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Michael Irvin’s Star Search

4thandlong

Have you guys checked out 4th and Long yet?

I have been watching and recording 4th and Long all season and I absolutely love it.

Watching these young players trying to make the cut and playing their hearts out is really something. Michael Irvin has to be one of the hardest coaches I have ever seen.

Of course I have never really witnessed what it’s like behind the scenes of a training camp, or thought about what it takes to be a pro football player, so to me this all new and fascinating.

Last night’s episode displayed what the remaining players are made of and how badly they want to wear the silver and blue. These young players have to not only deal with the pain of playing the game and learning all the plays in such a limited amount of time, but just about everything that comes with making the Dallas Cowboys!

I thought it was a good move for the coaches to give them a little taste of some of the perks of being a Cowboy by taking them to Coach Joe’s Bar and Grill. They got to see and hear the benefits of being a success in the NFL, but that was just a prelude for the onslaught that was to come the next morning.

Michael Irvin, Bill Bates and Coach Joe ramped up what was already a tough test of endurance and perseverance and literally put the remaining players through hell. I really thought at least one of them would give up, but every one of them gutted it out like true warriors.

I also enjoy seeing the former Cowboys appear as guest coaches and sharing their wisdom and their own experiences. Watching Tony Dorsett (TD himself!) spending time with that kid could be the one thing that could change his life. Or, like he said, it is something he can one day tell his great grandchildren about.

All I know is that I sure would not want to be in Irvin’s shoes right now.

Do you have a favorite competing player?

Who do you want to be a Cowboy?

Here is a short video promotion of 4th and Long.

For more information and broadcast times visit Spike TV.

Edited by Joe D.

Don’t Forget, Turn to Spike Tonight!

Press Release

Tonight on Spike, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is on a quest to give a football hopeful a shot at making the Dallas Cowboys roster! Premiering at 10pm ET/PT on Spike TV, 4th and Long features twelve amateur hopefuls who will move to Dallas and compete against one another to earn a shot at a coveted spot in the Dallas Cowboy training camp next summer and potentially a spot on the team.

The10-episode series shot at the famed Cotton Bowl in Dallas includes twelve football amateurs (6 wide receivers and 6 defensive backs) who must endure rigorous competition overseen by Irvin. The legendary receiver will serve as Host/Executive Producer, keeping a watchful eye over the contestants and helping to mold them into champions. Former All-Pro Cowboy Bill Bates and former coach Joe Avezzano serve as coaches and additional former players, coaches, media personalities will guest star.

A Full Day for Cowboys Fans

We Cowboys fans have a full day to look forward to today. Not only will the full team be together for their first OTA today as reported by Kelly in an earlier post, but tonight will be for the Cowboys fan as well.

After trying to find out what happened in practice today with our team, those of us who have the NFLN can sit and enjoy the replay of the Dallas-Giants game from January 2, 1994 at 8:00est. The day the best running back of all-time carried his team to victory on his one shoulder. The day Emmitt ran for 168 yards, had 61 yards receiving and scored the only Dallas touchdown. Emmitt controlled overtime and set Dallas up for an Eddie Murray game winning FG. The 16-13 victory gave Dallas the NFC East Championship, home field in the playoffs and a needed rest for everyone especially Emmitt. Which all led the way for victory in Super Bowl XXVIII.

And as great as that game was for the Cowboys and us fans we have a choice come 10:00est. Michael Irvin’s new show 4th and Long debuts on Spike. We can watch as 12 amateur athletes compete for a training camp roster spot. Six wide receivers and six defensive backs will be overseen by some notable former Cowboys coaches and players. And of course Jerry Jones.

Michael Irvin Everywhere

image_irv_125Michael Irvin seems to be making his rounds promoting his new show “4th and Long”. He has done radio interviews across the nation, chances are you’ve heard how excited the Playmaker is about his upcoming reality show that premieres on Monday, May 18th on SPIKE.

I heard that he told listeners on WFAN in New York that he guarantees he has several Pro-Bowl caliber players on his show. Now how much truth that holds, who knows, I guess we will have to watch and see!

 

Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is on a quest to give a football hopeful a shot at making the Dallas Cowboys roster! The 10-episode series shot at the famed Cotton Bowl in Dallas includes twelve football amateurs (6 wide receivers and 6 defensive backs) who must endure rigorous competition overseen by Irvin. The legendary receiver will serve as Host/Executive Producer, keeping a watchful eye over the contestants and helping to mold them into champions. Former All-Pro Cowboy Bill Bates and former coach Joe Avezzano serve as coaches and additional former players, coaches, media personalities will guest star.

 

Here is a preview for the show, posted on SPIKE’s website.

Also on the ESPN website for the Michael Irvin Show on ESPN Radio, they have posted:

Win a DVD of the History of the Dallas Cowboys!
Listen all this week (5/11 thru 5/18) during the Michael Irvin Show for your chance to win a DVD of the History of the Dallas Cowboys from Warner Home Video in stores now. One lucky winner of a DVD will win an autographed Michael Irvin jersey!