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Dancing With The Stars – Judges Want Jerry Rice Out

February 17, 2006 12:36 AM by Joe Blackmon

Jerry_riceABC changed the scoring system to give the judges and viewer voting public equal weight in determining the outcome of Dancing with the Stars 2.  However, some of the judges are being exceptionally vocal about who they want to see gone.  First, Len Goodman told Master P that “it is time to go,” and now he appears to have set his sites set on Jerry Rice.

Jerry Rice and Anna Trebunskaya receive 41 out of 60 points for their two dances, which gives them the lowest total score of any of the contestants.  After Jerry’s first dance, Bruno Tonioli says “we’re really getting towards the final it wasn’t good enough.”  After Jerry’s second dance, Len Goodman goes as far as to tell Jerry, “I can only be honest, against the others you’re the worst.”  Carrie Ann Inaba is the only one with kind words, praising Jerry for his risk taking. 

As much as the male judges slam Jerry, they lavish the praises on Stacy Keibler.  When Carrie Ann Inaba has the nerve to say that she would like to see Stacy do a little more risk taking, the male judges attack Carrie Ann.  Len Goodman argues “that you cannot do risk in a ballroom.”  Bruno Tonioli exclaims “she looks like she’s talking about Sylvester Stallone in cliffhanger.”  After Stacy’s second dance, Bruno Tonioli says “that was a visual feast of a cha-cha-cha.”  Stacy Keibler receive 55 out of 60 points from the judges.

Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke appear to be the couple destined to face Stacy Keibler and Tony Dovolani in the finals.  The judges award Drew and Cheryl 55 out of 60 points, tying them in first place.  Under the Dancing with the Stars scoring rules, two couples tied in first place get maximum ranking points. 

Lisa Rinna and Louis van Amstel are the couple most likely to be the next main target of the judges if the judges succeed in getting rid of Jerry and Anna.  The judges talk about how much Lisa has improved, but it’s obvious that they don’t put her in the same league with Stacy Keibler and Drew Lachey.  Lisa and Louis receive 53 out of 60 points from the judges.

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92 Responses to “Dancing With The Stars – Judges Want Jerry Rice Out”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:56 am

    Jerry is not that great of a dancer, but he works really hard and it’s great that he got this far; however, I think it’s time for him to go. Not because he doesn’t deserve to be there, but it’s a dancing competition and he isn’t that great of a dancer. Drew & Cheryl were great. They deserved a 30 out of 30 on their second dance. Seriously, why can’t they get a perfect score without Stacy getting one first? But anyways, they did a great job. Lisa danced great, too. But there’s something about her feet. She doesn’t move them well. Now, the controversial Stacy. Let’s leave aside the whole “she’s a slut” thing and focus on her dancing. She’s a great dancer, but she always goes the easy way. I know she can do so much better, but if she keeps going the easy way, she doesn’t deserve to win the trophie that easy. These are the semi-finals and this is where everyone has to show that they deserve that trophie. Stacy was going the right way, but seriously, she should’ve chose something more challenging(like the judge said). I think it was very hypocrite of Stacy when she said this week took a lot of effort. It’s about the third time she has chosen quickstep. It might be tiring, but seriously it’s not that hard. You just jump and move your feet and turn around. You learn that dance in 1 day. And she has done the cha cha cha as well. So really she exaggerated too much. I hope she chooses a more challenging dance because I know she can do it. I think it’s pretty obvious that the male judges are into Stacy way too much. Seriously, it is true that Stacy needs to choose more challenging dances by now. “you cannot take a risk in a ballroom.” Please, the judges can tell the others to take risks, but not to Stacy? Why? They also told Jerry that it wasn’t a REAL tango. C’mon, why can’t they tell the others that what they do isn’t a real dance at all? That wasn’t a real cha cha cha for example. And when it came to Samba. That wasn’t a real Samba. So make up your mind already. Just tell them you don’t like their dance and period. No need to make up excuses and blame the dance.

  2. Jim Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:56 am

    What a magnificent football player Jerry Rice was. That’s why its so painful to watch him on this show. He really doesn’t get that he isn’t in the same leaque with the real dancers that are left (or anybody else on the planet that doesn’t move like a football player). I guess Football’s a tough sport and you need to be kind of a clod no matter what your position if you are going to survive. Next time, let’s see some basketball players on DWTS. I’ll bet Jordan or Kobe or even big Shaq would be better than Jerry Rice.

  3. J Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:14 am

    I was shocked at the rude way Stacey spoke to Carrie Ann. She has a real problem when the judges don’t lavish her with praise. She and her partner Tony were noticably distant tonight, even moreso than usual.

    I wish they could go home, but I think it will be Lisa or Drew.

  4. Ben Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:14 am

    I can’t tell you how much respect I’ve lost for Jerry Rice. It’s embarassing to watch him argue with the judge’s overly generous scores when it comes to his “dancing”. Sometimes with 7′s, he was just one under the performances of the others. If this was really a reality show, he’d be getting more likes 3′s and 4′s.

  5. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:22 am

    I agree that Jerry isn’t the best singer, but seriously the judges need to have a little more respect. I bet that even if Jerry danced good(the way the judges like it) they wouldn’t even give him a fair score. I think this whole Stacy thing has gone a little far. She is one of the best dancers in the competition, but she isn’t putting in the effort she’s supposed to. She might say so, but tonight her dances weren’t as great as her past ones, yet both men judges praised her. I’m sorry Stacy, but you need to realize you are not perfect. I think they should give her a reality check and put her in the bottom 2 to make her realize she isn’t perfect.

  6. J Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:24 am

    It is becoming very obvious that Stacy and Drew are the best despite people’s hang-ups with Stacy’s striking beauty and obvious talent. I wonder if they show this program in Iran where women have to cover up from head to toe. I think the people who are so shocked or intimidatd by Stacy could find kindred spirits in some other country where opinions are more similar to theirs.

