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Old 01-21-2009, 06:56 PM    (permalink
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Michael Irvin getting his own Cowboys reality show -- really
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It has something to do with MI giving a NFL hopeful a shot at making the Cowboys and it is scheduled to be on cable's Spike TV come spring.

Read from tomorrow's press release today.

"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...

"...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."

Five questions:

Will Irvin try to sneak Adam Jones into the mix?

If Irvin finds a keeper will he be hired to run the Cowboys scouting department?

Wouldn't a reality series that simply followed MI around be infinitely more interesting?

When will Jerry learn?

Maybe you have some more?

Here's the entire press release for your reading pleasure:

SPIKE TV TEAMS UP WITH NFL LEGEND
MICHAEL IRVIN TO GIVE AN NFL HOPEFUL A SHOT AT
MAKING THE DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER

Network Announces New Reality Series

Produced By 3 Ball Productions


New York, NY, -- 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.

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 one of the biggest ideas we have heard and speaks straight to one of our viewers favorite sports, football," said SVP original series Sharon Levy. "Michael's passion and 3 Ball's storytelling ability is sure to make this one of our biggest shows ever."

"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.

"Sports are all about passion and to tell the true story of someone overcoming the odds to achieve a lifelong dream is reality television at its best," said executive producer Todd Nelson.

Todd Nelson and JD Roth of 3 Ball Productions serve as executive producers. Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

http://sportsmediablog.dallasnews.co...g-his-own.html
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And I thought Hard Knocks sucked...
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The Michael Irvin show would be so much better, probably end up with a TV MA rating though.
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Hey Hard Knocks is good.
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why the Cowboys only...its not a bad idea but to have it for Cowboys players only, fail.
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Just another reason for me to hate the cowboys more.
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Just what the Cowboys needed,
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Hard knocks was good but still a dissapointment. Thought it would be better.
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I love Irvin. He might not be the brightest person in the world, but I always thought he was terrifically entertaining.
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I agree. He's a bit over the top, but I always enjoyed him.
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Another reason for you to hate the Cowboys is because of a TV show? Jealous much?
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So this is like the movie Invincible all over all again? Any bar tenders who are good at football?
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Maybe they will find a QB. :)
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I laughed at this one. It doesnt seem like a terrible idea, i think that it can give some guys a good shot and publicity...even if it is not with america's team. irvin is also a good show to watch, he doesnt take himself too seriously. plus watching the revolving suits is good times
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Will Irvin's crackpipe be making an appearance?
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Just what the Cowboys needed,
It's not even regarding the Dallas Cowboys other then whoever wins gets a shot at making the team, it's just a group of guys working out and Michael Irvin, there won't be any cameras following Cowboys players around like Hard Knocks.


I'd probably watch regardless, I enjoyed Hard Knocks with the Ravens and Chiefs so any football reality shows I'll usually enjoy.
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Another reason for you to hate the Cowboys is because of a TV show? Jealous much?
Dude wtf? It seems like every thread you bash me because for some reason you have an agenda against eagle fans. Maybe it's the fact that Jerry Jones is obsessed with attention, do you really think whoever wins this show is gonna make the team?
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I can't imaging this lasting very long. It's only receivers / corners, which causes so many problems for the longevity of this idea.

Outside of that, I think it could be a neat program for this spring anyways, I just hope it's not to cheesy (Hard Knocks is cheesy because they always focus on the guy with an under dog story - like Bobby Sippio and Danny Amendola).
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