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So I was looking at some of my blogs today, and I couldn't stop thinking about that caterpillar on Enes Kanter's lips. It got me thinking and well here you have it, the top 5 mustaches in sports history. Keep in mind this is me judging the contests, so if I leave out one of your personal favorites tweet at me @bshad28 or tweet us at @ForTheBoys_Blog. Despite public opinion, I've decided to make Brett Keisel an honorable mention. While he has one of the best facial hair combos I've ever seen, there were far too many pictures of him with different looks. Not to mention I found too many pictures of him with NO facial hair at all. How can you be on the best mustache list in sports, yet have pictures without any facial hair. That's right you can't. So here's my list, let me know what you guys think.
Now thats what I call a mustache. Simple yet elegant. It screams don't fuck with me all over his face. Not to mention, he is one of the most bad ass men on the planet. If you ask me, the sweater vest goes great with a nice hard stash like this one. Keep up the good work Mike, we know you will.
#4 Keith Hernandez
One of the best mustaches, and an even better photo here. One of the more iconic mustaches, I used to know his name as a kid solely because of his mustache and not the fact that he was a great player. If Bryce Harper wants to make baseball fun again, he needs to grow a stash like this and start ripping heaters in the dug out. Now that I mention it, I think all leagues need a guy who smokes a pack a day and rocks a stash like this.
#3 Lanny Mcdonald
Jesus, now thats a cookie duster. You gotta respect a guy like Lanny who just lets it rage out the nostrils. I love that it looks like he doesn't groom it either, totally adds to his street cred. If i saw that stash on the ice, I'd definitely skate the other way. To this day the guy still rocks the same exact look, gotta respect the loyalty there.
#2 John Axford
Love the handlebar. I think I like both looks a lot, with and without the sole patch underneath. Clearly this guy is a pro in the facial hair game. Judging by his serious look in both photos, he knows it too. Great job John, great job.
Finally we get to our number one stash. Drumroll please
#1 Rollie Fingers
Amazing. Probably the best handlebar I've ever seen. Absolutely flawless curl on both sides. Another man who struck true to his stash and never shaved it off. Theres actually a crazy story about Rollie. In 1986, toward the end of his career, the Cincinnati Reds offered Rollie a contract. If any of you are big red fans (BIG RED THATS MY NAME!), then you know that in the 80's they had a strict no facial hair policy on their team. Well Rollie was not having it, and turned the offer down. Great story, even greater mustache.
So that caps off our top 5 greatest mustaches in sports history. However I'd be a terrible blogger if I didn't post a few honorable mentions. Here are a few guys that were pretty close to making it in. Obviously, number one on that list has to be Brent Keisel whose got the first picture on the blog.
We'll pretend like WWE is a sport.... HULK HOGAN. congrats on all that money you just won Hulk, sorry we had to watch you have sex in order for you to get it.
Randy Johnson. What a pearl he had back in the day.
Danny Espinosa.. He's really making me rethink Ditka right about now.
I'm sure theres tons of athletes I left out, but for now that's all. Have a good one guys, and remember to follow us on twitter for more @ForTheBoys_Blog
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