Warren Sapp debuted on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Monday night with partner Kym dancing the cha-cha-cha. Sapp, a former NFL defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders scored a 21 with his first dance which puts him near the upper half of the scoring. Now Warren Sapp needs your votes as do beach volleyball Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor and 100-meter Gold Medalist Maurice Greene.
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The cast of Dancing With the Stars 2008 has been announced, and as always, the sports world is well-represented. The 2008 Stars on the popular ABC show will include figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, and Olympic gold medal winner, professional tennis player Monica Seles and Miami Dolphins All-Pro defensive end Jason Taylor.
The latest version of DWTS will begin Monday, March 17th @ 8 pm ET on ABC.
Helio Castroneves was crowned champion of Dancing With the Stars 2007 last night as the Indy Car racing champion added the coveted mirror-ball trophy to his case. Dancing with Julianne Hough, who won the 2006 DWTS championship with speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, was Helio’s partner throughout the competition which also featured boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Helio’s smile and personality were huge factors in his win, but his quick mastery of the difficult dancing steps and styles helped him edg Spice Girl Mel B for the championship.
Monday night saw Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough earn the top score with a 27 of 30 as the results show for week #2 of Dancing With the Stars 2007 is here. Helio got his news that he was continuing to the next round early, but Floyd and Mark were left to wait. Midway through the show, Mark & Kym were announced to be safe, much to the surprise of both. Floyd and Karina got their news later in the show, but will live another week and we’ll be there to blog about yet another episode of Dancing With the Stars.
Week #2 on our Dancing With the Stars blog is here and Mark Cuban was the first of our sports figures to dance. Despite much talk about Cuban’s hard-working attitude and a dance that appeared fine to the untrained, naked eye, Cuban did not have the support of the judges when the scores came in. Three scores of six came through for Cuban giving him a total of 18; not a very good score in comparison to the rest of the field.
Several dancers later, Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough are up with the Mambo and Helio looks like he’s got this danicing thing down. No injuries came from the on-stage performance, unlike the practices where Helio and Julianne got banged up again and again, and the judges were big fans of Helio. The judges came back with scores of 9 each for a total of 27 points.
Floyd Mayweather is the final sports figure to dance, and the boxer danced the quick step with his partner Karina. Outside of posture complaints, the judges were impressed with the improvement from Mayweather and gave them three 7’s.
So our sports stars are done for the night and now it is up to the viewers to vote to see who will stay alive for another week on Danicing With the Stars.
Wednesday night’s results show for Dancing With the Stars 2007 revelaed tonight that swimsuit model Josie Maran received the lowest Monday night vote total while our own sports-figure, Mark Cuban, recieved the lowest vote total from Tuesday night. While Cuban appeared both nervous and mad, lucky for Mark that Josie was even less popular as the swimsuit model heads home and the Mavs owner lives another week on Dancing With the Stars.
Dancing With the Stars 2007 is back tonight with the men taking their turns on the dance floor. First from our three sports personalities is Floyd Mayweather, the man who is the ”pound for pound, best fighter in the world.” Dancing the “Cha-Cha-Cha,” Mayweather looked very good as the dancing seemed to come naturally to him. The result? A score of 18 of 30 as all three judges gave Mayweather a 6. Next up comes Helio Castroneves, 2-time Indy 500 champion. Castrovenes danced the “Fox Trot” with defending-champion Julianne Hough and received a very strong score of 25 out of 30.
Rounding out the action for the sports guys is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The self-made billionaire is coming off hip-replacement surgery just 7 weeks ago. Cuban danced the “Fox Trot” and the feedback from the judges was to keep his tongue in his mouth while dancing. Cuban received a 7from all 3 judges scoring a 21 overall and I have to admit I am rooting for him to stay on the show as long as possible. Having watched Cuban from across the USA in the sports world, I have always enjoyed his passion and enthusiasm; even when it boilsover into too much emotion.
It’s time for the Dancing With the Stars premier and is a surprising twist it’s the girls against the guys this season. Tonight will feature the ladies who include:
- Jennie Garth
- Melanie Brown
- Sabrina Bryan
- Josie Maran
- Marie Osmond
- Jane Seymour
Just a reminder, Sports Shop is covering Dancing With the Stars 2007 because of 3 sports figures who are on the show’s 2007 edition. Floyd Mayweather, Mark Cuban and Helio Castroneves all have sports ties and are the core reasons for our covering Dancing With the Stars 2007.
After bringing you updates on the sports stars and athletes involved in NBC’s Age of Love and Science of Love specials along with ABC’s show Shaq’s Big Challenge, the Sports Shop blog is pleased to announce that we will begin covering Dancing With the Stars beginning this week. With former sports stars Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Layla Ali, Apolo Anton Ohno and others having appeared on Dancing With the Stars in the past few years, this season looks to be another great one. The 2007 version of Dancing With the Stars will include race car driver Helio Castroneves, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, and boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Dancing With the Stars will air the season premeir on Monday, September 24th at 8 pm/7 Central.