Oklahoma cowboys Jet and Cord McCoy were eliminated from “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business” after finishing last at the eighth pit stop in the episode that aired Sunday night. Last year in the cowboys' first appearance in the competition, they finished runner-up in their bid to win the $1 million prize.
Jet McCoy stumbled on the task of measuring the length of Lichtenstein while riding a motorized bicycle. He blamed his incorrect answer on taking a wrong turn on the course. He guessed 35 kilometers when the correct answer was 22 kilometers. He then had to ride the course again to determine the correct answer, which put the cowboys well behind the other competitors.
As in the past two episodes, the Oklahoma team rallied to make a race of it and stay in contention. But their fate was sealed when the Harlem Globetrotters team of “Flight Time and Big Easy” (Herb Long and Nate Lofton) used its U-Turn on them, making them complete another task.
“Totally my fault, really,” said Jet McCoy, 31, a rancher from Tupelo, after being told by host Phil Keoghan that they had been eliminated.
Cord McCoy, 30, a bull rider from Ada, disagreed.
“We're a team,” he said. “I took off with him and I'll stick with him to the end.”
Both cowboys said they enjoyed their second season on the CBS competition.
“I know they hit the nail on the head when they called this race amazing,” Cord said. “I got to get with my brother — my best friend. It's more memories I'll never forget.”
“We went to some new places this time and I got to see it with my brother,” Jet said. “Nobody I would rather to be traveling the country with, maybe my wife.”
It's not surprising that the Globetrotters used their U-Turn on the cowboys, who believed they had become a target of the other teams. “I don't know if we're an outcast, but there hasn't been anybody trying to buddy up with us,” Jet said early in the episode.
Some of the other teams exchanged information on the correct 22 kilometer answer, and no one offered that info to the Oklahoma team. “I don't think anyone feels comfy and relaxed that we're safe from them,” Vyxsin Fiala, of the Goth team said of the cowboys early in the episode.
The team of Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanow, friends from California, won the leg and received a Caribbean trip.