Sun Sentinel: Jimmy Johnson Voted Off Survivor

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By Dave Hyde September 30, 2010 08:51 AM

Well, Jimmy Johnson got voted out in “Survivor” last night, ending another fascinating chapter in his story. How many other coaching greats  would subject themselves to a reality TV show? At 67? In a harsh environment?

Jimmy was shown throwing up on the first show. He dove in mud as part of a competition on the second espisode. He fished for food. He counseled others. He became his tribe’s leader, which as Wednesday’s episode revealed had its downside.

Jimmy always had a target on him as a celebrity. Another Alpha-dog wannabe like Marty saw Jimmy as a threat. Jimmy T. didn’t like him. Plus, Johnson was honest, admitting he was one of the weaker players (and the oldest), though others didn’t contribute as much (Danny, for one. Why does it always get back to Jimmy and Danny?).

I e-mailed Jimmy on Thursday morning, and he answered: “I went in for the adventure and got it. Watching last night I didn’t realize Marty was concerned about me. Some of the guys still thought I was trying to win the million. Quite an experience..now back to football!”

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