‘Survivor’ and Jimmy Johnson Make Great Entertainment Together

September 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

 "Survivor" isn't every body's cup of tea, and neither is Jimmy Johnson for that matter. The reality TV game show series can be formulaic and long-in-the-tooth at times. Jimmy J's flashy image, complete with always perfect hair, can induce eye rolling as well.
Nevertheless, Jimmy's charismatic presence on the show is yet another example of the breaths of fresh air that the producers consistently seem to be able to inject just about every season.
The looks of disbelief on the faces of the men on the teams (tribes) when they see they are competing against the Head Coach of a National Championship, and two Super Bowls, are hilarious.
As the players received game instructions from host Jeff Probst, there was Coach Jimmy Johnson intently listening with the excited dropped-jaw smile of a kid at a toy store. Soon the various standard Survivor plot kinks had been straitened out, and Johnson was placed on the team (tribe) of players over 40 years-old.
Sure, the old time...

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