Ah, it just goes to show you that not all Internet spoilers are indeed reality when it comes to reality TV. The early spoilers out there had Colin ("My ox is broken") and Christy running the race, but no Frat Boys (Kevin and Drew). Other spoilers were indeed correct. There were teams who either weren't available or didn't make the cut. I, for one, would have loved to have seen Jon and Al (the Clowns from TAR4) take another go at the million.
Overall, I'm pleased with the teams we'll be seeing - well, for the most part anyway. There will always be a few teams we'd rather see than a few who made it, but it looks like it's going to be a great season. That's coming from someone (me) who is usually a bit turned off by the "all stars" versions of reality television shows. I'm marking my calendar — Sunday, February 18 at 8 PM ET/PT. Don't call me; I'll be watching The Amazing Race 11: All Stars.
The Teams In No Particular Order
Winners of The Amazing Race 7, Uchenna and Joyce were very popular with many show fans. They came across as nice folks, not necessarily ruthless at all. There was a brouhaha about flights and Romber, which caused some controversy on the Internet.
It's going to be interesting to watch how the teams interact this season. They have the right stuff for the win - I think back to Joyce shaving her beautiful hair in order to get a jump on the others.
From TAR3, it's second place finishers, Teri and Ian. While their success in the season is definitely "a job well done," they're not a team I would have chosen had they asked me. Now, I'm all for older folks (read that as my generation) doing well, but I didn't really enjoy watching this team. I can still hear Teri yelling, "Ian! Iiiiiiiaaaaannnnn!" To me, he came across as gruff and demanding - not to the point of a Jonathan Baker, but not a nice guy, either.