The Amazing Race has returned for its 9th season and it would appear that it has shaken the malaise of last season. The family race was an interesting experiment, but just too many people to watch – and who wants to hear teenagers whine. With 11 interesting teams of two there should be some worth rooting for. Already getting out of the USA (Sao Paulo, Brazil) the locations should be much more exciting and fun. As a former youth pastor, I’m thinking this might be a cool game to re-create in some church … maybe a race to all sorts of missions projects around the world. OK, probably not since the fund raising would be a real bear.