  7. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:25 am

    The judges don’t put Drew and Stacy in the same league. If it ain’t got tits and legs, the judges aren’t going to lavish anything on it. Drew’s performances tonight and last week were heads and tails above Stacy, both choreographically and technically, as well as performance level. Guess the male judges can’t think straight without a boner….and thinking “straight” is not the only thing thing they have trouble doing.

  8. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:29 am

    Sorry, i posted “singer” I meant dancer

  9. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:32 am

    Stacy’s perfomances weren’t that great tonight. She doesn’t have a natural talent, but she does have a dancing talent. Tonight Drew&Cheryl deserved a 30 out of 30. It’s pretty obvious that the judges are in love with her or hoping Stacy would sleep with them(not that she would). I didn’t like the way Stacy took the critizism from Carrie Ann. Carrie Ann was right. Stacy needs to risk. I mean if she is THAT good, why doesn’t chooses something more challenging?

  10. Shirley Gottas Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:46 am

    Yes, the male judges forcus only on Stacy legs and body. So she is good in some way, but she throws her body at the male judges.

    I believe Drew try so hard in what he does, because he is a male does that not make him sexy.and also he deserve to win . He puts his whole heart and body into it. He not there to show off in any way. Be honset with your self judges and get wise. Give it with your heart, and ease up on the other dancers. Stacy not everything.

  11. Jerry Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:01 am

    I am a retired teacher. I rated the dancers the same as the judges did tonight. Younger people won’t understand this but I never agreed with grading students on a curve based on their effort. I felt that if that became common practice, we’d have less qualified people designing buildings and operating on patients just because they tried harder. The best way to grade people is to award the best the highest grades despite how difficult or easy the subject matter is for them. Can you imagine failing Mozart just because Music came easy to him?

  12. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:46 am

    You can’t compare Mozart with Stacy. Mozart was the greatest and it is a different area and how do you know it was really that easy for Mozart? I’m sure he had his struggles. I believe people meant to say that the Stacys’ dances tonight were easy because it’s true. It’s not because it’s easy for her and she said it herself. Those dances were hard for her. I think she should make up her mind. If she was that great tonight’s dances would’ve been easy not hard to learn. Wait, she didn’t learn them. This is the third time she has done that and the second consecutive time she has picked quickstep. She needs to risk more. I bet she will pick quickstep again. Quickstep and the cha cha cha are easy to learn. When I was taking dance lessons my whole class learned them both in 1 day. All you need to practise are the turns. The rest is jumping and running. With the cha cha cha all you need to practise are the hips and the movement. I’m expecting more from Stacy. I do agree with the person who said they aren’t dancing REAL dances. One of the judes said to Jerry that his tango wasn’t real, yet they don’t say anything to the rest. What they’re dancing isn’t a REAL dance. They’re modernized. If they had to learn the REAL thing, they wouldn’t be able to do it and it requires more time. At this point we’re all expecting more from each contestants. Stacy needs to pick a more challenging dance to prove she deserves the title for being a good dancer because if she keeps choosing quickstep, then she doesn’t deserve the title. She just wants the easy way. If Jerry goes to the final he needs to work on his legs and hips and his knees! Drew needs to work on expression and Lisa needs to be more fun. When I watched her first dance, it didn’t catch my attention. She needs to work on her expressions, too. That’s my opinion. They all deserve to be there, but this is a dancing competition. I guess the judges and the viewers make it a popularity contest and if that’s the case, then Stacy is going to win. Thanks to the dirty-minded guys. Don’t blame Stacy for the dirty-minded guys. It’s the guys that make her that way. If the guys didn’t like them girls all “slutty” and sexual, then girls wouldn’t be this way in the first place. Be honest with yourselves guys. Do you think we will believe that you like Stacy’s dancing only? C’mon. If Stacy was naked in front of you, would you hit on her? Or would you rather ask her to put her clothes on and ask her to teach you how to dance?

  13. leah levit Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 8:20 am

    how can you say bad things about jerry. this show is about learning to dance and competing. the show should not allow people in who have a background in dance the point is learning it and i think the jerry should win just for trying and im glad he told the judges off last night they deserved it.

  14. C Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:33 am


    Jerry – He will not win BUT I respect how hard he has worked – HE WAS RIGHT when he told the judges ‘proving you can learn dance OUT OF YOUR ELEMENT’ – He is a football player learning to dance … Stacy is a dancer/cheerleader learning to dance? C’mon

    Lisa – dancin’ ok … just ok. I lost all respect for her the night she shushed her partner at the interview when he was trying to say something. She acts like it’s ALL ABOUT HER (and her lips/boobs).

    Stacy – good dancer – pretty girl. Dresses and acts like a slut to win. Tits and Ass is all you see from her.

    Drew – IF you are paying attention – you will see he is using his feet and arms – AND DANCING! He is dancing! He does not flash his ass or long legs at the audience. He does not shush his partner. The man dances excellently but will not get the credit for it because he doesn’t wear mango frillys on his ass!

    Just my opinion. Sorry so long.

  15. Jamie Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:08 am

    I think I’ve missed something. I haven’t been watching all the shows. Why are people saying Stacy is a slut? Has she been involved in some scandal? Was she convicted of some sex-related crime . . . prostitution? Has she been in porno? What’s behind all of this?

    February 17th, 2006 at 10:16 am

    George was better than Jerry.
    Jerry is good for being a “stiff” athelete, he has surprising good foot movement. But even George, being older was more at ease, comfortable in his own skin, smoother with his movements than Jerry. Jerry is stiff from the waist up, and while holding your frame is important, you’re not supposed to look like your “uncomfortable” – but simply strong with shoulders back and good posture.

