Troy is laughing now, but how much inner torture is he already experiencing? Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Harsh Words For Steelers Polamalu From DeadSpin

The original statements from Troy Polamalu were said back in mid-July.  So something like this could be panned as stale news or old hat.  Perhaps it just took this much time for the right words to ferment on the issue.  In either case, DeadSpin’s Sean Conboy holds up a very fragmented and ugly mirror to the NFL, its players, and the concussion controversy.

The main image of the article takes a cleverly Photoshop’d image of Polamalu to hit us, the reader, over the head (har har) with how Conboy feels about Polamalu and his statements of his own personal experiences with concussions.  Conboy does not holds nothing back with his words.  And even though most are rather sinister, there is an underlying theme of sadness for his fellow human.

Though his commentary is rather ‘late’ in the game, I don’t think there is any irrelevancy with what Conboy has to say.  But does he take it a bit to far with his personal critiques about Polamalu?  Check the story out here and weigh in.  I would love to hear what the Steeler faithful have to say about Conboy’s words.

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  • dave buzard

    I really enjoy Deadspin most of the time but I thought it was funny how Conboy applauds Troy Boy for being a free thinker in once instance, then derides him for having varying views on things.


    I would like to hear Troy’s reaction to the article…which I would guess to go something like this: “DUDE…IT’S FOOTBALL!” Seriously. Concussions are part of the game and everyone now knows it, and there’s research showing that repeated concussions can cause brain damage. Duh. However, Conroy says, “We are supposed to feel bad for these guys, these cement heads.” No one asked Conroy to feel bad for anyone. Furthermore, if he had intended to write a serious article on concussions in football and player attitudes about them, then he should have done his due diligence. Sounds to me like he caught Troy walking off the practice field, asked him a couple of questions to which Troy quipped, attributes Troy’s comments as the attitude of all “cementheads” and there, resorts to name-calling.