Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Fina against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks Fan Grows Playoff Lawn Beard; Refuses To Cut Lawn for Stanley Cup


We’ve all heard of the beloved and sacred playoff beard grown by hockey players once they reach the postseason. The tradition digs deep back into the ranks of hockey as even high school hockey players participate in the tradition with playoff beards for State Tournaments, or playoff mullets if they’re like Patrick Kane and can’t grow facial hair.

But one Chicago Blackhawks fan is getting creative with his playoff beard as he’s brought his front lawn into things. NBC 5 in Chicago featured a piece on Frank Miller (not that Frank Miller), a man who is growing a playoff lawn beard and is refusing to mow it until the Stanley Cup Finals are over and his cherished Blackhawks season is over and done.

The city of Chicago wasn’t too keen on Miller’s idea as they’ve already paid a city worker once to cut his lawn for him during the playoffs. But since then Miller hasn’t touched his lawn and so far the superstition surrounding his playoff lawn beard is proving to be helping out.

NBC 5 nor the city of Chicago specified the date the lawn was cut by the city, but if it happened right before the Blackhawks started to skid against the Detroit Red Wings, city officials might want to leave Miller’s lawn alone until after the Stanley Cup is hopefully returned to Chicago.

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