Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

Posted: August 31, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB, NFL, Trends
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There are many topics that have been tumbling through the world of sports & one of them is hair.  If it were Twitter, it would be a trending topic.  A few weeks ago we mentioned Tim Tebow’s new do & some rookie-hazing haircuts and now we’ve got a few more stories.

1st off we have Troy Polamalu, Safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers (or more affectionately known by some people as the Shitsburgh Squeelers.)  Polamalu is known for his long flowing locks but now it’s been taken to a whole new level.  He appears in Head & Shoulders commercials so the shampoo company took out a $1 million insurance policy on his hair.  You can imagine he won’t be cutting it anytime soon.  His hair now makes more money then some of his teammates.

The next bit of news surrounding hair is about Manny Ramirez.  Manny has had his long dreads since his days with the Red Sox & he gets away with a lot of things that other players wouldn’t because everyone just blames it on “Manny being Manny.”  He has recently been claimed off waivers from the Dodgers & will join the Chicago White Sox tonight.  Normally the White Sox have a policy on clean-cut appearances so the players can represent their team the right way.  This would mean that Manny would have to cut his hair to be on the team but they have allowed him to keep his dreads so Manny can just be Manny.  When your team is falling behind in the standings & you just got one of the best hitters in the game, I guess you want him to be himself.

The last one comes to us from St. Louis.  The Cardinals have fallen behind in both their division & the Wildcard race so as a gesture for team unity, everyone shaved their heads.  They did it yesterday but so far it didn’t work, as they lost the game but I guess you do what you’ve gotta do.


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