Since we’re about to talk about the Steelers, I know many of you are wondering why I haven’t written anything about Hines since his first week on Dancing With the Stars. The reason is that I hate his stupid face. KIDDING.
The real reason is … I don’t watch the show. [ducks]
Please don’t whip me with your wet Terrible Towels. I simply have too much recording on my DVR on Mondays (I’d tell you which shows, but you’d judge me with your judgey judgments) and am never really able to catch it live because MAH LIFE IS CAH-RAZY, which is the phonetic spelling of how I shout it into the sky at least once a day. I try to follow what I can online after the fact. Things like his partner getting hurt (the video of that will make you cringe. I mean … OUCH!), Sally Wiggin and Troy and Jerome and others showing up to support him as he moves on to the finals, his perfect score on the tango, etc. So just because I’m not writing about it, doesn’t mean I don’t care.
Now, on to Troysus!
I’m late to this because [shouts to the sky with raised fist] mah life is cah-razy!
Troy Polamalu has spent his time off from football thanks to the labor dispute by finishing his degree at USC.
Look at Troy on the day he walked to get his diploma for a bachelor’s degree in History this past weekend.
The majority of top picks in the NFL get drafted before they complete their college education. I truly love football and it’s such an immense blessing and privilege as an athlete to be given the rare opportunity to use those talents at the highest professional level, but it’s certainly not a replacement for an education. So I decided to finish what I started and walked that stage today not only because it was very important to me personally, but because I want to emphasize the importance of education, and that nothing should supersede it.
He’s holding a contest for Student of the Year and will be awarding three autographed jerseys, so go to his website if you are a teacher/faculty who know some awesome students.
Let’s get a Burgher one of those jerseys!