Mustaches For Michigan

Submitted by Brian on August 13th, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Michigan has a long, rich tradition with the mustache. I mean look at these guys from 1885, 1904, and 1975:

 Unknown-1885 Graduate-Director-Charles-Baird-1904 Tim-Davis-19751

Bam. Ladies, take a moment to catch your breath. Gentlemen, ponder the possibilities inherent in a luxurious, warming lip cover. If you had a mustache you wouldn't have to wonder if people were looking at that little thing in the middle of your lip, you know, the dent, and then you wouldn't have to wonder what that was called. Think of how productive you would be. And think of all the chicks you would score. They'd fall out of helicopters.

Now consider this in the context of Michigan and going "All In" for it.

Bo w- stache

As Michigan Alumni, we are here to say that we support you, Rich. We support Michigan. And we're showing it with our mustaches. We'll be growing beards during the month of August, and on September 5th, we'll be sporting serious staches for that first game. Go Blue.

You've got a little over three weeks, which disqualifies 15-year olds, women, and Kevin Meyer, one of my housemates from back in the day. Everyone else should do it. you'll look like Tom Selleck, I promise. Even Tim Tebow is doing it. You wouldn't turn your back on Tebow, would you?

Comments

hokiewolf

August 13th, 2009 at 11:03 AM ^

Does it count as juicing if I have to start shooting testosterone to get the full, waxable handlebar by 9/5? Is there going to be a drug policy, or is this like baseball?

GOBLUE4EVR

August 13th, 2009 at 11:10 AM ^

why couldn't you have posted this 2 days ago when i had a full beard but shaved it off because it was driving me crazy. well i guess this is a good reason to bring back the gotee.

formerlyanonymous

August 13th, 2009 at 11:46 AM ^

The president of the American Mustache Association was on ESPN to discuss it. The guy had more mustache nicknames than I could ever have imagined. The guy is a modern American hero.

Cal State Fullerton did this for their college baseball season, too. They started the season with them, but got restless in April and shaved. They went from ranked with single digit losses to a 3 week span below .500. They wouldn't shave the rest of the season and ended up at the College World Series.

Don

August 13th, 2009 at 12:12 PM ^

One with a Selleck-stache, and the other with a black goatee.

Selleck-stache reminds me of Joe Stalin. The black goatee makes him look like one of the Borgias. Not sure if either is a good look for him.

If I knew how to post them here I would.

Glen Masons Hot Wife

August 14th, 2009 at 12:13 AM ^

I can't imagine A SF alumni Bar that comes anywhere near The Old Pro down in Palo Alto. It is well worth the drive down.... and if you plan on getting shit faced, you're covered. The P.A. Cal-Train station is a short walk away. There is a Michigan following there (albeit small).

Bring yourself and your mustache. See you there.

Subrosa

August 14th, 2009 at 12:19 AM ^

The Blue Light is TERRIBLE. Always crowded, mediocre food, it's in the fucking Marina (gauche!) AND we always have to share it with the goddamned Texas fans.

Of course, I may be just bitter since I've been there twice. Once for The Horror. A second time for The Horror II, Toledo Boogaloo.

Old Pro you say? Hmmm. That's a possibility. I live in the city and don't have wheels. But I will have a mustache. Oh yes, I will.

Mustaches4Michigan

August 13th, 2009 at 12:34 PM ^

We advocate growing a beard in August and shaving down on Sept 5th (unless you have serious huevos and can stand a mustache indefinitely).

However: Should we win, and keep winning, well... we are sticking to our staches. Til loss do us part.

Also, send us your photo, MichFan1997; we're putting up progress photos every Friday.

Blue2000

August 13th, 2009 at 12:27 PM ^

This is unfair to those of us who, despite being 31 years old, are unable to grow full mustaches.

Just because we aren't real men doesn't mean that we aren't real fans.

Seth

August 13th, 2009 at 6:23 PM ^

I've done a Wright-up on the Wrightstache already, and gone through plus-1-ing you until someone held me down and said "Stop!" Keep up the good work, and from a fellow mustache blogger, brush up on lots of synonyms (e.g. "cookie duster, etc.) You'll need em.

Mustaches4Michigan

August 13th, 2009 at 9:21 PM ^

Thank you, we actually were thinking about posting a round up thread once per Friday to keep fellow mustachers abreast of the progress photos. Although we've come to understand that there is a minimum point barrier to cross in order to start one.

Follicly yours,
Mustaches For Michigan

jc

August 13th, 2009 at 3:12 PM ^

I jokingly shaved down to an ill-grown, dirt-stache three weekends ago but abandoned ship prior to a Monday-morning, company-wide presentation.

Since then, I've been growing a fine, full beard, with plans of shaping it into a luscious stache next weekend for a Lake Michigan get-together. So, count me in; I'll be among the braves souls getting an early start.

By the way, I just want to point out that I work in NYC for a high-end fashion company, where my total lack of style is barely tolerated. Thank goodness there's a shortage of qualified SAS programmers in the world. So anyway, I will grow a mustache for Michigan, employment be damned.

Ernis

August 13th, 2009 at 4:37 PM ^

I just decided yesterday that after my last day of work, tomorrow, I'm going to stop shaving and refine my craniofacial mane to a rugged handlebar stache and mullet before school starts

Hell, the intimidation factor of the mustache army will outweigh the luxury box-induced noise increase

A lady gets a lotta things
She gets a 20 carat ring
She gets the alimony too
She gets to look good in the nude
But there's one place where they've been whipped
Between the nose and upper lip

Lumpers

August 13th, 2009 at 4:43 PM ^

When he saw me with my full vandyke/goatee in bloom...

"Why would a man groom hair over his lip that grows wildly on his ass...."

Used to crack me up!

I am headed for a 2 wk vacation tomorrow and will have the full goat ready to be trimmed to a 'stache on gameday September 5th!

The King of Belch

August 14th, 2009 at 5:20 AM ^

Did you buy just one set of "expensive" razor blades? Did the expense put you so deep in hock that it has prevented you from buying more?

Y'know, I don't know if you know this, but they still make these so-called "razor blades"--and they are often not very expensive at all! You can purchase them in "stores"--and it doesn't even have to be a "razor blade" store--pretty much any grocery store will have some of these "razor blades"--and the best part is they sell some that are made exclusively for women (although you can always use your wife's "razor blades" in an emergency situation, such as if you have a date with a hot co-worker and can't find your "razor blades" while showering and thinking of a great excuse as to why you won't be home from work for three days).