Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 2/11/12
The Steelers’ Brett Keisel recently shaved his mountain man-like beard for a charity event in Pittsburgh, revealing a surprisingly handsome dude underneath. The red mess that Keisel had been sporting for some eight months probably made most people (and by “people,” I mean women) forget that he is actually not hideous. Yet Keisel isn’t alone among NFL and NBA players that sport ridiculously unattractive facial hair. He’s just the most recent in a long line of nastified scruff. Other players that don’t seem to understand what attractive facial hair looks like include Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who reportedly lets his mustache grow during training season. That handlebar ‘stache looks like his facial hair got lost as it was growing out, and decided to make a trail down his face. Not hot. Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen has also been known to sport the same kind of mustache, though its unevenness makes you wonder if Allen trims his facial hair while drunk. It looks worse than Rodgers’, if such a thing were possible. And yet… Nasty facial hair isn’t something new to the NFL, as evidenced by Raiders DE Ben Davidson, who played for (then) Oakland during the 1960s. Davidson’s [...]
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