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Oviedo
01-06-2011, 05:18 PM
The Steelers Nation speaks with their wallets. That should tick off Goodell.


NFL declares Steelers, Polamalu champs ...
... of merchandise sales
Thursday, January 06, 2011
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers led the NFL in merchandise sales in 2010, and Troy Polamalu's jersey was the top-seller in the league, as evidenced by this family making their way to a preseason game.The playoffs have not yet begun and the Steelers enter as the No. 2 seed in the AFC but the NFL already has declared them champions ... of merchandise sales.

More Steelers merchandise was sold during the 2010 season than any other NFL team, according to NFLShop.com, which counted sales from April 1, 2010 through Jan. 2.

And the top-selling jersey? Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, a candidate for NFL defensive player of the year, beat them all and was the only non-quarterback among the top eight jersey sales last season.

The Dallas Cowboys had the second-best selling merchandise and reigning Super Bowl champion New Orleans was third.

Following Polamalu in jersey sales were Saints QB Drew Brees, the 2009 league MVP, and popular rookie quarterback Tim Tebow of Denver.



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