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I want a date with Stacy Keibler

by Ryan j Budke, posted Feb 10th 2006 4:15PM
stacy keibler; ryan budke; heartI was one of the millions who were completely obsessed with Dancing with The Stars this past summer. I remember seeing the previews and thinking "This is the worst idea in the history of ideas," but much like my current obsession with Skating with Celebrities, I was hooked after only an episode. That said, I haven't watched a single episode this season. I mean, it's on on Thursday nights! I've got Smallville, Survivor, The O.C., and Everybody Hates Chris. What was ABC thinking? Well, they were apparently in their right minds, because the ratings have been going through the roof considering the stiff competition. As with Kelly Monaco last season, there's been a huge breakout star so far this year, and her name is Stacy Keibler.

Now, I'm no stranger to Ms. Keibler; I'm an unabashedly huge wrestling fan. I've followed her professional career since she hopped over from being a Baltimore Ravens' cheerleader to a wrestling diva in WCW. When the wrestling league got bought out by the powerhouse that is WWE and Vince McMahon, Stacy was one of the first imports to the new league. And while she has always seemed really nice, you can gleam only so much of someone's personality from watching them kick the crap out of other girls in a swimming pool of mud. During a poker game at a friend's house last night, he had the show on, muted, while we played cards. I started to bust his chops (not wanting to come out of the reality-dance-competition-watching closet myself), but all of the other guys around the table quickly came to his defense, saying I didn't know what I was missing by not watching Stacy Keibler. Sure enough, they were right. I had no idea what I was missing.

Now, one would assume that when you have 42" legs (thank you Mr. and Mrs. Keibler), were a former professional cheerleader, and currently make your living doing choreographed gymnastics, you're gonna be able to hold your own in a dance competition. She didn't just hold her own, she blew the competition out of the water (sorry Drew, you know I still love ya.) Sitting playing cards, I was completely mesmerized by the jive number Stacy and her partner performed last night. So much, in fact, that I when I got back late last night, I stayed up and watched every single episode that I had recorded on my DVR. Wow. Just the other day, in my guest Scrubs review, I talked about how Mandy Moore was a lot of guys' dream girlfriend because of her oozing niceness and approachability. I think America may have new sweetheart in Ms. Keibler.

Stacy comes off as being very down to earth, funny, self aware and just generally, "cool". I always thought that the fact that she was one of the performers that went overseas to visit the troops every time the WWE traveled, was a Vince McMahon mandate since she was a "hot girl", but I'm beginning to wonder if it was because she is so friendly and girl-next-door-ish that it would do much for the guys' self-esteem. She also visited the troops again for last night's episode, so maybe it's just a passion of hers. Either way, and regardless of your political inclinations, supporting the troops earns high marks in my book.

You can tell by the title of the post that I obviously had ulterior motives writing it. Who knows, maybe this article will somehow someday make it to someone's hands who in some way has a connection with the wonderful Stacey Keibler. I have taken dance lessons and can cut a mean rug if I do say so myself. Plus, think about what a cool article that would make. So what do you say Stacy, may I have this dance?

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Jud Sabath

Regarding my comments about Stacy Keibler posted in March 2006. I wish to clarify that my intent on posting my comments on this site was to vent my frustration about the questionable voting/judging procedures which led to Stacy's disappointing third place finish when, IMHO, she should have finished first or second.

With all due respect and no offense intended, I am HAPPILY married and DO NOT want to date Stacy. (Sorry Stacy, I'm spoken for by the most wonderful and beautiful woman in the world, who, by the way, also used to be a dancer and thinks you should have won!!)

November 19 2006 at 1:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hi stacy
you are a perfect woman and you are the best in my opinion i love very much and i wish to speak to you. to a woman hot and nice and perfect
i hope if you can speak to me
and byzzzzzz

October 26 2006 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jud Sabath

Stacy was totally robbed on Dancing with the Stars! Not only did she not win, she was just brushed aside. How could the show do this to a person who was called "as good as some of our professional dancers.." In addition, the judges themselves said that "even if their were fifty series of the show, NO ONE could do a Samba as good as Stacy could."
The television audience was informed AFTER a commercial that Stacy was the third runner up and was out of the finals. How could that have happened after she delivered yet another perfect 30 out of 30 for her Samba? And as if that wasn't enough, the show didn't even talk with her about not winning, her gracious comments about the other two couples still remaining in the competition were never televisied, nor did she get the traditional "last dance" with her partner. In addition, I found it very strange that after the Finals show on Thursday, the dancers danced two dances which were scored by the judges, and then voted on by the fans. Then, out of the blue, the dance that was performed on Sunday was ADDED to the total score from Thursday's performance, instead of being a performance unto itself, that only the judges would vote on. Afterall, I'm all for viewer involvement, but shouldn't judging be left to the professionals? Secondly, it almost seemed like the show didn't want Stacy to win for some strange reason. The audience or public was never informed exactly HOW the call in/web votes worked. For example, did it matter if a person received 10 votes more than another couple, as opposed to receiving 1000 votes more than another couple? Also, with all due respect to Jerry Rice, he was absolutely nowhere near the dancer that Stacy was. The judges totally concurred on this fact. Stacy was credited by the judges for "raising the standard" of the dancers, as well as the expectations of the performances. Only the female judge seemed to have a problem with Stacy, consistently scoring her less that her male counterpart judges. Okay, fine, a little jealousy is understandable, but not when you're job it to judge a person's ability to dance!
From day one, it was obvious that Stacy and Drew were going to be top contenders. Both the judges and competing "stars" themselves had nothing but positive things to say about Stacy, and she had nothing but kind and humble things to say about her ability and the other dancers, along with respect for the judges. And after one judge called Jerry Rice "Jerry-atrics," it appeared over for the football legend, not that he was headed to the final two. I don't know...it just seemed strange to me that after all of the positive comments made about Stacy by the judges, along with her popularity with the WWE fan base, that something was seriously amiss with the results of Dancing with the Stars. It upset me and my family enough to commit to not watching Dancing with the Stars, if they're picked up for another season. If you recall, there was some controversy about last seasons winner because she was on a Soap that was aired on, you guessed it, ABC. Well, as if you couldn't tell, Stacy, you was robbed! Your dancing was phenomenal, and talent surprised I think even you. Your stock did nothing but rise throughout the competition, and I'm sure you'll have offers galore to choose from. Thanks so much for thrilling and winning over the hearts of your fans!

