Popular snowboarders talk religion, racing and All-Stars hopes
Next Sunday night, the 19th installment of "The Amazing Race" will be won by either Ernie & Cindy, Jeremy & Sandy or Marcus & Amani.
Chances are good, though, that when fans of the show look back on the season, most of the memories will center on snowboarders Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin.
Andy & Tommy won six of the season's first 10 Legs and in the 11th, they held what turned out to be too prohibitive of a lead when they approached the final clue before the Pit Stop. A misinterpretation of the message conveyed by a group of Panamanian dancers led the Snowboarders off on a wild goose chase. Meanwhile, two of the teams behind the Snowboarders made the exact same error, but due to cooperation between cab divers, they were rescued and Andy & Tommy, off on their own for much of the episode, went home.
During their "Race" run, Andy & Tommy won a legion of fans for their youthful enthusiasm and for their strengths across a wide variety of challenges. Devout Christians, they also polarized some of the show's audience, particularly after some comments made at a Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Between that polarizing quality, their surprisingly abrupt elimination and their string of dominant wins, Andy & Tommy seem like absolute no-brainers for the next time the "Amazing Race" producers feel like doing an All-Star season. And they assure me that they're ready for that shot.
Click through for Andy & Tommy's full exit interview, which covers their Race strategy, their religion and their elimination...