The ladies love Troy Polamalu's jersey

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The best-selling women's jersey is that of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, according to sales figures from

What makes Polamalu so popular among lady viewers? His sensitive and kind disposition? His unisex hairstyle? The fact that women can easily preview what their jersey will look like with long hair covering up the name?

Probably none of the above, actually. Polamalu is just as popular among men, as he has the best-selling jersey in that demographic, too. The Steelers are a popular team nationwide, and Polamalu's one of the faces of the franchise.

It probably also helps his jersey sales that the other face of the franchise, Ben Roethlisberger(notes), has done some things that might make a public showing of support for Roethlisberger a little less palatable. He doesn't rank in the top 25 for either gender.

If you're wondering about guys more popular among women than among men, a guy Polamalu will be facing in the Super Bowl tops that list. Aaron Rodgers(notes) is fourth on the women's list and seventh on the men's. Dallas Cowboys also see a rise in popularity among the fairer sex: Tony Romo(notes), Jason Witten(notes) and the very handsome Miles Austin(notes) are all higher on the women's list than the men's.

More popular among men than women is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick(notes). He's sixth on the men's list and 14th on the women's.

The top five are as follows:

1. Troy Polamalu(notes), Pittsburgh Steelers:
2. Peyton Manning(notes), Indianapolis Colts:
3. Drew Brees(notes), New Orleans Saints:
4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers:
5. Tom Brady(notes), New England Patriots:

Big Thanks, Darren Rovell of CNBC.

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