Michael Irvin is getting his own reality show on SPIKE television. The basic plot is he is going to find a bunch of weirdos and give them the dream shot of making the Dallas Cowboys team, one of 80 spots.
The idea isn’t a bad one, and I am sure it will get some viewers only because Irvin is a character. The contestants will have some athletic ability; he’s not bringing slobs into the contest. But it likely will still be entertaining seeing a group of guys try to make the team.
But it made me think. Could Irvin find the Cowboys backup quarterback? Could he find the guy that lights the fire under Tony Romo’s feet and finally puts pressure on the quarterback to perform and lead? It’s sure better than watching Hard Knocks, which seemed to already crown the Cowboys as NFL champions before they even won a game.