Hines Ward joins cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' and tough guys everywhere weep
This is a bad, bad idea. Oh, sure, it barely budges the needle on the Charlie Sheen scale, but it's purely bad nonetheless.
Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and certified tough guy, is going to compete on "Dancing with the Stars," a show I have never seen and, unless my thumbs fall off, will never see. He joins two other active footballers -- Chad Ochocinco and Jason Taylor -- who've danced on the show (as have Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Kurt Warner). This is just not good...unless you're a Ravens fan. Then it may be the greatest thing ever. (Am guessing that Ward is going to hear "Twinkletoes" when the two teams meet; of course, if there's no season, go ahead and rock your sparkly socks off, Hines.)
Thankfully, I am not alone in my fears. ESPN blogger James Walker concurs.
Similar to Ochocinco, participating on the spring reality show will take time away from Ward's offseason schedule. Ochocinco had two reality television shows last year, missed all voluntary workouts and had a down year, catching just 67 passes for 831 yards and four touchdowns.
Ward will turn 35 on March 8 and his numbers were also down last season. He caught 59 passes for 755 yards and five touchdowns for the reigning AFC champions.
| March 1, 2011; 7:42 AM ET
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