Troy Polamalu

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    November 7, 2013

    The Omni's Godzilla-Sized Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl Promo Is Now Haunting the NFL

    Thanks in large part to a series of freak snow-and-ice storms leading up to the game, North Texas made a shambles of its first ever Super Bowl-hosting opportunity in February 2011. Canceled flights, snarled traffic, an overbooked stadium, sheets of ice falling from the roof of Cowboys Stadium -- it ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Former Rangers Josh Hamilton, C.J. Wilson Team Up for Weird Shampoo Commercial

    Apparently, Head & Shoulders and Old Spice have teamed up to create a deodorizing shampoo. And Proctor & Gamble has apparently apparently picked C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton to pitch it. They co-star in the commercial above, with a cameo from Hamilton's wife. Troy Polamalu and Old Spice Guy they a ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Tony Romo is Sixth Most Hated Player in the NFL, Says Nielsen Survey

    Tony Romo's partying-in-Cabo-with-Jessica-Simpson-right-before-the-playoffs days seem to be behind him, but he's still a hard man for Cowboys fans to love. Whether it's a last-minute botched snap against the Seahawks, seemingly brain-dead end-of-game clock management, or any other number of meltdown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Introducing the NFL Playoffs of Food

    I've been looking forward to this series of posts since mid-fall, when our new Sportatorium folks joined the City of Ate fray. You see, I can think of no more perfect marriage than sports and food. And I consummate this union every year with an annual football-themed degustation. Before you skewer ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Packers 31, Steelers 25: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Can't believe I just watched Troy Polamalu play like Alan Ball. And James Harrison like Anthony Spencer. I know Harrison had a sack, but for the most part those playmakers were non-factors. 9. Biggest play of the game was Rashard Mendenhall's fumble at Green Bay's 36 on the first pl ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Media Day: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Brooklyn Decker? Meh.​10. Though the NFL did its best to pamper the thousands of journalists at Tuesday's Media Day, it was still an uncomfortable experience out at Cowboy Stadium. Waiting for hyper-thorough security checks of bags and body. The 100-yard walk from security (which was conduc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.28.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sure the Mavs have won three in a row, but they've beaten no one -- Nets, Clippers and Rockets -- and when you blow a 25-point home lead to Houston and have to be bailed out by J.J. Bare ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    43 Observations About Super Bowl XLIII

    Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever? Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever? The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever? Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43: 43. Gotta make it snappy. My free Grand Slam at Denny's is calling. 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2008

    Stealers 20, Cowbrrrs 13

    On a day when Wade Phillips looked like George Costanza stuffed in his Gortex coat and on a day when Tony Romo looked like Brad Johnson draped in his four turnovers, the Dallas Cowboys still looked like a playoff team. Until the final 12 minutes, that is. On a brutally Pittsburghish day, the C ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys 115, Steelers 55

    I hear we've matriculated from MySpace to Facebook, right?Well, screw me. I never got around to creating a MySpace page. Was reminded why today.Don't tell the teens and the 'tweens - or my wife - but something about the whole deal strikes as, um, ridiculously fraudulent.Like, for example, the fact t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 13

    Something I never envisioned typing along my life’s journey: Thank you, Martellus Bennett. But because of the backup tight end’s athletic, dramatic touchdown grab in Washington last week I’m still in bidness. Barely. Down a cool $7,500 this season, but in better shape than the poo ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Dallas Cowboys Are No. 1! At Least in Something.

    Haven't seen this much. In the stands or in the end zone. According to a missive I received recently from the NFL’s shopping center, the Cowboys will kill the Redskins on Sunday. In merchandise sales, that is. From April 1 to Oct. 15 of this year, the Cowboys were – yes, again – the NF ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Draft Dodger

    Unfortunately for him, our columnist couldn't avoid the NFL draft forever