In the hours after claiming the prestigious "Mirror Ball" as the champion of "Dancing with the Stars," Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver flew across the country to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America." He also hammered out an exclusive blog post for ESPN.com's Playbook page, and I'll excerpt a portion of it below:
It was truly special to be around so many great people. Each and every week we pushed each other to get better. We also had a lot of fun, and I will never forget the great times we had the past few months.
Now the focus goes back to football.
Physically, I feel incredible.
I can't wait to get back up to Green Bay and get on the practice field with my teammates.
Winning this competition was sweet, but I still have a bitter taste in my mouth from last year’s playoff loss to the Giants.
We just brought the Mirror Ball to Wisconsin, and now it’s time for another Lombardi Trophy!
Despite rampant speculation, there are no indications the Packers plan to move on in 2012 without Driver. Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Driver could begin participating in the team's organized team activities as early as next week.
If you missed Driver's GMA appearance, here is a link to the first segment. He explains his post-victory celebration this way: "I was on fire. So I had to roll around and get the fire off of me."