thumbs up. Just to keep it fair, drop the rule on teams being able to punch out an offending team too. Go Cowboys!
You people just don't get it. These shows are not about who's more deserving to win; they're about who can win...at any cost. I would have loved for the cowboys to win if it were about integrity...but it's not just about that! It's about strategy and doing what it takes to come out on top. If you were running the race, can you honestly say you'd just stand aside and let the cowboys win because you judge their integrity to be better than yours? I don't think so...not after weeks of jockeying for the ultimate prize. And let's be clear on rules...you cannot BUY first class, there was never anything about ending up in first class, so stop all the whining about cheating.
I am 12 yo, and I learned that being fair like the cowboys is dumb. The cowboys lost cause he let the skinny guy's bag be placed in front of him. and because he was polite and did not push that skinny guy when he was spinning around or at least get so close so the skinny guy would run away.
CBS is a good network cause it shoes kids like me that to be winners -one must play dirty , be mean, and then you win a million dollars.
It's funny how most of the women in here think they cheated, but most of the men who probably played more sports and competed in more games, know they didn't cheat, but played a better strategic game. Something the cowboys could have done too, but weren't clever enough to think of it first. Such poor sports.
They cheated. First via the backpack stunt–PLEASE! Then with the first class switcheroo–okay maybe that was a "letter of the law" situation. Then they blocked one of the cowboys. The biggest problem is making having a three hour lead into the final leg matter not a whit. The only drama in this finale was contrived by allowing poor sportmanship to take center stage. Producers, you really fell down on the job, and after having watched every season, this may well be my last.
Cowboys are the best. Cheating is Cheating no matter how it is done. Dan and Jordan should have a penalty. We were expecting the penalty for them. I love the show but this made me sick. In my opinion Cowboys are Ist no matter the results. CBS should admit the mistake.
Cheaters!!! Evil Brothers did not deserve this win. They played without an ounce of integrity and knew they could not move to first class but did not care. The Cowboys were far more deserving and in my heart are the true winners of this season. They played with honesty and are the real winners!!
I can't believe the number of stupid contributors on this topic. CBS made the rules and they said there was no cheating. Why then do people keep saying they cheated? As far as breaking in line, I didn't like that either BUT IT DIDN"T AFFECT THE RACE!!! Also, I find it strange that the very people complaining about this wanted Cord to knock Jordan out of the way in the computer game. What would that have accomplished? It wasn't Jordan's fault that the show had them end in the same spot. Don't you think Jordan would have then pushed Cord out of the way and on and on.......Get over it idiots.
Don't they all have to go through customs anyway????
jason – are you collecting Obama-provided unemployment still? Get a job, clean out your gutter mouth and watch the news every now and then.
I agree that the Cowboys should have won, but if they had gotten "up in the brother's grill" and started something with them, they mostlikely would have been thrown off the show and maybe arrested for assult. So they did the right thing there at the time. I do agree that he could have nudged the one brother out of the way or stood right beside him there at ILM though. If they are of the feeling that they were robbed of thier win, then they need to lodge an offcial leagal complaint to CBS.
Did a single person in the United States want Dan and Jordan or Brent and Caite?
It's a game and who ever plays it the best within the rules deserves to win, the brothers out smarted the cowboys and won. cheers guys!
ask the cowboys if having integrity now that they lost a million dollars is worth it
The Cowboys should have won; Dan and Jordan did not play with integrity. Take the money back
I agree with the CBS rep. The brothers bought a coach class ticket, but then opted to try to upgrade while in flight. Any of the other teams could have followed suit. Furthermore, there are other things like customs that could have slowed any of the teams down. If the cowboys figured out how to read the message sooner, that would have made the difference.
Do you people read the artical before commenting!!???? CBS MADE IT CLEAR! The brothers didn't break the rule! STOP SAYING THEY DID!!!!!!! And all this nonsense about the cowboys having integrity and honesty, blah, blah, blah! Look what that got your precious cowboys! NADA!!!!
The Cowboys should have one. They may not have won the money, but the kept their integrity and are great role models. They won in some of the most meaningful categories.
I think Dan and Jordon may have played by the rules but often the letter of the law does not reflect the spirit intended. I was pulling for the Cowboys too, they are just plain good people.
I thought that the treatment given to and the constant barage of negetive comments made about the two women who were labeled the lesbians was by far unfair and plain cruel. I suspect if someone analysed it there was a clear example of bullying mentality at play here
It was the brothers who should have obeyed the rules . This should have nothing to do with airline policy.
The Cowboys were gentlemen and lived their integrity through every aspect of the Race. They may not have won the Race but they are definitely winners in this life.
I bet they are also believers. .
Anyone interested, there is an interview with Cord on http://www.pbr.tv
I thought the brothers made smart move to go to first class, but should have been penalized. I wish they would show how far behind the 2nd and 3rd place finishers were. CBS don't allow the move the brothers made in your upcoming shows
I will not watch this show again. It was not the cutting in line or cheating forward on the plane that did it though; rather, it was the fact that the show allowed contestants to win that look so much like A-ROID MINOTAURIGUEZ (Asterisk*).
I for one feel that the brothers should have drawn a penalty for cutting in line but the Cowboys did not make an issue of it and they should have pushed the person standing in the way in the challenge. As long as they did not pay for the first class upgrade then no foul as and of the 3 groups could have done that. SMART on their part. This is the best "RACE" ever and I for one will watch again as I have all of them. I can only hope that CBS will rethink its rules and see that they are enforced correctly.
They are cheaters! They cut in line at the airport and the cowboys were gentlemen by not making an issue; the illegal upgrade to first class was the only reason they won. Strip the prize. Give them what they deserve – second place! If not, I will not watch this show in any future season and I have watched every year. Producers and advertisers take note. Cheating is a bad example for the children of America!
the cowboys should have beat the crap out of them in china when they cut line
It will be hard for me to continue watching the Amazing Race. Here is why, contestants should be made to stay in the order that they arrived somewhere and they are not. .And yes, the boys cheated. They butted in line at the airport. What if there had only been one seat left when they got to the ticket counter? CBS needs some stricter rules on this. And if you are not allowed to BUY first class, you shouldnt be allowed to move to first class. maybe the stewardess would have moved them all up if they asked, maybe she wouldnt have. We will never know. The fact remains, Jet & Cord didnt ask to be moved because they were told you can't fly first class. Again, they played with integrity and honesty.
