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Posts Tagged ‘Mustache’

Chris Berman’s Mustache Is Trending

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Chris Berman

During his first appearance as “The Swami” for the 2010 NFL season, Chris Berman brought a new guest along with him: A brand new mustache, which looks fairly impressive, truth be told. While his ongoing shtick might rub others the wrong way, showing up with such outstanding facial hair seems to have provided him with newfound respect, not to mention, a little bit of Internet love.

While Twitter is a great place to check out trending topics, Google’s new Realtime search feature gives you a good idea how popular a topic is across all social media platforms, not just the 140-character paradise. A quick glance shows his choice in facial hair has been pretty popular, especially around lunch time.

Berman Trend

If you click the left arrow to check yesterday’s content, Google responds with a “Your search – chris berman mustache – did not match any documents,” indicating how Google Realtime works (no content yesterday because no one saw it until last night). Clearly, when Berman does something so drastic, the sports web responds quite rapidly. A quick glance at the Google’s Blog Search results for “Chris Berman Mustache” supports this nicely.

In case you were wondering, the Swami only discussed tonight’s game, and will give the rest of his outlook before Sunday’s slate begins. His winner is New Orleans, 30-23. I’m curious to see how long Berman’s `stache stays around, because you just know the Sunday NFL Countdown crew will be discussing it, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Keyshawn Johnson tried to clown him.

However, if Berman’s following Peter Griffin’s rules of mustache-sporting, With Great Mustache comes Great Responsibility, he needs to stand strong in the face of such potential criticisms.

Image courtesy of Tirico Suave’s Twitpic account.

Plaxico’s Unfortunate Half Stache

Plaxico Burress

Now, I’m not trying to kick a man in the same leg he shot while he’s down, but damn, sometimes athletes confound me with their grooming habits. What we have here is disgraced receiver Plaxico Burress during his interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Schapp. The interview itself is standard fare with Burress trying his best to accept the blame for the shooting incident that threatens to rob him of the rest of his NFL career. Besides the dubious reasons for why the gun went off — Actually yes, Plaxico, I do think that if you fumble with a non-safetied gun while it’s sliding down your pants, having said gun go off is not that far-fetched of an idea. — it was a fairly successful showing for Burress, all things considered.

The problem, at least for me, comes with Burress’ facial hair.

More on Plaxico’s 360 interview after the jump >>

Celebrating Movember

Mobama and MoCain

A lot of great things happen in the month of November: the start of college basketball, Guy Fawkes Day, Thanksgiving, leaves turning, Christmas preparation and the like. However, November has some other significance, thanks to the brilliant minds at Movember.com, who use the month of thanks to recognize certain men’s health issues like prostate cancer.

And it’s all done by growing and rocking a gnarly “moustache” — the Aussie spelling, of course.

As indicated, the Movember team is partnering with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness. All Movember donations will be given directly to the Foundation. Interested parties can join the Movember movement as either part of a team or an individual and there are a number of galas toward the end of the month to celebrate these fabulous works of lip-hair art.

About the Movember movement
Since Movember’s inception in 2003, almost 200,000 men around the world have sported a Mo and more than $29 million has been raised globally for prostate cancer research. Movember is the biggest international event supporting prostate cancer and we want to make it a household name in the U.S.

If you’d like to join the IF team — the Intentional Staches, of course — you can do so here. We’d certainly love to have you and your assistance with the Movember cause.