Jud Sabath

March 02 2006 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carl Hockett

As to "Wants a Date with Stacy Kiebler"... who can blame him. Hell, I would 'die' for the chance to have a brief one-on-one with her, for coffee, lunch, interview, whatever... her choice. I'm not the shallow kind that thinks looks are everything, though I get the impression 'she IS all that', and more. And my wife agrees (can she tag along??;^) We're starting our ballroom lessons tomorrow night (planned long before Dancing with the Stars. So if Stacy ever gets wind of these: Hey Stacy, you ARE the star, and a winner in your grace as well as talent. Get brave and toss us a line. I guarantee you won't regret it. We are actually good, real people.

February 27 2006 at 5:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carl Hockett

Dancing with the Stars: a great show to showcase ballroom and latin dancing for those a)not in the know, and b) who have only been turned off by FORMAL, as in professional/competition ballroom (yuck, too much posturing and 'how beautiful am I emotive facades). This program showcases what (endulge me here) average people can accomplish with ballroom. And that's a big part of the appeal. We enjoyed it last season, especially more this season. But have become wary of such a show that will allow shear popularity overweigh the relevant facts of performance. Master P is a good example: all seemed to acknowledge that he stayed only because of his fan base. And once that disappeared, the 'black vote' was Jerry's alone.

that said, I have to heap criticism on such a show that will allow the 'fan factor' to turn the "judging" into a farce. Anyone who can keep the glitter out of their eyes for judging (voting to the fans) can see that Gentleman Jerry Rice did NOT deserve to bump Stacy Kiebler out of position. While Rice deserves many props and kudos for his efforts and attained level of performance, this same performance did NOT put him in equal competition with Keibler or Drew. Bottom line, the producers and network played the fan base for ratings, and ended up with first (or second) place and a third place finisher, eliminating a much better dancer in the end. The popular vote here must certainly have come from Jerry's football following, and the inevitable 'black vote'. Sorry, just speaking the truth. Gentleman Jerry Rice could have proved he deserves that moniker if he had, after the announcing of the winner, admitted with humility I've seen him capable of (one of the reasons I like him) that indeed he was the third best dancer and graciously insisted that Stacy take the stage in his place.

Sure, Stacy blew it with her free-style last week, but no so much as to ignore the many 10s, perfect 10s, and the observations of the judges over time: best natural, wonderful, etc,etc. and on and on. Drew and Tracy ran a strong race and I could live with him winning, with Stacy in solid second... not third. She was robbed unfairly. So, the results have more to do with how popular you are rather than how well you dance. Fine motivation for the producers and network; what better way to sucker people into watching. Not fair to the dancers, and not even fair to the viewers who voted for him, or otherwise kept the lame on the dancefloor. A travesty. Bottom line to this is the last round of judging should have counted on its own, to ensure the best dancers win, and not just first place. So what there's no second place, Stacy had to suffer the humility of being beaten by far from on her par for dancing. Don't get me wrong: Jerry deserved accolades for his effort and improvements. He'd be assessed a better than average dancer out on the pleasure dance floor as a result of this experience. But he did NOT deserve second place in this contest.

February 27 2006 at 5:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brittany Sheeley

Hey Stacy.... My name is Brittany Sheeley. I am 13 years old. I watched you on Dancing with the Stars, You where my favorite ever since I saw you dance. Whenever it was time to vote I used every phone in the house to the max voting for you. I just watched you get eliminated in the final round. I think you got robbed. You should have won. You have more talent than all of them combined. I rooted for you till the end. and when you didn't win I was crushed. You where my favorite...and will always be. Nobody can ever touch you. You are the best!

February 26 2006 at 10:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope that "I want a date w/ S.K." gets his wish.What would you say to her?Would you tell her things like you had inyour article,like her 42" legs,which is nice;
however,her legs are not 42" long.That is if you listen to rumor.The only person who knows how long her legs are is her.My point is if you're going to have a fan site at least know who her damn skating partner is.
Someone that smart,as you can tell she is if you read her interviews,deserves more than a one-liner from a bunch of rednecks.(I'm from Alabama I know.)I'm not trying to offend anyone,but I'm not going to sugar-coat
it either.

February 23 2006 at 6:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff Crabill

She's a goddess. I'd love to meet her, aside from take her on a romantic date.
Most certainly, a "DREAM COME TRUE!!"

February 20 2006 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

S-T, A-C-Y, you got moves and that's no lie, STACY!!! KEIBLER!!!
I must agree, Stacy K. should win it all this season! Love ya Stacy!!!

February 15 2006 at 7:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

you are correct stacy is quite possibly the finest tv personality out there right now and ive enjoyed watching her for some time now. it would be a dream to meet her let a lone date her.stacy i hope you have a very happy valentines day.

February 14 2006 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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