Hurts so bad.
Yes I am from OK, but that hardly means i am trailer trash. As a matter of fact i am far from it. I am a country boy yes, but i have lived on upscale farms all of my life... and blah blah blah, i dont really need to defend myself from you. However i think you need to look up the definition to redneck and trailer trash... were are you from since you seem to be an expert on the matter?
Of course the cheated – they are gay!
Who gives a rats ass! I hate reality shows!
I just wonder how many of these Cowboy fans whining about the brothers winning would instead be applauding the Cowboys if it were them that had asked to move to first class. It wouldn't surprise me at all if these same whiners would be talking about it being a crafty and brilliant move. CBS has spelled out the rules, and just because you don't like it, or don't agree with it doesn't make it cheating.
Umm, all you saying that CBS better fix it or they will lose you as a viewer....I'm just guessing here, but I don' t think a few people will seriously derail the series success. Threaten them all you want....it's falling on deaf ears.
Seems to me it goes without saying that if you are not allowed to purchase a business class ticket you aren't allowed to sit in business class. It totally undermines the integrity of the race. The only bad move the cowboys made were they were too nice.
CBS: If a second All Stars season is going to be done, the Cowboys should be in it. That's something I'd be watching. It was great to have them in this season. They are one of the best teams the Race has ever had. Too bad they didn't win.
My message to the forgetable and annoying, but winners Dan & Jordan: Go to China (again).
Have people watched every season of Amazing Race? There are always ways people out maneuver their opponents.
The race is about skill and strategy. If the Cowboys had thought of moving to 1st class then people would be praising them for doing this.
It all comes down to being a game. Would people still be complaining about the brothers if the models came in second? Probably not. They would still be complaining how the Cowboys should have won.
Also, remember earlier in the season when the contestants were holding spots for another team? Was that cheating? Did any of the teams get penalized? No.
And I believe the Cowboys were also using notes when completing the memory challenge so there goes that argument.
The brothers won. Get over it.
Well, after reading the article and what CBS had to say if everyone knows the rules and didn't take advantage of upgrading to first class after purchasing their original ticket then if the brothers thought of it then they won fair and square!
I was also rooting for the cowboys but it seems that people hate that the brothers won simply because they weren't liked and that they thought of this slick move. If CBS said it's fair then it's fair. It's THEIR SHOW, THEIR GAME, THEIR RULES.
We'll it was a nice gesture indeed that paid off for them! Well, they really just bought coach tickets. And to upgrade to first class is not the same as purchasing a first class ticket because you only get credited for coach mileage for frequent flyer miles.
In response to Sara, the first person who left a comment in response to this article:
Almost every team in the history of this show has, at some point, in some way or another, done something that would be viewed as "lacking of integrity" – whether it be shoving another team member aside in a race to a clue box, or the confiscation of another team's waiting taxi. Let's not forget that most teams also utilize foreign citizens to aid them in their quest to find a particular landmark – and even get some of those citizens to lead them there directly. How is that different from asking as flight attendant to move them to first class?
I don't think what some teams do is ethically correct, and they may even cause me to not like them. But this is a race, and teams are going to do things which might be deemed "dishonorable". The prize is one million dollars, not a trophy for exhibiting high moral standards.
I was extremely dissapointed in the season finale not just because of the whole cheating argument but its because that was the ONLY reason the brothers won. All of the tasks were super easy and took basically no time at all for any of the teams. They couldn't come up with some better challenges for the finale? Seriously? It was basically first one off the plane wins and with the brothers getting moved up the other teams had no chance from the start of the episode. I enjoyed the last season finale a lot more because the team that was best at completing challenges deservedly won, not the team that was first to get off the plane.
It's a reality show. Which means it's FAKE. Producers decide who stays and who goes.
They might not have cheated by the rules, but they did cut in line. The Cowboys could have move them out of the way in the computer game but did not. These guys are my heros. They played fair and even coma from last to first place. In my opinion, the Cowboys won. As for Brandi & Carol they were rude! Caite had more CLASS then them. So much for a beauty queen. You go Girl!!!! Brent when are you going to pop the question?.
Jeff and Jordan forever!
actual i would say they cheated. Traveling is Traveling, right??? But you wouldnt have to worry about that from them in the first place...
I did not care one bit for the brothers, they were rude, they whined all the time, and they did some shady things. I don’t however think that they cheated or broke any rules. Until the AR folks change the rules, this kind of play will happen again and again. I am a huge fan of the cowboys and I wish they had won. They played with great integrity and sportsmanship. I think it just goes to show what some will do for the money. I have heard the cowboys do two interviews today and good for them. I have not heard any interviews from the brothers.
My husband and I were hoping for the cowboys to win, but as the rules state, you have to buy a coach ticket – and that's all there is. From day one on this game, there are ways around everything... we went through several seasons before teams began asking people to show them how to get there... or paying taxis to lead them somewhere when they had a car.... it's the beauty of the game...out smarting the other players. Love the show – even though I really wanted the cowboys to win.
To Jericho..how does 300 people of 300 million people commenting on a subject make it if most of the people? The rules are the rules..you don't have to like them ..but them the rules....I have always said why don't teams try to persuade attendants to let them get to the front....Jet and Cord had a bus leave before its departure time...All's fair when a million dollars is on the line.
AND TO THOSE THAT SAY PLAIN AND SIMPLE..THEY CHEATED..did you read the story? CBC said they didn't. You are just furious that the cowboys didn't think of it first!
It's a Reality TV show people! They did what they had to do to win! Per the rules they did not cheat! Again I stress, it is a Reality TV Show!!
