Tuesday, July 11, 2006

NFL coaches and moustaches

I don't what what percentage of men have moustaches. I would guess it's pretty low, but I admit I haven't been paying attention. The percentage is clearly higher than the percentage of women with moustaches. But that is neither here nor there.

But NFL head coaches have moustaches at an alarmingly high rate. There are only 32 head coaches, and Bill Cowher, Romeo Crennel, Mike Holmgren, Tony Dungy, Jeff Fisher, Andy Reid, and Brad Childress all frequently don the stache. That's 7 of 32. And there are others I can't recall offhand (and guess what, this public library computer has trouble opening two browsers; whither September when the Pacifist Viking blog comes off it's part-time suckassedness and returns to full-time suckassedness?): it seems to me Herm Edwards and Denny Green occasionally go moustachioed.

So, is this the source of some ultimate football power? Does the moustache convey a personage who cares nothing about his personal life and grooming, and is so consumed by football that nothing else matters? Does it make it difficult for the opposing team to hire lip-readers to try and steal play calls?

In an attempt to discover the ultimate football knowledge that lies in the moustache, I will be growing one for the impending fantasy football draft. What secrets will I hide in it? What special powers will it grant me?


  1. Anonymous9:47 AM

    Out of solidarity, I will grow a stache too. I bet mine will be at least as full as one of the other drafters...


  2. Anonymous10:31 AM

    I am pretty sure I wasn't interested in this topic on Monday and still am not now
    thanks though


  3. harm edwards most definitely has a stache. thus, it is clear that having a stache gives a coach no extra football power.

    as for childress, i have said it before: bald is ok; moustache is ok; the two together are not ok.

    note, i am bald and will therefore never grow a stach.