My friend Brent had the best reaction to that growth sprouting from the face of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, on display before a national TV audience Sunday night:
As soon as I saw Flacco with his attempt to go all gay butch in the 70's - I knew the Ravens were doomed.
Hah! The Ravens were doomed, losing 31-14 to the Chargers, as Flacco played as ugly as his mustache. Baltimore had been 3-0 since Flacco, normally a good-looking guy, decided to go Fu Manchu. From NFL.com:
“We’re keeping it because I want everybody on the offense to catch on," Flacco told WNST-AM. "Me and (tight end) Dennis Pitta want some people to start wearing them just to be funny, just to have fun. I mean, it's getting late in the year and we wanted to have fun with something ... and break up the monotony a little bit. Last year, I grew a beard, and this year, I just decided to do this."
Alex Smith of the 49ers (big winners against the Steelers Monday night) is another great-looking guy ruining things with facial hair that doesn't work for him, but even he is not as cringe-worthy as Flacco. Now that the mustache has lost, it's time to break out the razor and find a new way to break up the monotony.