Nursing Home Dance Off Twitter: @BrandonSaho
Twitter: @BrandonSaho

The first rule of getting older is to never let age define you. You’ll never be able to pull off incredible feats, and even make history, if you allow the number of years you’ve been on Earth to limit what you do in life.

When Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick showed up at a local nursing home and threw a tailgate party ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, a 95-year-old woman shut the party down when the music starting playing over the speakers.

Forget BINGO and save Pinochle until after lunch. This wasn’t your average nursing home party.

Leave it Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to get an elderly party rocking, and when “The Next Episode” came on, a dance battle of epic proportions went down.

This 95-year-old woman laid it all on the line and became the star of the show. Thankfully, Brandon Saho of WLWT in Cincinnati was there to capture her moves in all their glory.

All the former two-time national champion with the Alabama Crimson Tide could do was watch as his partner throws it down.

Dre Kirkpatrick is a regular face in the Cincinnati community, including taking a group of elementary school kids from his hometown in Gadsden, Alabama on a back-to-school shopping spree earlier this summer.

The former No. 17 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft enters his seventh season with the Bengals. Kirkpatrick has logged 55 passes defended, 10 career interceptions, and enters his third year as Cincinnati’s top cornerback on defense.

Coming off a 34-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts on opening weekend, the Bengals will play host to the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC North matchup on Thursday Night Football in Week 2.


Hopefully, this dance-battle loss doesn’t stick with Kirkpatrick for too long because I’m sure this woman is ready to dish out more L’s when he comes back.

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John Duffley About the author:
John joins the FanBuzz team with five years of experience freelancing as a sports writer for and A graduate of Penn State University, John currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
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