I wouldn’t have known about Troy Polamalu, the Steelers, or even the NFL…had it not been for Tim Berners Lee, Matt Mullenweg, and Nancy Johanson, so I begin this post by thanking them.
But I learned about him, I looked at his images and his videos and I was smitten…by his hair!
Especially for the fans of Troy Polamalu:
Download Troy Polamalu’s Printable High-Resolution Caricature (PDF)
Troy Polamalu’s Shortest Biography on the Web (and I mean it.)
Troy Polamalu who plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers in different defensive roles, was born on April 19, 1981. He began playing for the Steelers in 2003. He first played in the Superbowl of 2006, which the Steelers won with 21-10 defeating the Seattle Seahawks. In 2007, the Steelers gave him a never-before-seen-in-the-history-of-Steelers contract, which totals around USD 50 Million.
Polamalu’s Change of Name:
He changed his surname to Polamalu, his mom’s maiden name. He was earlier called, Troy Aumua!
Polamalu’s Jersey Number 43 (yes, I mean it.)
His Jersey #43 moved from being the 15th highest selling jersey among all NFL jerseys in 2008, to the highest selling jersey in 2010 (according to the NFL.com shop.)
Polamalu’s Personal Life:
Troy Polamalu is married to Theodora, has two sons, is an Orthodox Christian, and a soft-spoken person.
Polamalu’s Hair (Ahem!):
Here’s the math.
Let’s say, I took time “t” to draw his caricature.
I spent 0.9t (90% for the right-brained a.k.a. mathematically challenged) time drawing his hair!
So his Hair IS important, and this is probably why P&G has paid a Million Dollars to get his hair insured. (Reason: He endorses the Head & Shoulders Shampoo) . The Steeler #43 gets a haircut about once a decade, and grapevine has it that if anyone thinks ill of his hair, he ends up staying late at work on the Superbowl night – so Beware!
Question: Do you think Clay Matthews‘ hair can compete with Polamalu’s?
Another interesting byte about Troy & Clay is that they both played college football at University of Southern California!
Read more about Troy Polamalu at the Wikipedia Page
Data Hounds, find data at:
As all celebrities have their sets of alternate amorous realities, I tried searching for Polamalu’s by googling for “Polamalu Love Affair” – Guess what popped up?
“We’re a road team. We’re the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have fans everywhere.”
About Superbowl 2011…
And now about the Superbowl XLV (45 for the non-Romans), in which the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers of Wisconsin in the Cowboy Stadium at Arlington, Texas!
The Superbowl tickets went for..
$2842 to $23730 each!!!
(Sorry! Had to pause to pull my eyeballs back into their sockets!)
Guess they are ALL sold out now (Imagine that!)
Wherever you watch the Superbowl 2011…
in your homes or in a sports bar…
Go Wave your Terrible Towels…
Fly the Steelers Flags…
Paint yourselves Gold and Black…
May the Steelers win the Superbowl 2011!