Survivor Philipines: Jeff Kent - Stimpy's Take, Interview, Bio And More
By Reality TV Calendar Senior Staff Writer Stimpy
September 1, 2012
Former MLB player, and former NL MVP.
Wonder how thatís gonna play out there?
Probably not good.
This ainít like seventy-something Jimmy Johnson being out there. This is a forty-four year old former ball player, whoís already a millionaire, many times over.
Now, is that a criteria that should be adhered to out there? Personally, Iíd say Ďnoí, but since Iím not out there in the Philippines, my opinion doesnít count for shit.
But, I would think that some out there may have issues with a guy whoís got boatloads of cash competing against them.
Jeff will probably be considered an asset around camp and in challenges, but I donít think heís got a shot in hell of winning.
Even if no one recognizes him (odds of that are slim), I donít really see anyone wanting to go to the finals with him, because heís gonna be viewed as a HUGE threat.
Personally, I donít have a problem with Jeff, despite the fact that he broke into the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays, before being traded to the Mets for David Fucking Cone (howíd that one work out?), I just donít see how what he is (a physical threat), coupled with who he is (former ball player, millionaire), can translate into a win, let alone getting within sniffing distance of the finals.
Plus, likening yourself to Colby isnít a way to inspire me to think youíve got a shot in hell.
Remember folks, Colby is the fucking idiot who threw away the win in Australia, and completely checked out of the game during Heroes vs. Villains.
And really, his reasons for being on Survivor, and why he thinks heíll do well just scream ĎColbyí.
Itís all physical this, and physical that. Not a whit of strategy talk, or social game.
Oh, Jeff does admit that he motivated and manipulated people in the locker room over the course of his career.
But I donít know how thatís gonna translate out there. Itís one thing to motivate a ball player, and another to manipulate someone competing against you for a million bucks.
Which, interestingly enough isnít mentioned once in Jeffís profile.
Again, itís Ďcause heís already a fucking millionaire, so the money makes no difference to him, but I can guarn-damn-tee ya, it matters to others.
Jeffís there for the experience.
Hope that the experience heís there for includes getting his torch snuffed on national TV.
Bank on it folks.
Itís not that I dislike Jeff, or think heís an asshole or anything. Far from it.
I think Jeff is gonna be akin to Tomís performance in Palau, just without the win at the end.
Jeff doesnít seem to have the streak necessary to get down and dirty if necessary, and again, heís gonna be seen as a huge-ass threat, with the added bonus of Ďhe doesnít need the moneyí thrown in for good measure.
So, when it comes time to vote his ass out, no one will have a problem with it. Other than the fact that theyíll like the guy.
Thereíll be enough people out there to know that Jeff in the finals is something that canít happen.
Ergo, it wonít.
Got thoughts? Post them at the end.
Name (Age): Jeff Kent (44) Tribe Designation: Kalabaw Current Residence: Austin, Texas Occupation: Retired Major League Baseball Player. I played for the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. Personal Claim to Fame: Being a husband and a father to four kids with the ability to provide them with every opportunity to be successful. Inspiration in Life: My dad is my hero for instilling in me the desire to be the best you can in all that you do, and setting a great example for a happy family. Hobbies: Hunting, motocross and golf. Pet Peeves: Stupid people and people who talk too much. 3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, resilient and hard-headed. If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A lounge chair to lounge in and sleep in. 2) My iPod to motivate me and tune things out. 3) A pillow to put my most valuable body part on a soft spot. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby Donaldson - for our athletic ability, southern charm and gamesmanship. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To challenge my talents and survival skills under isolated circumstances, and to prove to my family that being resilient pays off. Why You Think Youíll ďSurviveĒ SURVIVOR: I enjoy hunting and fishing. I know how to cook outdoors, and Iím good at improvising. Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: With my survival skills and instincts, living on an island for 39 days will be easy. Utilizing the other survivors in alliances and/or challenges will take skills that Iíve mastered throughout my baseball career. Motivating and manipulating people is what I did best in the locker room and on the field.
Stimpy is a huge fan of Survivor and enjoys dissecting each episode. When not watching Survivor or sports on TV, he fills his time by skydiving, rockclimbing, golfing, and rollerblading, as well as sitting on the beach drinking beer in British Columbia, Canada. You can contact him at email@example.com.
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