"I'm 27. I'm retired. But I still want to compete." That's Olympic champion Michael Phelps talking in "The Haney Project," a Golf Channel series that stars Tiger Woods' one-time coach taking on a new celebrity student each season. Phelps' words pretty much summarize the premise of this year's edition, which starts Monday night.
As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made.
The addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's 2011 "Dancing with the Stars" is such an exquisite example of how calculating and exploitative prime-time network TV can be. This year's cast also includes Chaz Bono, David Arquette and Rob Kardashian.
With rumors circulating that legendary quarterback Brett Favre is joining "Dancing with the Stars," the sports blogosphere is close to imploding on itself (and I'm now contributing to it, too). If the rumors are true, Favre will follow in the dance steps of retired greats such as Emmitt Smith, Kurt Warner and Jerry Rice when the 12th season of the ABC hit show debuts March 21.