Top 5 Sports Mustaches
A wise man once said all great men have mustaches. Sure that “wise man” may have been Andy Samberg in Hot Rod, but truer words were never spoken. The mustache is a symbol that simultaneously exudes class and manliness. At some point in their lives, all men should experiment with a mustache of one variety or another. There’s the handlebar mustache, the gravity defying Dali, and the Asian-inspired Fu Manchu, to name a few. Here at Mancave Daily we skewer the annals of sports to give you our top 5 sports mustaches of all time.
5) Mike Ditka
The workingman’s mustache for the workingman’s coach. The only person to have been apart of the last two Chicago Bears championships, first as a player in 1963 then as a head coach in 1985, Mike Ditka’s chevron mustache strikes fear into the hearts of his opponents and players alike. With its very own Facebook page, which proclaims it the mustache of champions, Mike Ditka’s mustache has to make the list.
4) Sal Fasano
Sure, Fasano played on a lot of teams in his 12-year career, and his .221 career batting average leaves a lot to be desired. Honestly though, who cares? With that awesome fu manchu he sported, we wouldn’t care if he hit .122. Sal Fasano, you are all that is man.
3) Lanny McDonald
Legend goes that Lanny McDonald came out of mother’s womb with a full head of hair and a thick mustache. Okay, maybe we just made that up. But holy mustache, this is one thick piece of upper lip hair. McDonald, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies (Now the Devils) and Calgary Flames in his illustrious 16-year career, is now enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. With that thick, beautiful mustache, we’ll even overlook the fact that he is Canadian.
2) Joe Namath
Famous for coming through on his guarantee to win Super Bowl III, Joe Namath’s horseshoe mustache has become an afterthought, mostly due to its short-lived nature. We’ll call it the secret stauche. Regardless of its fame, Broadway Joe’s upper lip tickler deserves its place in mustache history.
1) Rollie Fingers
The Mustache gods would strike us down if we failed to include Rollie Fingers on this illustrious list. Arguably sporting the greatest handlebar mustache of all time, strands of the pitcher’s mustache have been said to cure impotence and male pattern baldness. Rollie Fingers mustache, originally grown to win a $300 prize from then Oakland Athletics owner Charles O. Finley, still resides on the retired pitcher’s upper lip.
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