Okay, I admit, I watched a season of Dancing With the Stars solely because my favorite athlete Hines Ward was a contestant. And he ended up winning the whole shebang! Just like his NFL comrade Donald Driver -- a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers -- who took home the mirror ball trophy in the most recent season.
But that got me thinking -- there are so many athletes who are fantastic on the show. Perhaps all their athletic training and natural coordination give them a leg up on the rest of their competition? That's probably a given, seeing as athletes like Kristi Yamaguchi, Apolo Anton Ohno, Helio Castronoves, Shawn Johnson, and Emmitt Smith have all won in previous seasons. Many athletes have been runners-up, too.
So, let's check out some of the best dances performed by professional athletes, shall we? Okay! Cool! Let's go!
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Gotta love how Donald's rocking the green and gold for his final dance:
Just like when my boy Hines rocked the black and gold. Go Steelers!
Kristi showed off her sexy side with this mambo on her season (which she ended up winning):
Helio owned that yellow suit with his super-fun quickstep!
Does anyone remember how amazing Shawn Johnson's cha cha was on week 7 of her season? Here's your refresher:
I think a commenter summed up Apolo Anton Ohno's samba rather appropriately: "... I [can't] stop staring at Apolo's fine, FINE butt ..."
Did you have a favorite athlete on Dancing With the Stars? Do you think they have an unfair advantage?
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