Merril Hoge knows you think his tie is too big

Updated: September 16, 2010, 5:03 PM ET
By Dave Wilson

Merril Hoge thinks big. He thought big growing up in Pocatello, Idaho, when he made a goal to play in the NFL. He thought big when he was faced with overcoming cancer.

And now, as an NFL analyst, he still thinks big -- about his tie knots.

Hoge knows you think they're insanely large. "I get more comments on what I wear than what I say," he said.

This was a calculated strategy by the former Steelers running back when he began working in television. ...

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