No one panders like Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel.
He showed up at the media center in New Orleans for Super Bowl week (shocker, right?) as part of some Head and Shoulders campaign. No word on whether he arrived in a tractor. His purpose there appears to be an attempt at rewriting history. Actually, that's his secondary objective. His primary objective is to get attention. That's always his primary objective. As we wrote in September about his tendency for shameless and transparent pandering:
We're sure Keisel is a nice guy, that much of his humility is genuine, and that he's undoubtedly been a key part of the Steelers' defense over the past several years. But as his physical skills have eroded with age, he's played Yinzer-nation like a drum. By growing a monstrous beard and wearing hunting shirts to training camp, Keisel has made an indelible mark on the Yinzer-psyche (especially women, says me, based on nothing) and this is not by accident. He's become such a world-class panderer to the people of Pittsburgh that he's going to come out of the tunnel in week 5 actually wearing a hard hat and carrying a lunch pail.But now? We're not even sure that any of his humility is genuine. After the jump, we analyze the interview he gave to Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette.