Donald Driver Dominates Dancing with the Stars, Compares Win to Super Bowl

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMay 23, 2012

Photo Credit: Local10.com
Photo Credit: Local10.com

Donald Driver beat out a field of old athletes and B-stars on Dancing with the Stars to claim the relatively coveted Mirror Ball trophy.

Golf clap.

The Green Bay Packers star was comfortable the second he put on his dancing shoes at the start of season 14. It's really no surprise that he was around late in the competition. 

I will even go so far as to say that DWTS is an underrated athletic endeavor that some athletes—ahem, Hope Solo—just can't handle. 

However, we need to temper the comparisons just a tad bit.

After he and Peta Murgatroyd won the title, Driver was asked if it compares to the Super Bowl.

Via USA Today:

I think it does. It's truly something special. I reached the greatest milestone in my career, and that was winning the Super Bowl. I just made my partner reach her greatest milestone, and now she's Dancing With the Stars champion.

We will go easy on the big guy, since he states that this is like the Super Bowl for Murgatroyd, not for him.

Having said that, while I do not think the Mirror Ball has anywhere near the prestige of the Super Bowl, I do have to say that Driver was baited just a bit. 

Of course, he had to say that. 

You don't come in and dominate dancing only to diss the show on your way out.

Sure, it's exactly like the Super Bowl—and I may just have to go to Disneyland. 

The judges were just as taken with Driver as the fans were. Len Goodman said, via USA Today: "We've had some great footballers on the show over the years. My feeling is, you are the best we've had."

That praise came after a perfect score of 30 in the couple's week 10 freestyle. Driver has the Super Bowl and now the Mirror Ball trophy. 

And really, just look at the video. The dude can dance. 

Is he the most successful athlete of all time? Of course not, but this is still a pretty cool achievement.

Tip of the hat to you, good sir. 

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