Monday, May 16, 2011


At the end of the Survivor Redemption Island reunion show, like always we were introduced to the next location for the iconic program. Survivor 23 will head out to the South Pacific with 16 new contestants. The kicker was that we were also told that in addition there will be TWO more returning players looking for Redemption. Immediately there was speculation on who these two returning players were as the cast has not even been formed at this point. With that being said, I ran through all the seasons in my brain last night and came up with a list of who I thought these player could be as far as the men are concerned. Let me know what you think.

JT Thomas: This was the first name that popped into my head as JT made the biggest blunder in Survivor history when he stupidly handed a hidden immmunity idol to Russell Hantz of all people during Heroes VS. Villains. Surely he could use some major redemption from that goof but the only thing that gives me pause is the fact that he has won already.

Ethan Zohn: Ethan is also a former winner but he had to undergo a fierce battle with cancer which he successfully won. Always looking to help his charity, Zohn would make a great story of overcoming odds to get back into the game. One of the nicest guys to ever play the game, Ethan is my sentimental pick.

Russell Swan: This is the most likely pick in my book as Swan was playing great and leading a massive tribe dominance in Samoa until he had to leave for medical reasons. He literally almost died out there and the devastation on his face when he was forced to leave was tought to watch. He deserves a second chance and I honestly think he is the one.

Rob Cesternino: Was shocked that Cesternino was not on Heroes VS. Villains and the guy was given the nickname by Probst as the "best player never to have won the game." He still keeps in touch with the show through blogging on the CBS website and he is overdue for a return. I think he would get the Russell Hantz treatment and get booted out fast but at least he deserves a try.

Rupert Boneham: Cant you just see Rupert back out there? He too is always looking to raise money for charity and he is still young enough to try again. I just dont think his storyline is big enough for this.

Mike Skupin: We all know about his injury in falling into the fire during Australia and I am surprised we havent seen him since. He has become a big time religious speaker and he could use this as a platform to spread the liturgy. A longshot but he always has to be considered.

There you have it. I will post my women's list in a bit. Let me know what you think.


  1. Mike Skupin was hardcore; the way he trapped and killed the boor and his prolific fish catching prowess? He would be my fave to come back!!

  2. Mike was great but I think its been too long for him to come back. The newer fans wont have any idea who he is and that wont help ratings.

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