Troy Polamalu stops by Sesame Street to chat with Elmo about fragrances (video)

Aug 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) is greeted by area youth football players during player introductions against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field. The Kansas City Chiefs won 26-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is one of the scariest, fiercest, and most competitive players in the NFL (ask Jake Locker). Still, the veteran player clearly has a less-serious side, as evidenced by his goofy Head & Shoulders commercials, which was on full display when he stopped by Sesame Street to teach Elmo about fragrances.


I have to say I disagree with Polamalu’s assessment that onions smell bad. Onion breath? Sure, that reeks. But onions themselves? Sorry, Troy, but you’re wrong on that one. (And that, ladies and gentleman, is my Hot Sports Take of the Day. You’re welcome.)

The best part of the segment, though, is how Polamalu slips in a reference to the strawberry conditioner he uses that makes his hair so fragrant. As far as product placement goes, I’m glad Polamalu went for subtlety instead of opting for the Matt Harvey strategy.

[H/t: For The Win]

Topics: Elmo, Sesame Street, Troy Polamalu

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