Beards and the World of Sports

Beards and sports go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like beer and pizza. Like Chinese food and a Netflix binge. And today Eric and Clayton are talking about how beards have become a huge part of professional sports, and some of the best beards in the biz.

Clayton talks about George Steinbrenner’s famous military-style grooming standards for his team during his tenure with the New York Yankees, Johnny Damon’s famous long hair and beard when he was with the Red Sox, and Eric talks about when the Sox’s Mike Napoli bought a truckload of Beardbrand’s “Keep Calm and Beard On” t-shirts during their 2013 World Series appearance.

The guys also talk about the most bearded teams in baseball, bearded fighters, the killer beards you can find in rugby, Eric discusses his South Carolina roots and the sports, and they talk about their attempts to understand cricket.

Listen now to hear more about the best beards in sports!


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