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Part of what made the british series so great was the colorful teams... with the mad military and the police officers being the most entertaining...
I don't see any servicemen in the US team lineup... seeing a group of Navy Seals vs Army Engineers would be totally bodge-tastic, methinks...
-Dan (To reply in email replace blort dot invalid with anime dot net)
-- Dan Hollis (email@example.com), January 04, 2001
Army Engineers from West Point (United States Military Academy) did apply to be on the show but were not selected.
-- Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2001.
I liked the British teams better, except for the NERDs, who are my favorite. I like seeing intelligent people who are excited and have a good sense of humor. I don't like seeing people who are whiney, inbred, stupid, or ill natured. I am wondering if some of those american teams were chosen to make Americans look bad, because I know the British have a bit of jealousy/animosity towards Americans. I didn't like Chicago Fire or Scrap Daddies. They came off as goons. I read the Long Brothers are farmers, so I hope they won't come off as stupid hicks on TV next week. The Young Guns were a pretty decent team. I rather liked their trebuche. The Rusty Juveniles acquitted themselves extremely well for old men, but were kinda dull on TV.
-- Richard Manahan (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
The NERDS are my favorite too. But, "inbred?" tell me some of those British teams didn't look "inbred?" The Fire and Scrapdadies were just fine. They surely did not embarase me as both their dragsters were far superior to either one built by the British teams. Both those dragsters looked professionaly made and 90MPH on a 1/8mile track? Unless the producers drasticaly changed the rules, that's incredible! I like watching the Brits too but many, no... most of their machines fell apart. I only saw a couple british teams that could hold a candle to the American teams I saw last night.
-- El Kid (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2001.