I've got the feels for the sports reporters leading up to the College National Champs game that have plum run out of things to ask about this game. And, I'm giving a hearty hat tip to Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples for writing an entire story (an entertaining one at that!) about each of the team players that have stand out 'strands' like Clemson's QB Trevor Lawrence, who revealed he washes his locks with Pantene:
'There you have it. The care of the glorious blond mane that starts at Lawrence’s head and cascades down to the 6'6", 215-pound freshman’s shoulders is entrusted not to some overpriced specialty product available only in the finest salons. No, the most famous head of hair in college football is maintained by something available at your local grocery store or pharmacy.'
Which then led to Alabama's walk-on tight end Giles Amos from Perry, Ga. who hasn't cut his lucious locks in the two years since Alabama lost to Clemson in the national title game 35–31. Amos admitted he's attached now (and super dedicated if I don't say so myself!) revealing his 30 minute a day regimen that includes a wet brush and products from TRESemmé.
More touching, I think, is the reason behind Cade Stewart of Clemson's mullet. The offensive lineman from Six Mile, S.C., tells SI his hair:
'pays tribute to Stewart’s uncle, Tony Stewart, died in a car crash in 2009. Uncle Tony always wore a mullet, and he was so beloved that his funeral at Gap Hill Baptist Church was standing-room only. Cade Stewart’s parents wouldn’t allow him to wear anything but a buzz cut for most of high school, but as college approached, Cade figured he’d be on his own and could wear his hair however he wanted. And he wanted his hair to look like Uncle Tony’s.'