September 28, 2021

Troy Polamalu’s Hair Insured

Have you ever wondered how much Troy Polamalu’s hair is worth? I personally haven’t, but I have pontificated on how long it might take for him to wash and dry the over-sized French poodle that resides on his head. If you have actually speculated whether Troy’s locks were worth some scratch you don’t need to question anymore. Head and Shoulders has taken out a $1 million insurance policy from Lloyd’s of London for Polamalu’s hair. In reality Troy’s hair is actually worth more than a million because he has probably been paid quite well for his role in all of the Head and Shoulders commercials we are hearing/seeing these days.

While you might think the insurance policy is over the top this type of things happens all the time. Tom Jones chest hair is insured for $7 million, Heidi Klum’s legs $2.2 million, and Jennifer Lopez’s caboose is insured for an astounding $27 million.

The Madden Curse Lives On

The Madden Curse has reared its ugly head again and it didn’t take long at all to happen. Troy Polamalu who divides the Madden 2010 cover with Larry Fitzgerald left the first game of the NFL season last night with a knee injury. Early reports indicate Polamalu sprained his MCL and could be out for 3-6 weeks. If you don’t recall who the curse has affected in recent years there is a list below to reference. If I were Larry Fitzgerald I would tread very lightly.

2001: Eddie George No injury.
2002: Daunte Culpepper Missed five games and played poorly.
2003: Marshall Faulk Missed six games plus he never ran for 1,000 yards again.
2004: Michael Vick Broke his leg, missed 11 games.
2005: Ray Lewis Missed only one game.
2006: Donovan McNabb Missed last seven games of the season.
2007: Shaun Alexander Broke his foot, missed six games.
2008: Vince Young Missed only one game, but his season wasn’t pretty
2009: Brett Favre Missed no games, but should have due to a torn bicep
2010: Troy Polamalu Out 3-6 weeks with a knee injury.
2010: Larry Fitzgerald TBD.