Yes, once again I am ahead of the pop culture curve. In March of this year when I was in India I met the company that owns rights to the “Dancing with the Stars” TV show. I had told them they had picked a winner in my boy Donald Driver (Packer wide-receiver; future hall of famer).
So guess what? Donald wins! His award? The prestigious Mirror Ball trophy. It is a replica of a dancing mirror ball on a trophy stand. But the prestige of being winner of this coveted prize is…priceless. We did watch the last few episodes this past week. And yes, we’re a bit biased being from Wisconsin and all. But Donald was good!! And when he pulled off the free-lance Cowboy Troy country dance it was Katy Bar the Door! (an American phrase meaning “get ready for trouble”). I thought it was Katy By the Door but what do I know. Anyway, bringing in Cowboy Troy was genius.
Donald is the Packers slot receiver. He is the guy that goes up the middle, turns left, catches the ball and then gets pummelled. He then pumps his hand in his patented first down move, goes back to the huddle and then does it again. In Green Bay and Cheesehead land in general Donald is an icon. Between his smile and personality on and off the field he can’t go wrong. And now he’s a Mirror Baller (#mirrorballer). Untouchable.
I had forgotten about Cowboy Troy up until this. But I think the song he picked was “I Play Chicken With The Train” by Cowboy Troy. I’ve attached that video below for your viewing pleasure. He is on my playlist and very run-able. He is kind of hip hopster turned country to cash in. But in the end, who cares. He sounds good and that song is catchy. Go check it out. And if you want more go check out The Lacs (on iTunes) while you’re at it. Same kind of stuff.
Thank god I didn’t watch “Dancing with the Stars” entire season. The America’s Funniest Home Video guy is the host and tells all the same corny jokes. I’m surprised he doesn’t say something like “…and here are some videos of talking dogs dancing while doing the moon walk on the trampoline”. That is how I picture him. I just can’t take him serious. And his guest host is someone from the 1999 “Wild On!” show. I knew I remembered her. She’s also tough to take serious but I cut her more slack for some reason.
I’ve also attached a little clip of Aaron and Clay who were filmed rooting for Donald as well. Those guys crack me up. I see more State Farm in both of their future. Add one Mirror Baller to the mix of the State Farm ads. Maybe Donald dancing around the locker room or something. If you gave me a few minutes I’d come up with several tu-tu type ads worth showing. There is even a Discount Double Check move by Clay in here. That never gets old.
Running Update: On the bench again. I had open Sports Hernia surgery last week. So it’s two weeks of walking up and down the hills of Cambridge, a week or two of gym bike and then back in the saddle. Next race – London 10K on July 8th.
Still Only 35 Months and 26.2 Miles to go…”
Aaron and Clay (no, not the two in the picture but in the clip):