According to the Uniontown, Pa. Herald-Standard, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu called owner Dan Rooney last night and retired. Polamalu missed four games due to injury last season, his 12th, and there were reports last month that the Steelers didn’t want Polamalu back, and hoped he would retire. The …
The NFL is vicious. There's no player so respected or so beloved that he won't be forced out the door when his abilities no longer justify his cap hit. It happens to everyone, eventually. It's happening to Troy Polamalu.
Perhaps inspired by Auburn's miracle win over Alabama, the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted to return a missed Caleb Sturgis field goal at the end of the first half today against the Dolphins. It didn't work, but it was hilarious.
We told you earlier how Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui'a told ESPN he had met Lennay Kekua, which is rather odd because she doesn't actually exist. But also buried in that report was Kekua's reference to another famous Samoan football player:
At a June roundtable event in New York City hosted by PACE, an education program sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods, former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks told a haunting story about the culture of the NFL in the 1980s.
It's been so long since the last asinine NFL fine! But today, Goodell's goons went vigilante on spousal communication and fined Troy Polamalu for calling his wife to let her know he was not bleeding from his ears (yet):
This link came from Ben Roethlisberger's website's official Twitter feed. It's probably for the best that Big Ben wasn't part of this reasonably entertaining shampoo-commercial gimmick at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, though.
During tonight's Philadelphia Eagles/Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game, conversation in the Fox Sports booth turned to Troy Polamalu and Hawaii. Here's a quick synopsis:
Four-and-a-half hours of pregame coverage is about to start on Fox. Water torture for the brain. So, here's a collection of Super Bowl XLV stories that have filtered in over the course of the past few days.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Clay Matthews signed a one-year endorsement deal today. It's with Unilever's Suave brand. Matthews' "marketing agent" Ryan Williams said it involves pre- and post-Super Bowl appearances. And a whole lot of groovy questions about Troy Polamalu's mane as well.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
There's now a proposal — by, surprisingly, the Kansas City Chiefs — to ban long hair in the NFL next season. The owners will consider it at their meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., next week, because, you know, all the major prblems with the league have been solved. The Steelers' Troy Polamalu is waiting anxiously by his…
We find all kinds of goofy photos around this here Interweb. Here s some highlights from our favorites.
When he gets them in the mail, 'Twaan throws them away. Ben Roethlisberger, on the other hand, I think enjoys them. "Hey, Ben, when is the last time you got underwear in the mail?" Randle-El asks Roethlisberger.