My Vote Is For Doug Flutie - Amy Brooks

I don't even know who else is competing, and I don't care.

I have made my decision. For the first time I will watch Dancing With The Stars (it's their 22nd season).  And I already know for whom I will vote each week.

Doug Flutie.

I'm not exactly sure why I am such a big fan of his.  Maybe it is because he's got Boston roots (and you know how much we loved one of our own).  Or that he went to BC and threw that legendary Hail Mary in Miami in 1984 when I was just a kid.  Or that he is a crusader and advocate for Autism awareness as it touches his family directly. Or maybe it's that he was a Heisman Trophy winner and became a New England Patriot?  Or that and he graduated from Natick High School (which is where I live now). Perhaps it's simply because I have learned that he is a tremendously kind person, or that he looks amazing at 53 years old.  Or that he, his brothers and sister had the devastating misfortune of losing both parents within an hour of each other last year to completely unrelated deaths?

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 22: At the pre-tournament party for the 10th annual "Doug Flutie, Jr. Celebrity Golf Classic" held at the Hard Rock Cafe, Doug Flutie is seen as he plays the drums with his band "The Flutie Brothers Band" as they do a sound check early in the evening. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Or that he's also a drummer and a baseball player and he even has his own cereal (Flutie Flakes)


Or that when he and Karina Smirnoff, his new dance partner, have walked together down the streets of New York, men specifically would stop to shake his hand and wish him luck and say they'd be voting for him to win it all (and this time we aren't talking about a football championship).

He is like the everyman, only he clearly isn't. He's bigger and better and more talented and more popular than that.  In fact he could go all the way on DWTS thanks to his popularity.

Too bad he isn't running for president. 😉