Thursday, November 16, 2006

Real Men Watch Emmitt

For awhile, real men kept it a secret around these parts that they'd been watching Dancing With The Stars. After all, men around here don't discuss television unless it's about sports and these days, most of the chest pounding is about the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo.

But yesterday, it was a former Dallas Cowboy that stole the barber shop talk. I also heard him discussed at the Post Office, the gas station and the newspaper office. Big, burly, beafeaters in coveralls, cowboys hats, and overalls were talking about Emmitt Smith and confessing openly that they had not only watched every single episode and were skipping Wednesday night church, after hour drinks, or plowing up that last acre to watch the results show, but they had even called to vote for the football legend.

This has to be a new demographic for that show!

The comments were funny, thought provoking, and downright ridiculous at times but everyone I overheard seemed to agree that Emmitt is a role model Dallas can be proud of and dancing seems less sissified now.

MOST MEMORABLE COMMENT:"Running a football ain't so very different from them moves with that little gal."


martyogelvie said...

They should rename the show to 'Dancing with the semi-stars'. I had never heard of many of the so called stars. I watched bits and pieces and have to admit that Emmitt's presence did peak my interest. Being a die Hard Cowboys fan, I am not so sure that I will be bragging about this Cowboy win. I would rather see Emmitt in beer commercials making new 'Man Laws' instead of winning dance contests... What's next, Troy Aikman as a guest host on the Martha Stewart show?

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Stars covers it, I think, since it's a mixture of semi, present, wannabe, and former stars -- depending, of course, on your definition of "star".