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Today: National No Beard Day

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This is something I never have to worry about. All the men in my life--home and work--are clean-shaven so I don't see this on a regular basis.

Now that I'm watching my beloved St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series, I wonder how most of the guys in bullpen can sport beards. Some look unkempt, others as short as a 1-day shadow of sorts.

What do you think? Are beards back en vogue? Will others who see their sports hero growing out their facial hair follow suit?

I sure hope not!
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    emoticon what a nice polarizing topic!!

    I grew up surrounded with beards and mustaches. Many of my male relatives and family friends have had beards or mustaches, as well as both my ex husband. My boyfriend and husband has had a beard these past 20+ years we've been together - he didn't think he could have a beard while we were dating, because his previous attempts as a young adult never quite looked right. Turns out he just didn't give it enough time. After we were married and after our son was born, as a result of colds in the family, he had the opportunity to not shave for most of two weeks and by then he had a really decent beard. Within a month it was all grown in and he hasn't shaved it off in the 13-14 years since! (He does keep it trimmed shorter though - it's not like those fellas who don't ever cut their beard and let it grow out past their bellies or knees!!).

    emoticon (he doesn't smoke and doesn't wear a red bandana, but this was the closest to his beard that I could find on SP emoticons...).

    It's all a matter of preference and experience, not right or wrong!
    2345 days ago
    Let me tell you, last night at the game I was wishing I had a beard to prevent wind burn. I think for the Cards it's probably a combination of three things (1) Superstition (2) Team bonding and most importantly (3) Prevention of wind burn.

    I do think some guys will grow some facial hair because their hero's do, they'll probably be the ones with those scraggly, sparse beards!

    Oh and what is the fascination with Brian Wilson's beard, that one kinda creeps me out. And your right, Motte is really beginning to look scraggly.
    2345 days ago
    For some reason, I've seen a lot of people in my age group sporting the 80s mustaches or giant fluffy beards. I definitely don't like the trend! Thank God my husband can't grow a beard or mustache!
    2346 days ago
    In sports I think it is bad luck to shave before a game. That's why they look so unkempt. My beloved Yankees lost last night, I hope your team fairs better!
    2346 days ago
    I do not like the full beard. A neatly kept mustache is okay with me.
    2346 days ago
    I cannot stand body hair, including facial hair. I can tolerate a reasonable mustache, but beards? Yeach! I hope they're not coming back in a big way.
    2346 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2012 11:47:40 PM
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