Jimmy Johnson, former Cowboys coach and current Fox broadcaster, will inexplicably (and, reportedly) spiff up his already impressive acting resume on "Survivor: Nicaragua," the latest rendition of CBS' popular television show.
My man Calvin Watkins has a source claiming that Johnson is prepared to go where no really wealthy, multiple-championship-winning, still-gainfully-employed broadcaster has gone before: reality television.
Now, sure, there have been lots of folk who have appeared on stuff like "Dancing With the Stars," like Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Chad Ochocinco, and Lawrence Taylor. But that's more of a "hey, look how my talents on the football field translate over into stuff that kind of seems like real life!" attention grab.
Or something. This, though, is different. It's "Survivor," where the whole purpose (at least I've always thought) is to throw a ton of strangers onto an island and see how long they can last while playing a low-stakes game of international intrigue vis-a-vis learning each other's weaknesses and then exploiting them for personal gain.
Johnson on board kind of defeats the purpose, since someone just needs to sneak in his tent and hijack whatever product JJ brings to put in his hair. He won't last more than two episodes.
-- Will Brinson
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