lolvikings:

The 400 Bar’s ad in this week’s issue of City Pages! BRILLIANT.

lolvikings:

The 400 Bar’s ad in this week’s issue of City Pages! BRILLIANT.

(via enemyswim)

(via Purple Jesus Diaries)

Horrible, horrible off season news (worse than the Old Man Favre vs. Old Man McNabb debate).

How have you all been?

The Beard and the crew have been busy winning games since the last post.  Apologies for the lack of updates.

However, The Beard wanted to check in quickly to say:  playoff beards come and go, but The Beard is here to stay.  Beat them Saints.  Let’s book tickets to Miami.

Also, thanks to Yahoo.

Brad’s Beard’s Record Update

The Tomlin Beard got the best of the Childress Beard this week, bringing to an end an improbable unbeaten streak.  Until next week, in Green Bay…you think that game will get any press?

After week 7 of the 2009 regular season, Brad’s Beard is 6-1. Its victims, thus far, are as follows (regular season only):

-Cleveland Browns on 13 Sept 2009

-Detroit Lions on 20 Sept 2009

-San Francisco 49ers on 27 Sept 2009

-Green Bay Packers on 05 Oct 2009

-St. Louis Rams on 11 Oct 2009

-Baltimore Ravens on 18 Oct 2009

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Childress has watched with pride as his former assistant (Tomlin) has enjoyed so much success, and the two occasionally exchange text messages and phone calls. Childress has sported a thick beard this season, and Tomlin texted him recently saying he approved.

“I said, ‘Yeah, well if you are doing this at 53 years old it will look salt-and-pepperish like this and with no hair as well,”’ the follically challenged Childress quipped. “Because his (hair line) is heading back. He gave me the ‘laugh out loud’ deal.’

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via this article.

Mr. Tomlin texted “LOL” to Mr. Childress?  Respect waining.  Also, raise your hand if you’re surprised Mr. Childress would know how to answer his phone, much less text.

Fight Club - Mr. Childress vs. Mr. Tomlin
Surely, if beards were factored in to the equation, the odds would be much different.
(click-thru for match-up analysis - MAY be tilted in one direction)

Fight Club - Mr. Childress vs. Mr. Tomlin

Surely, if beards were factored in to the equation, the odds would be much different.

(click-thru for match-up analysis - MAY be tilted in one direction)

"As much as he’s changed in the last four years, adding the Brillo-Pad beard and ordering a slightly used sense of humor off eBay, Childress still designs sentences the way Mike Martz designed plays for the 49ers - lots of motion, lots of deception, not much forward progress."

Star Tribune's Jim Souhan (via this)

The entire article is a back-handed compliment, helping to illustrate that Mr. Childress may be the least-loved 6-0 coach in the history of the NFL.

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Mr. Childress brings the Beard into Pittsburgh for a little beard-off against Mike Tomlin this weekend. It’s hard to find a better beard in the NFL than the coach of the Steelers. Hopefully Mr. Childress brings his A-game because he’s gonna be pressed for TV time against this grade A, Super Bowl-winning beard.

To whom it may concern at Yahoo, ESPN, and every other fantasy football site:

Oh great controllers of our Sunday FFL systems, I shamelessly offer up this humble request:

Give us a lineup slot for the Beard.

Or or at least a roster spot for any coach who’s wearing a beard.

Sure, each fall it’s easy drafting the likes of AP and Brees and the rest of our position players. But how about fantasy guys and gals get the chance to wager on how well a coach is gonna do every week? Then us ardent followers of beards or mustaches or whatever it is that Mike McCarthy does with his face - are allowed to put our faith (or lack thereof) behind our coach. Like for instance when we see Mr. Childress break out the Beard in preseason and we somehow have a hankering that it looks like a regular-season success story. How about a little reward for the gamble?

This Beard follower certainly knows that it’s not only for those who admire the Beard too. At my local watering hole this past weekend, plenty of purple fans were upset with what they believed to be poor coaching. Their desire to draft ANY other coach would help fuel draft day discussion as much as any first round back. And that’s just good for Fantasy League Business.

Fantasy League Moderators - I’m telling you, there’s a goldmine in the talk, scouting, drafting, adding, dropping, adding again and then finally dropping in frustration of coaches. This guy for one would welcome the chance to draft The Brad & The Beard and live or die by his/its decisions each week. Because he’s my coach and that’s what we loyal fans do. Because at the end of the day, a win’s a win.

Brad’s Beard’s Record Update

Oh, what a way to win this week.

After week 6 of the 2009 regular season, Brad’s Beard is 6-0. Its victims, thus far, are as follows (regular season only):

-Cleveland Browns on 13 Sept 2009

-Detroit Lions on 20 Sept 2009

-San Francisco 49ers on 27 Sept 2009

-Green Bay Packers on 05 Oct 2009

-St. Louis Rams on 11 Oct 2009

-Baltimore Ravens on 18 Oct 2009

Tomorrow!

Alright, here we go!  The Vikes are poised to go 6-0, surely because of the Beard.  Once again, we’ll be tweeting during the game, so be sure to follow us - @bradsbeard.  If you happen to live in NYC, stop by BarNone and watch with fellow Vikings fans.

Also, we realize posts have been extremely light on here.  Stay with us, and look for us to step it up very soon.

…and to those of you visiting from Deadspin:  hello!  Bookmark us and visit again.

"He’s a heck of a coach, and he’s got a nice beard. I want to have a beard like that."
— John Harbaugh, during his Monday press conference.
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