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Another football guy to Dance with the Stars

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 29th 2008 7:02PM
Sapp on RaidersHow would you like to watch this man do the mambo? Don't be stunned. It could happen.

Professional athletes have done well on Dancing with the Stars. Kristi Yamaguchi, ice skating star; Apolo Anton Ohno, Olympic speed skater; Helio Castroneves, race-car driver. It's also true that pro football players have done very well. Former Dallas Cowboy great Emmitt Smith won in 2006, and Miami Dolphins' Jason Taylor came in second this year.

Therefore, it's not surprising to hear that the producer of DWTS are courting another grid iron great, but this one? Warren Sapp, a recently retired defensive tackle, says that he's been invited to Dancing With the Stars and he's thinks he's going to do it.

Warren says he's been asked, but I'll believe this when it's announced by ABC. I'm not saying he's lying, I just think something may have been lost in the translation.

When asked by the St. Petersburg Times if he's been approached by Dancing, he said, "Yeah, it's something that sort of came out of nowhere. But I enjoy the idea of training for something else. My whole life has been football. I could hang out in L.A. for a few weeks. My daughter would love it. There's nothing wrong with my smile. I don't think I speak Ebonics. I think I will (do the show)."

It's true that Warren has a nice smile, and he is a personality. He's larger than life, some would say -- literally. Sapp is a big man. Not big as in built and gorgeous like Jason Taylor.

Warren has been called fat and flabby and perpetually out of shape, and that was by football writers. Can you imagine what the judges would say of his paso doble? There's nothing graceful or handsome about Warren Sapp. He was a powerful player for the University of Miami, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and (to a lesser extent) the Oakland Raiders.

But he's no dancer. If DWTS really has asked him to participate, he'll be eliminated fast.

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Warren Sapp is a cold hearted jerk who enjoys celebrating over a bad hit then complains when someone yells at his mistake.

June 30 2008 at 9:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Don Crossman

I think DWTS should invite Summer Glau. Talk about a ringer!

June 30 2008 at 8:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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