I can't believe how much fun I've had watching Steeler Hines Ward dancing on Dancing With the Stars. His joie de vivre has been contagious throughout this season and, though I've yet to watch a whole show, I very much look forward to seeing his performances. The fact that he made it to the finals and is now tied for first place seems to astonish everyone -- including him. So tonight is the night that will decide and I can say for sure, whichever way it goes, I think he has shown so much charm, charisma, and positive energy that he's a winner already. Last night he and his lovely partner Kym Johnson performed a wonderful Quick Step:
Then followed that up with one of the most unique Freestyle dances ever.
One thing for sure, Hines has gotten tons of support and appreciation from Steeler Nation and from people who never heard of him before but were won over by his spirit. His Steeler teammates and past Steelers have been wonderfully supportive, too. Speaking of that, if you want to fill up a lot of space fast you just need to put a few Steelers in the audience. Last night saw Jerome Bettis, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, and James Farrior in the audience.
But the most amazing wall of support was the night he was cheered on by Keyaron Fox, James Harrison, James Farrior and Max Starks.
For me this has been tremendous fun and I look forward to seeing what happens tonight.
Thanks for reading.