MLB Wives, NHL Ice Girls and Former NFL Players Abound on 'The Amazing Race'

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 29, 2013

Photo Credit: CBS Sports
Photo Credit: CBS Sports

The most amazing part of The Amazing Race is finding out that it's still on the air, or is that just me?. However, the most intriguing aspect from a sports standpoint is that this season will feature a couple of MLB wives, some cool Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls and former NFL players. 

CBS Sports reports Kim, wife of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder David DeJesus, and Nicky, wife of Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz, will try their hand in the long-running reality show. 

DeJesus, an MLB journeyman, played in Kansas City from 2003-2010 before landing with the A's, Cubs, Nationals and now Rays. 

As you see in the video, Kim and Nicky became quite friendly and are well prepared for any and all circumstances. As they note, they know how to keep a level head under duress, which should come in handy. 

For hockey fans, you will be happy to know that a couple of Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls are hitting the competition. 

Here is Team Ally and Ashley

Seeing the Kings Ice Girls in action, I will vouch for their physical acumen. All snark aside, they are awesome ladies who don't enough credit. 

However, we may have to differ with them saying they might be the only contestants who work under the watchful eyes of thousands. 

Here are former Houston Texans players Chester Pitts and Ephraim Salaam: 

The Texans even tipped their hat to the dynamic duo. 

You can catch the premiere on September 29 at 7 p.m. on CBS. This will be the 23rd season of the hit show. 

Fine, I'll bite. 

With all that sports intrigue, you can count me in. I know that 99 percent of you will treat me the same way I might someone who said they would finally give "that Simpsons show" a go. 

Well, we can't watch everything, but I am now willing to give this amazing show a chance to amaze me into being a regular viewer. 

If you follow me over to the seedy area of the Internet known as Wikipedia, we find this show is like some Lakers/Celtics beast taking one accolade after another year after year. 

This is shaping up to be another great season. So you Top Chefs and Project Runways can run and hide accordingly. 

 

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