The Steelers Really, Really Hope Troy Polamalu Retires

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. » 3/06/15 11:00am 3/06/15 11:00am

Steelers Try To Return Missed FG For TD, Fail, Are Amusing Anyway

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. » 12/08/13 2:32pm 12/08/13 2:32pm

Another Famous Samoan Football Player Slowly Backs Away From The Manti…

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: » 1/17/13 2:55pm 1/17/13 2:55pm

Why Should We Care About Concussions When NFL Players Don't?

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. » 8/22/12 10:00am 8/22/12 10:00am

NFL Fines Troy Polamalu $10K For Calling His Wife After Getting…

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): » 10/21/11 7:10pm 10/21/11 7:10pm

Troy Polamalu Scares Men, Women And Children At A Wax Museum

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. » 10/06/11 9:30pm 10/06/11 9:30pm

Terry Bradshaw Doesn't Seem To Realize That Hawaii Is A State

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: » 8/18/11 9:15pm 8/18/11 9:15pm

Your Super Bowl XLV Pregame Show Open Thread

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. » 2/06/11 2:00pm 2/06/11 2:00pm

Who Wants To See A Ref Rendered Physically Unable To Have Children?

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. » 2/01/11 9:30am 2/01/11 9:30am

Football Writers Of America Feverishly Honing Their Wittiest "Troy vs.…

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. » 1/26/11 9:00pm 1/26/11 9:00pm

January Jones Seems Like A Fun Lady

And her Halloween outfit this year is downright inspired: Troy Polamalu. "I'll get the wig. Put on some bronzer. And I'll just cross myself all night," she says, mulling it over. "Or maybe I'll be Houshmandzadeh." [GQ via AnimalNY] » 10/13/09 5:25pm 10/13/09 5:25pm

An All-Too-Brief Moment Of Steeler Schadenfreude

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. » 9/11/09 6:30am 9/11/09 6:30am

Gee, Your New Rule Smells Terrific

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… » 3/27/08 12:35pm 3/27/08 12:35pm

You Are Wasting Your Panties On Antwaan Randle-El

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. » 1/22/06 2:05pm 1/22/06 2:05pm