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Hines Ward, Ralph Macchio Top Men on ‘DWTS’

Posted by on April 4, 2011 at 7:47 PM EST

ralph macchioHines Ward and Ralph Macchio continue to impress on DWTS!

Hines Ward has been one of the pleasant surprises on this season of Dancing with the Stars. NFL players have a history of doing well on the show especially wide receivers and running backs. They are naturally light on their feet which lend itself to being a good dancer. However, Hines is also known as one of the toughest, most hard-nosed players in the NFL. When I think of dancing, he is not the guy I picture. Ralph Macchio isn’t really either but I will get to him shortly.

As it turns out, he is a nice guy who is quick to smile and laugh and seems to be really enjoying himself. He made a big stride forward from week one to week two as he relaxed and started having fun with the dances. The DWTS judges rewarded him and now he has to be considered to be one of the top two guys on the show. With slick dance moves, plenty of charm and the backing of the NFL fans, Hines Ward is a real threat to win this season.

The other top guy is Ralph Macchio. He shocked everyone during the first week of the show when he came out of the gates and owned the dance floor. His rehearsal footage showed a guy who was struggling, but his dancing was energetic and well done. He continued to impress the DWTS judges and viewers in the second week. If anything the judges told him he might need to bring the energy level down a touch and focus that energy on technique.

For a guy who jokes around that he is now having to wake up muscles that have been sleeping for 25 or 30 years he is moving well. Seeing Ralph Macchio in this light is a little odd to me. I’m sure I’m not the only one. For me he is forever The Karate Kid. It is the movie that defined his life and while he has obviously gone on to do other things and he now has two kids, a 15 year old son and a 19 year old daughter, it seem just like yesterday he pulled off the crane kick and won the karate match against Cobra Kai. Because of this reason he has to be one of the favorites to win the Dancing with the Stars 2011 season. He has shown that he has the ability to learn and do the dancing. He seems to be having fun and he has a legion of loyal fans who want to see him kick ass one more time.

Tune in tonight at 8PM on ABC to see if Hines Ward and Ralph Macchio can hold on to their status as the top two guys on DWTS.



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