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The LBS Playoff Beard Helps the Bruins Win the Stanley Cup (Pictures)

On April 14th, three men including myself, decided to take on the LBS Playoff Beard Challenge. We all decided to grow our beards in support of our hockey teams and vowed not to shave until our teams were eliminated from the playoffs. Arsen dropped out of the contest after a week, unable to take on the burden of keeping the beard. I and Chad Margulius of IntheOT.com decided to keep it going. Low and behold, our teams met in the Stanley Cup Finals, and we ended up keeping our beard for two months — the longest possible amount of time. I decided to break out all the stops for Game 7 and went all out, coloring my beard black and yellow for the occasion:

The move paid off. After two grueling months of complaints, homeless comments, and constant ridicule, it was all worth it. The Bruins won. I had grown my playoff beard out two previous times in my life, but never had seen this kind of success. This time it worked. I feel badly for Chad who put in the same effort only to see his team blow 2-0 and 3-2 series leads, but one of us was going to end up disappointed. It’s too bad because as dedicated fans, we both deserved it.

Anyway, there are plenty more pictures of the playoff beard that you need to check out. Here’s one of me looking like Kimbo Slice with the grizzly beard:

Here’s a timeline of the beards:

And to read about each step of the Playoff Beard Challenge, follow along below:

April 14th: Clean Shaven
April 28th: After first-round wins
May 14th: After second-round wins
June 1st: Before Stanley Cup Finals

Check back later because I’ll be posting pictures of my face after I begin hacking the beard off one step at a time. In the meantime, you can pick up a free razor courtesy of LBS, click below to try the Fusion Pro Glide Challenge:

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  • Anonymous

    Beard was epic. Wish I could have joined you.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Hey, there’s always next year for when the Bruins repeat!

  • Anonymous

    keep the manly stache. really

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    haha, it’s all going bye-bye! Unless I keep it for the UCLA Bruins … unfortunately I don’t think the beard can work miracles

  • http://twitter.com/IntheOT Chad Margulius

    Congrats Larry the Bruins were the better team. Tough for Canucks fans accept and it will an excruciating off season and regular season coming up. 

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Before the series began, in your breakdown you said the Bruins had more depth. Whether Vancouver had too many injuries I don’t know, but I really think it was the depth for Boston that made the difference. They had a lot of talented players on their 3rd and 4th lines.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on the Bruins.  If the Wings can’t win, I always root for an Original Six.  Now you can stop looking like that creepy guy on the park bench watching girls soccer.

  • Anonymous

    I hope he knows I was joking.