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Donald ‘rocks it’ during rock week

Posted by packers.com on April 9, 2012 – 8:33 pm

Donald Driver Dancing with the Stars

Much different than his “first down shimmy” on the field, WR Donald Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd showcased the quick-paced Paso Doble and scored 27 points out of 30 on this season’s fourth episode of “Dancing with the Stars.”

With this week’s grade, Driver and his mate continue to climb in scoring starting in week 1 with 21 points, and in subsequent weeks 24, 26 and now 27, with a combined score of 98.

The Paso Doble translates from Spanish to the “double step” and Packers Donald Driver hardly missed a step as he played the part of ‘matador’ in this Latin American dance during the “rock week” themed episode.

Jimi Hendrix played as the Spanish bull fighting dance was appreciated by the judges. Many of the dancing comments were positive and many focused on Donald’s “shirtless” wardrobe.

Referring to Donald’s passion on the dance floor, Len Goodman said, “No one can accuse you of holding back. Without a doubt it’s your best dance.”

Carrie Ann Inaba added, “It’s one of the most memorable moments of the season.”

Eliminations continue on “Dancing with the Stars.” Viewers can vote via phone and text message for Donald only on the night he performs; online voting ends at 10 a.m. CT the following day. Log on to abc.com to vote.


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29 Responses to “Donald ‘rocks it’ during rock week”

  1. By debra denissen on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    Donald Rocks no matter what he does, he is a great dancer and a joy to watch on and off the field.

  2. By CONSTANCE DRIVER on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    OH MY GOD…DONALD DRIVER IS AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING DANCER!!! Every week He has been THE BEST out of them all!! We here in Wisconsin love, Love, LOVE HIM!!!!! <3

  3. By Cindy Reid on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    Way To Go Donald You Rock On The Dancer Floor Like You Do On The Grid >>>>>> <3<3<3<3 I like them Tats and Them Abs

  4. By Sonja Bjerkos on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    How can anyone NOT root for such a fantastic guy!! That million dollar smile says it all. We love Donald Driver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By Yvonne Kortendick on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    Donald Driver does indeed rock on and off the dance floor. I just knew he would be a great dancer by the way he moves on the football field. Love the tats! Donald and Peta look good together, she is hot, just like his son said. Donald is definetly one of the best dancer in the competition. Let’s hear it for Donald Driver, and the Wisconsin Green Bay Packers!

  6. By Val Cline on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    Donald Driver is AWESOME to watch. I was so glad to hear that he was going to be apart of DWTS!! That million dollar smile of his gets him 10’s everytime….wish the judges would vote that way lol. He hasn’t had a bad dance yet and tonight wow….that’s all I can say. Top of the leader board hells yeah!! #80 all the way.

  7. By LauriP on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    I didn’t think I could love Donald Driver any more but after tonight…..

  8. By mzzroxiie on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    thats cause he is from houston texas… go milby buffs

  9. By Carol Tumas on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    Donald rocked the dance floor tonight…he was awesome..it seems like the more we vote, the better he dances…way to go, DD…you sure make me proud to be a Packer fan.

  10. By Gayle Doering on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    Donald is such a great guy , good family man, christian, giving and caring person Everyone in Wi love and respect him. He is one of the best the Packers every had and is a shoe in on the dance floor. Love you Donald.

  11. By KATHLEEN PIPER on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    DD IS AN AWESOME DANCER….YOU ROCK OM THE DANCE FLOOR AND ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD…..LOVE YA” AND THAT MILLION DOLLAR SMILE !!!!!

  12. By LadyCheesehead1 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Donald was HOT HOT HOT!!! It makes me proud to be a Cheesehead. Great job and he danced it perfectly (should have gotten some 10s). His wife is one lucky woman!!! Donald, you do us proud every week, keep up the great work! Go Pack Go!

  13. By Faye on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Donald looks as good on the dancefloor as he does on the football field. Go Donald.

  14. By Cheri May on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Woohoo!! Donald is the most beautiful man! Great player, great dancer, and more than that, a great and caring man. Wonderful job,Donald. Packer Pride!

  15. By truthbhrd on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    DD, I am sorry to say that my opinion of your moral character has gone down a lot since seeing you last night on DWTS. I was very discuraged to see so many stars/contestants waving satanic hand signs. Who do you want to emulate to your children & fans? I give a lot of kudos to Melisa for not stooping to this. I’m prayin’ 4 U my freind.

  16. By rose gehrke on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    PURE SATISFACTION TO A GREAT GRANDMA AND A PACKER FAN WHO STILL LOVES BART STARR AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM DO A DANCE LIKE THAT

  17. By julie setina on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I wish we could see him shirtless on the football field!!

  18. By Lynn B. on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    What is truthbhrd talking about, “satanic hand signs”???? What are those and where did you learn what they are? I really loved Donald’s performance but guess there’s always someone who will pick out some obscure thing to harp about!

  19. By biaros on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @truthbhrd – Someone is reading too much into the way Donald’s hand was… According to the Christian Bible, believing in such superstition is a greater evil than what the superstition stands for. It is pretty much in line with believing the “Friday the 13th is evil” superstition.

