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Steelers’ wide receiver Hines Ward wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Hey, Hines Ward won “Dancing With the Stars.”

I know, I know. It’s noticing things like that — and that he wore Pittsburgh Steelers colors while winning — that makes one thing crystal clear: The NFL lockout really cannnot end soon enough. Okay, two things: Steeler Nation has a lot of time on its hands.

Ward said he was treating the show “like it’s ‘Monday Night Football’ ” and, like a good teammate, said after winning, “Starting this competition, I never thought I'd be in the finals, but, you know, I owe it all to Kym.”

That would be his partner Kym Johnson, who recovered from a scary neck injury just in time. See, this is just like a sparkly version of football, what with injuries and skill and precision and talent and practice, lots of practice, all factoring in. So close your eyes. Even if you loathe the Steelers, imagine that that’s the Lombardi Trophy and that there’ll be football again soon.

Congrats to Hines Ward for winning DWTSless than a minute ago via Plume Favorite Retweet ReplyAnthony Armstrong

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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