It's a sad day, kids, but we knew someday this national joyride had to end: Mark Cuban has been been booted from "Dancing With The Stars." We know. We're sorry we have to be the ones to tell you.

All told, Cuban didn't do too bad for a guy who just had hip replacement surgery.

"There's always going to be a moment in all of our lives when you have to strip away who everybody thinks you are and stop pretending who you might want to be and just take a chance," Cuban. said afterward.

The "crowd" gave Cuban a standing ovation afterwards, except for Marie Osmond, who actually passed out during her dance routine. And now that Cuban is out, we promise never, ever to mention "Dancing With The Stars" again. (Until Michael Irvin tries out for the show next year.)

Cuban Cut From "Dancing With The Stars" [Fox Sports]