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TeamBoone
12-13-2005, 11:37 PM
Don't know who watches, but I do... these guys were terrific all the way. They did Cincinnati proud with their Who Dey shirts and Bengals gear. It was exciting all the way.

Congrats!


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Linz kids take $1 mil prize
By John Kiesewetter / Enquirer staff writer

The amazing Linz kids from Anderson Township won the $1-million prize on “The Amazing Race: Family Edition” Tuesday.

Nick, 24, Alex, 23, Megan, 21 and Tommy (aka “Bone”), 19, won final leg of the race from Montana to Montreal to Niagra Falls, then gave national TV viewers a “Who Dey” chant.

They had started the final episode Tuesday in second place, and stayed there most of the first hour Tuesday. They moved into the lead for good in Toronto the final hour, and won by being first to complete a 71-piece map puzzle of North and Central America.

“A million dollars is at stake, and it’s all about geography,” mused Megan, a Miami University junior, while brother Nick pieced the puzzle together.

The Linzes will be presented their $1 million check shortly after 8 a.m. today on CBS’ “Early Show” (Channel 12).

The victory by the Linzes – who wore orange “Who Dey” shirts on the show – was not a complete surprise.

An Internet site, www.sportsbook.com, suspended wagering before the Sept. 27 premiere because of the large number of bets from Ohio placed on the Linzes to win. Betting had been suspended in the spring edition on a Houston couple, who won the “Race” two months later.

More than 150 Linz family members and friends gathered Tuesday at McFadden’s in downtown Cincinnati to cheer for the kids, as they’ve done every week.

All 10 members of the Linz family – parents Tom and Terri, their seven children and daughter-in-law – were in New York at a CBS party for the finale with the nine other teams.

Mrs. Linz insisted that all 10 attend because they were together in a Cancun airport, on Christmas vacation last year, when a casting director asked if they would consider auditioning for a reality TV show.

During the 11-week series, the Linz team became a fan favorite. Viewers have enjoyed their humor and support for each other, while other families fought and argued with each other.

“The Linz children have done such a great job on the show. They’ve been very respectful, polite and have had fun – and represented the city of Cincinnati very well,” says Pattie Fisher of Batavia, an “Amazing Race” fan from Batavia who attended the weekly viewing party.

The Linz siblings will do their first interviews today since taping the show in July.

Walter Branson and his daughters from from Park Ridge, Il., placed second. Widow Linda Weaver and her children from Ormond Beach, Fla., were third.

Host Phil Keoghan, during a September visit to Cincinnati, said he admired how they adapted to situations during seen during the 11-week series.

“I love the Linzes. They’re naïve in a good way, meaning they’re receptive to change,” Keoghan said.

RBA
12-13-2005, 11:40 PM
I think they acted like a bunch of punks. But what can you expect from spoil frat boys and their sister?

TeamMorris
12-13-2005, 11:41 PM
:jump: :clap:

TeamBoone
12-13-2005, 11:42 PM
I think they acted like a bunch of punks. But what can you expect from spoil frat boys and their sister?

You've got to be kidding me!

They were the ONLY team (except for the Black family) that didn't argue or ***** and moan every week. Most of the teams should be really ashamed of how they treated their family team members... and I hope they are after seeing it all aired on national TV.

TeamMorris
12-13-2005, 11:49 PM
I think they acted like a bunch of punks. But what can you expect from spoil frat boys and their sister?

You HAVE to be kidding!! Did you listen to half those other teams?? They were one of the few teams not yelling at each other all the time. They were having a good time and giving it their best shot! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: to them!!

TeamMorris
12-13-2005, 11:51 PM
You've got to be kidding me!

They were the ONLY team (except for the Black family) that didn't argue or ***** and moan every week. Most of the teams should be really ashamed of how they treated their family team members... and I hope they are after seeing it all aired on national TV.

Hummm...:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

TeamBoone
12-14-2005, 10:26 AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Linz kids take $1 million prize

By John Kiesewetter
Enquirer staff writer

The amazing Linz kids from Anderson Township won the $1-million prize on “The Amazing Race: Family Edition” Tuesday.

And their story continued to be amazing this morning, when the Linzes – Nick, 24, Alex, 23, Megan, 21 and Tommy (aka “Bone”), 19 – said on CBS “The Early Show” they would give half the money to their parents, Tom and Terri Linz, and split the remaining $500,000 seven ways, one share for each of the seven Linz children.

