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07:29 AM ET 07.21 | Apparently pining for a spot, Jimmy Johnson will finally have the chance to prove he's a Survivor. The former Dallas Cowboys coach will be a contestant on the CBS reality show "Survivor: Nicaragua" this fall, a source close to Johnson told the Dallas Morning News. The series is being taped in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Filming started at the end of June, according to local reports. The filming schedule will leave Johnson plenty of room to return in time for the NFL season. Johnson is an analyst for the Fox NFL Sunday studio show. Johnson, 67, will be one of the oldest contestants to ever appear on "Survivor," one of his favorite television shows.

The Dallas Morning News

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July 21, 2010  08:10 AM ET

Sweet!!!

Hope he makes a good alliance because he will have one massive target on his back.

(Hopefully, it isn't a tattooed Extenze advertisement).

July 21, 2010  08:12 AM ET

Has anyone provided any data on what a massive influx of Jimmy's hair gel will do to the local water system yet?

July 21, 2010  08:15 AM ET

No way! How is he going to keep his hair done. I may have to actually watch a reality show now.

July 21, 2010  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

No way! How is he going to keep his hair done. I may have to actually watch a reality show now.

I plead guilty to being a "Survivor" junkie... and this should be good!

July 21, 2010  08:27 AM ET

Like, don't they have to walk a tightrope over alligator-infested swamps and pick up lesbians in bars and stuff like that on this show? Sure, he's going to shine when the challenge is to get through a halftime show without trying to strangle Deion Sanders, but how is this old fart going to compete with young jocks and babes with cleavage?

July 21, 2010  08:27 AM ET

Are there any volcanoes in Nicaragua that Jimmy might "accidentally" fall into?

July 21, 2010  08:28 AM ET

He can just park his boat off the coast and swim out every night for twinkies and hair gel.

July 21, 2010  08:29 AM ET
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Must be that Extenze he has....

Otherwise he'd never have the stamina for something like this. It's his haircare regimen that has me worried. Seeing him without that styling gel helmet could be traumatic.

July 21, 2010  08:30 AM ET

If he happens to come upon a group of cannibals, he can do the play-by-play for the beheadings, burnings at the stake, boilings in kettles, etc.

July 21, 2010  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Are there any volcanoes in Nicaragua that Jimmy might "accidentally" fall into?

Damn!!

July 21, 2010  08:51 AM ET

Survivor: Outwit, Outlast, Outplay, Outstyle.

July 21, 2010  09:28 AM ET

No! You're going to get your hair messed up.

July 21, 2010  09:47 AM ET

I'm not a big fan of J.J. I don't like arrogant people and he's the worst of the worst.

July 21, 2010  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'm not a big fan of J.J. I don't like arrogant people and he's the worst of the worst.

You obviously haven't met me yet.

July 21, 2010  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I plead guilty to being a "Survivor" junkie... and this should be good!

This is going to be better than good. The word gloriousu comes to mind. The man should when solely based on the fact if he can keep that hair helmet looking oh so pristine.

July 21, 2010  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Has anyone provided any data on what a massive influx of Jimmy's hair gel will do to the local water system yet?

I was just thinking how the hell he was going to keep his hair in check while on the island. This is going to be a must watch...

July 21, 2010  10:11 AM ET

I hope he develops some sort of chart with the values of each other Survivor member and assigns point values to each of their alliance propositions.

July 21, 2010  10:12 AM ET

I'm a Survivor junkie also but I don't want celibrities on it, I want "average" people who I know nothing about before the show starts. Bad enough they bring people back over and over. I may have to kick my Survivor habit

July 21, 2010  10:36 AM ET

Everyone "outcares" about this more than I do.

 
July 21, 2010  11:12 AM ET

Survivor is still on?

There's nothing real about reality shows.

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