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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Gleeman: Report: Marlins president David Samson will be on “Survivor”

In the future, everyone will be famous for 50 inches.  Best regards…

WPLG-TV in Florida reports that Marlins president David Samson will follow in Jeff Kent’s footsteps and appear as a contestant on the next season of “Survivor.”

According to Will Manso of WPLG the new season begins airing on CBS next month and Samson will be one of 18 players. Samson has competed in iron man events and runs marathons, so he might actually be pretty decent on the show.

The District Attorney Posted: January 09, 2014 at 08:23 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: david samson, marlins, television

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   1. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: January 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM (#4635682)
Samson has competed in iron man events and runs marathons, so he might actually be pretty decent on the show.

It's been many years since I've seen it, but physical endurance I don't believe matters at all as far as not getting voted off. Not being a douche does matter, so...
   2. Rusty Priske Posted: January 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM (#4635719)
Both matter. Weak people are voted out early. Poor endurance means you tend to break down as the show goes on which makes for poor decision making later.


Uh... so I hear. Not that I watch it or anything.



Ahem.
   3. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM (#4635729)
Can we get Loria on the show and have him forgotten about?
   4. Traderdave Posted: January 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM (#4635740)
Damn, I miss John Brattain.....
   5. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 10, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4635806)
Vote out the midget!
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: January 10, 2014 at 01:57 PM (#4635812)
Are they having a midget tossing competition this season like Mr. T won on World's Toughest Bouncer?
   7. Jeltzandini Posted: January 10, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4635829)
Busy man, is he?
   8. dlf Posted: January 10, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4635832)
Damn, I miss John Brattain.....


Amen.

I'd also add the dearly departed Doug Pappas who could, incredibly politely, also eviscerate Loria / Sampson.
   9. Delorians Posted: January 10, 2014 at 02:57 PM (#4635858)
"Busy man, is he?"

Interesting point. The final contestants are on the island for 39 days. Counting travel to and from, I'd assume contestants need to reserve about 50 days off from their work schedule, under the assumption that they may make it to the end. I believe that the seasons are filmed in the summer (I know the one airing in the fall is, the one airing in the spring is usually filmed late summer or early fall). Either way, it overlaps the baseball season no matter what. If this guy can take up to 50 days off during the season, he can't be that critical to their day to day operations.
   10. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 10, 2014 at 03:03 PM (#4635866)
Survivor is still on the air? Wow, no idea.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2014 at 03:04 PM (#4635867)
I bet his stay on the island will be short.
   12. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 10, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4635881)
Survivor is still on the air? Wow, no idea.


It's no longer the juggernaut of fourteen years ago (#1 or #2 TV show in 2000/2001, now #20-#25ish), but it's the grandfather of the contest-reality shows, and CBS will keep putting it on the air until it stops making a profit.
(It's been renewed for a 29th and 30th season.)
   13. zonk Posted: January 10, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4635913)
Human suffering and sports bras.

That's the reality TV formula...
   14. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 10, 2014 at 04:18 PM (#4635916)
Human suffering and sports bras.

That's the reality TV formula...


If they forced Samson to wear a sports bra, I'd probably watch it.

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