Thursday, January 22, 2009
I've purposely avoided the whole Irvin-Aikman-Romo talk, because I'm sick of talking about the Cowboys when they didn't even make the postseason, but this item I just couldn't pass up. Spike TV is giving Michael Irvin his own reality show, which will be debuting this Spring. Here's the press release via Barry Horn at the Dallas Morning News....
NFL Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboy icon Michael Irvin has teamed up with 3 Ball Productions, the successful reality television company, to develop an original Spike TV series. This untitled Michael Irvin/Dallas Cowboys project was created by Irvin and his production company, Playmaker Productions, and features twelve amateur hopefuls who will move to Dallas and compete against one another to earn a shot at a coveted spot in Dallas Cowboy training camp next summer and potentially a spot on the team.I'm just as sick as you are of Sports based Reality Shows, but this isn't really THAT bad of an idea. It's like Hard Knocks, but with just one plot line. There is no title yet, and no word if Pacman Jones is a candidate (I kid), but this could turn out to be a good show if done right.
This untitled Michael Irvin/ Dallas Cowboys project will premiere in the spring of 2009 and will feature Irvin as on-air talent, keeping a watchful eye over the contestants and helping to mold them into champions as they are put through rigorous competition. The twelve football neophytes, six wide receivers and six defensive backs, will be broken into two teams, overseen by notable former Cowboy coaches and players. Guest judges will appear along the way including other former players, coaches, media personalities and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
"This is a groundbreaking opportunity for football players and football fans," said Irvin. "The unique element is that these men will actually be competing for a training camp roster spot in an NFL camp. There is so much great undiscovered football talent out there, guys that may have missed their shot for one reason or another. This is about hope and a shot at greatness," furthered Irvin.
Michael Irvin getting his own Cowboys reality show -- really (Sports Media Blog)