Saturday, April 21, 2012
Fast End to 2012 Red Wings Hockey Beard
Well, it's that time of year again. Actually, that time of year has come a bit sooner than normal. We have an annual tradition at the high school where I work; guys choose NHL hockey teams to follow and then begin growing our beards at the start of the playoffs. This is a clever ploy by one of my colleagues to trick those of us who are not NHL fans into following his favorite sport. Everyone is prohibited from shaving until his team loses (or wins it all). It does make us pay attention. Because I was born in Michigan, I have always chosen the Detroit Red Wings. This year, I didn't have much of a chance to grow a beard, because they were the first team knocked out of the playoffs.