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Polamalu is one popular dude

Posted on: January 6, 2011 10:59 pm
T. Polamalu sold the most jerseys in the NFL this year. Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Tim Tebow didn’t lead the league in jersey sales this season (that’s shocking for the Wonder Boy, I know). Neither did Drew Brees nor Peyton Manning nor Tom Brady nor Roger Goodell nor Michael Vick (nor Ron Mexico for that matter).

You know who did? Troy Polamalu.

According to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, Polamalu is the first defensive player to earn this distinction since Brian Urlacher in 2006.

The list:

1. Polamalu

2, Brees

3. Tebow

4. Manning

5. Brady

6. Vick

7. Aaron Rodgers

8. Eli Manning

9. DeSean Jackson

10. Mark Sanchez

11. Tony Romo

12. Brett Favre

As Rovell writes, Vick wasn’t even in the top-25 of jersey sales through Halloween (I guess being pretty awesome at quarterback helps your bottom line). Meanwhile, Favre hasn’t been this low since 2006 when he finished 14th (I guess being a lightning rod for criticism, sexual and otherwise, helps kill your Q rating).

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:21 pm

Polamalu is one popular dude

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Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:42 am

Polamalu is one popular dude

Tony Romo >>>  Brett Favre


Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:26 am

Polamalu is one popular dude

Yeah, no doubt about it.  The guy is a special player and from everything I've ever read a special person as well.  I have nothing but respect for the guy and in my opinion he's the best safety to ever play the game.  I've been watching football religiously since I was about 16 years old, I'm 40 now.  The guy is amazing.. changes games all by himself.  And if anybody doesn't remember what happened a year ago when he missed some games I'll remind you. In the games he played the previous year the Steelers D was awesome.  In the games he missed opposing qb's had an average passer rating of something like 95.....

I'm not a Steelers fan and most people on these boards that know me can confirm a matter of fact I don't like the Steelers one bit.  I respect them, but I don't like them at all.  That being said I like and respect Polamalu .. he's just unbelievable.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:29 pm

Polamalu is one popular dude

Off the filed, this dude is very humble, religieous, and spends time with cancer patients. Even after he signed his rookie contract, he drove a mid-size Pickup truck, and still drives it today. a very humble person.

Anyone remember when Troy jumped over the LOS vs. the Titans and hit Kerry Collins? Well Sunday he did it again, timed his leap and grabbed Colt McCoy. McCoy barely escaped but it disrupted the play. On the first series Troy picks off Colt.  Steelers first play after the int. Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace, 56 yards, TD.

The teams in the playoffs with a high + ratio in turnovers are usually there for a reason. The Patriots lead the league, and the Steelers are third.  Turnovers change ballgames and players like Troy Polamalu make a difference both on the field and off the field.

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