2011 Super Bowl: From Clay Matthews To Troy Polamalu, Hair Is The Word

It's the 2011 Super Bowl between two of the most storied franchises in NFL history with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. It's two of the best defenses in the league as well as two of the best quarterbacks in the league.

So what's the topic of conversation at Tuesday's Media Day?

Hair.

Yep. Hair. It all got started with the Steelers' Brett Keisel. He's been in the news this week because of the ridiculous beard he's growing. Asked if he enhances his beard at all, Keisel said, "I'm all natural." Other money quotes from Keisel on his beard: "It's not that itchy. I wash and condition." And: "I rinse. I'm a rinser." Here's a shot of that beard:

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His coach, Mike Tomlin, didn't say whether he was impressed with the beard -- but he was asked about his own beard. He said it took about three weeks to grow his current one and moved on from hair-related questions.

And then there's Troy Polamalu, who signed a deal with Head & Shoulders. His locks have been popular for some time and that's probably why he drew crazy-guy-in-fur-hat at his media session on Tuesday.

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Yes, they were talking about his hair for the most awkward 90 seconds you can imagine. What saved us from the awkwardness was Chad Ochocinco -- acting as a reporter -- stepping in with a microphone.  Only at the Super Bowl does Chad Ochocinco and Ines Sainz interrupt crazy-guy-in-fur-hat.

Packers LB Clay Matthews was also asked about -- what else -- his hair. Matthews signed a deal with Suave For Men and noted that he had to do it because Polamalu was dominating the hair market. 

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The Packers' Daryn Colledge joked that he was watching Troy Polamalu's Head & Shoulders commercials to help make his beard look a little better. In fact, this man dressed as, um, Batman awarded Colledge the best hair award. 

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And that's your update on all hair-related topics at the 2011 Super Bowl.

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