    Stacy is fun, and with the long legs she obviously can be very striking, with her fluid motions and holding a line.

    I think Lisa is actually better than Stacy, she has more “grace” in her style, yet she infuses a fun persona also. She and Louie have fused as a team and it shows. She of all the dancers has let go of themselves to just let the dance be a joy and not seem like – hi, for the next 2 minutes, I’m going to grin, point my toes, hold my frame and smile until my face hurts.
    Stacy and Tony are showing strain. I kept waiting for the Judges last night to congratulate Tony for another good coreography – but alas, nothing except gushing for Stacy, ahem, her partner was there too . . .

    Drew and Cheryl – have been good from the beginning. Drew has a natural foot work, ala Gene Kelly . . he doesn’t seem to be enjoying it while doing it completely. But I think that is because of despite all his effort, he can’t be Stacy and wiggle his “stuff” and make the judges go, ooh Drew, you were beautiful and lovely to behold. I wish Drew could ignore the Stacy issue, dance for himself and let go just a hair more, you can still see him studying every move (which can be intensity) but he should let go like Lisa and just let it flow . . . he’s good enough to enjoy it.

    I think the male dancers actually have the harder job. Their professional partners have to make them look good without over powering their performance. Usually its the man who is suppose to make the woman look good and when you are the novice – this is difficult. You know the man is suppose to lead – at least in dancing.

    Drew has definitely looked more than novice with Cheryl – they have been an excellent match from the beginning and compliment each other very, very well.

    The male professional partners – always make their female novices look good, because they have the lead. The women celebrities, wear gorgeous, slinky, often provocative outfits – and as long as they don’t fall down, (all though these gals are much better than falling down)will score well sometimes on looks and a good partner alone . . . .

    The judges are not always impartial, and the public sometimes votes for the more sympathetic dancer . . . and then you have the individual fan bases who vote just because it’s “their” celebrity.

    If you want to vote for Dance skills I would have to vote, Drew, Lisa, Stacy, George, Jerry. . . .

  17. Art Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:27 am

    There is nothing behind the allegations against Stacy. It’s just petty jealousy. If you look back through previous dates of this blog, you’ll see some really vicious attacks against Stacy because she is beautiful, sexy and talented. To many people who have been stunted by overbearing parents or bad relationships or primitive religions or (and this is probably most likely) guilt about their own desperate cravings, Stacy’s beauty is a crime. Too bad the people sladering her are anonymous. It would be great for the public to know who these wretches are so they could know to avoid them. I suspect, however, the people around them do learn about them once they’ve opened their mouths so they are shunned which probably makes them more angry, jealous and vengeful. Pity them. Ask God to forgive them.

  18. Steve Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:38 am

    I liked Jerry with the 49ers. I think many great atheletes who leave their sport go a little crazy when they are no longer getting all of the attention. Wilt Chamberlain bragged that he went to bed with 20000 women. O.J. got so infuriated that his wife was jilting him when he was no longer in the limelight, he brutally murdered her. Jerry is just making an ass out of himself in another way. At least no one else is getting hurt.

  19. Z Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:49 am


    You are wrong about no one getting hurt by Jerry’s dancing. I am. So are the rest of his fans. Jerry was a major person to admire for San Francisco.

  20. Debra Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:57 am

    I have heard that Stacy has had ballet/dancing training. Has Drew or Lisa had any training in their pasts? I think previous training is not fair to the other dancers. The ones that came into this contest without any training and started from scratch have more respect from me. Drew will be getting my vote as he has been excellent from week one.

  21. 1 Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:04 am

    I’m not into football but reading the comments here I’m confused. Who voted for Jerry? Football fans here and those that I talk to seem to be embarrassed by him. Did the other stars suck that bad? How did Jerry get this far?

  22. s Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:14 am

    I can’t believe you compare what Jerry is doing to OJ…or even Wilt Chamberlain. Jerry has worked hard and has danced a pretty good dance. But I agree it is time for him to go. I also agree that Drew deserved 30 for his last dance…best dance all night. I enjoy this show because it is good entertainment and fun to watch.

  23. Ophelia Balls Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:26 am

    Who are you calling names. Just because someone is moral enough to know that all men vote with their boners doesn’t make them sick. It is everyone eles who is sick and stunted.

  24. Bella Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:39 am

    It is not fair that Stacy gets to wear such sexy costumes. It absolutely gives her an unfair advantage. I think everyone should compete in the nude like the ancient Olympians. I’ll bet the show would be on forever. It would be watched by males and females and nobody would care if someone wasn’t that great of a dancer. And, there would be as many males complaining about Jerry wiggling his thing at the judges as there are females complaining now.

  25. Benjamin Bryant Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:52 am

    I think it is obvious that the comments about Mr. Rice arise out of prejudice. All of the African-Americans that I have ever met were wonderfully happy people and excellent dancers.

  26. Berry Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    We shouldn’t be judging Jerry, just his dancing. I do agree that this TV show has pulled down the image of alot of the famous stars competing but I think you are just getting to know them better — in a different less-flattering light. It is disappointing that Jerry was arguing with the judges but everyone can’t be good at everything.

  27. Bruce T. Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    What is sooooooooo hard about football? Coaches drill them over and over again helping them learn which way to run down the field and, if they are really really bright, they learn how to do it. Looks to me like anybody who doesn’t mind risking getting his head bashed in can play football. Leading another person through a complicated set of steps requires something other than muscle between your ears. This program just shows people up for who they really are and how well they can think on their feet.

  28. Jane Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Stacy has danced for some team and took lessons as a child; Drew danced on Broadway in Rent; unfair advantages to Lisa and Jerry and the others. I don’t think anyone with any previous professional dancing experience should be allowed on the show.

