They say speed kills in the NFL. Now it’s time to see if a former NFL coach can make a million dollars The amazing match.
Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills head coach and current ESPN football analyst Rex Ryan (who led the Jets to AFC Championship games) teams up with a friend/golf official on the 34th season of the CBS reality competition series. which premieres September 21 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. She will be one of 12 teams competing, a cast that also includes long-lost twins, former NFL cheerleaders, ballroom dancers, motivational speakers, as well as Big Brother Season 23 stars (and Cookout victims) Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss.
That wasn’t the only big one Amazing match news for the new season. For the first time in franchise history, the competition will actually begin outside the United States, with Munich, Germany serving as the starting line for Season 34. And in another franchise first sure to be cheered by longtime fans, there will be zero non-blocking legs in the season.
Not only that, but there will be what CBS describes as a “game-changing element” that host Phil Keoghan will tease during the first leg, and the show will also visit “the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, where teams will ride a train and experience a scene reminiscent of the 1963 Oscar-winning film Lawrence of Arabiaperform a Jordanian folk dance and learn the Arabic alphabet.” Other locations on the itinerary include Austria, Italy, France, Spain and Iceland, with the race ending in Nashville.
Meet the 34th season Amazing match groups below.
Aastha Lal (33, VP of Operations) and Nina Duong (34, Director Business Dev.)
Engaged from Marina Del Ray, California.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Aastha Lal and Nina Duong from “The Amazing Race”
Abby Garrett (24, Data Scientist) and Will Freeman (25, Accountant)
Childhood favorites from Birmingham, Ala.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Abby Garrett and Will Freeman from ‘The Amazing Race’
Aubrey Ares (29, Dance Studio Owner) and David Hernandez (29, Helicopter Mechanic)
Ballroom dancers from Los Angeles, California.
Kit Karzen/CBS Aubrey Ares and David Hernandez from “The Amazing Race”
Derek Xiao (24, Product Manager) and Claire Rehfuss (25, AI Engineer)
Reality romance from Los Angeles, California.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss from “The Amazing Race”
Emily Bushnell (36, Law Firm Manager) and Molly Sinert (36, Healthcare Administrator)
Lost twins from Ardmore, Pa. and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., respectively.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert from “The Amazing Race”
Glenda (41, Insurer) and Lumumba Roberts (41, High School Teacher)
Newlyweds from Norcross, Ga.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Glenda and Lumumba Roberts from “The Amazing Race”
Luis Colon (34, Firefighter) and Michelle Burgos (34, Dancer)
Married from Miami, Florida.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos from “The Amazing Race”
Linton (50, Assistant Director) and Sharik Atkinson (23, Graduate Student)
Father and daughter from Brooklyn, New York
Sonja Flemming/CBS Linton and Sharik Atkinson from “The Amazing Race”
Marcus (38, Army Tank Commander) and Michael Craig (30, Air Force Pilot)
Military brothers from Richmond Hill, Ga. and Alamogordo, NM, respectively.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Marcus and Michael Craig from “The Amazing Race”
Quinton Peron (29, Choreographer) and Mattie Lynch (27, Dance Coach)
Former Rams cheerleaders from Pasadena, Calif., and Vista, Calif., respectively.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Quinton Peron and Mattie Lynch from “The Amazing Race”
Tim Mann (40, Probation Officer) and Rex Ryan (59, ESPN Analyst)
Golf buddies from Brentwood, Tenn.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Tim Mann and Rex Ryan from “The Amazing Race”
Rich Kuo (32, Life Coach) and Dom Jones (35, Gym Owner)
Motivational speakers from Huntington Beach, California.
Sonja Flemming/CBS Rich Kuo and Dom Jones from “The Amazing Race”
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