Premiering tonight: ‘Dhani Tackles the Globe’

Posted by · 12:58 pm · March 16th, 2009

So I was watching “NFL Total Access” the other night (my fellow pigskin fans know the pre-draft excitement of this time of year), and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones was guest hosting/promoting his new Travel Channel show “Dhani Tackles the Globe.”

I didn’t think much of it at first.  A football player with his own television series?  Must be some opportunistic guy looking to pull in some extra green.  But the more they discussed the show the more intrigued I became. Talk about a great way to stay in shape during the off-season!  I need to do some digging to find out whose brainchild this is.  There’s not even an IMDb page yet.

Here’s a quick synopsis from the show’s official site:

Dhani Jones will need more than shoulder pads where he’s going. This NFL linebacker and Renaissance man is about to embark on a global sports odyssey that will take him anywhere with a scoreboard.

By trying his hand at beloved national pastimes from around the globe, Dhani explores the way sports help to define culture. As a top athlete, Dhani will be able to demonstrate the thrills and challenges of each game by playing it himself.

Off the field, Dhani immerses himself fully in each city, getting the locals’ take on the best places to eat, drink, shop and sleep. Throughout his travels, Dhani finds the love of sports to be universal, providing common ground wherever he lands.

Read all about it here.  “Dhani Tackles the Globe” premieres tonight on The Travel Channel at 9:00pm EST.  I’ll be watching.

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