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Super Bowl XLV: The 'mane' question

Here’s the real question for Super Bowl week: Will Green Bay’s Clay Matthews find a hair sponsor?

It’s unbelievable he must buy his own hair products.

In a national conference call last week, Matthews sought help in that department.

"It's unfortunate," he said. "I've been throwing it out there and just getting shunned. I don't know what it is. I need to talk to (Troy Polamalu) and see if I can join that (Head & Shoulders) campaign. America, I'm looking for a hair deal." The real hair wars will start when Green Bay and Pittsburgh fly into Dallas next week in preparation for the Super Bowl on Feb. 6.

Let’s take a preview look.

Two of the NFL’s best “hair” men -- the Packers’ Matthews and Pittsburgh’s Polamalu -- will meet on the field. Well, since they both play defense, they won’t exactly line up across from each other.

But do you think in pre-game warmups they’ll have a few words, shake hands and compare hair products?

Polamalu is sponsored by Head & Shoulders, while Matthews is on his own.

I’m just saying it’s a possibility.

I find it a little odd Matthews doesn’t have a sponsor. Even Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has cashed in with Axe hair products for his curly mane. But his curls don’t begin to compare with Matthews.

In a very unscientific Twitter/Facebook poll this week, there was a gender split in the vote on whether Polamalu or Matthews had the better hair. Men went for Polamalu’s locks while women couldn’t help themselves and voted for Matthews.

It’s the story within the story about the hair within the helmets.

You want to know who’s going to win the game? Stay tuned.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)

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