I really do believe we should start a new wave of calling troy polamalu Samson. I know its been stated before, and people have intermittently called him Samson, but that really should be his name. Samoan Samson would work as well, but seriously....it makes 100% sense.
1.Troy Polamalu is absolutely 100% religious. I mean this guy is more devout than a Catholic Priest and Samson is from the Biblical Times, the references fit.
2.Samson used to tear apart people, Troy Polamalu is a beast, no. Sorry, a meast. I'd call him a geast but that doesnt sound well (God/Beast) and certainly not Least (Lord/Beast) ;-)
3. Troy Polamalu and Samson have something even more in common-their very very long hair. Even Troy admits his hair is special. When asked (and this was from the announcers) if perhaps he should do something about his hair covering up his name he said "my hair is my name." Folks that says it all. Troy Polamalu should be called Samson.
I think we should all start using Samson as his nickname. Not polamalu, not troy, not any variation of that. Just, Samson. Think about it, what if we could make it so popular the announcers start calling him that, the players start calling him that? The Samoan Samson.
Samson is such a glorified name ( I mean very few people even name their kids Samson) because it means above and beyond strength. And Troy Polamalu is a God amongs the players. He is singlehandedly the best player in the Steelers Team. And I think he's better than Big Ben, by a long shot.
I really hope everyone here and elsewhere begins to call him Samson. lts an incredible name that is also fitting and appropriate for Troy, the Samoan Samson (sounds like something from WWF but whatever, stick with Samson).
Here's to # 43. Here's to Samson.