DALLAS TX - JANUARY 31: Hines Ward #86 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks to the team bus after arriving at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on January 31 2011 in Dallas Texas. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6 2011 at Cowboys Stadium. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Is tonight the night that I tune in to ABC's Dancing With The Stars for the first time? The 12th season of the immensely popular reality show debuts tonight, and my favorite Pittsburgh Steeler, Hines Ward, is a contestant. Hmm, we'll see, my docket is looking fairly full this evening, but I certainly plan on checking out how Hines does on the dance floor in upcoming weeks.What about you all? Any interest? Is the show's format entertaining?
Ward, who I mentioned had been practicing as many as five hours a day in preparation for the contest, is eager to see how he'll stack up against the diverse range of celebrity contestants.
"I am always up for a challenge and would love to see what I can do in a field completely foreign to me," Mr. Ward told ABC. "Besides, if Emmitt and Jerry [Rice] can do it, so can I."
So, with no end to the NFL lockout in immediate sight, get your Steelers fix tonight by watching Hines show off the ballroom dances he's been so diligently practicing this past few weeks.
As always, Go Steelers!