  29. Jennifer Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    Although I am ashamed of Jerry of all of the dancers arguing with the judges, I think I’m more disappointed with Anna and her choregraphy which I think was the bigger factor in the low scores. After watching Jerry’s two routines, it seemed like Anna knew that they would be the next group to be eliminated regardless (seeing last week’s scores and how Tom mentioned last night that they survived only based on the popular vote.) The sub-par music chosen for their dances seemed to be the final straw, resulting on the kamikaze act on her part (she was more and more intentionally the focus rather than Jerry.) We’ve seen her as more and more of a diva this season (all of her forced smiles and ruthlessness during the salsa practice.) I’m sure that Jerry will go, but shame on her for not letting Jerry go out with more of a bang.

  30. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    Ask God to forgive them for being moral? You don’t have to be religious to know being a slut is a bad thing. Even non-religious people agree with that.Those people talked about her behavior, not beauty. We all know she’s hot and has a great body. Now she needs to have a little more respect for herself. She hasn’t done nude (yet). But she has done lingerie and almost nude pictures. I think it wouldn’t surprise anyone if she did nude. She said on her latest photoshoot that if those pics gain her votes she’d be happy. So we have to pose almost nude and in lingerie to get votes? Is that a good thing to do? She doesn’t have to do that, she already has a great body. But since all of you men are perverts, then of course you will defend Stacy until the end. Just look at the men judges. If they’re like that, imaging the men at home.

  31. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    Drew might’ve danced in the movie Rent, but that doesn’t count as a pro dancing background. To dance in that movie you only need to learn the moves you need for the movie. Stacy has had a full pro dancing background since she was a child and while being a cheerleader. Now, THAT’s unfair.

  32. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    I would like to apologize to everyone but most of all to Stacy. I have been thinking about the comments others have made about me being small-minded and jealous and I think it is true. I am only against Stacy because I hate myself and I hate any woman who shows me up for who I am. I hate men who I blame for being sexist but the real reason I hate them is probably because they have rejected me in the past and the reason they have rejected me is because I am such a sexist myself. The truch of the matter is I am just a coward who hides behind my “morality”. I lash out at Stacy’s love of life because I hate life. I am afraid to truly live and love and I am jealous of anyone who isn’t. This blog has opened my eyes. Please forgive me for being so vicious.

  33. Geoff Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Look I’m a man and I agree that Stacy acts like a slut. I think that anyone who enjoys having a good time as much as Stacy is obviously a slut. I think women should be modest and not shamefully flaunt themselves. Stacy should have her hair cut and breast taped down.

  34. chris Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    Hey, everybody, just be real, ok? Can Jerry or Lisa really win this thing in the end? The answer is no. It’s going to be between Stacy & Tony and Drew & Cheryl, and that’s completely fair. They are the two best couples and that should be the true competition…between the two “best”…not the two favorites! It’s seems to be pretty fair..so let’s just wait and see! Keep on dancing…

  35. Cristin Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    I think the show in whole is terriffic,BUT,why in the world do the judges go on and on about Stacy. I have read magazines that have said she has had formal training somewhere so why in the world wouldn’t she be great. I think she should have been dis-qualified from week one. I believe that the 2 main dancers are and have been Drew and Lisa.Too bad the judges can’t be fair.I also thin that Jerry deserves a standing ovation for at least trying,after all he is a great football player and not a dancer.

  36. Sara Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:53 pm

    Well I would just like to add my vote to those who think Jerry is a lousy dancer. Not knowing who he is maybe allows me to see his dancing better than others but I think if he gets chosen over any of the other contestants, this show will really be a sham.

  37. Moon Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    The show is not just a dance contest. It is a reality show. The fun of it is that you can vote for anybody you like for whatever reason you like. You can vote because you like a star’s ass or their past, their face or their race, their steps or their biceps. Just luvvvvv it and luv yourselves.

  38. Bo Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    I don’t mean to be too harsh but in my opinion Jerry’s dancing smells. Who’s everybody kidding.

  39. Vanessa Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    I think Stacey was rude last night, point blank. And Anna had it nailed. Come on teh songs suck! And the only reason stacey gets high points is because the two male judges go gaga over her legs. Dance should sell not sex! I really don’t see reasons for the judges to be rude to any of the dancers as this is not to win a spot to dance in something, it is just for fun. Dont’ take it too seriously. Be critical but don’t put people down. At this rate I am cheering for Lisa and Jerry and then Drew and last Stacey. She had the dance experinece and legs. Not fair! Judges should judge her on her skills to dance and I think it is same as Lisa. Both dance on the same level.

  40. SJ Joe Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Jerry Rice is the same guy he always was. More people are just noticing what a cry-baby he is when its just him and not the entire team. Best dance I’ve seen of the competition was Drew’s second last night. He looks the best to me in the contest although I have to agree Stacy is a close second.

  41. J Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    Beyond the training, what bothers me more is how the dancers behave. Stacy’s nasty attitude toward Carrie last night bothered me more than her dancing.

  42. Maury Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    Jerry Rice has had to come the longest way. The Special Olympics are more exciting than the real Olympics. If a Special Olympian were competing I would vote for him but, since one isn’t, I think Jerry should get everybody’s vote. Vote for Jerry!

  43. Forest Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    People. People. While Stacy was learning ballet as a child, Jerry Rice was being tempted to hold up liquor stores. He didn’t learn how to dance the fox trot as a kid. He learned how to run fast. If he doesn’t dance around like some organ grinder’s trained monkey now, cut him some slack. He’s come a long way and deserves a little respect even if his dancing does look like elephants having sex.

  44. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    The orquestra played the wrong fox-trot, cha-cha-cha or a rhythm. I’m latin and very familiar with the latter 3 dances. They should learn first how to differenciate before playing. This was very unpleasant for such important event with a popular audience. The dancers did their best traying to follow the rhythm. That’s why one of the judges said that Jerry seemed to be dancing a pasodoble. I don’t blame the poor Jerry must have been lost. Thank you to this Web to give us the opportunity to express our comment.

