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Gervase Peterson talks Survivor: Borneo, Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl

Survivor legend and longtime Philadelphia sports fan Gervase Peterson visits the Jack Vita Show to preview Super Bowl LVII, talk Philly sports, and reflect on his time on reality television.

Back in 2000, Gervase competed on the first season of Survivor, Survivor: Borneo. It was a national phenomenon. 53 million people tuned in to the show's season finale, where Richard Hatch was awarded the million dollar prize. The show was such a huge success. It laid the groundwork for the franchise to create 42 more seasons, and counting, as Survivor has been on the air for over 22.5 years. Cast members from the first season became household names overnight, rubbing elbows with A-list celebrities at red carpet events. Gervase discusses his time on Survivor and what the ride was like after the show aired. What drew him to Survivor, what was his strategy, and why didn't the Pagong tribe come out on top of Tagi? Gervase shares how he formed an alliance on Pagong, but was unable to get his tribe to vote together after the merge. Gervase also tells the story of how Pagong tried to vote out Jeff Probst at their very first tribal council!

Later, Gervase discusses his Philadelphia sports fandom. The Phillies are coming off their first World Series appearance since 2009, and the Eagles will be playing against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. It's the first time that both the Eagles and Phillies have played for a championship in the same year since 1980; and only the second time in Philadelphia history. Gervase previews the Super Bowl and talks some NFL. He shares his thoughts on the 2022 Eagles, led by Jalen Hurts and his prediction for the big game. Gervase talks Phillies, 76ers and Flyers, while he's at it.

13 years after competing on Survivor: Borneo, Gervase returned to Survivor, competing on the show's 27th season, Survivor: Blood vs. Water. Gervase finished third on Blood vs. Water, surviving all 39 days, but coming up short of the million dollar prize. Gervase talks about what it was like coming out of retirement and returning to reality television. It's an episode you won't want to miss!

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