Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Dec 2008

Niners Growing Mustaches In Throwback Tribute

Ah, the stories we get on Week 17 games when both teams are out of the playoffs...

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 23 Dec 2008

6 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2008, 7:17pm by Charger Jeff


by zlionsfan :: Tue, 12/23/2008 - 2:09pm

Wow, it must suck to be able to do that on short notice (from a shaving perspective). If I wanted to grow a tribute mustache, I'd have to plan a little farther in advance.

Like a year.

by andrew :: Tue, 12/23/2008 - 2:51pm

Well they didn't just start it.... Shaun Hill's apparently started four weeks ago, and he joined in late.

For four weeks, though, his 'stache looks pretty pathetic.

I think it would be cooler if a lot of them came out sporting huge fake moustaches, at least during pregame warmups. Something like Peyton Manning's commerical...

by Richie :: Tue, 12/23/2008 - 3:40pm

Wouldn't this article be about 100 times better with some photos?

- A Dolphins fan wrote this.

by Packer Pete (not verified) :: Tue, 12/23/2008 - 3:52pm

After the Packers' most recent 4th quarter choke job, I expect they'll be wearing mustaches and beards around Green Bay as they prepare for the Detroit game. Should they lose to the Lions, I expect the Packers to don dresses to escape out of town incognito.

by Max (not verified) :: Tue, 12/23/2008 - 5:26pm

Sigh, if the current niners can't restore the 49ers tradition of WINNING, perhaps they can at least look "cool" in their throwbacks & 'staches. I wonder if Santa can stuff Mike Holmgren, Matt Cassell, & Albert Haynesworth is the niner's stocking this year???

by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Tue, 12/23/2008 - 7:17pm

If I were a Niners fan, I'd prefer that they grew testicles instead of moustaches.