“This is the Family Edition of the race. We’re just a small little core of our family,” said Alex, an emergency room technician at Anderson Mercy Hospital. “We did this for them (our parents). We wish they could have gone on the race with us. So it’s straight to them.”

“They deserve it,” said Megan. She said the decision to share the money with her other brothers – Matt, 27, Travis (“TJ”) 25, and Tim, 16, a St. Xavier High School junior – was made long ago. “Going in, this is what we decided we wanted to do with the money,” she said.

Host Phil Keoghan, who presented the check, again praised the Linzes for their enthusiasm and high spirits throughout the 25-day trek through 50 cities last summer.

“These guys kept a sense of humor through the whole thing, and having met their parents, you could see it comes from their parents,” Keoghan said on “The Early Show.”

All 10 members of the Linz family – parents Tom and Terri, their seven children and daughter-in-law Liz – attended the Tuesday night two-hour finale in New York with the nine other teams at CBS. Mrs. Linz insisted that all 10 attend because they were together in a Cancun airport, on Christmas vacation last year, when a casting director asked if they would consider auditioning for a reality TV show.

On the Tuesday finale, the Linzes won the final leg of the race from Montana to Montreal to Niagra Falls, then gave national TV viewers a “Who Dey” chant.

They had started the final episode in second place, and stayed there most of the first hour. They moved into the lead for good in Toronto the final hour, and won by being first to complete a 71-piece map puzzle of North and Central America.

“A million dollars is at stake, and it’s all about geography,” mused Megan, a Miami University junior, while brother Nick pieced the puzzle together on the show.

The victory by the Linzes – who wore orange “Who Dey” shirts on the show – was not a complete surprise.

An Internet site suspended wagering before the Sept. 27 premiere because of the large number of bets from Ohio placed on the Linzes to win. Betting had been suspended in the spring edition on a Houston couple, who won the “Race” two months later.

More than 150 Linz family members and friends gathered Tuesday at McFadden’s in downtown Cincinnati to cheer for the kids, as they’ve done every week.

During the 11-week series, the Linz team became a fan favorite. Viewers have enjoyed their humor and support for each other, while other families fought and argued with each other.

“The Linz children have done such a great job on the show. They’ve been very respectful, polite and have had fun – and represented the city of Cincinnati very well,” says Pattie Fisher of Batavia, an “Amazing Race” fan from Batavia who attended the weekly viewing party.

Walter Bransen and his daughters from from Park Ridge, Il., placed second. Widow Linda Weaver and her children from Ormond Beach, Fla., were third.

The race started Sept. 27 with 10 families. More than 10.6 million people have watched “The Amazing Race,” ranked No. 32 this fall. Cincinnati has been CBS’ No. 1 city for the show.

Chip R
12-14-2005, 10:53 AM
It was funny when I was coming home from work last night they were talking about them on WLW. They wondered if Marty was going to yell at them too. :lol:

Redsland
12-14-2005, 01:48 PM
I watched the second half or so of the season. I really liked it, and I thought the Linzes were great competitors who seemed to be having a lot of fun together. No other team can come close to saying that.

Who Dey!

Red Leader
12-14-2005, 01:52 PM
I watched the whole season. I always watch the Amazing Race. I love it.

The two families I was most impressed with were the Linezes and the family that had the two little kids. They were both real class families.

Congrats to the Linz family. Job well done.


Also, RBA, I don't know where your comments about them being punks came from :dunno:

They were one of the few teams that showed respect to their family members throughout.

RBA
12-14-2005, 02:27 PM
It seem the boys couldn't keep their hormones in check.

And I didn't like the way they treated their sister. You could tell she was not feeling good during some of the segments, but they kept making snide comments to her.

And they did make disparaging remarks about the other teams, especially the Weavers.

smith288
12-14-2005, 02:27 PM
I think they acted like a bunch of punks. But what can you expect from spoil frat boys and their sister?
Ah...I see. Never got accepted to that fraternity back in your college days, eh? jk ;)

RBA
12-14-2005, 04:49 PM
Also, if you read my post back in Sept, you would of already known that the Linz's won.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40132

Red Leader
12-14-2005, 04:52 PM
Also, if you read my post back in Sept, you would of already known that the Linz's won.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40132

I did read your post back then, thanks for that. :laugh:

I know it was my choice to open the thread to read it, but I really wished I wouldn't have read it. More fun in recent seasons when I didn't know who won. Curiousity killed the cat.