JorDaniel weren't my favorite team. And I want the good guys to prevail, the guys who don't scream at cabbies or butt in lines. But this isn't a contest about playing fair or being nice. It's a race for a million dollars, and as long as you play by the rules of the game, integrity isn't always the issue. Would we be having the same discussion about the players in "Survivor"? No. Scheming, one-upping, and using your brains are also part of the game. While they came out the fan favorites and can hold their heads up high, those game-playing skills weren't always the Cowboys strength, and unfortunately, it may have cost them the million dollars.
Very sad to see those two tools win. Good job Cowboys.
Dan and Jordan cheated..plain and simple. They should have been assessed a penalty. I have been watching this show since it started and now I have serious doubts as to whether I will ever watch this television show again.
The brothers won fair and square. They really got the jump on the cowboys when they had that list of the order in which other players were eliminated. With or without moving to first class, they would have won, if only by a few minutes.
After watching the entire season of Amazing Race it was so disappointing to see that the cheating brothers, Dan and Jordan won. Since it was the final episode with so much at state, it was disheartening to see them win...such poor sports! Just a shame Cord and JEtt didn't win – they would have if a penalty would have been placed on the cheating brothers. The only uplifting part of the episode was watching Cord and Jet finish with pride!
Wow. What moronic comments all over this board. You didn't like the brothers, and so therefore CBS should have penalized them? CBS created the rules, enforces the rules, and it is plainly clear that no rule was broken.
Hell, I was rooting for the cowboys myself. I'm from Oklahoma. But the brothers won fair and square. Line jostling at the airport has been at play in Amazing Race from the very first season, and no one has ever been penalized for it. There is no rule against sitting in first class so long as only an economy-class ticket was purchased. That is also 100% clear.
Those of you arguing that they broke rules are pretty much just making it up and then confirming it amongst yourselves. As for the brothers being "classier"... that is almost certainly true, but so what? The race doesn't say "we will give one million dollars to the classiest team".
Both teams were great. The brothers won fair and square. Congratulations to them and the other participants.
You work for CBs and are a producer of the show now? You know all the rules and carry a copy around in your pocket protector? Or is it that CNN posted an article stating that CBS said it was ok so it has to be true? Really are you that easy to convience, hey by the way i have some ocean front protery in AZ for sale too.
Why at Lucas Films when both teams were on the mat, didn't the cowboy just push Jordan out of the way when he was blocking his progress?
my 2 cents, you don't even know what your are saying, " a damn think"?? now I know you a trailer trash redneck, it hurts doesn't??
whatever you guys, it's a reality game, and the fact you all are making a bigger deal out of it than the Cowboys themselves are, really makes me wonder about how many of you truly need to get lives?
move on and quit crying about something you have zero control over!
If the cowboys come back they'll only lose again. It doesn't matter.
There should never be 'all stars' or returning contestants in ANY of these shows. It ruins the show.
TAR needs a new format and a change up.
No more Emmys for this garbage.
If the cowboys had done what these two guys did, would your opinion still be that they cheated?
It's a matter of editing. If the winning team was moved up, which appeared to be business class seats on UAL, then, were the cameraman and producer moved up also? The two people we never see as part of each Amazing Race team. Being in business class or first class will get you out of the plane first, but will also get you into the immigration line first also. If the 2 other teams were at the back of the plane, while having to wait to exit the aircraft, the lines at immigration would get longer, and cause long delays...especially if other airlines arrived at the same time. The one thing the viewer does not know, is how long does it take for the production team to move through customs with their gear...and how does that effect the timing of which team leaves first?
I agree with those who think the move to First Class deserved a penalty and Dan and Jordan should have received a penalty. Don't kid yourself, the flight crew knew thay had race contestants aboard and probably knew where they were seated. To allow teo of them to move to First Class and not any of the other contestants is unacceptable. Maybe their sister was the flight attendant?? Bottom line, the Gentlemen Cowboys are the real winners in my book.
@John at 12:30
Cutting in line in China is not breaking any law there. It's probably not even breaking a social code. Authorities in China actually had to teach people how to stand in line leading up to the Olympics because Chinese people are simply not in the practice of lining up neatly, and authorities were afraid that foreign visitors would be utterly appalled and offended by rude Chinese people cutting into every line.
As for the rule you cite on hindering another team, I'm not sure how moving up to first class is in any way hindering anyone else. It's simply getting ahead of them, and doesn't involve sabotage in any form. If it's against the rules to pass another team, then what is the point of a race?
The winners didn't get an upgrade, and they didn't pay for anything. They simply used their wits to find a way to deplane faster by asking someone to help them. Teams often pull ahead or fall behind thanks to the efforts or mistakes of local taxi drivers and whatnot, and if a taxi driver happens to take on team on a convenient shortcut while others are stuck in traffic, this is no more cheating than a flight attendant moving one team up to first class at the end of a flight so that they get out of the airport more quickly. It was a nice trick, and well played. Had the team done this earlier in the race, they might have given other teams the same idea, but doing it on the last leg gave them maximum benefit.
The cowboys should have won!!! The winey, terribly irritating brothers cheated!!
I have watched the Amazing Race for a number of seasons and never have be disappointed as in the last episode. I don't find fault with anyone but CBS. First they seemed to give special preference to the brothers by allowing them to be on the same plane from China. I never remember contestants not being able to buy a plane ticket till 10 am. It has always been 5 am- 6 am, but that would of meant the brothers would not be able to catch an earlier flight since they were 3 hours behind the other teams and only got to leave at 6 am. Then the cowboys had to wait for the brothers to complete the Star Wars challenge. How fair is it to have a team wait in the final round to complete a challenge? Why couldn't they end up in different areas of the mat? I believe the 2nd and 3rd place team deserves another shot on the show.
I did not watch the final, thanks for ruining it for me. ;-)
If they indeed did not purchase a FC ticket nor did they pay for upgrade and all they did was talk a FA into seating upfront, then in my opinion they did not break any rule.
This is Similar to paying a TAXI to lead them to the destination while driving their own car. The rule is to drive your own car, paying a TAXI or someone to guide them is legal.
