Sojourner's Place

will the tribe speak when they find out the real truth?  

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I like the CBS reality series SURVIVOR. I am always intrigued by the mind-games, manipulations, and even blindsiding that goes on to win a million dollars. This is not a game for the weak or weak-minded, because as Chris Rock use to say "Good Lord! That's a lot of money!" and we see each week that people will do anything for money. Hell being marooned in some obscure place for 39 days with some complete strangers is proof of that fact. But, that's another post for another time.

In tonight's episode, Taj made a relatively innocent statement about her husband which sparked several questions about what he did, his name, and so on and so on. She tried to be cool - but the questions kept on coming until finally she had to admit to the inquiring minds that she was married to football great, Eddie George. Now, at this point I'm cracking up because the members of her tribe are pretty awestruck with the fact that they are on Survivor with someone related to a celebrity. But, what they don't realize - at least not yet - is that Taj is a celebrity in her own right without

For those of you who don't know or don't remember, Taj's claim to fame is being a member of the Grammy®-nominated group SWV (Sisters With Voices). The author of “Player HateHER: How To Avoid The Beat Down And Live In A Drama Free World," she warns her SURVIVOR opponents that she is "not the average NFL wife and mother." She has overcome both physical and mental abuse in her life it is no wonder she says she's "naturally distrustful." Use to beating the odds, Taj says that she is "literally, truly a survivor, who has survived more things you can ever imagine."

Since her tribe now knows that she is Mrs. Eddie George, the rumblings began that she didn't need the million dollar prize. Well, that may be true - but, I'll bet you a dollar to a donut that when they find out that she's an SWV surviving SURVIVOR will definitely be a very hard row to hoe.

It will be very interesting to see how this plays out during this season. I mean it might be just too much for some of members of the SURVIVOR cast to come to grips with the fact that there are African-American women who are successful in their own right married to African-American men who are also successful. Go figure...

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4 sojourners hollin' back

If she was trying to win the game, this could be a mistake on many levels.
Black and a success = envy
Black success married to Black success = hatred
Add to this being good at the game = losing.
That's why it's sometimes smart to hide one's strengths until they're needed.

February 20, 2009 at 2:04 AM

Maybe the show should be renamed "SurviveHer" - I've got to say unless her aim is to let others know they can survive bad beginnings and other trauma I don't understad what she's on this show for... maybe just extroversion?

February 20, 2009 at 2:10 AM

What I find odd is that nobody knew about her being married to EG or being a member of SWV. That is what is so very telling about her being on the show.

@ UBJohn, I agree with you. I think she should have played that info closer to her vest since no one "knew" who she was. Now they are going to be "all up in her business"...

@ Robin, I agree with you, too. I'm hoping that she's there for the right reasons and not to get exposure for SWV who are attempting a light-weight comeback. Time will tell (if she lasts that long)...

February 20, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Dang I stopped watching that show now I got to get back on it.

I think she is in it for the challenge, I hope it's not for the money, if so she needs to have a talk with her record label about royalties.

February 22, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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