The Ten Best Sports for Beards

—Urban Beardsman

There are two things that have been around since the dawn of man: beards and sports. It should come as little surprise then to know that the two not only have a fantastic history of coming together, but that there are certain sports that just make that connection a bit better than the others. So without further ado, here is my list of the top ten best sports to rock a beard while playing.


The sport that gave us “The Playoff Beard” takes the top spot.

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Please do not tell any of these guys that I ranked them second. Please!

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Major League Baseball

While most beards used to be reserved for relief pitchers and members of the Boston Red Sox, they are now found at every position throughout the league.

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These athletes represent Beardsman as well as ANYBODY.

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The physicality of the sport is a perfect match for a badass beard.

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Futbol (Soccer)

90 minutes of non-stop action deserves some well grown facial fleece.



Two words: James Harden. *drops the mic*

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World Wrestling Entertainment

The predetermined sport that tells a story to entertain their audience is only made better with a set of whiskers.

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What is cooler than getting to drive 200 MPH for your job? Doing it with a beard.

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Once again, please do not tell these guys I put them this far down the list.

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(Bonus) Golf

Yes, there are a few guys with facial hair, but this spot was created solely for Graham DeLaet.

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