ESPN commentator Michael Irvin on the sidelines during the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida on September 18, 2006. The Jaguars won 9-0. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
To the stark dismay of those in the DFW area and football/dancing fans around the nation, Michael Irvin was eliminated from ABC's Dancing With The Stars Last night, ending his seven week run on the show. Irvin was eliminated, despite a foxtrot that was called brilliant, alongside Mark Dacascos, an actor I've never heard of, but apparently appeared on an episode of Doogie Howser, M.D.
The Hall of Famer spoke about his elimination this morning on Good Morning America, thanking the fans who kept him alive for as many weeks as they did.
"At this point, when you look at the five people who are left … these are great dancers," Irvin said today. "I'm happy that we had seven weeks. We had a good time. That's the best thing about this."
Five "stars" remain on the show, including Aaron Carter, Mya, Joanna Krupa, Donny Osmond and Kelly Osborne. Krupa represents the closest thing Cowboys fans have to a real stake in the show with Irvin gone, as she--just like any number of Dallas Cowboys--believes Terrell Owens to be a "prima donna," a belief she expressed on ABC's Superstars this summer.