  45. Abram Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    Anyone with previous experience in dancing should not be allowed on the show. Actors who have done any dancing on previous shows should not be allowed on the show, Anyone who was ever been associated with music should not be allowed on the show. Anyone who is sexy should not be allowed on the show. Jerry is the only one who really deserves to win this.

  46. S Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    You have got be kidding…Actors, dancers, football players…that is why it is called “Dancing with the Stars”

  47. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    One of the judges said to Jerry that what he danced was not a real tango. What about the Samba that Stacy danced? What about the rest of Latin music that the rest danced?Are you going to tell me that’s real? No. So far they haven’t danced a REAL dance. Everything is a mix and modernized. They shouldn’t get their hopes up thinking they can dance a real tango and a real samba and a real cha cha cha. I’d really like to see them dancing a REAL dance. They cannot dance any of them, but they can dance a modernized dance. Stacy should accept the fact that she isn’t perfect. Those unfair perfect scores made her think that. Stacy had the chance to prove last night that she can dance. She didn’t prove that. She chose quickstep and cha cha cha. Easy dances and dances she has previously done about 3 times. I think Stacy is not being honest with herself and the judges and viewers are not helping her. Seriously, if she wasn’t beautiful and had a great body, she wouldn’t be there in the first place.

    -She said that this week she put A LOT of effort. Like omg it was sooo hard to learn quickstep and cha cha cha. C’mon! She has done that 3 times now. It should be easy for her. See, she isn’t that great of a dancer OR she’s a hypocrite liar.
    -She got mad at Carrie Ann for telling her the truth. That she needs to risk more at this point of the competition. Quickstep is the easiest dance to learn. Even my 5 year old cousin can learn that in 1 day. All you do is jump and turn around and learn the coreography. The cha cha cha. The more you need to practice on is the movement of your hips. But Stacy already knew how to do that. So where’s the effort she was talking about? There’s no effort, but just practising the coreography which was just jumping and turning and moving the hips. Is she that great of a dancer? The rest of the partners risked a lot. They picked challenging dances. Tango is challenging even if you have done it 3 times. It’s still challenging. But, then what happened? The judges went “loco” on them because they didn’t dance a real tango and they were going blah blah despiting the REAL effort.
    -Why is it that when Drew and Cheryl got a perfect score, Stacy had to get it, too? She didn’t deserve that 30 out of 30. Her dance was worth 27 or 28. Last night Stacy and Drew tied in the first place with 55 out of 60. The judges KNOW what each team needs to get in order to beat someone else. Last night Drew was way better than Stacy and he deserved at least a 57 out of 60 maybe a 56. Why can’t he never get a higher score than Stacy? What, can’t anyone be better than her?

  48. Mrs. Glynnis Holmsby Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    I like Jerry very much and do not understand why all of the people are being unkind to him but his dancing does have the strangest effect on me. Whenever he starts dancing I have to go to the bathroom. I wish they could bottle whatever it is that he has. I will miss him if he gets voted off of the show.

  49. Bob Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    Jerry is a beautiful man and a wonderful dancer. He exudes sex appeal. I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed for eating crackers.

  50. Realgirl Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    Reading this board was hiliarous!! My thanks to all the great opiners.

    I’m an African American female and a huge football fan (although not of the 49ers, necessarily) so hear me when I say this: Jerry Rice is in WAY over his head. Fantastic football player, great effort, but the guy is rhythmically challenged and his protestations after hearing the judges comments are embarrassing and silly. (And the person who pointed out that Mr. Rice whined through his football career has a good memory. Back then, one of Mr. Rice’s biggest complaints was the lack of endorsement deals that came his way.)

    The best dance couple –based solely on performance in this competition and not because of perceived personality flaws or previous experience or lack thereof– is Drew and Cheryl. However, I predict that Lisa and Louie will win because folks who know her from her television work seem to like her. (She works that underdog thing, too.) I have no problem with her winning, or Stacy for that matter, but Drew and Cheryl are the best. It will really just depend on whether the producers want to do another post season “dance off.” It’s a racket!

  51. Bill Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 6:25 pm

    Are the attacks against Stacy and Jerry really justified? It sounds like people really have it in for them. Jerry has acted like a gentleman through the whole show and Stacy hasn’t done anything to deserve being personally attacked. Even if Jerry dances like cat crap he still deserves our respect.

  52. Linda Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    I think Jerry deserved the criticism from the judges. Three couples are very good and then there is Jerry and Anna, who stink. If Jerry and Anna go forward, it is just because many viewers have a perverse sense of humor and get a big laugh out of messing up the show. I hope the viewers don’t do that.

  53. Lyle Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    Enough with making fun of and putting down Jerry already. Why can’t we just talk about what we like about some of the people rather than what we hate about others. Drew and Stacy and Lisa are all really great dancers. They’re exciting and talented. Their moves are intricate and a pleasure to watch . . . . . . . . I also liked the red sash on Jerry’s costume a week ago.

  54. Theresa Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    The problem with DWtS’s is that not everyone started on a level playing field. Last season, John O’Hurley had “some” dance lesson’s, but not to Stacy’s extent. The way I see it, is that Stacy is heads above everyone else. I can’t feel anything for her. I agree, she is a great dancer and I like watching her but I cannot feel anything. This show is supposed to be about someone who know very little about Ballroom or professional dance and we, the viewer, watch them. Then we , the viewer, form a connection with them and start to vote. I think that is why Lisa keeps repeating the mother over 40 bit. She wants people to relate to her. I am kind of turned off this season because I think the Finals should be Jerry, Lisa and Drew based on their being of pretty much equal experience in ballroom or professional dance training.