The brothers did not cheat, I may have wanted the Cowboys to win for sure. The rules says you cannot buy first class, but it doesn't say you can't ask to sit in first class so that was a great move on there part. As for as cutting in line that would make me mad to but actually thats part of the game do what you have to do to make it to the end for the million, and yes people will play dirty if thats what it takes, its unfortunate but part of the game.
Somebody said the brothers had a 15-minute lead when leaving the airport, and then won by 25 minutes, so the whole skipping the line thing didn't have anything to do with the outcome. In fact, it would have mattered. D & J held up the cowboys by blocking them at the video challenge. This would never have happened and the cowboys would have had the lead if they had arrived at the same time. It took D&J forever to decipher the clue. If CBS doesn't address these concerns, I can honestly say I may not watch TAR again, and I have watched every one so far. I also didn't think it was right for Phil to let the lesbians have another opportunity to belittle Caite. They should not have been allowed to voice their concerns again on national television. What babies!
I'm glad you're starting to see things the right way.
I think rules are rules....did they upgrade or did flight crew upgrade them to first glass during the flight.???? If they on their own volition upgraded their tickets to first class then they broke the rules and cowboys should have won.
They cheated and Jet and Cord should of won!!!!! Amazing Race should step in and take the winnings away!!!!!
Jet and Cord you played with integrity and are the TRUE WINNERS!!!
According to the almighty Jason you can move up, he knows all the rules...
As usual with reality shows......The "worst team" won instead of the "best"! I am proud of how the cowboys played and they should be proud of themselves. All Dan and Jordan did was embarass themselves on national television! They should be ashamed....but you know they aren't, because we all know how they really are. UGH! Makes me sick!!!
The cowboys played with class and a good sense of humour. Even when the brothers cut in line in front of them, they never lost their integrity. I hope they show up on an all-stars edition later. I salute you cowboys! You deserved to win. The brothers cheated, they cut in line, and you took that in stride.
It's not if you win or lose, it's how you play the game, and the cowboys played the best game I'd seen in many seasons.
Dan and Jordan did cheat....they took advantage of moving up to first class when they checked to see who was sleeping. Jet, Cord, Brent and Caite were sleeping and that is when the CHEATERS made their move. I wonder what would have happened if they had been awake.
Jet and Cord deserved to win, not the girly whiners.
The brothers played by the rules. They bought coach tickets (as is stated in the rules) but were allowed to move to first class because they asked on the flight. They just played the game smarter then the other teams.
Why are people saying they cheated when they OBVIOUSLY didn't? You can't just make up things because you are mad they won. If you've ever watched the Amazing Race, they've ALWAYS stated that you can't buy first class tickets but you can be seated there if the airline allows.
I wanted the Cowboys to win, I really did. But I am not going to lie to myself and say the other brothers cheated just because I didn't want them to win.
They cheated and I am done viewing this program. They asked if they could move to First Class and was granted permission to do so. If you watched it then you saw they waited till the others were asleep then they moved it was not fair and I will be sure to let the 15 other family members that has been watching since the race game will no longer be watching. Its not fair.....
Good to know Jason... i wasnt the one ask for Shi+, you popped off at the mouth asking for proof... I could care less!!! my opinion is they cheated, and i am pretty sure that I fought for the right to my opinion, if you dont like it move your ass to Canada.
You can't have an opinion on what's written in black and white. It's like saying I don't think it's traveling in basketball when someone walks with the ball for 4 steps. There's no opinion on that, IT'S TRAVELING...PERIOD.
People really give a $#!^ about this?
Cutting in line was cheating and moving up to First Class has ALWAYS been against the rules of The Race. The Cowboys were hosed and CBS should invite them back to compete again in a future race as compensation.
The two gay guys cheated? They both wanted to make me vomit...crying while making noodles?? jeez.....The Cowboys showed class...great American role models overseas!!
has anyone noticed/seen the MEMORY challenge? the brothers pulled out their notes with all the people arranged in order of their elimination, where it's clearly a memory challenge... isnt that cheating/illegal? it's like using your notes in a school exams...cheating... CBS please explain?
Good to know Jason... i wasnt the one ask for Shi+, you popped off at the mouth asking for proof... I could care less!!! my opinion is they cheated, and i am pretty sure that I fought for the right to my opinion, if you dont like it move your ass to Canada.
This is news? Does anyone REALLY care?
Who gives a flying F, really....
The CBS rep said it is NOT cheating to get moved to first class. The contestants are not allowed to PURCHASE first class tickets. Also, the advantage they gained from deplaning first, by itself, would not have allowed them to win by 25 minutes. I believe the fact that the brothers had the eliminations written down in order, is what won it for them. The Cowboys did it at least twice, because they were guessing. The way the show is edited can make it appear that there was only moments between the first & second place finishers, but it was a lot longer in actuality.
BTW, the dark haired lesbian was so ungracious and mean spirited. She should have accepted the apology & moved on. The Models were playing by the rules when they U-Turned them. She should have shown more grace.,
I was very disappointed in Dan and Jordan. First when Jordan placed his bag in front of Cord waiting in line for the airline tickets. That was not cool! Then, when they upgraded their airline seats while everybody else was sleeping...that's just simply cheating and it's against the rules. I really expected them to have a penalty at the end of the race. A time penalty should have been placed on them....just wasn't fair. They did not win fair and square. I hope this doesn't happen again. Very sad. I'm disappointed with the Amazing Race rulers....you should have done something people.
TAR has "jumped the shark".
It used to be my favorite reality show but I'm done with it.
The casting is boring and too formulaic. There are too many gays, "models" and cross-over reality contestants every year. It's become a joke.
This season was the worst cast ever and the worst race ever.
I love Phil but the show has run its course.
As their most ardent fan, if they've lost me they've lost us all.
If you have watched the amazing race over the years CBS tends to make the rules up as they go, so it doesn't suprise me none.
