Thursday, September 15, 2005

Another Survivor Twist: Sports Star Versus The Media

Here's another interesting angle to watch in tonight's opening of Survivor: Guatemala (yes, I'm still talking about it - five and a half hours to air time, and then I'll settle down again, and probably won't mention it again). As an aside, it's interesting to note that CBS has taken everything Survivor-related off of their website, with the exception of the cast shot and individual stats of each contestant, until the first episode, with all of it's twists, airs tonight.

Gary Hogeboom is a contestant. He's a former NFL quarterback (don't get terribly excited - he wasn't very good), playing most notably for the Flesh-Less Dallas Cowboys.

Well, as it turns out, he doesn't want anyone to know that he's a former Dallas Cowboy, let alone an NFL Quarterback. Instead, he'll be going by the name of Gary Hawkins, listed as a Real Estate Developer. Interesting strategy - NFL quarterbacks are thought to earn millions of dollars (although he clearly did not) and therefore might be voted off as not being worthy of the final prize. He might be viewed as an athletic threat.

Here's the interesting part - another contestant is Danni Boatwright (who more than likely has better abs than Gary does, judging from the cast photo - she's at the end on the left of the photo. Day-umn. And if that doesn't convince you, here's a shot of her from the Miss Kansas Teen USA competition - she was Second Runner Up.)

Well, as it turns out, Danni is 30 now, and works as a Sports Radio Talk Show Host for KCSP-AM, and as it turns out, she actually recognized Mr. "I'm No Cowboy" during one of the competitions. They're not on the same tribes, at least to start, so there's no telling how this will affect strategies.

Does she hold on to the information and use it? Does she immediately blab? Only time will tell. Reports are, however, that this is lining up to be one of the most brutal episodes of Survivor ever, and I'm salivating in anticipation!

Posted by FleshPresser at 2:15 PM /


  • Blogger Kitten posted at 9:35 AM  
    So, with all your beatin' us over the head w/your Survivor obsession, you convenience me to watch for the show the first time since the first season.

    I don't know if I will continue to watch, but it was interesting...and sweaty! :-)

    Thanks for the tip. Maybe it will become the opening act for CSI for me this season!

    Now pardon me for a while, I feel the need to do several hundred crunches! :-)

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