Our next team is David O’Leary and Connor O’Leary – father and son from Salt Lake City, Utah.
My nickname for this team refers to the fact that they both are cancer survivors and not yet another hand-me-down team from “Survivor” the show. Although one of the “Survivor” hand-me-downs was actually a cancer survivor, too (Ethan Zohn, TAR 19).
I know it might be touching and inspiring to see cancer survivors on the Race. I can see how The Amazing Race production wants to send a positive message, provide a good example and all that. But to me – this by itself is not sufficient to become a chosen team. And with David and Connor I unfortunately can’t see anything that would make them stand out beyond that.
Sure, they are likable enough, and they seem close and devoted to each other. And if there is a bicycle challenge along the way, they will definitely ace it (since both are avid cyclists, and the son is even a professional one).
But other than that – not much. And somehow I don’t see them going far in the Race either. We shall see.
Anyway – good luck! The world is waiting for you!
You can watch their video here: