Packers, Steelers are alike in bohemian lifestyle

DALLAS — One intrepid reporter dogged both the Steelers and the Packers for their thoughts on who would make the best halftime guest at a Super Bowl. Because as everybody knows, teams just kind of kick back at halftime, tip back a few cold ones and watch the show.

Well, I guess it only seemed like the Bills did in Super Bowl XXVIII.

But most people gave some mundane answers — like Jay Z — to Ryan Clark’s startling admission that he wanted Justin Bieber to perform. One overlooked possibility should have been a halftime version of the musical “Hair.”

Seriously.

The biggest story of this young Super Bowl week is not the cold and snow in Dallas, but rather Brett Keisel‘s beard. And even Keisel admitted today that his beard might be getting a little too much attention.

And it wasn’t just the Steelers talking about it, either. The Packers media session was all about flowing locks — A.J. Hawk said that Clay Matthews has “girlie hair,” but did admit that he was jealous of Keisel’s beard because it was just awesome. Duh.

Packers WR Brett Swain said that his long hair was a part of his journey, since he has been growing it since he was cut by the Packers in 2008 and placed on the practice squad. Swain admitted that he might cut his hair after the Super Bowl.

Packers G Josh Sitton is growing his hair out, but said he is not worried about split ends, because he is a man. Sitton, along with a number of the linemen, are growing out beards though he said he is not aspiring to be the next Keisel.

Although, it was pointed out to Sitton that QB Aaron Rodgers was clean shaven for Media Day.

“That’s because he’s a pretty boy,” Sitton said. “He just wanted to look good for all of you. And you can tell him I said that.”

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