Why isn't anyone complaining on how this race is set up? The "bros" left the starting point 2.5 hrs after the models and they all got on the same international flight. Great, Super, if this was earlier in the game the contestants would have the ability to buy from any airlines trying to get a eariler flight, I think when there is only one flight for all, Every team leaves the pit stop at the same time and when the flight has landed the teams exit the airport as they would if they were leaving the pit stop, There is no advantage to the 1st place team going into the last leg of the race, If the rules where set up as I previously stated then the models or the cowboys ( who left 25 minutes after the models ) would have been the winners.
Why didn't the cowboys ask to move to first class? Because they were too stupid to think of it first. Wah wah wah to all the little bit** babies crying that the cowboys were cheated. You remind me of all the little bit*** that lost everything they played growing up.
The cowboys should have won. Those lil "bois" cheated when they cut in line at the airport. I know the cowboys would have been disqualified but as soon as they cut in line I would have yanked that pack off his back and threw it behind them. However the cowboys had too much class. Too bad.
There are a lot of people in this thread who obviously have never read up on the rules of The Amazing Race. Cutting in line at the airport is lame but not forbidden. Accepting (or asking for) a free upgrade to first class is not forbidden, and actually a smart move. I'm surprised teams haven't tried that before.
I was rooting for Jet and Cord, but I don't see anything wrong with what Dan and Jordan did. Anyone who is as big a fan of this show as Jordan claimed to be would know all of these little loopholes. Writing down the order of the legs and who was eliminated at each one was a brilliant strategy. There is almost always a memory challenge at the end of the race, and Jordan was well prepared for it. They did seem a bit whiny to me, and Dan's freak-out in the taxi in Shanghai was kind of ridiculous, but they won fairly by the rules.
Look at the shadows from the goalposts on the field. Looks to me like a couple of hours passed before the cowboys showed up. The shadows are almost parallel with the hashmarks for the brothers, but at a large angle for the cowboys. I am sure someone can compute the difference knowing the height of the goalposts and the length of the shadow on the field.
I was rooting for Dan and Jordan from day one and I'm glad they won. If CBS says they didn't cheat, then that's the final word on it.
Every time I watched the race this season, I found myself wishing I could go back in time to the season with the Hippies. That was a team that was a joy to watch compete. It seems that AR has been picking people just because they think they'll cause real conflict for a while now. I was not impressed by the brothers' game play, but there's been worse on the show – stealing cabs, etc. It wasn't sportsmanlike, but I think most people are more upset because the more likeable Cowboys lost out to them. If the Cowboys had done the same thing would people be up in arms? Doubt it.
They most definitely cheated!! They impeded the Cowboy's ability to perform a task by standing in his way at the VR challenge and refusing to move. That was grounds for a penalty.
But it seems crystal clear to me that CBS and TAR aren't interested in integrity and their own rules. Several times throughout the race they have allowed cheating to go unpunished. So why start now!! They're only interested in promoting the angle that "their biggest fan" won the show.
Remember the short brothers that worked as stuntment from a prior season. They were penalized for scratching their noses in the wrong direction. You can bet if they had made the first class switch that they would have incurred the 30-minute penalty.
I love this show but the rules seem pretty randomly applied and it was disappointing that Jet & Cord did not come in first. I'm hoping that TLC or someone picks them up for a reality show.
I agree with Robert; they played the anti and pro-gay card this season and I thought it was disgusting; both by the childish behavior of Brent & Caite and Brandi & Carol.... and then also by Jordan who was going on about how "gay-friendly" SanFran is so he "expected" he would get special treatment. Jet & Cord never cared if any city was "cowboy-friendly" or not; they just stayed true to themselves. NObody else this season were as good of people to the core than Jet & Cord.
They cheated but once I had read this. i guess they didn't
Read for yourself dipsh**....it says you HAVE to buy a coach ticket. That's it. Nothing in the rules say it's cheating if you ASK to move to another part of the plane. NOTHING.
The rules are the rules, but the rules are applied differently when you belong to a special group. If the cowboys had done this, they would have gotten a penality. But then they don't belong to a special group. Nevertheless, this is the last time I will watch this show since the producers play fast and loose with the rules.
Dan and Jordan cheated. They disgusted me when they cut in line at the airport, they knew they were wrong. The cowboys should have grabbed them by the backpacks and swept the airport floor with them. In my eyes, the cowboys are the winners.
To Readnvote..You should have pointed out to your child that life is not fair. Did you also point out to your son that Jet and Chord had the bus driver leave his stop before the time so the other teams couldn't get on? Did you also point out to your son that the Cowboys threatened Dan and Jordan with veiled threats of physical violence when Dan and Jordan cut in line? Did you also point out to your sun that when doing the directing the cowboys tried to mumble up the brothers! Life isn't fair but its a game....they played within the rules of the game...you can't make up your own rules just cause you don't like someone.
Cheated – plain and simple. I won't watch anymore if CBS can't follow their own rules
Personally I don't think it really matters. I think it's great that the brothers won because now the cowboys, an obvious favorite, can get their reality show "spin off" and make far more than a million dollars!
If they paid coach, then they never cheated. They were upgraded, its not their fault. Just one lucky day for them. Congrats.
Get off your Fat A$$ jason and look it up yourself.
Oh my gravy....
I can't believe how many people are saying they cheated. You ALL are a bunch of pus***! You never won any games or sports and you're taking it out on here. Get a life losers......Show me the rule that says they couldn't ask to be moved to first class. I see the rule that says they CAN'T BUY first class tix, but I don't see one where ASKING TO MOVE is illegal. SHOW ME! PUS****
I agree that they should have had the 1/2 hour penalty. I was suprised that they did not. Clearly the producers did not want use the 1/2 hour penalty. That would make for bad TV!! Everyone applauding and then Phil telling team # 1 they broke a rule and have to wait 30 minutes.
The rules have always been clear. You are to purchase coach tickets, but if you can get a free upgrade, you can use it. The brothers played that very intelligently.
As for the line at the airport, there's no rule to enforce there. If you can get away with cutting in line, it's something that can be done, unless the clues say otherwise (like when they take order numbers or departure times from the clue box).
