BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills watches his team warm up before the game against the New England Patriots at New Era Field on October 30, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan will appear as one of the contestants on the show, The Amazing Race.   CBS made the announcement on Wednesday.

The teams that will compete during the 34th season were revealed.  According to Entertainment Weekly, Ryan’s partner on the show will be one of his golf buddies, Tim Mann, who is a 40-year-old probation officer. Rex Ryan is 59 years old and has been working as an analyst for ESPN on “NFL Sunday Countdown”.

The premier episode for season 34 takes place on September 21st.  Twelve teams of 2 people will race around the world and try to complete various challenges.  If they succeed, they move on to their next destination.  If your team gets to the final destination, you win one million dollars.  That’s a lot of G-Damn Snacks!

How Did Rex Ryan Choose Tim Mann?

Entertainment Weekly recently published a video with Ryan and Mann.  Mann said they have known each other for about 7  years during the interview.

Rex Ryan went 61-66 during his 8 years as an NFL head coach.  He also went 4-2 in the playoffs.  He coached the Jets from 2009-2014 and then coached the Buffalo Bills from 2015-2016.

“Where our story kind of started, was his love for the Buffalo Bills and the fact that I failed miserably as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills,” Ryan said with a chuckle.

How will Team Ryan/Mann Win the Million Dollar Prize?

“Yeah, of course, we have our strategies,” Ryan said of his and Mann’s preparations for the show. “I do know a bit about team building. If you want to be really good, you lean on yourself. But if you want to be great, you lean on yourself and others. “I think a lot of people will love us just because we are kind of the underdogs here. Why not us? We’ve got a one in 12 chance, we might as well go for it.”

Ryan did lead the Jets to consecutive AFC championship game appearances in his first two seasons with the team, but New York lost both of those games.  More on this later today on Shemon and Sheppard.




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