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.
I guess I was expressing my disappointment in the Red Wings by having my glasses on crooked? Anyway, I already had a goatee before the contest began, so, as you can see, that part is much longer than the rest (and is crooked, too). In the run-up to the games, I decided that growing a beard around a goatee wasn't such a big deal. Instead, I would go a step further and shave the Red Wings logo into the hair on the sides of my head.
Because they got booted so quickly, it's hard to even make it out.
I thought I'd wait until the second round to wear that out in public. Phew! Dodged that bullet. So I shaved it all off.
Then I remembered that there was a reason I'd grown a goatee in the first place. This always happens to me when I shave it. So I decided, What the heck! I'll go all the way and shave off my eyebrows, too!
Too far?

1 comment:

Ronan Feely said...

Ben, I think you look pretty good with the all off look. I look like Jabba the Hut when I shave the beard off ...