The pressure is on WR Hines Ward as he performs in “Dancing with the Stars.” Just as the Steelers expect to compete for a Super Bowl championship every year, Ward’s teammates are expecting him to bring home the gold — or whatever the color of that trophy is.
Ward joined 93.7 The Fan last week to talk about his experience on DWTS, and just what his teammates expect (via Sports Radio Interviews):
“You know James [Farrior] did text me [last week] after I did the performance, he text me and said if you don’t win this Mirror Ball Dancing with the Stars contest and Mirror Balls, don’t ever talk to me again; you’ve really got a great opportunity to win it, so go win it. And Brett Keisel texted me and said ‘man, I didn’t know you had it in you.’ So it was great to hear from the guys.”
Ward was back on the dance floor on Monday night, and well, his Steelers teammates won’t have to worry about this week. Ward put in one of the more inspired performances (I guess) of the night, bringing in a score of 23 out of 30. Which I just figure is good, when you consider that KROQ’s Psycho Mike Catherwood scored a 30 in the first two weeks combined.
So Ward is in no danger of going home. And if you ask me, this competition will be decided between Ward, Chris Jericho and Ralph Macchio‘s hairpiece.