Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The above photo comes from the Boston Bruins website and is not a joke. This is a fund raising program designed to get the fans involved in a fun way while showing their support of their favorite hockey team by growing a playoff beard along with the players. I think this is a fun idea and quite entertaining. Just not on my husband.
Andy has decided to play along. Except he's not participating officially with any charitable pledges and he's not growing a beard, but rather, a mustache. I have never heard of a playoff 'stache - in hockey or otherwise. I have heard of a porn 'stache - which is what this ridiculous growth of hair looks like at the moment.
Andy's hair is light and so the 'stache has the appearance more of a fuzzy little caterpillar taking up residence on his upper lip. Others have referred to it as peach fuzz.
I am not a huge NHL fan. I enjoy College and Olympic hockey but the pros have never really inspired as much passion in the game for me as baseball or football have. And the Bruins have been a pretty underachieving bunch for the last few decades. Until the end of last year, when they had a nice infusion of youth and energy that stirred up some excitement. It carried over to this year and the team has been fun to watch. But if the Bruins getting bounced from the playoffs means that Andy shaves that thing off his face, I wouldn't be all that upset.
Then again, I am starting to like these tough B's so it would be a shame to root against them. Our friend recently gave her son a haircut in his sleep. Which gave me a nice solution to the problem. Andy might want to sleep with one eye open during the playoffs because I know where he keeps his shaving kit.