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I am – Hercules!! 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


    by Deathpool

    That's really all I can think to say. Incredible.

  • July 22, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Yeah, he'll last an episode.

    by Jayemel

    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

    They need to bring back Coach for this season.


    For obvious reasons. Also, no Russell, no watch. Just kidding.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    The last thing Survivor needs is "Celebrity Survivor."


    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

    Nobody bothered to tell Johnson

    by Xiphos_2

    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

    That's amazing,

    by nalapou

    Not only does it make Survivor even better, but FOX NFL Sunday becomes better too.

  • July 22, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST


    by MRJONZ72

    My understanding is that it already started filming during the last week of by the time the NFL gets under the way..he will be done.

  • July 22, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Anybody who could share the stage

    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

    Well ...

    by _Qpid77_

    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

    Celebrity Survivor

    by GeorgieBoy

    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

    I thought we were getting a tranny this time?

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    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

    Fuck Urge To Kill

    by zer0cool2k2

    wonder if Jimmy will bring some Heineken?

  • July 22, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Yes, because old people always do well on SURVIVOR

    by SpyGuy

    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

    this = FAIL

    by nobunaga209


  • July 22, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Why would they ever use a celebrity?

    by Mahaloth

    Terrible idea.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by Simpsonian

  • July 22, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Celebrity Survivor would work.....

    by Dallas1701D

    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

    Nothing makes worse TV more than people that don't care.


    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

    But will his hair still be perfect?

    by RainesMaker


  • July 22, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by slone13

    Uh... how so?

  • July 22, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The best idea:

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    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

    Does he get to take his Extenze pills with him?

    by Chain

  • July 22, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Are they kidding

    by jtp8000

    <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

    They voted off a dentist in week 3 once.

    by DiscoGodfather

    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

    And remember...

    by DiscoGodfather

    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* How far he makes it.

    by DaMENACE

    / 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

    i like the idea of a 2nd chance for the 1st person off

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    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

    Survivor is going for comedy

    by Messyjoe

    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

    Just dumb

    by optimus122

    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

    Also it sucks

    by optimus122

    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

    Celebrity Survivor

    by MinderThr33

    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

    Daniel Negraneu (sp?) was going to be on it before.


    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

    I'm not big on the idea of "Celebrity's" competing.

    by BigTuna

  • July 22, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Will Jimmy's one item be Hair Spray?

    by BigTuna

    Has to be.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I love Jimmy...

    by Banshee7

    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


    by MinderThr33

    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

    My gf made me watch Millionaire Matchmaker

    by mjgtexas

    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

    I LOVE the ideas of Celebrities on Survivor

    by Itchy

    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


    by optimus122

    Get help heh

  • July 22, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by nobunaga902

    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 = your feelings and you will know this to be true!

  • July 22, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    better idea

    by Phategod2

    get washed up athletes and regular people and put them on there see who wins.

  • July 22, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I live in Dallas and this is what I've heard

    by skycrapper

    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

    They should've gotten Bill Cower

    by Cobb05

    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

    MRJONZ72 Thanks for the info

    by Xiphos_2

    Much appreciated.

  • July 23, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Christ, is this Celebrity Apprentice?

  • July 23, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by selfblumpkin

    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

    Fuck Urge To Kill

    by cornstalkwalker

    Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys #1 That's all

  • July 23, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Sort of odd

    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

    But if they're all under 20 they wouldn't know him

    by RPLocke

    Who would recognize him?

  • July 23, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    I have no doubt at least one person will know

    by jim

    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"?