  55. freakgrrrrrl Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    I`m still not getting why people are calling Stacy a slut. Her outfits don`t seem any more revealing and her dancing doesn`t seem any more provacative than the other female dnacers. But on to the dancing. I agree Stacy plays it a little too safe. I think the fair thing would be that Drew and Stacy make it to the finals and Lisa ends up in third place. Drew and Stacy have been great for most of the compitition and definately have large fan-bases.

  56. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    I think the finals should be between Lisa and Drew and Jerry in third place. And here’s why. Stacy is a great dancer and before the two past weeks she has done an excellent job;however, those perfect scores(which she didn’t deserve if we’re talking about the dances) made Stacy back off a little bit. I think the judges shouldn’t give her perfect scores unless they 100% deserve. They do, but they gave it to when on the wrong time. Drew really works hard because he picks challenging dances and his partner is just a great coreographer. Jerry might not be the greatest dancer, but he does put in a lot of effort. Lisa does the same as well. Now, Stacy did put a lot of effort before the past 2 weeks. After that she picked very safe dances. Her samba was far from real. Quickstep is the easiest dancer ever. It doesn’t involve REAL effort, unless that was too much for Stacy, which means she isn’t that great of a dancer. She picked quickstep 3 times and the cha cha cha as well. Honestly, at this point this competition isn’t all about fun. It’s having fun, learning new moves, putting in REAL effort and have fun while dancing. Stacy doesn’t deserve to win because she just played it way too safe. Winning the trophie for doing a quickstep while others did tango and other dances is not fair.

  57. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:04 pm

    They call Stacy a “slut” because she’s using her body to win votes. And are you gonna tell me that you think she doesn’t sleep with men? Well before her current bf? Please! And it’s also the way she moves. She doesn’t move sensual, she moves sexual.

  58. John Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    Dancing With the Stars is very much on par what how players are voted to the Baseball All Star Team, that being every-day people vote for who the like, not who is the best, and this is ture in this dance contest. People are calling in and voting not for the best dancers, but for who the like, and obviously call-ins are swinging the vote for J.Rice when all of the other dancers are much more deserving. Rice should have be eliminated 2 weeks ago, right after Master P., who just like Rice, is not in the same league with the other contenders. The whole fan voting process is a sham, and Rich should’t complain when he gets scores of 6 or 7 which is more than he rightfully deserves. Go home Rich. Go Home.

  59. MsV Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    I cannot believe Jerry is going on to the finals. If he was a real man, he would look at his dancing and realize the judges are right. He really needs to go (away)! He only won because he is black – using the “race” card!

  60. carol Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    will not watch dancing with
    the stars anymore. Not worthy to
    watch. Voting is popular not

  61. CM Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:28 pm

    I am truly sorry to see Lisa & Louie disapper tonight. I thought for sure that Jerry and Anna would be gone. I thought Lisa handled herself like a lady; although you knew the flood gates would open when she was off camera. So long Lisa & Louie, I have no reason to watch the show any longer! Good luck to Chery & Drew!

  62. Bob M. Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    I can not believe what just happened,clearly the Judges have to have 75% of the say in voting because the viewers arent judging the dancing.ther’re judging popularity,RICE STINKS AND HE ROBBED LISA

  63. bonnie Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    I am devastated for Lisa. i think the voting system is terribly wrong. She accepted the loss with grace and dignity and I applaud her for that. She gets a standing ovation from me. Her performances were exciting to watch – not only her beauty and grace, but her talent. She’s #1 in my book

  64. Thelma Mae Washington Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    I think they need to get some better judges next year. It is obvious they have something against Jerry and he tries harder than anyone. Thank God Jerry’s got half of the sports world behind him because they have worked with Jerry and they know he has true talent because they have had the good fortune to have worked with him and been his teammate.

    I think Jerry should walk home with the Grand Prize and if he doesn’t then those judges are the reason. They are obviously holding something against Jerry and I cant figure out what, not for the life of me. Tonight’s vote proved Jerry is way better than Lisa or Stacey and if the judges had just been a little better at judging I think it’s a sure thing Jerry would have come out on top — even higher than Drew.

    Well, Jerry made it clear tonight he is better than Stacey, and after Jerry Stacey was my number Two pick to win. So if any of you readers feel like me don’t just sit on your laurels next week, get out the vote and give it to Jerry.

    He’s cool. He’s polite. He’s one of the best sports hero’s since O.J. (And for the sake of celebrity we can keep O.J.’s domestic problems out of the picture.) And he is definitely the best ballroom dancer that has ever graced the stage of Dancing With the Stars in either the first season or the second. In fact next year I bet he comes back as one of the pros and gets hired to teach one of the new celebs how to dance. There are few that could handle the job as well as Jerry and this competition has just proven he is a man of many talents indeed!!!

  65. Outraged Viewer Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    Let’s keep OJ’s real domestic troubles out of this but bring Stacy’s supposed sluttiness in??? UNFAIR!!! What kind of place is this? Ladies, run for the hills. You’re no longer safe among the holier than thous. Jerry should call up Lisa and apologize. At this stage of the competition he should not accept this horrible travesty of justice. It is just too unfair to pick someone who moves like a little boy counting to himself 1-2-3, 1-2-3 while every other couple is really dancing. I sure hope he doesn’t knock off either of the two this competition should really be between. The jealousy against Stacy combined with whatever vote Jerry is attracting puts the best dancer in the bunch into real jeopardy.

  66. Thelma Mae Washington Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    Awwwww, you folk just jealous and don’t know true talent when you sees it! Jerry’s de man!!! VOTE JERRY! VOTE JERRY! VOTE JERRY!

