July 17th, 2013
I will save you the suspense. Tufts won. At least in the battle of attrition. Richard shaved his beard on Saturday, so the fight is not a really a fair one here.
That said, this photo and graphic can forever keep his fantastic all-black (not dyed) beard living forever on the internet. We aren’t quite sure why he shaved it. He did admit that his significant other doesn’t like the beard, but that being the reason is pure speculation. For now, let’s live in the glory days, and remember what was: the best beard battle of the RoughRiders’ season.
To honor this great competition, we profiled the two beards. Now we need you to help us decide. Comment below or send us a tweet with “#BattleoftheBeards” and vote who you think
has had the better beard.
|RoughRider:||Tyler Tufts||Richard Bleier|
|Beard Name:||Red Raider||Dark Passenger|
|Beard Color:||A little red, a little blonde, a little bit of brown — the Perfect Mixture||Black|
|Beard Age:||3 months|
|How long have you been growing beards?||Since college–this is the most epic one I have ever grown though.||Since I entered pro ball. We weren’t allowed to in college.|
|How often do you trim your beard?||NEVER||Often because of the curling cowlicks on the sides.|
|Is this a season-long beard you plan on growing?||Nothing will stop it. I am not shaving it.||Take it day-by-day. If it gets annoying enough I will probably shave it, but right now, I am trying to keep up with Tufts.|
|Beard Personality:||Grouchy and angry. It would spend most of the day sleeping and playing Call of Duty.||It would just be hot and sweaty all the time.|
|If your beard could eat one meal what would it be?||Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell||Whatever I am eating that day.|
|Why is my beard better than the opposition?||Because Richard trims his.||It’s gotta be the color. When I have Mitch Moreland telling me that my beard is better than Tufts’…I mean, it’s just a full black beard. Tyler’s is a good beard though…|
|On a 1-10 scale, rank Tyler’s beard:||10||7|
|On a 1-10 scale, rank Richard’s beard:||8||7.5 – Jake [Brigham], Tyler and I have been growing these for years. Jake’s is like a 2.|
You know, looking back at the answers, it’s not all that shocking that Richard shaved his beard first. Tyler was just with oozing confidence for his mane.
So now, help us decide, who had the better beard? Vote #Tufts or #Bleier by tweeting at @RidersBaseball.
Want us to profile another beard this season? Let us via twitter or post in the comments section below. Here are a few beard and other facial hair photos from this season (click for larger view):
ADDENDUM: As pointed out by Jan, we missed Jimmy. A inexcusable goof. As were excluding the other fellows listed below:
Baseball term of the day: belly whopper – a headfirst slide
(term from The Dickson Baseball Dictionary)