Shame on AR and CBS .... you got so many awards for best reality show and now you allowed this to happen. Afraid you lost alot of loyal viewers. It really does look like the win was "fixed". And why in favor of the 2 gay brothers .... someone on staff there favoring gays & Jews? You seem to make, break or tweek rules as the game goes along and who it affects. It does make it look like you fixed the show. No way did the bro's deserve the win.....they were whiney, annoying, bickering, poor example of Americans in foreign lands, should I keep going. Same pretty much goes for the model team as well. They were just as embarasssing and annoying (babe UGH).
Get OVER IT. It's over. The best team won. They did what it took to win the money. Does it matter if they are gay?? (saw several derogatory comments on their "gayness" in some posts). The cowboys were great until the end, at the studio when he started yelling "jump left" etc.
They are the worst winners EVER and I seriously doubt I will watch this series if it continues–after having not missed a single season. They cheated with the obnoxious backpack move (Please!) and they cheated with the first class switch. They should have received a time penalty. Producers, what the heck is WRONG with you?
The winners used brains, initiative, and charm to get to first class. All are acceptable components of a team. Some other teams might benefit from practicing those traits, especially charm. I was SO GLAd the models didn't win.
I honestly thought that the Bro's was going to get a 30 minute penalty at the end. They did not play an honest game and should not have won. The Cowboys are very honest and played a stand up game. I say bring the Cowboys back for another chance at the million.
I think you need to STFU, i am pretty sure you dont know a damn think about any of us...
It is simple there is a right way to get through life and then a wrong way. The brothers chose to go the wrong way in life to win! While the cowboys can look at themselves in the mirror and be proud that they represented themselves and their familes in a positive way.
There are rules and then there is the spirit of the rules. I was tought in grade school that cutting in line was rude and unfair, Simply as that! The brothers should be ashamed.
Disappointed the cowboys didn't win. For the record I'd say Brandy's comments at the finish are rooted in being jealous of Brent – Catie is a lot hotter than Carol. Get over it Brandy you were hateful and mean – great thing about karma.
What about when Boston Rob and Amber were on the plane and the doors to the ramp had already been closed. The second place team arrived at the gate and miracles of miracles the gates were opened and they were "ALLOWED' to board the same flight. That's cheating in my opinion; whether it was CBS pulling string not wanting Boston Rob and Amber to have an unfair but well earned head start on the other teams or the Air line for bending rules.
Maybe they had to say it was ok that they cheated to win after all they had to finally let a gay win the show after all these times making sure they had at least 1 in game. This time they had 3-even though 1 was so BUTCH she may as well have been a guy.
I dont think it had anything to do with them being gay. It might have something to do with one trying to play straight... the cowboys played a smarter game through out and if i am not mistaken they are the only team to survive a speed bump... They were cheated no doubt...
I felt the brothers win was tainted by their rudness (cutting in line and not moving when confronted), and moving to first class (which was not shown on TV just how they got there). Why wouldn't CBS show us how the bothers got to first class? Jet & Cord were rightly the winners, of the race and of the hearts of America. They showed respect to everyone, love to each other, and fairness. I can't remember an episode where the cowboys language was edited, or they cried, or threw a hissy fit. Thank you Jet & Cord for bring dignity and respect to the fore front of our lives. The two detectives form New York were a good example of these qualities too. Now get back to bull riding Cord. We miss you.
notice how most of the people that want the cowboys to win are rednecks and trailer trash
I completely agree that the cowboys should have won. I was sick to my stomach that the brothers won after what my husband and I considered cheating. My husband was sure they'd get a 30 min penalty, trying to calm me down as I urged the cowboys to RUN!!!
Oh my gosh people – it's a race and a GAME! Dan and Jordan didn't cheat. They paid for the coach ticket and decided to ask a flight attendant if it's possible to be moved to 1st class. So they moved and didn't pay extra. End of story. They played the game – took a risk in asking to be moved to 1st class and it paid off. You can't tell me if you didn't think of that move and strategy, you wouldn't have done the same thing? As long as they aren't violating any rules or guidelines, all is fair.
psst, hey flight attendant. i'll give you 10k in a month if you move us to 1st class....
guess crying & complaining & whining & grumbling & just being bad sports is what it took to whine... I mean win this season of race.
Oh, my gravy! The Cowboys were cheated.
Steve – you hit on the head....fans should be more upset about the challenges for the last 3-4 shows and those so called "speed bumps" what ever happen to those speed bumps making or breaking a team's chance.....Amazing Race needs to look at their project planning and go back to the drawing board for a lot of these "challenges".....
I lost respect for Amazing Race & CBS when they opted to air the the "attack" by Carol & Brandy....I understand they were upset and have a right to confront them but for Phil to give them the airtime was a low blow...Carol & Brandy need to get over themselves.....it's not life or death....it's a game....
I have heard that one is gay or they are both gay. Which is it? Maybe they are both straight and just good actors.
So disappointed in the outcome of this AR. It wasn't just the winners' first-class move, it was the back-pack line-spacing (that certainly should have drawn a penalty). These twerps whined their way through the race, and I am pretty sure karma will catch up with them one day. I am grateful the way they won was disclosed and not edited out by CBS. But I don't think I'll watch the next AR.
It would be really nice to see the producers of the show promote that honesty and intregity are needed to win the game. I swore I wouldn't watch anymore after the rude winners last season but I got sucked in by the "cowboys." You made the show fun. Maybe the show should let the people in other countries that dealt with the teams vote for the winners.
You can have all the integrity in the world, doesn't mean it's going to be an advantage in playing a game or sport. Sometimes you have to think outside of the box in order to beat an opponent. I'm sure if the cowboys had a little more charm and knew how to schmooze the flight attendents, they would have done that. Problem is they have no "game". They don't have what it takes to make someone feel good about themselves in order to better themselves in a game. Oh well, it only cost them a million dollars. That's one expensive lesson learned.
Can and Jordon totally cheated. shame on them. a million bucks sure, but that's lame.
