ABC chose the wrong tech billionaire.
I read the news today (oh boy) about Mark Cuban's upcoming appearance on the ABC television series Dancing with the Stars. I don't know what kind of shape Marky Mark is in though the good folks at ValleyWag managed to dig up a photo depicting Cuban .
Still, the programming geniuses at ABC think this is a good choice. Maybe so. Could be the guy is a regular Fred Astaire in geek's clothing. However it turns out, one can only hope Cuban doesn't bark at the judges if he fails to win. Better known to the general public as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban has paid a veritable fortune in fines for criticizing the NBA's referees over the years.
Crazy like a fox. I've known Cuban since he was a computer retailers back in Texas in the 1980s. The guy knows how to wrap the media around his left pinky. And he's done it again.
If the suits are open to listening to second opinions, who wouldn't prefer to see Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer take a spin on the floor with a scantily costumed partner (and I'm not talking about Bill Gates.) Anyone who's ever watched the can't wait for a second installment.
Ballmer versus Cuban? Forgetaboutit. It's not even close.