  67. Anonymous Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    This kind of injustice kicks qualified indiividuals out of jobs every day. On her show last week Oprah said as the offspring of slaves she would have voted OJ not guilty to make up for slavery. Jesse Jackson talks about Hymie town slamming the Jews. In San Bernardino, with riots between Mexicans and blacks in the prisons, a black cop shoots a Mexican-American GI returning from Iraq while he lies on the ground defenseless. The result is the Mexican who took the video is arrested. If any white person goes into the wrong side of town, they can expect to get slaughtered while if white people call a black person anything other than whatever they’re royal pains in the ass want to be called, there’s hell to pay. There’s Miss Black America but Miss White America would be outrageous and a Black Entertainment Network but not WET. Get used to it people. The real racism in America is as pernicious as it has been for the last 50 years.

  68. Nat Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    It was great to see Jerry win. He easily deserves the win the most. Go Bro!

  69. BNR Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    You have to hand it to Jerry standing up under the pressure. This contest should be about who the people think is the best and not a trio of judges who have it in for somebody. Congratulations Jerry. Let’s see what you can do in the Finals.

  70. James Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    This doesn’t have to be about race. People respond to Jerry. They want to thank him for years of entertainment. They like the way he conducts himself. He keeps a high moral tone even though other dancers gyrate around the judges like animals in heat. Jerry deserves to win it all. He’s the classiest act out there.

  71. Thelma Mae Washington Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    “Awwwww, you folk just jealous and don’t know true talent when you sees it! Jerry’s de man!!! VOTE JERRY! VOTE JERRY! VOTE JERRY!”

    OMG! I am so embarrassed. I can’t believe my grand-daughter logged on and stuck in her two cents using my name. I corrected her as soon as I read what she wrote. I told her to always use proper English if you want to get ahead in this world. Ebonics is for folks like Master P who made it in the music world and by now should realize that’s the only place where people like him can make their way, by singing nasty lyrics and setting a bad example for the young people. I made my grand-daughter rewrite her comments like a good little American:

    Regarding the opinions of other posters here you simply fail to recognize true talent when you see it. Jealousy may or may not be a factor. Jerry is the man. I hope you will vote for him like I plan to vote for him next week.

  72. George Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    Everybody has prejudices, not just whites or blacks, straight or gays, immoral or moral people. That’s the reality in the reality show. Getting all of our poisons out in the open so they can be seen and understood is the service a show like this can really perform for all of us. It allows all of us to reach a higher plane of understanding. The truth can set you free. We’re at a time in history where all of us can truly become free.

  73. Henri Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:30 pm

    Race??? Sluttiness?? What the heck are you people talking about? What happened to let the best man win? For anybody who enjoys dancing, this show has been like watching a wonderful glorious ball through a cracked pizza-spattered mirror. I am crestfallen.

  74. Jane Doe Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    To quote an infamous cartoon character’s famous line, “What? Me Worry?”

    In the beginning dancers could stay in the contest simply on the basis of popularity. In the end, however, the real lovers of ballroom dance will decide the final winner and it will be someone who can really dance. Popularity can only take a person so far, but the majority of the show’s real fans want to see the best team win, and they will. Mark my words.

    When the vote is divided twelve ways fans who could care less about dancing can have a major impact on the score, but as the race gets close to the finish there won’t be enough “fans” to keep “favorites” in the race, those who really want to see the best couple win will overpower other hopefuls by hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions, so if it makes someone’s day to say Jerry is a great dancer let them have their five minutes of fame. In the end only the best will win and we see this phenomenon is so many walks of life. When the numbers get concentrated only the absolute best have a chance and Jerry, clearly, is not the best.

  75. Samuel Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    If the vote doesn’t fit, you must admit:

    This show sucks donkey genitals.

  76. Jeremy Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    Personally I think Thelma Mae is really somebody with a name like Billy Bob using reverse psychology trying to stir up everybody against Jerry based on race.

    Thelma Mae: Your scam is pretty transparent. Maybe you really fool good old boys in stupidville but when you talk in a national forum you should get someone to help you with your little pranks.

  77. vicki l. madej Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:16 pm

    I have been watching DANCES WITH THE STARS since it began last season. Tonights judging was a travesty. I love Jerry Rice as a FOOTBALL PLAYER but he did not deserve to remain on the show because he did not score high enough with the judges. The judge’s scoring should have more weight than the audience because they know what the dances should be and what they should incorporate in the various dances. Lisa and her partner have improved every week and had a wonderful chemistry together. Jerry was very stiff and could not hold our interest in what he was doing. I believe the audience voted for the football player not the dancer. I believe that Stacey is using her sex appeal to get the votes of the judges and that is not fair to the other dancers. Carrie Ann has been right about her and is the only one that is looking at her dancing and not her long legs. Lisa and her partner should not have been voted off when her scores were only 3 points from perfect. Jerry’s was 20 points off. Please change the judging rules to assure that the judges view and votes are at least half of the necessary votes. We the audience only know that we like the performance not the quality of the dancing.

  78. Genny Says:
    February 17th, 2006 at 11:45 pm

    I only voted for Jerry because I couldn’t stand looking at Lisa. Jerry doesn’t stand a chance against Drew (the best dancer).Lisa has improved but it’s so hard to see her dance because I can’t stop looking at those horrible lips. maybe if she danced with something over her face it’d be easier to judge the dancing. She looks like someone punched her in the mouth.

  79. Linda Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 12:14 am

    The only thing Jerry RIce has going for him is a large crowd of fans (Football that is!!)
    Jerry should not be rewarded for just being a Big Football Player-This is a Dance Contest, also not a popularity contest. He should have had the decency to bow out!
    I hope that this is not the way the whole program is going to be-otherwise why even bother to vote!
    Lisa and Louie were much better!

  80. pat Franklin Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 12:58 am

    Iam really disappointed after watching your show 0n 2/17/06. I expected Jerry Rice to go! The other couples put so much into their performances. It should not be who they are but how they perform.