If the plane incident wasn't cheating and it was usual to move coach passengers to first class why didn't the flight attendant also move the cowboys? Any unfair advantage given to one team over another should be taboo! The brothers also cheated when they butted in line at the airport and stood in the way of the cowboys who were attempting to proceed through the virtual game (they were too nice, I would have ran right into the brother). Add it all up and they won by receiving unfair advantages and by "blocking" the other team from proceeding. CBS needs to closer monitor some of the horrible behavior of some of these teams and penalize them for it.
Those cowboys deserved better than that. The brothers played dirty pretty much every leg of the show and they really pushed the limits with that whole cut in line at the airport and bogus first class upgrade thing. TOO many people think that's OK these days, so CBS should have had the stones to dock them half an hour and allow the team that played fairly the ENTIRE time to win the million dollars. Also, that whole stunt with the lesbian couple and the models at the end was totally unnecessary. The lesbians were less than civil to the models the entire time they were in the game and they earned that u-turn. Get over it ladies and show some class.
the right team won, they are winners
I was happy as long as the models didn't win.
Again....this game isn't about who is the most polite and courteous!!!!!!! It's about who plays the smartest! And to all those people who think complaining about it will change the results, um, this ISN"T Survivor! The viewers DONT decide who wins! GET OVER IT!!!!!!
As with all of those who have prospered from ill-gotten gains, Dan AND Jordan will suffer in the end.
It's AMAZING how many people think the "good old cowboys" should have won just because they like them.
I think the issue really is, one of the brothers is openly Gay and played a better game. It's not surprising that cowboy lovers would have an issue with a smarter, faster, Gay winner of the race. This is where we are in America today, polarized based on ideology, not rules or reality. sad
They definately cheated. They butted in front of the Cowboys in the ticket line, then moved to first class. It is unfortunate that the executives of The Amazing Race did not enforce the rules about sitting in first class .As far as I'm concerned The Cowboys were the true winners of The Amazing Race. The brothers may have sat in first class, but they showed no class.
Just because you dont like someone doesnt mean they should be givin a 30 minute penalty for something that could of been done by any other team. They were smart, as if you had the oppurtunity to win 1st place you wouldnt take it?
You people are just as whiney and lame as they were, even CBS told you it was a legal move...poor cowboys should of been smarter...
Don't they have to buy full price coach tickets? "My Gravy" full price tickets are expensive. The few times I've been stuck buying a full price ticket I've always gotten upgraded to first class if seats are available. I'm surprised other teams haven't done this in the past. If you are stuck way back in coach it can easily take 15 minutes to get off the plane. Being in first class is a huge advantage. Did any one else think the challenges were pretty lame. There wasn't much opportunity for 2nd and 3rd place to catch up.
They didn't cheat, and I don't think the bump to first class or cutting in line made that much difference since the Cowboys caught up to them at the tower and the cyber game. Were they jerks with no class? Definitely! Should they have won? They were first across the line. I think the lesbians behavior at the finish far outshadowed the lack of fair play that Jordan and Dan showed.
the cowboys should have definitely won. the gay brothers cheated. i couldn't even tell which one was gay the whole time. they are cheaters and don't deserve the money
And if any of you were real fans you'd know being upgraded free to first class has happened before, they just didn't show it. They were hardly "caught with their pants down"
In past seasons of The Amazing Race, when coach was full but there were seats in first or business class, teams would tell the ticket agent that it was all right for them to sit in business, as long as they only paid for a coach seat.
This wasn't cheating, and it wasn't a new rule. The other teams could just as easily have asked for an upgrade.
I've asked for upgrades for myself in the past. Sometimes I got them; usually I didn't. But if you don't ask, you won't know.
I have been a fan of the show since day 1, but The outcome of this season was wrong. If win by any means possible is going to be allowed this show will be no diff. than survivor-btw which I also like alot but thats how you play on that show– This show has been good because you couldnt screw another group over as easy and you had to follow the rules or you sat out your 30 min. I said I would of shoved the other team player out of my way during the road block too, but the fact thats not how the cowboys played, that alone was reason enough to disqualify the so called winning team. If nothing else they should get another shot at it next season!! CBS you should look at the numbers the vast majority of your fans have said what they think, maybe you should listen-don't be like washington and ignore the public.
The show is called "The Amazing Race" not "The Amazing Honorable Race of Integrity". With a million bucks on the line, I would "bend the rules" myself if I thought I could get away with it.
the cowboys should had won. these guys clearly cheated. CBS should reconsider and look more closely at this....
Wow reading these comments makes me realize how stupid most of America is.
So many crybaby pus*** in this room today. Cry somemore about them cheating. Let's see some tears.
How exactly is schmoozing up to the flight attendents cheating? Explain that one to me.....I know, you people are just mad because the dumb cowboys didn't think of it first. You remind me of all the crybaby poor sports that lose and try to blame it somehow on the other team....Get over it pus***, they won fair and square...
Dan and Jordan should most definitely have been penalized for cutting in line at the airport and for moving into first class – something that was definitely prohibited in the rules at the beginnng of the race. I am disappointed in CBS and the producer's decisions, but not surprised. In the world today it seems that the more obnoxious, whiney, rude and disagreeable you are the better chances you have for winning a reality TV show. Whatever happened to manners, respect, integrity and character? Those were all displayed by the cowboys, but unfortunately it seems that the old adage "nice guys finish last" rings true here.
They had no shame in cutting in front of the cowboys in line for the plane tickets. This pair just don't have any integrity! The cowboys should have won.
This is truly a mistake and I am very surprised that this team was allowed to move ahead by 1) Breaking in line at the airport counter and 2) Getting moved to first class. I have a feeling if the cowboys would have done that, they would have been disaualified or at least received a 30 minute penalty. Seems rigged to me.
