Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross seemed to hit a proverbial wall in an Argentine tango this week, struggling near the mid-point of the year. Then, he took his clothes off and it changed everything – again.
Chicago Cubs fans everywhere love David Ross for his amiable behavior and loving demeanor. But, at least according to the judges, his Argentine tango missed the ‘sexy’ mark.
Performing to NSync’s ‘I Want You Back,’ Ross and his partner Lindsay Arnold struggled to overcome a significant age gap. As in a nearly two-decade difference (Ross is 40, Arnold is only 23).
His footwork was largely on-point throughout the performance, but on several occasions, the pair failed to executive clean lifts. Ross nearly dropped Arnold, but recovered to finish the routine.
Even with everything, the father-daughter (as Ross put it) showcased their amazing chemistry.
The judges didn’t seem to be enthused with the final result, but did commend the pair for sticking to a traditional Argentine tango. Even Ross admitted it wasn’t their best go-round. For the second consecutive week, Ross and Arnold earned 7-8-7-7 scores from the judges.
But, the night turned around in a big way.
In a ‘Boys v. Girls’ showdown, Ross paired up with rodeo star Bonner Bolton, NFL standout Rashad Jennings and Bachelor star Nick Viall. Prior to their boy band performance, the entire boys’ team learned they were all safe from elimination for another week.
And, boy, they killed it.
Stripping. grinding and embracing their inner boy band stars, all four celebrities took it up to another level. Clearly, Ross’ ‘Magic Mike’ routine from a few weeks’ back paid off.