There’s happiness in cheesehead land!
In what was arguably the most talented crew of finalists to date on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” a third NFL player took home the crown: Donald Driver, a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.
Driver peaked at the right time Monday night with his first perfect judges’ score with a cha-cha-cha.
Sure, the judges were handing out perfect scores like Snickers on Halloween. But the final three were all pretty close in skill sets. Runner-up Katherine Jenkins, a British opera singer, got two 30s on Monday while actor William Levy also had one.
So with the judges’ scores so close, it came down to popular votes. The conventional wisdom was Levy winning given the reactions from the audiences. But the Cheeseheads may have helped Driver take home the prize.
His athleticism, his drive, his competitive joy got him the mirror-ball trophy. He would not be denied. and he wasn’t shy shedding his shirt and showing off his six pack (or was that an eight pack tonight?).
Driver is the third NFL player to win in 14 competitions. Emmitt Smith was No. 1 season three and Atlanta’s Hines Ward, who just retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers, took home the crown season 12.
Here’s video from the show
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk