Champion Cowboys Coach To
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Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl victories in 1992 and 1993, will compete on the next edition of CBS’ “Survivor,” according to the Dallas Morning News, citing an unnamed source close to Johnson.
Johnson, who currently works as a analyst for Fox network and recently shed some weight, reportedly failed a physical that kept him off 2008’s “Survivor: Gabon.” At age 67, he will be the show’s second oldest contestant ever. Navy vet Rudy Boesch competed twice, at ages 72 and 76.
“Survivor” moves to Wednesdays this fall after nearly a decade in the same Thursday time slot.
Find all of the News’ story on the matter here.
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July 22, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST
by Urge to Kill
That is all
July 22, 2010, 4 a.m. CST
That's really all I can think to say. Incredible.
July 22, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST
Seriously, if someone doesn't recognize him and vote him off right away, they're dumb. <p> Of course he's probably cool to hang out with. Plus, he's old, so he probably won't win any challenges. <p> It'll be interesting to see what happens. Great stunt casting to keep interest in the series.
July 22, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST
For obvious reasons. Also, no Russell, no watch. Just kidding.
July 22, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST
I guess 1 celeb is... okay. Sort of. The day they make Celebrity Survivor is the day the show dies.
July 22, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST
That hair spray isn't permitted on Survivor except for that announcer dude?<p>So Johnson won't be on the Fox pregame show? When do they film this so called "reality" series?
July 22, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST
Not only does it make Survivor even better, but FOX NFL Sunday becomes better too.
July 22, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST
My understanding is that it already started filming during the last week of June..so by the time the NFL gets under the way..he will be done.
July 22, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
and tolerate both Jerry Jones and Terry Bradshaw deserves at least some measure of respect. Sure, he's got his own vain ways, but he could coach.
July 22, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST
A few years ago, they had a former Cowboys quarterback named Gary something on the show, and he was recognized .. I've been a 'Boys fan my whole life and didn't know who that guy was but some chick who was a sports radio DJ knew him ... Jimmy is much more recognizable so I'm sure he's gonna be outed on day one. Still, I'll watch just to see his real hair.
July 22, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
I can't believe it hasn't happened yet! It would be a ratings boom because average people would love to see the celebutards suffer.<br><br> Better yet, how about a Ruling Class Survivor where all your favorite "elite politicians" compete! Except when they're voted off, they're beheaded.
July 22, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST
have to wait and see I guess. but I agree....less gimmicks...less IDOLS this time around would be my preference.
July 22, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST
wonder if Jimmy will bring some Heineken?
July 22, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST
And once someone that watches football realizes he's Jimmy Johnson and rolling in cash, the odds of his long-term survival will plummet even further.
July 22, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST
July 22, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST
July 22, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST
July 22, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST
If they were all hot young and trashy! Imagine a season where Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, Michelle Rodriguez, the Olsen Twins, and more were stuck together on an island. I'd watch that in a New York Minute! The only reason J.J. seems like a bad idea is cause no one wants to see him in a bikini. At least, I hope no one does.....
July 22, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST
That's what will happen with Celebrity Survivor. It'll be like watching Real World on MTV. Just a group full of suckers grinning at the fact that they're on TV for no reason.
July 22, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST
July 22, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST
Uh... how so?
July 22, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST
was the guy who posted in a talkback last season. Survivor Champions, every single person who has won survivor faces off. The winner gets Jeff Probst's job.
July 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST
July 22, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST
<p>Gary Hogoboom was only recognized by the ugly chick who won because she is a sportscaster</p> Jimmy Johnson is easily recognized by anyone who has ever watched a football game- he borders on being a celebrity. There will be a bunch of people who will know he makes a ton of money and vote his ass off real quick. Why he would go on the show knowing that is beyond me.
July 22, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST
Then again, they also voted off a guy who said he "wasn't there for the money." Good old hippie Gabe. Anyway, I love the Champions idea, except that they won't have Hatch, so why watch. And maybe if they did a team of slightly higher caliber celebrities (B+ to A- list) and a team of normal folks that might be interesting. It's only 39 days, which is shorter than most movies and a hell of a lot shorter than 15 weeks for DWTS.
July 22, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST
They had that fat black lady a few seasons ago (can't remember her name, not Cirie) who was an ex-pop singer (she was in SWV, they had a couple big hits) married to Eddie George, and I think she made the finals. We'll see.
