Football, Hair, and Girly Men – One Chick’s Perspective
I’m all for endorsement deals and making the bucks while you can in the NFL, but as a girl who enjoys football, I think this whole hair craziness has gotten a bit out of hand. The Clay Matthews/Troy Polamalu matchup would be so great… if it wasn’t for the fact that I have to hear about their hair as often as I do their defensive stats.
As a chick, it’s just plain wrong for a guy to have better hair than you. Am I slightly envious that Clay Matthews just got a deal with Suave?
Yes. In fact, more than slightly, because my hair is much better than his. It has body and bounce. His is stringy and straight and were it not for the fact that he whips it around like a lasso seventeen times per game, he wouldn’t have a hair deal. Besides that, unlike Maria Menounos, I have no desire to touch it. I think Matthews is just too darn proud of his hair. He whips it around
unlike finally it starts looking a bit like my younger cousin when she is skipping home from school.
Troy Polamalu is a different story. His hair is luscious. Thick.
Make that very thick.
Make that so thick that I would probably get lost in it if I were to walk up and interview him. (No wonder Maria Menounos chose to touch Clay Matthews’ hair instead.)
Polamalu can straighten it and make it sleek (if he ever wanted to) or leave it in its gloriously naturally curly state. His hair is too long (and too heavy) to whip around on the field like Matthews’ mane. I think the reason he’s been successful is that his hair is part of his overall workout strategy. Just keeping his head up with a mane like that has to be difficult. But he also knows how to pull it back, also, which gives him the advantage in this battle of the hair.
After all, showing the bling only works when it’s on special occasions. The same with hair. For me, seeing a football player pull the hair out of his eyes while on the field is wrong. In the words of Vince Lombardi, “What the hell is going on out there!”