Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel promised he would shave his beard after the season ended, and he’s holding up his end of the bargain. Keisel has had some fun with his trademark bushy beard, and even talked about it during media week before the Super Bowl.
He’s had plenty of PR mileage from the beard, which he called his “beautiful thing” and even joked (at least we think he was joking) about the beard having magic powers. Keisel isn’t just yakking about his beard for nothing. He’s raising money to help in the fight against children’s cancer, by selling tickets to a “Shear the beard with Brett Keisel” event which will be held at the Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh on February 24th.
Here’s what he looked like before all that facial hair, incidentally:
Looks like a totally different, guy, doesn’t he? If you want to get a piece of that magical beard, tickets are $25, and before and after photos will be available for purchase. What’s more, you can also purchase a lock of that scraggly beard, which probably has so many food particles in it by now that it could feed a family of four.
Good for Keisel for raising money for charity over this whole thing!
The Super Bowl is coming, ya’ll! And while we anticipate the showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, we’re also reflecting back on past games. Which ones were the best? Which left the best memory in the mind of fans?
Here is my list. Feel free to argue or agree.
Super Bowl XXIII 49ers vs Bengals
I used to call Joe Montana “Cool Hand Luke” because the guy was never rattled on the field. Reggie White in your face? Doesn’t matter. Down by a gazillion points? No problem.
Montana would come in and without so much as breaking a sweat lead a team to victory. In this game, his coolness would put the 49ers ahead of the Bengals late in the game to not only win, but become the first NFC team to win it all three times.
To say it’s been one of those seasons for the Baltimore Ravens would probably be an understatement, especially from the perspective of Ravens fans. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any lower (although, it’s hard to get much lower after getting swept by the lowly Bengals, but I digress), the Ravens made a trip to Miami to face the 0-13 Dolphins.
In an NFL year that has the New England Patriots going for the perfect season, the Dolphins were trying to avoid their own brand of perfection and it looks like the Ravens were just what the Doctor ordered. After getting the game to overtime, thanks to a suspect field goal call by Ravens coach Brian Billick, the Dolphins had dodged another bullet as Ravens kicker Matt Stover missed a 44-yard kick that would’ve given the game to Baltimore. On the following possession, Miami canceled their date with history when Cleo Lemon hit Greg Camarillo with a short pass.
Camarillo handled the rest, going 64 yards for the touchdown, giving the Fins their first win of the season. Baltimore, on the other hand, fell to 4-10 as they lost their eighth game in a row. What’s next for the Ravens? Do they stick with Heisman winner, Troy Smith to see if he’s the quarterback of the future or does Billick run back and give Kyle Boller yet another chance to fail? Over at the Baltimore Beatdown blog, Maxx has some ideas:
“However, if your coach doesn’t have the gonads to go for the game winning TD that sits six inches away, then he’ll never make a good decision like that, unless Boller’s concussion is such that won’t allow him to play next week and the choice is made for Billick.”
Evidently, the Ravens fanbase isn’t satisfied either. Congrats Baltimore, you’re this week’s Weekly Pwnage award recipient and a strong candidate for our Player of the Weak award as well. I’ll leave with the YouTube of Camarillo’s game-winning touchdown, which I found at Awful Announcing.