    This hand gesture is called “Horns of the Devil” for only one particular case, and this meaning blindly spread among the obsessively religious and the intolerant. Dancing With The Stars is not that case.

    Other uses for holding up your index and pinky fingers and bending down the others include…

    – Signaling “second down” in football.
    – Signaling “two outs” in baseball.
    – In music history, German baroque period composer Daniel Speer designated it as “the distance between adjacent positions on a tenor trombone”.
    – The slogan and gesture of the University of Texas at Austin. It is also used as a greeting among students, alumni, and fans. It represents the horns of the steer, their mascot.
    – Contemporary music since the 1960s – the fans use this hand signal while grooving with the music simply to express their enjoyment of the music. They called it the “P-Funk sign”.

    But I guess that means that every referee, classical musician, contemporary musician and fan, and UT-Austin student, alumni, and fan are all going to hell, right…? They better repent for how they moved their hands in the air! God’s pretty mad about it!

    I am a Christian. I believe that if God is really concerned about things like people waving their hands in the air and eating meat during Lent, then He really doesn’t have enough to deal with in this universe — what, with all of the rapists and murderers… and that’s just on this planet…

    I’m pretty sure that Donald doesn’t need to be prayed for because he put his hand in the air. I’m also pretty sure that kids aren’t gonna ask their parents “Why does Donald Driver worship the Devil when he puts his hand up like that?” It is an absolutely illogical leap.

    God’s got bigger things to worry about than Rock Week on Dancing With The Stars. If He doesn’t, then I am very concerned…

  20. By stevoatoz on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Donald Does it Decisively ! If you missed DWTS on 4/09/12, you missed seeing a future finalist of the nation’s top competition dance program ! He was THAT good ! Donald got it right, when he said, in so many words, that he should have gotten “10’s” (at least from the book-end judges.) DD’s Scores have steadily climbed throughout the show and should be getting perfect scores before long. Wake Up, Judges! You are witnessing excellence on the dance floor!

  21. By truthbhrd on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    The bible teaches not to lead others astray. http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/origin_of_the_satanic_hand_sign.htm this link explains things. Its pretty clear as to what context the hand sign was being used last night.

  22. By stevoatoz on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    10 – 9 -10. This is the more appropriate Score for Donald last night! Are the judges tired of pro athletes doing well in this competition? INJUSTICE,I SAY! Just like Bristol Palin making the finals, a few seasons ago. What an atrocity that was! Forgo the politics, judges, voters, AND ABC ! “Perfection is unattainable”, as Vince Lombardi would say, but, Donald Driver is striving for excellence! Get it right, judges, and give Donald his due!

  23. By biaros on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @truthbhrd Wow. You are unintelligent enough to trust a conspiracy website that says that Sarah Palin doing the sign language of “I love you” is her selling her soul to the devil to “win an election” for vice president (which is not an elected position)? And that a pentagon, a symbol of strength and solidarity, was chosen by the US government because the government, at its roots, is evil?

    That webpage spoke just like brainwashing propaganda.

    Not to mention how poorly assembled your website is… Any credible website today doesn’t have the web design and color palette from 1996.

    The Bible also says watch for false prophets; they appear as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. — Satan quoted the Torah when trying to get Jesus to sin.

    Donald was fantastic and did not demonstrate demonic rituals or hand signals. It is outrageous to think that he was.

    Seriously, you need to get out of your weird bubble and into the real world. Read a book and learn something.

  24. By truthbhrd on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    @biaros, That was not “my” website as U claim. I agree that the palin pic was out of line. I only offered that link as an example of the hand signs. Maybe you’ll like this link better: http://www.exposingsatanism.org/signsymbols.htm .

    My point in trying to bring this to DD’s attn was because he most likely didn’t realize what he was doing. Remember it was almost the whole cast on DWTS that was waving the hand sign.

    A couple years ago I spent some time with KGB in prayer & conversation about his walk towards Christ. Pretty remarkable story to say the least. He’s a man of good character, as I’m sure DD is. That does not mean they are perfect though. Nor am I.

    I never accused DD of being a satanist, or anyone else. As a Christian, as you profess to be, you already know we all need prayers & accountability from e/o. Why do you mock me? I have caused you no harm.

    Why do you harbor such hatred? Jesus said, “By their fruit you will recognize them.”
    What fruit do you bare? What clothing do you wear?

  25. By Cali on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    How come the ladies won’t come here for football talk, but when “dancing” is involved, they flood the site?
    I would love to talk football with some of you ladies. But dancing is a no go!! GO PACK GO!!

  26. By Faye on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I will gladly talk football anytime you want to talk.
    Faye

  27. By Julia on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    LOVE Donald’s dancing and personality. Would love to see some of the team in the audience supporting him like the Steelers supported Hines Ward!
    GO PACK GO
    GO DONALD GO

  28. By Faye on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, where are the rest of the Packers at?????????

  29. By Monell22 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Oh donald i am so loving his moves,you always have my vote

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