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Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones is currently filming a series of segments for the Travel Channel (Dhani Tackles the World) in which he learns how to play international sports that are unknown to most Americans. Earlier this year he played in a rugby union match in England for Blackheath R.C. in the EDF Energy Trophy against Launceston RUFC. And he’s currently in Ireland learning the ancient Gaelic sport of hurling (yes hurling, not curling) and aims to play for a county team.
“I thought it would be a great way to not only travel, but also learn different cultures and play different sports, maintain my level of workouts — to maintain a high performance level ….. One of the most amazing things is the sports translation — how we speak as athletes and how they speak as athletes. They mirror each other.”
Dhani’s series is currently slated to air in 1Q of 2009. I don’t really have any more details on the show because it’s still in production. Dhani will join the Bengals for a mandatory minicamp June 12-14.
Dhani Tackles the Globe Episode One Preview – Muay Thai
Dhani Tackles the Globe Episode Two Preview – Schwingen
Dhani Tackles the Globe Episode Three Preview – Rugby
EMQB Interview: Dhani Jones