Dancing With the Stars Season 12 is still a month away. In fact, the Dancing With the Stars Season 12 cast announcement is still over two weeks away as well. Yet curiosity has begun over who the new celebrities will be, and should grow over the next several days. Already, the first big rumor about the new cast has broken out, and has reached the sports world at that. Therefore, Brett Favre has set the early bar for Dancing With the Stars Season 12 cast rumors today.
According to USA TODAY, Brett Favre is a finalist to be on the new group of celebrities. Every year, they hire a big name or two from the world of sports, and they often do very well. In fact, Favre would just be the latest to come on after retirement, after Kurt Warner did it last fall.
The Dancing With the Stars Season 12 cast won’t be announced until February 28, on The Bachelor. Therefore, ABC has plenty of time to consider Favre, although USA TODAY claims that there is opposition. The theory is that he won’t make it because of his past scandals, since they reflect a lack of family values.
The show got a big boost from conservatives last time around, thanks to the Bristol Palin controversy. So they may be trying to keep that demographic around in other ways, although recapturing the Palin buzz is a tough task.
Others in the Dancing With the Stars Season 12 cast could do that, however. Some blogs wonder if Christine O’Donnell will be considered, to fill in Palin’s role from last year. Since everyone compared O’Donnell to Bristol’s mother during the campaign – for various reasons and motives – this would be an ideal follow up.
But if they can’t find another political figure, they’ll need star power in other areas. Favre would fit that description, although the football world may have finally been burned out by him last fall. He could have gone out on top multiple times, yet he finally retired after the worst year of his career.
In that regard, joining the Dancing With the Stars Season 12 cast might seem like another anticlimactic farewell. Yet every offseason has to have Favre buzz, in some fashion or another. Since he isn’t being indecisive about playing football – at least not yet – and since there may not be football to play for a while, this move could fill the gap.
But it is still a long away before Dancing With the Stars Season 12 signs anyone onboard, least of all Favre. However, since this is the first big rumor of the offseason, the buildup has now reached another level. Blogs and fans can now spend the next two weeks hanging on many more rumors, before the big February 28 announcement.
USA TODAY- “Brett Favre joining ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 12 cast?”