In my personal opinion they cheated when they got moved up to First Class...of course the Flight Attendant moved them...they knew it was Amazing Race and the camera crew with them didn't hurt either. Officially we now know they didn't cheat but with all of that said Amazing Race & CBS have been caught with their pants down....someone took advantage of a loop hole in their rules and now they'll have to figure out a way to update their rules to compensate for any future teams wanting to do this. Amazing Race has been a great reality show that goes to extremes to test the contestants but now they're testing their fan base....I guess next season will show how much damage has been done to their ratings.
People – not everything is a Kirk Cameron movie on CBN. Yes you loved the cowboys. Yes you want to live next door to them or something. But being nice doesn't make you a 'winner' and being clever does not make you a cheater. And Amazing Race is not American Idol – the 'will' of the masses doesn't mean a thing. So accept that while you MIGHT not have played that way, the brothers played within the rules and won. Be more upset that the producers felt that any of the final episodes tasks were challenging.... and be thankful the beauty queen didn't win.
They were savvy enough to try it, and it worked...good for them!
i want to see their birth certificates nowwwww!!! waaawaaaawaaaa, this is a typical reaction of kids who lost a game when I was a child – get over it losers! that what it takes and if you don't got it then too bad.
i bet they did more than "talk" their way up to First Class. Was there a male flight attendant on board???
I felt cutting in line at airport was so class-less. But my biggest disappointment was that Caite didn't throw down with Brent, "I want to punch you in the face" How many times did she say this? Too funny!
Anger much? Perhaps she should go to the Iraq with all that anger.
If there is ever a "villains" amazing race (like they are currently doing in Survivor)....Dan and Jordan are perfect for it.
Complete jerks. If they were trying to be liked by America, it was an epic fail. If there goal was to win a million bucks though.....
Hey guys is simple. The brothers won. The rule say buying first class ticket not moving to sit in first class sits. At the same time they got a knowedgeable taxi driver and that help the brothers to win.
The cowboys lost a lot of time at ILM, but were stupid for not figuring out the trick to read the words. The guy stood there and watched the gay guy spin around for ten minutes right in front of his face and yet couldn't figure out what he needed to do to help his partner read it.
The line cutting sucked, and I'm sure the cowboys wanted to beat his a$$, but that would get them kicked off the show. Even if they pushed them out of the way (at the airport or at ILM,) that would get them a big penalty.
I was certainly disappointed that the brothers were not penalized for the cutting in line and for going 1st class....so surprised that they got away with it...Not happy with Amazing Race producers.....they should bring the cowboys back for next time.....
It was cheating. Notice that no other contestants made a similar move because it was understood that this was not allowed. A penalty should have been enforced on the Brothers. I am not sure if it will affect whether I watch next season, but I will definately understand that there is more show business that fair play.
cowboys should have won
Most definitely they cheated... We were watching the shown and when we saw them move up to 1st class we were elated - saying they'll get 1/2 hour penalty. When they met Phil at the finish line we were expecting them to sit on sidelines therefore allowing the cowboys to win... Totally rotted at the outcome ... Always been a fan of the show but I don't know now. There sure is favouritism...
They didn't BUY first class tickets. They simply talked their way into first class. That was a great strategy!
As long as CBS states that there was no reason for a penalty on the brothers then they won fair & square. I think the reason fans are upset with that result is because they were not as likeable a team as the Cowboys were. It was downright nasty to just cut in line like they did at the airport but hey, that's nothing new. The Cowboys probably figured they were all getting on the same flight no matter what. I was quite offended by Caite's tirade at her taxi driver in San Francisco. She let her true colors show with that rude, derogatory outburst.
I disliked the "Ugly American" some of these players portrayed to the world, especially when hitting the back of the taxi driver's seat and when the female model was rude and crass to her taxi drivers. Shame on you; and we wonder why so many countries don't like Americans?
I wish the Cowboys had won. They were my favorite because of their integrity in playing the game.
They didn't cheat as stated in the CBS rules. CBS totally would have given them the time penalty if they had cheated – it would have been great drama for the finale. Honestly, I'm surprised more teams weren't asking to be bumped to first class throughout the entire show. The rules clearly say you're allowed to move up as long as you don't pay more. I would have tried on every single flight!
And, well, too bad if you thought the Cowboys "deserved" it more. The Amazing Race isn't an honesty/popularity/personality contest... it's a RACE.
Being first off the plane put the brothers in a huge advantage with clearing customes. They were first in line with no delays. Have you ever stood in the back of the line to clear customes? I know there was some editing, but it showd the brothers get to the first clue before the Cowboys left the airport. I don't think the Cowboys were that slow on the photo arrangement or the virtual world. My biggest beef is that the brothers were more then 3 hours behind to start the last leg and they all meet and wait until 1045 at the airport stand. The challenges were too easy and should have allowed for some possible delays. All 3 teams breezed through the last leg with no problems or real delays. Ask the brothers about how much it helped them to wait the couple hours for the detectives to do the day before for them?
I've watched every episode of this show and will never watch it again. Not only has the model grown stale, but the inclusion of people who were on other CBS "reality" shows just screams "RIGGED". Adios, amazinglyrigged race.
No cheating here. They are smart and very well traveled. Anyone knows who travels that you can be bumped to first class even if you only bought a coach ticket... Better yet, why not have them all fly Southwest where there is no first class, first come first serve!!
Get over it – the Brothers won. They just told you they didn't cheat and yet still people are saying they cheated. Geez. Also, this is edited TV, there's a lot we don't see. I didn't care who one, except I prefered that the models didn't win. The Cowboys did some shady things in the beginning but of course everyone just remembers the last episode or two. Or what about trying to throw Daniel off directng Jordan in that virtual game. Hey – it works both ways. I'm so glad I don't have to hear Oh my Gravy anymore. Brothers won – Good job – congrats. Smart thinking on the plane move and being prepared for Elimination order task. Not so smart – Cowboys not figuring out to spin after they just seen Jordan spinning before them. Brothers deserved it. Moving on.
I have been moved to first class on two occasions...1) to accomodate a family with a disabled child and 2) to balance out the weight of the plane. On both occasions I was traveling alone and was not required to pay for the bump up.
Cheaters...but CBS says no so good on ya!
I also wanted the cow