Back in 1993, then-Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson told a reporter the Cowboys would kick San Francisco’s ass in the NFC Championship game — and the newspaper could print his prediction in “three-inch headlines,” he added.
Here’s my prediction on Johnson’s upcoming stint on Survivor (sorry but I don’t have access to any three-inch fonts so I’ll just put it in all-cap): “JOHNSON VOTED OFF FIRST ON SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA”
Survivor contestants who are recognized as being rich or famous are immediately in danger of being voted off the show. Johnson’s tribe mates will resent the fact he’s already financially set, and they’ll figure he doesn’t need money or fame so to hell with him.
Johnson’s not only rich and famous, he’s a loudmouth, which puts another target on his back.
On the other hand, he was the puppet master and mental manipulator of those old Cowboys teams back in the day, and Johnson knew just how and when to push players’ buttons to motivate them.
Survivor will test those abilities.
My prediction doesn’t mean I want Johnson voted off. He’s an interesting and fun guy and should add color to a show that’s been getting a bit stale lately. But he’ll have a tough time bamboozling his tribe into keeping him around.