During the Summer, reality television is at its worst. One way to get it going could be to have Survivor...with sports stars! Every season, there are people that show off their great physical skills and there are others that are more mental on their game.
People that fit those roles exist in out everyday life and in the sports world. Here are some people that could be chosen for the first season.
This is SURVIVOR REVIS ISLAND!
Favre has shown that in recent years, his age has gone up, but his talent has not. There is something that keeps him going mentally that keeps him strong physically. This would bode well into Survivor as he could be one of the oldest on the show, but continues to show dominance in the mental portion of the game. He can "outwit" several other contenders.
One of the younger members of the pigskin tribe, Eli Manning is a man that will know how to deal with losses and big wins. If the team gets off to a rough start, it could be like his NFL career. Eventually, the tribe will find a groove and come up big, much like Manning in the Super Bowl. For a young guy on Revis Island, he can definitely help the team keep its confidence up in the good times and the bad times.
Here is another man that can serve as the brains of the Pigskin Tribe. He may not have a lot left physically, but he can definitely come up big like Favre with the scheming of the game. We have seen many Survivors come into the game at an old age and find a way to make it far.
This may not be any different with Dungy.
Here is one of the more physically talented guys on the Pigskin Tribe. He may not be one of the smartest men on Revis Island, but he could win several immunity challenges.
If he gets hit in the head with a coconut, his game may be over.
Russell is going to be one of those guys on the team that could go early. He has a reputation for being lazy and he was a waste of talent as he gained weight over the years. If he doesn't do much around Revis Island for too long, Dungy and Favre may have the final straw.
A-Rod will be claiming the title of tribe king as soon as he gets there. He has been known to be bossy at times and it will be interesting to see how much work he puts in to camp. There will not be people around to give him what he requests. This an island with people just like him trying to Survive. Can he step up as a leader or will he whine all the time to have things his way?
Cal Ripken has endured pain and criticism throughout his career. Survivor seems like a breeze. What will 39 days on Revis Island do for him? That seems like a short stay in one place. He will be needed around camp to be the leader and show his wisdom to the younger people there.
Target No. 1 To Straighten Out: Alex Rodriguez
He wil have one big challenge at camp. He is one of the most religious men on the show and will need that divine intervention to put up with certain people. He has the strength to be a powerhouse physically and the relaxation mentally to also be strong.
But that will all be tested with...
Clemens will have a connection with A-Rod, since they were teammates. He will also have a connection with Mike Piazza. Clemens threw a shattered bat at Piazza during the 2000 World Series. It has been hard to forgive and forget, but when the two will be living together for some time, they must find a way to co-exist.
In this game, the Doubleday Tribe will either be strengthened by the two or hurt by a split.
Ochocinco and Ramirez have one thing in common. They will both be the guys that will be driving their tribe-mates crazy. Manny will need to get his act together in order to have the Doubleday Tribe as the best. they look to have one of the more talented teams, but the mental part needs a bit of improvement.
Manny will most closely resemble a Boston-Rob type character on the island.
Sir Charles Barkley has been named the captain of the Manut Bol Tribe beforehand. His experience and his wisdom is the key reason for his election. There were some sympathy votes due to the fact that his mother does not pick up the phone for him. Barkley is one of the favorites to win the whole game.
He has the potential to lead blindside tribal councils and win challenges. Look out for Barkley in the competition.
Robinson is a very small player in the NBA, but he can come up BIG. He is not intimidated by anyone. Whether it is Dwight Howard in the Slam Dunk Challenge or the Lakers in the Finals, Robinson is always chill. It will probably be no different if he has to take on someone like JaMarcus Russell in a mud wrestling contest for immunity. He's up for anything. Survivor is going to push his limits.
Thomas is one of the contestants that Vegas could have as an underdog. He makes very dumb decisions and rarely backs up why he has done something. His head was on the chopping block early in New York, it shouldn't be any different on Revis Island.
Interesting Alliance? - Robinson + Thomas? Hmmm...
No that is not a spoiler showing Johnson celebrating his Survivor win. Johnson ended his NBA career early and has been a master in the business industry. He definitely has strength left in the tank. But is it enough to win challenges when the tribe needs it the most.
The Manut Bol Tribe has the highest average age. Magic will have to play a big role in getting physical.
He paid Jerry Bruckheimer about 4 million dollars to get on the show. Who could say no?
One of the craziest golfers to ever play the game is taking his crazy antics to Revis Island. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to working with people different from him. The Others Tribe is compiled of varying groups of Sports Stars.
CBS passed up on Tiger Woods after selecting two females for "The Others" team.
When it comes to a speed challenge, Gay might have "The Others" come out on top. He is one of the finest sprinters not named Usain. He should be able to give "The Others" a nice lead and pick up the slack of at least 2 of his teammates. Nice addition by "The Others."
Patrick wanted the team to be titled the "Go Daddy" Tribe, but that failed. She was selected due to her ads and John Daly's recommendation for her addition. He requested speed and brought up Gay and Patrick. Smarts may be lacking a bit with the team. Patrick brings in speed like Gay, but when it comes to individual immunity, Daly's plan might backfire on him.
Sharapova will be a photographer on the island with her camera as she continues to promote her sponsor in the competition. How annoying will this get? *Spoiler* John Daly threatens to lash her with a bamboo stick in her sleep
Sharapova will be looking ti flirt around with people and form alliances. She could get through with people when it comes to individual immunity. There are several wardrobe malfunctions during challenges for her. No comment by CBS representatives if this is all done on purpose by her.
Maradona has been voted as the favorite to win by people working at CBS when filming started. He has been around for quite a bit and seen it all. He's dealt with so many problems . Apparently he's smart enough to rule the Argentina soccer team, so how will be lead "The Others" tribe.
Physically Maradona still can do some damage. He will be an interesting character to watch and is my personal favorite to possibly win it all.
Let me hear it in your comments!
1) What tribe is the strongest? Why?
2) Your pick to win it all.
3) First Person to Go Home.
5) People that should be casted for Season 2
Enjoy and Have Fun!