I was always under the assumption that the National Football League was a sport. Not just any sport, a professional sport. Now, the word professional means an expert, someone who has experience in their trade, someone who has dedicated their life to their trade.
Now look at a reality show, let's take "The Real World," possibly the most stereotypical and worst reality show ever. Ever, ever, ever.......ever, nowhere near professional, in anything other than polluting our brains with a horrible TV series.
All that aside, lets take the new show "4th and Long," hosted by none other than Michael Irvin. This production is produced by the one and only Jerry Jones. The winner gets a spot on the...guess what?! The Dallas Cowboys.
The point is, a reality show is not a scouting combine. And when you put a bunch of schmoes against an experienced college WR from UNC, you're basically drafting him.
This is not an attempt to see if they can find a good player, it's a way to kill two birds with one stone: making money while producing a decent player.
It seems like a win-win situation, but it really isn't. It is an insult to everything the NFL stands for. A professional sport. You cannot give a spot on a professional team to the winner of a half-assed reality show. It is a sport, you EARN the right to play, not WIN it.
Jones has simply found another way to exploit the Cowboys and the NFL for his own personal gain.