July 22, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST
/ spoiler According to a reliable spoiler over on the sucks boards, he does not make it far, but loses weight. /end spoiler
July 22, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST
An "all-losers" edition of Survivor, where someone HAS to be a winner by default. This Jimmy Johnson thing is a wretched idea.
July 22, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST
Jimmy on Survivor? they have to be going for laughs,or finally want to see a live heart attack on tv. Prissy Jimmy doesn't need the money so it's all ego. One of many publicity addicts. I am sure messed up hair will do him in anyway.
July 22, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST
The guy could be great at everything and he still goes at the first vote. He's a multimillionaire already not to mention his age means he would be gone 1st or 2nd even if he was an unknown unless he was fricken Crocodile Dundee out there.
July 22, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST
that they don't run the show live. Unless you stay off the internet you will get spoiled one way or another by week 4.
July 22, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST
They may be trying for it. I haven't looked at Survivorsucks, but on 2+2 boards, there's a poker player that was recruited to join (he turned it down, but gave the name of another player).
July 22, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST
But he didn't think it was worth missing the World Series of Poker. Instead, Jean-Robert was on that season instead. (They are both poker players.)
July 22, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST
July 22, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST
Has to be.
July 22, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST
but because he's already a multi-millionaire he has no shot. And I've been screaming for an "all losers" edition of Survivor for years now. They should do it.
July 22, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST
Nah, that was three years(?) ago. What I'm talking about was for this year (also to be filmed around the WSOP). The person who was approached didn't give his name, and the only hint he gave was that this would have been his first WSOP. Gus would probably make the best Survivor contestant. He's super fit and hilarious to watch. But I don't think the stakes are high enough for him.
July 22, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST
And while the odious cunt Carrie Bradshaw wannabe fantasy was expected, the show did introduce me to one Justin Shankarow, former child actor of Picket Fences and the most hilarious douche in greater Orange County. He needs a slot on Survivor. Just youtube Matchmaker and Olive Garden.
July 22, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST
And in honor of her 18th birthday today, I'll use Selena Gomez as an example. Just imagine her trying her best in challenges; sweating so much in the tropical heat that her sheer white bikini is almost translucent. The same cameraman who was obsessed with Amanda's snatch last season treating us to long, lingering shots of Selena's hairy Mexican taco peeking out from her bottoms as she bends over a puzzle board, trying desperately to get her team the win. Oh la la. Oh, and put Paulie Shore on her team so we can all watch him try to stick her for the whole season.
July 22, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST
Get help heh
July 22, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST
Um, bro is like 70 and he probably just 'barely' passed the physical to be on the show; he won't make it passed the third week. Let's be realistic here...he's a city dweller with a penchant for tanning beds and hair gel. Again, this = FAIL...search your feelings and you will know this to be true!
July 22, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST
get washed up athletes and regular people and put them on there see who wins.
July 22, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST
He's apparently a huge fan of the show. He had tried out before (for Russel's first season) and didn't pass the physical. I can't see him lasting too long if anyone has a clue as to who he is. Oh and Fuck whoever Urge to Kill roots for GO COWBOYS
July 22, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST
Jimmy Johnson is too old. He's getting taken out pretty quickly. And I would love to see Celebrity Survivor. I mean I'm sure they could dig up some interesting people and it would get HUGE ratings.
July 23, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST
July 23, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST
Christ, is this Celebrity Apprentice?
July 23, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST
Anybody who's watched a season of survivor knows none of the contestants give a fuck about how rich someone is coming in to the show. Better bring hairspray as your luxury item Jimmy. Love you! GO COWBOYS!!!
July 23, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST
Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys #1 That's all
July 23, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST
by Kraven Morehead
If this isn't celebrity survivor (which would be jumping the shark in my eyes) then it's a little weird to dump such a well known figure in the group. I guess it will be interesting to see him have to deal with people as equals. He is the only person to ever coach a college and an nfl team to a chmapionship. He deserves props for that.
July 23, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST
Who would recognize him?
July 23, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST
exactly who he is. However, I think the rest will probably all experience varying degrees of recognition. They may not be able to place him, may not know his name, may not know where they know him from, but I'm sure they'll suffer from that nagging feeling they've "seen him somewhere before".<p>How funny would it be if he is primarily recognized as "the guy who does the boner pill ads"?
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