Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pirate Master

Suh-weet: In addition to having the goofiest name ever, the new CBS reality show/Johnny Depp rip-off has Christian Okoye.

I know that doesn't mean much to most of you, but I remember when he was a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. He had this one game against the Seahawks that's etched in my memory: They'd hand it off to Okoye and he'd run straight up the middle for 20 yards. Time after time after time. I think the Seattle linebackers were afraid of him - the safeties were making all the tackles.

I'm from Seattle, but fortunately I'm a Packers fan, otherwise that might have stunted my development. He set some kind of record that day.

Anyway, his NFL career was only like four seasons. I can't remember if it was because of injury, or because the rest of the league wasn't as slow and weak as Seattle's defense.

UPDATE: OK, now I'm even more in love with this show. One guy's profession is listed as "Scientist/exotic dancer." Because that's so much more respectable than an "Exotic dancer/scientist."

But the exotic scientist gets sent home. And he seemed to be the only one that was trying to be interesting. Eh.



At 1:39 PM, June 05, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...


Not bad. We'll watch a few more episodes. You can tell Mark Burnett is producing it. There's a lot of shots that look as though they were ripped straight from Survivor. Heck, this is basically Survivor: Pirates.

The host is kinda blah though. The "Scientist/Exotic Dancer" was indeed... interesting. Good idea swiping the compasses, even if that didn't work out for him. Wonder if they let him take them. If so, it would add a nice twist to the start of the show.

They should have had the losers walk the plank instead of getting cast adrift.

I'm with ya though... any show with "The Nigerian Nightmare" earns a few chances in my book. BTW, Okoye was indeed injured - bum knee.

Anyone else think Louie "the fish dock operator" is a dead ringer for Rupert, the most beloved Survivor contestant!? Now that's who they should have gotten to be in this! That "pirate" themed season of Survivor was one of the best.


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