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Zach Banner, #72, celebrating a landing together with his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates throughout a sport in 2019.

In 1983 actress Jennifer Beals danced her means into the hearts of hundreds of thousands of moviegoers in ‘Flashdance,’ taking part in a Pittsburgh lady who labored at a metal mill by day however dreamed of changing into an expert ballerina. The movie was a box-office smash, and is fondly remembered right this moment because of a handful of iconic dance scenes.

Quick-forward to the autumn of final yr, when Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner re-created a type of iconic scenes for the crew’s annual vogue present fundraiser. His efficiency [see immediately below] introduced a smile to everybody’s face, and additional enhanced his repute as some of the likeable Steelers gamers.

Zach Banner recreating the long-lasting dance scene from Flashdance is the very best factor you will see right this moment 😂😂 @ZBNFL @steelers

(through @Teresa_Varley)

— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 11, 2019

Zach Banner Teases ‘HULK-ish’ Re-Creation

Quick-forward once more, this time to July 4, 2020, when Banner—all 6-Eight and 360 kilos of him—promised he would reprise his efficiency if his social media followers demanded it.

“If you wish to see [‘Flashdance’] remastered, and executed in essentially the most HULK-ish means potential… Get this tweet to 300+ retweets and I’ll have it performed b4 camp.”


This tweet shouldn’t be solely to make you anxious and excited… However to additionally apply stress on the producer of the piece…

If you wish to see it remastered, and executed in essentially the most HULK-ish means potential… Get this tweet to 300+ retweets and I’ll have it performed b4 camp

— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) July 4, 2020

Apparently, the tweet generated ample response, as a result of on Friday, Banner posted a three-minute-plus clip to his Twitter account that exhibits him re-creating well-known pictures from the movie—all accompanied by the title monitor to the film, Irene Cara’s unfailingly uplifting “Flashdance … What a Feeling.”

Like lots of the scenes from the film, all of Banner’s segments had been filmed in Pittsburgh, the place he’s preparing for Steelers coaching camp, which is scheduled to start on Tuesday July 28.

In a single notably noteworthy scene from the video, Banner mimics the way in which Beals takes off her welder’s helmet, besides, in fact, he takes off his Pittsburgh Steelers helmet.


— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) July 24, 2020

The response to the video on social media was swift and nearly uniformly optimistic. Even followers of different groups grudgingly expressed admiration for Banner’s efforts.

Baltimore Ravens Followers Approve?

A fast sampling of the important acclaim reveals one Twitter person who stated, “Dude – you simply danced away all my quarantine blues.”

Dude – you simply danced away all my quarantine blues! #HereWeGo 🖤💛🖤💛

— Put on a Masks 😷 (@Suzanne_Grace67) July 25, 2020

One other stated, “Nicely, that’s about essentially the most joyful factor I’ve seen on Twitter in 2020.”

Nicely that is about essentially the most joyful factor I’ve seen on Twitter in 2020.#HereWeGo @steelers #tackleeligible

— Andrew Watkins (@AMWatkins26) July 24, 2020

Even followers of the Baltimore Ravens—Pittsburgh’s longtime arch rivals—appreciated Banner’s efficiency, with one writing, “Okay, I’m an enormous Ravens fan … [but your video] has me contemplating going to the opposite aspect.”

Okay, I’m an enormous Ravens fan, reside in Ocean Metropolis, Md., tons of Pittsburgh followers right here. Your “Fame” knock off video has me contemplating going to the opposite aspect. You’re a hoot!!!

— Susan Townsend (@konabess) July 24, 2020

If all this good feeling has you jonesing for an inspiring journey down reminiscence lane, following is the ultimate dance scene from ‘Flashdance.’

Flashdance – Last Dance / What A Feeling (1983)2015-01-27T23:20:47Z

Zach Banner’s Future in Pittsburgh

Social media efforts apart, Banner is hoping to make himself a long-term fixture in Pittsburgh by making himself a fixture on the crew’s proper sort out place. He’s anticipated to compete for that job with fellow offensive sort out Chuks Okorafor, with one of many two doubtless occurring to function the crew’s swing sort out. Banner signed a one-year $1.75 million contract throughout this previous offseason, hoping that he can earn a a lot bigger payday subsequent spring.

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