Thanks for the memories Rod Beck…

25 06 2007

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A tribute to Rod…

Kinda been struggling how to deal with Rod Beck’s death here… way too young to pass away. A real character, and one great competitor. Great moustache too… From what I understand, he had a helluva sense of humor too… so maybe he would’ve appreciated this.

So, in honor of Rod, here are my top 10 sports-moustaches of all time…

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10. Hulk Hogan – ok… not a ‘real’ sport (I can say it, he’s not in the near vicinity)… and thus the #10 ranking… but that’s a damn good moustache!

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9. Keith Hernandez – suave moustache… but due to the Seinfeld reference gotta include…

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8. Bill Cowher – more famous for his mandible, but that’s a pretty good moustache there…

7. Todd Jones – pretty damn good, but the 70s/80s guys have him beat for sheer wooliness.

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6. Craig Stadler – One of my favorite golfers… and a pretty hand moustache.

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5. Shaq… almost fu-manchu…

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4. Rod Beck…

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3. Merv Hughes – Australian Cricketer – Awesome character… His workouts in the outer on the MCG have to be seen to be believed… worth noting that Merv’s mo’ is more famous than he is himself!

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2. Rollie Fingers… a truly great moustache – one for the ages!

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1. All-time best… Lanny McDonald, Calgary Flames

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38 is way to young to be gone… but Shooter will be missed. Condolences to his wife & daughters…

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Top Sports Stories in Japan… (June 13)

13 06 2007

Here’s a surprise – hot & humid today! 

Today’s athletic endeavors that made headlines in Nippon…

  • Kotimitsuki’s big chance of shedding bad tag (sumo)… [Daily Yomiuri]
  • Fatigued Fighters to face Brave Baystars (NPB)… [Daily Yomiuri]
  • Warren Cromartie to move into Japanese Pro Wrestling… [Mainichi News]

Last one’s an interesting story…