Colts QB Andrew Luck looks less like a Civil War general now
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Athletes tend to do a lot of weird things based on superstition. The playoff beard, doing the same thing before every game, that sort of thing.
So maybe it was superstition that led to Colts quarterback Andrew Luck shaving off his beard, a beard that had become a legend unto itself this season. Maybe Luck believes that the beard is what kept the Colts from reaching the Super Bowl (which is definitely true. It’s not the lack of a running game or a pass rush. It’s the beard).
Photos have surfaced on social media of the Colts QB without his beard, as a dark cloud hovers over a society with a beardless Andrew Luck:
Luck still has a mustache, which looks as awkward as his beard, but isn’t as much fun, sadly. This was the beard, after all, that made him look like a Civil War officer crossed with one of the dwarves from the Lord of the Rings.
So hopefully the beard will make a return appearance. The NBA has James Harden; the NFL needs a bearded star to match. And no, Brett Keisel’s beard doesn’t count, because Brett Keisel doesn’t have a beard; the beard has Brett Keisel.