You’re cut

by - May 19, 2009 - Posted in Offseason

I know one thing about Michael Irvin’s reality show, 4th and Long. They LOVE to show guys vomiting. I kept a count going, and including lead-ins and previews, it topped out at 8.

If you can ignore this disgusting editing choice, the reality show disguised as a football tryout is actually pretty entertaining. It features 12 players (6 wide receivers and 6 defensive backs) who for some reason or another never got their shot to make the pros.

In true reality show fashion, there is plenty of manufactured drama. Irvin appears dressed entirely in black emerging from the shadows of the Cotton Bowl to doll out such advice as “Tell your body shut up”. The players live an isolated existence inside the Cotton Bowl, handing over their cell phones to guest star/enforcer Nate Newton at the very beginning.

Irvin definitely got his point across that this is partially a football tryout. He had his coaches (Joe Avezzano and Bill Bates) run the tar out of them, leading to the aforementioned frequency of seeing dinner backwards.

In the end, Stephan Andrews, a defensive back from the College of New Jersey who made the double mistake of being whiney AND small, was the first to get Michael’s new catch phrase “You’re Cut”.

Jerry Jones makes a cameo (“find me a football player”) appearance, and if they continue to bring him and other guest stars like Drew Pearson back, this show might be a winner. Just please no more vomit shots.

3 Responses to You’re cut

Mike

May 20th, 2009 at 1:12 am

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irvin can eat it. i was once a fan, but the more he talks the more i'm convinced he was the right player at the right ime for the cowboys. please stopping ruining my childhood, michael!!!

Luis

May 20th, 2009 at 11:21 am

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I agree. Ever since he got put on ESPN for all the world to see how big of an idiot he is, Irvin has been on a steep decline. Now he has a reality show on a network that doesn't have a legitimate bone in its body (that's two strikes, for those of you counting at home). Michael Irvin has officially become a joke. And shame on Jerry for participating in this little charade. Has he learned nothing from Mark Cuban's disastrous foray into the reality tv arena?

Donald Trump can't be too far behind in this story. He'll probably sue the show's creators for stealing his catch phrase, prompting Spike TV (ha!) to pull the plug. At this point, I'll have a hearty laugh at Irvin's expense.

Luis

May 20th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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I agree. Ever since he got put on ESPN for all the world to see how big of an idiot he is, Irvin has been on a steep decline. Now he has a reality show on a network that doesn't have a legitimate bone in its body (that's two strikes, for those of you counting at home). Michael Irvin has officially become a joke. And shame on Jerry for participating in this little charade. Has he learned nothing from Mark Cuban's disastrous foray into the reality tv arena?

Donald Trump can't be too far behind in this story. He'll probably sue the show's creators for stealing his catch phrase, prompting Spike TV (ha!) to pull the plug. At this point, I'll have a hearty laugh at Irvin's expense.