TeamBoone
12-14-2005, 04:56 PM
It seem the boys couldn't keep their hormones in check.

And I didn't like the way they treated their sister. You could tell she was not feeling good during some of the segments, but they kept making snide comments to her.

And they did make disparaging remarks about the other teams, especially the Weavers.

Their hormones in check? Where the heck did that come from? And I thought they treated their sister very well, as she did them.... especially considering how most guys treat their sisters! I don't remember any snide comments, even when she wasn't feeling well... if anything, I felt they were empathizing. IMHO, they were a great loving and fun family that pretty much took everything in stride and got along great, especially when compared to the others.

Granted they picked on each other, the way all siblings do. But it was always done in a joking manner, never mean or hateul... like a couple of those familes... and they were talking to their PARENTS!

And yes, they did make snide remarks about the Weavers (as did all the teams) AFTER the Weavers were brazen enough to tell them how they felt about THEM (and a few other teams in the process).

The Weavers made enemies of every team in the race. They were simpering competitors who felt the race should have been handed to them because they are Christians and blatently stated that none of the other teams were. They were happy as clams when they were leading, but bitter complainers when they were not... constantly complaining about how "unfair" it was and "nobody likes us". Boo hoo.

I honestly can't understand how two people can have such different feelings after watching the same program. Wow!

TeamBoone
12-14-2005, 05:02 PM
Also, if you read my post back in Sept, you would of already known that the Linz's won.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40132

I didn't want to know, which is why I never read your thread. That would have spoiled the entire show for me.

I don't want to know who wins the next one that starts in February either.

BTW, how could anyone possibly be spoiled with 7 siblings in the family within an 11-year age span.

writerdan33
12-14-2005, 06:31 PM
I think maybe someone has just forgotten what it's like to be between the ages of 19-23.

Had I acted like the Linzes toward my own siblings, my parents would have thought me a saint...LOL

Blimpie
12-15-2005, 03:56 PM
I think they acted like a bunch of punks. But what can you expect from spoil frat boys and their sister?RBA, you are waaaay off on that one. They were the ONLY family that was even somewhat civil and supportive to one another throughout the entire season. 50 cities in 25 days...600 consecutive hours together and not one single fight. Those kids were raised right by their parents--plain and simple.

In fact, the Linz family was nice to all of the teams except the Weaver Family who claimed to be from Florida (but really were from the dark side of the moon)...and NOBODY got along with that team. The FL family were complete hypocrites every step of the way. One minute it was, "Praise Jesus for helping us cross this rope bridge." The next minute, you would fully expect to see the lunatic mom telling her son to slash someone's tires. Insanity.

wolfboy
12-16-2005, 04:34 PM
I didn't want to know, which is why I never read your thread. That would have spoiled the entire show for me.

I don't want to know who wins the next one that starts in February either.

BTW, how could anyone possibly be spoiled with 7 siblings in the family within an 11-year age span.


I knew this family growing up. Spoiled might not be an appropriate word, but they certaintly weren't living in poverty. Having said that, I have never seen this show before, so I can't comment either way.

TeamBoone
12-16-2005, 06:35 PM
The Dad owns his own business (apparently successful) so I doubt they lived in poverty. That doesn't mean they were/are rich either. Raising one or two children is costly, I can only imagine what the price is for seven, especially when they are so close in age! And 6 of the 7 have gone to college; one is still in highschool.

That said, I wasn't talking about being spoiled in a monetary way... I was more talking about behavior. With seven children, most parents' tolerance level would be strained to say the least.

Just one more thing, being loved isn't the same as being spoiled... people often confuse the two.

TeamMorris
12-16-2005, 07:44 PM
Never mind...just not worthy of those 2 minutes of my life I almost just lost.

TeamCasey
12-16-2005, 08:42 PM
Hmmmm ..... I'm the only teamster that hasn't chimed in.

I have one important thing to say.

I didn't watch this show.

That is all. Thank you for allowing me to waste your time. ;)

RBA
12-16-2005, 10:21 PM
I didn't want to know, which is why I never read your thread. That would have spoiled the entire show for me.

I don't want to know who wins the next one that starts in February either.

The Teamsters?



BTW, how could anyone possibly be spoiled with 7 siblings in the family within an 11-year age span.

Not me, 7 siblinngs in 9-year span. :D