Troy Polamalu on SI Cover

Former Trojan defensive leader and current Steeler All-Pro Troy Polamalu is THE cover of Sports Illustrated this week, in a pre-planned feature that just happens to come the week after Troy scampered for an 77-yard TD. There’s also a feature on Polamalu in the issue, entitled “The Mane Man”.

Whatever happens Troy, don’t lose those flowing, silky locks.

[from SI via Alexis Jones]

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Kyle Bunch

Managing Director, Social at R/GA. Co-founder of Blogs with Balls and future owner of the MLB's Austin Bats.

46 thoughts on “Troy Polamalu on SI Cover

  1. Troy I must say you a fine peice of work. You are a excellent football player whatever you do do not leave the steelers we need an excellent player like you. Keep doing what you are doing. Jennifer, Pittsburgh, PA

  2. Troy, my grandson is Sky Woods of Winston, Oregon. You are his idol and, because of his love of football, I watch as many of your games as possible. He’s only 13 so isn’t in high school yet, but his dream is to be where you are. We are encouraging him the best we can without spoiling him (not an easy thing to do.) He is a terrific young man who is involved in and excels in all sports. I’ve been trying to think of something special for him for Christmas and I’m hoping you can help me. I would appreciate it if you could do something personal for him but I’d like it to be something that you thought of. I understand you know the Stoffal family in Winston and Jerad is his best friend. People in Winston are very proud of you, Troy. Sky’s eyes light up when he talks about you and wants to be where you are someday. He does everything he can to perfect his game and made the school record for the length of an interception this season; 103 yards! I yelled til I was hoarse, let me tell you!
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to go on like this, but I love my grandson very much and would really appreciate it if you could help me give him a Christmas to remember.

  3. HI my name is mike. And i just wanted yo say, YOU ROCK! I cant wait to watch you play this season. My friend and I are ubbsest about you. he gave me the best birthday present, it was a jersey of you. If we ever get to meat i will be the happiest person allive. sorry to waist your time but if you ever get the chance would you please write back. my email address is ironmanmike@hotmail.com.

  4. Troy, i think that you are one of the best players in the NFL especially in your Posision Strong Saftey. I am a huge fan of you and the steelers. I am 18 years old and i would like to get an autograph for my dad which is sick he loves the steelers and he loves to watch you play please let me know if there is any thing you can do. his name is Jorge Sanchez just like me im the junior in the familly. So how does it feel to be in the STEELERS i bet it feels good. I HOPE YOU DONT LEAVE THEM THAT WILL BE A TOTAL DISASTER FOR THE STEELERS

  5. hey troy i know you are the best player of the NFL i love you a lot im girly but i love football and my heart is black and yellow like the steelers is there no one team like steelers and i want autograph for me and for my dad and miy brother that played football and he loves you see you

  6. Troy Polamalu is one of the best safteys to ever play the game of Football hes simply the best there is and a class act!!! R.Alamillo Indy

  7. hey dude,nice game even though u guys lost but we still going to be your #1 fan’s cant wait to see you in american samoa

    samoan stah
    rocky veavea(samoan power)

  8. Troy … I realize the chances of your reading this post is slim to none but, still, I want to publically let you know how much a 61-year old grandmother from Kentucky enjoys watching you play football and how much you inspire me. I have read (in my own translation) that one of your missions in life is to “make a difference.” Well … you DO make a difference, dear Troy. Not only do you make a difference in childrens’ lives but, also, in the lives of us older fans. You inspire me and kindle hope for the “younger generation.” That becomes more and more important to us as we age. Thank you for being all that you are, both on and off the field. You are a joy to me and I am thankful to our Creator that you are in this world and that you ARE making a difference! God bless … Susan

  9. HI I AM KOROSETA FIAMATAI,I COME FROM THE VILLAGE OF AUA.I AM 18 YERS OF AGE.I GRATUATE FROM SAMOANA HIGH SCHOOL.I JUST WANT TO SAY HI AND TALOFA TO YOU MY BROTHER IN CHRIST..IA FAAMANUIA ATU LE ATUA IA TE OE ONA O LOU FEAGAI AI MA TAALOGA INA ATUNUU.TOFA O KOROSETA FIAMATAI…MAY GOD BLESS YOU…AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU..

