I’m ashamed to admit I’ve enjoyed Hines Ward on “Dancing with the Stars.” I don’t dance, I don’t know much about it and I shuddered at the thought of having to watch a full season of the program because Hines Ward was on it.

Well…I’ve changed my tune. Not only am I watching the show, I’m rooting for Hines.

I broke into a full clap and cheer when he finished his samba Monday night. What the hell happened to me???

The only problem with my newfound love of this horribly infectious program is if Hines doesn’t win I’ll be legitimately upset. He has to win! He’s always been a winner and now that he’s jumped out to the front of the pack he can’t blow it now can he?

Losing to guy who played the Karate Kid or Master P’s kid is just unacceptable. A loss to one of those guys might hurt Hines more than losing to the Packers in the Super Bowl.

He already has 2 Lombardi’s – he doesn’t have a Mirror Ball. So, here’s to the guy who no one ever gave a chance to.

Go get ’em Hines, make us proud and bring that Mirror Ball back to Pittsburgh!!! Now excuse me, I need to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy on my DVR.

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