Super Bowl Ads, Troy Polamalu and Daniel Paille are but a few of the topics lighting up the sports headlines on this post-Super Bowl Monday afternoon.
It's a bittersweet combination, of course, as it has come home to your humble narrator that it is finally time to begin life without football, for good or ill.
For the time being, however, this year's Super Bowl ads are a fine way to quell unrest, as there are quite a few that have already established themselves as infinitely re-watchable gems.
Troy Polamalu may have won the AP's Defensive Player of the Year award for 2010, but his Pittsburgh Steelers were defeated at the hands of the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. You may have heard about that. Regardless, the point today is to ponder Polamalu's future, as well as that of the Steelers in general.
Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille was suspended four games by the NHL today, as apparently the league doesn't take too kindly to illegal checks any more. The transgression that netted Paille his suspension happened this past Thursday, when he delivered a blow to the head of Dallas Stars right wing Raymond Sawada.
Has the NHL become the "No Hits League," or is Paille's suspension well-deserved? We shall discuss.
All this and more is ahead!