There are probably a million more important things with which to begin the work week -- like, oh, a passel of Hicks Sports Group creditors asking the National Hockey League
whether the beleaguered owner of the Texas Rangers has dough enough to keep the Dallas Stars -- but this breaking, um, news? ABC just announced the cast
for the forthcoming season of Dancing With the Stars
, and, as usual, it's 16 different shades of what-the-what. But for our purposes, these two highlights: former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver turned ESPN Radio host Michael Irvin, who's clearly been seething ever since Emmitt Smith took home the title in '06, and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay
, your other favorite Texas "Hammer." Now, I've got to get back to writing about a dying shopping mall and a foreclosed-upon city-owned skating rink.