Ok, here is the rational on why I am allowed to talk about Dancing Wth The Stars and it is for one simple reason and that is the fact that the winner was Shawn Johnson. Shawn is a actually a star despite the majority of the contestants they trot out on the show that are has beens, but more importantly she is a legitimate athlete with a Gold Medal to back it up. Sure, it is true that much like swimming and the 100m that people may only care about it once every 4 years it is tremendous what they can do and the athleticism that she (they) possess.
Granted the Dancing show has far less pressure and a lot less people watching it then say the Olympics but it is still a pretty stressful endeavor, especially for a 17 year old. It is amazing that someone that young has the poise and maturity to engage in such a demanding program. Now granted there were a few routines that I had to cringe at just for the fact that the dude she was dancing with was clearly older and that made it a little sketchy, some of the stuff just looked wrong and inappropriate, you know kinda nonce like....but on the whole it was entertaining it wasn’t bad
I was a fan of Shawn during the Olympics and was rooting for her to do well, she just had the look of enthusiasms and always a big smile no matter the situation. Her “stage presence” in the gym equaled that of her presence on the ballroom floor. Unlike Jason Taylor who had no place to be on the show in the first place and should have been in minicamp so not to have stolen $8mil from the Redskins, and running himself off the Dolphins. With this performance Shawn can show up in the gym with pride where as Taylor should be ashamed to show up in Miami again.
I am sure that it won’t be log until we see Shawn pop up on TV in some capacity or another. She just seems to command the camera and plays well to it in whatever role that she is in.
Congratulations on your well deserved victory Shawn and we look forward to seeing you more in the future. And this completes the Dancing with the Stars update and rest assured that it will be back to the real original reality TV and that is sports here at abitofeverythingsports.blogspot.com!