  10. What up troy I been I fan of urz for the longest and I even grew my hair out like urz. My nick name on my football is baby troy im a starting linebacker at Cass Tech . Imma show u how to really hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Troy my man is a steelers fan to the heart. I liked you only because of your hair, i new nothing about you and now I read everything that you are in or on you are a special soul. I would love to be blessed by you. I got the privledge to see you in arizona. I felt like a stoker, when you came out i cryed.I love you. your spirit is anazing…………………

  12. I love #43!!!!even though we dont watch much football in the past–this yr has pick up abit—“STEELERS””””43”!!!! My plans this year is to go to a steelers game and root you on POLAMALU!!!!

  13. GOOOOOOOOOO Polamalu!!!!!!!!!!! dude man your my all time favorite player ever! I plan to get your jersey soon. Willie Parker had an awesome season.

    P.S. awesome hair!!!

  14. Hey Troy,
    I got an email with the “Good looking Football Players”. You are certainly one of those! I love the look!! My Deceased fiance had the same look..the hard core look!! Love it Love it!! I don’t follow football, but I just had to let you know some how that I think you are a cool cat!

  15. Troy, I just want you to know that I really admire you and your personality. You really are a special guy, and there needs to be more people like you, in this world. I really like your humbleness,generosity(sorry if I spell any of these wrong), and sportsmanship. Your wife, Theodora, must really love you and I can definitely see why. If there’s a copy of you somewhere on this earth, I’d really like to meet him. So, my point is, I really like you. Not just because of the way your outsides look, but the way your insides also look. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with your outsides, I mean I have over 400 pictures of you on my computer. Every time I look at them I’d think “Gosh, I wish I ahd a husband like that.” Like I said, Theodora must REALLY love you. Good luck with you’re newborn baby.

  16. You are the reason I watch the Steelers now.. Please don’t ever change the way you play the game or your faith in God. I love your smile..

  17. hey troy juss wanna say love ur work and u!!! u are a peice of work: handsome and a real man who can play my favorite sport football.

  18. u are such a hottieeee u are sooo fine i know u have a wife at least i think so but i hope im not disrespecting her becuz u have unbelieveable beauty. 🙂 (sorry to ur wife i think)

  19. What can I say….you are an inspiration 2 us all (Samoans)…u make us so proud of what our people can accomplish…u r an inspiration 2 all of us. I’m very proud of u!!!! Hopefully everybody will take in what u have done with your life. My husband got me your jersey for Xmas..that was the best gift I ever got…& he has Jerome Bettis. Keep doing what u do…Most alofaz 2 u and yours.

    Number One Fan
    Noelle

  20. yeahh wussup homee..nice game against the ravns..im commin straight from duh mighty s in reno..lol..keep up in duh gud work and represnt yo mighty culture..peeeeeeaaaaaaacccccceeeee!!!!!

  21. yeahh wussup homee..nice game against the ravns..im commin straight from duh mighty s in reno..lol..keep up in duh gud work and represnt yo mighty culture..peeeeeeaaaaaaacccccceeeee!!!!!

  22. OH…….MY….GOODNESS. TROY, THERE IS SO MANY THINGS I HAVE TO SAY! THAT INTERCEPTION YOU MADE IN THE AFC DIVISIONAL LEFT MY MOUTH AT WIDE OPEN FOR AT LEAST FIVE MINUTES. YOU ARE A GREAT PLAYER, A ROLE MODEL, AND A STUD MUFFIN. I LOVE YOU FOR ALL THOSE REASONS. YOUR ATTITUDE AND SPORTSMANSHIP IS GENUINE AND UNIQUE. YOU YOURSELF IS UNIQUE, AND MORE PLAYERS LIKE YOU NEED TO BE ON THE BENGALS’ TEAM. THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

  23. troy,i am an enthusiastic football mom &huge steelers fan in s.c. ilove,iove,love you &you
    r the best 2 ever step on the field ever!!!!!!my dream is 2 c u play football n person just waiting 4 u guys 2 come close 2 s.c. good luck in superbowl &god bless u always & your family!!

  24. troy polamalu, u r the sexyiest guy on earth i mean it n im a freaky white gurl who wnts to get down with u i love u so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    call me 308 241 2040 mmmuuuahhh

  25. I love football! I never in my life have soomuch love for the game as I do now since watching Troy Polamalu paly. I love his spirit and the fact that he is a christian makes him even more lovable. I bought my first NFL Jersey because of him, and I wear his number. Much love!

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