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Monday, March 1, 2010

Steve Smith's Amazing Race: Cowboy Steve

Something that can help a lot on a show like The Amazing Race is working well with your teammate. That's what Steve and Allie have been doing these first three legs and it paid off in Leg 3 with a second place finish.

That teamwork showed at the hay bale roping challenge, with daughter Allie yelling "concentrate, you got it" as her father roped the hay bale.

Then there was the wooden horse polo challenge, with daughter helping dad onto the tipping horse.

The Greatest 21 Days is following Steve Smith's progress on The Amazing Race as he is actually a part of the set. He is currently the third-base coach for the Cleveland Indians, but in 1990, he was the manager of the Oklahoma City 89ers.

Steve's sports background showed on the polo challenge. He managed to hit the ball through the goal quickly. He also figured out that they didn't have to actually get on the horse, they could just lean over it and hit the ball.

As they moved the heavy horse toward the goal, daughter Allie asked if he was hurting. "I'm 57 years old," the dad responded, "what isn't hurting?"

On one of the secret scenes from CBS' Amazing Race Web site, fellow team Joe and Heidi talk about a conversation they had with Steve about a comment a third team, Carol and Brandy made. The third team seemed to dismiss Steve and Allie as threats, something Steve was concerned about. (The video is embedded below) The photos here are also from a slideshow on the CBS site.

Joe said he told Steve, it didn't matter what other teams thought, it was what Steve and Allie did.

At the pit stop, Steve and Allie came in second, ahead of the third-place Carol and Brandy. Also at the pit stop, Steve switched hats with the local greeter, giving the greeter his stocking cap, taking the greeter's Argentine cowboy hat. "I'm a cowboy," the happy Steve said.

If you missed the episode, you can watch it online on
Steve Smith Tally
Steve Smith: Amazing Manager
Episode 1, LA to Chile: Fourth Place
Episode 2, Chile: Seventh Place
Episode 3, Chili to Argentina: Second Place
Episode 4, Argentina to Germany: Second Place
Episode 5, Germany to France: Second Place
Episode 6, France: Third Place
Episode 7, France to the Seychelles: First Place
Episode 8, Seychelles to Malaysia: Eliminated

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