  81. Jay Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    Well,Dancing With The Stars,a summer replacement show that is now one of the most enjoyable and one of my favorites[no more] shows and they had to go and mess it up with the ridiculous voting,keeping Jerry Rice still there.C’mon guys,get real.Check the Nielsen ratings next week,i can assure you it will be way down.I’m outta here.


  82. Tom Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    Stacy Slut was rude to Carrie ann. She can’t accept critism and if she isn’t scoring perfect tens then she claims the judges don’t like her. Well, she says carrie doesn’t like her. We know the old coot gets a woody from her, and the gay flamboyant one might become straight just for her. Its such a farce. But the girl is a slut, trying to disguise herself as a nice girl. She ought to just pose for playboy she’s a disgrace to all decent women.

  83. Gina Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 7:14 pm

    Even though it has been painful to watch Jerri dance at times, I think he should be given much credit for his efforts….the man has come a long way. There is more to Jerri than football. He and Drew are the real people dancing!!!!

  84. CM Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    Jerry Rice football player=great
    Jerry Rice dancer=pretty bad

    Lisa=excellent, for effort, for talent, for being gracious even though she should not have been eliminated. Applause for her, she should have placed third.

    Last thought, Jerry Rice is not playing the race card, those voting for him are and its too bad. He deserves better.

  85. Mia Says:
    February 18th, 2006 at 7:49 pm

    after seeing fridays results show i was shocked and angry that jerry rice gets to go to finals. i was hoping to be drew lisa and stacy. and is jerry bumps stacy or drew off then i dont know what to say.

    Did anyone read my message last time. LEAVE STACY ALONE! i think youre just picking on her because all of youse are BIG-TIME HATERS you are jealous and jaded. I bet some of youse just vote for jerry out spite for stacy thats what i think it. Drew and Stacy are the best and they ARE going to make it to the Dance-Off


  86. LD Says:
    February 19th, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    How can everyone keep complaining about Stacy. She can’t help that God gave her long legs~! And the talk about her sexy costumes????? lisa only wore one long gown in all the shows. Lisa also strutted her stuff when they showed her practicing–Stacy was covered up during practices. Another comparison—Stacy complimented her partner—-Lisa never did. I’m so happy Lisa is off. She thought because her and her husband are TV stars that she would have alot of followers. The show revolved around Lisa —you only saw Stacy when she danced—you heard Lisa through the whole show!!!!!!

  87. Sue Says:
    February 20th, 2006 at 9:46 am

    Yet again another disappointing show. I am a great fan of ballroom dancing and was anxiously anticipating the show. It is not a dancing competition but a popularity contest. Let the judges judge. I am glad fox had the brains to allow professionals to judge the skating competition. Won’t watch again!!!!!!

  88. Linda Says:
    February 20th, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    I think Stacy is a pleasure to watch. Drew is ok but it is his partner that makes him look as good as he does. Compare him to the make professional dancers and I think you will agree that he justr doesn’t have the flair. I really liked Lisa and her partner and am very upset at the results. Jerry works hard and I give him that credit but it just isn’t his thing and he looks awkward and clumbsy. My biggest complaint is the music. It is uninspiring and doesn’t fit well at all with the dances. Went I see a Tango I want to hear Tango music. All this music they have going on takes away from the performances. They all lack intensity because the music doesn’t fit. Anyone else feel this way?

  89. Elaine Says:
    February 20th, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    Jerry Rice is one of the best football players to play the game and he earned it but that should not win him a trophy for best dancer because he is not. I give him credit for giving it 100% but so did Lisa and Jerry is winning because of his football status not his dancing ability. For him to win the trophy would be stealing.

  90. Fluer Says:
    February 21st, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    It’s not fair to say mean things about Jerry. At least he has tried hard through this whole thing. Now, I was among the first to bash Master Pee though. He was a jack ass with no talent who didn’t even try. What a loser! But I like Jerry, although he’s not very good. Can’t stand Stacy, wouldn’t want to be her dance partner, afraid of catching crabs or herpes. Let’s face it, her clothes show almost her entire kitty cat. What a slut.

  91. Lil Says:
    February 22nd, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    Stacy and Drew should never have been chosen for the show. The attraction for me is watching dancers who have never had any dancing experience and yet are willing to give their all to win first place. This automatically excludes Stacey and Drew. P. Miller is an island unto itself. I love it when he kept saying “I’m just here for the people of New Orleans and the younger people to show them they can do anything.” How about teaching them that when you commit to something you give it a 100%. (MORON!!!)

    I think Jerry has the worst professional dance instructor I’ve ever seen. She seems more into showing off her moves than trying to teach Jerry.

    Through the insults, the horrible instructor, and the totally on this site, Even going so far as to (Art, Jebruary 17th) to compare him to O.J., Jerry has held his own.

    I would love to see the competition between Jerry and two others (Not P. Miller) that were voted off.

    Also, I thought it was pretty “pathetic” when Stacey went soliciting votes from the troops. I guess having the two male idiot judges isn’t enough


  92. A.E. Hansen III Says:
    February 24th, 2006 at 11:05 am

    Of course Stacey is going to win, she’s been dancing since she was 4. All of you who getting sucked into this work are worse than the WWE fans that she’s normally accustomed to, at least they know it’s all a work. I’ve been covering wrestling for a long time, and can assure Stacys job on the show is to simply get herself more media coverage as she starts to seperate herself from the WWE brand. The powerhouse that is WWE would pretty much ensure that even if she didn’t bother to show up, she would be voted the winner.

    Jerry, you’re a great guy, and very accessible, even to those with “rookie creds.” I can’t wait to start seeing your real skills on tv again, but please don’t show up Sunday. I think we’re owed that.

    Well, guys Stacy wins, and there you have it.


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