It was great fun, wasn't it?
Well, the good news is that we're likely to get even more of it next season, and not just because it looks like all the characters will likely be back (even Pacman potentially). Yes, in a move that can only be described as incredibly smart, former Dallas Cowboys player, and NFL Hall of Famer, Michael Irvin, has gotten Jerry Jones' OK for a Dallas Cowboys reality TV show.
I can't see any possible way this goes wrong.
The TV show will take 12 "football neophytes" who will compete for an impressive grand prize: a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' training camp roster.
"I don't know if you can walk upon any group of guys that wouldn't say they dreamed of playing in the NFL when they were playing in their front yard," Irvin told The Associated Press on Thursday. "So we're going to take a group of guys from their front yard, dwindle them to one and give that guy the opportunity of a lifetime."
Irvin will be the host and he expects to have guest appearances from friends like Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Judges will include Jones and former players and coaches.
Now, I know what you're thinking. What could be better than having a reality show TV contestant at the Cowboys training camp? Absolutely nothing. By the way, I've got 1:1 odds that the guy gets absolutely flattened his first day - about 700 times.
Now, of course some people out there are wary of this reality show idea. They say it'll do things like create a sideshow and make the Cowboys look like total idiots. Well sure, but the Cowboys also did a good enough job of doing those things themselves last year, what extra harm can this do?
Also, Michael Irvin wants to let you know that this whole idea is about "the community."
"I don't see how you can make this a negative for the Dallas Cowboys," he said. "We all talk of doing good things for the community, for people, giving people opportunities. Jerry has stepped up and said, 'OK, let's do it.'"
Yes, a reality TV show is clearly a good thing for the community, and much better than helping the homeless of feeding the hungry. I just hope Irvin teaches the lads about marijuana, crack pipes and hookers.
Nice work Cowboys. I look forward to making fun of you during the 2009 season. Should be like shooting fish in a barrel.
Survivor NFL?: Reality TV offers spot on Cowboys [AP]