Polamalu’s jersey a big hit with the ladies

Here’s one more item for Troy Polamalu to put on his mantle: His is the best-selling NFL jersey among women on NFLShop.com.

So Polamalu is very popular with the ladies. Of course, he’s also popular with the fellas. Based on the numbers sent over from the league office, Polamalu also has the highest-selling jersey among men — and, of course, top billing overall. It’s no surprise, then, that the Steelers also hold the top spot in overall merchandise sales from April 1 to Sept. 1.

Here are the top 10-selling jerseys among women:
1. Troy Polamalu
2. Peyton Manning
3. Drew Brees
4. Aaron Rodgers
5. Tom Brady
6. Tim Tebow
7. Miles Austin
8. Eli Manning
9. Tony Romo
10. Jason Witten

See a pattern? Raise your sons to be quarterbacks. Or even backup quarterbacks.

So, to our female readers, does Polamalu have the Head & Shoulders commercial campaign to thank for his jersey-selling prowess? Or is there simply a bigger share of female fans out there in Steelers Nation who buy jerseys?

Either way, this has to open a window for the marketing wizards at Procter & Gamble to work in Polamalu’s popularity with the fairer sex into some TV spots.

You don’t see Clay Matthews III on the above list yet, but he could be there soon. According to CNBC.com, Matthews is now in the hair war after signing a deal with Unilever’s Suave brand.

And, no, this isn’t leading to the ever-popular end-of-blog question, such as “Who has the best hair?” That’s far beyond the reaches (aka interest level) of this blog. But Darren Rovell does suggest Matthews’ deal could eventually include a commercial as well.

It’s all setting up as a nice rivalry between Polamalu and Matthews, both USC grads. One of them will win Super Bowl XLV. Each is in the running for the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Soon they could also have competing hair commercials.

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