Super Bowl 2017 and sports beards

With the Super Bowl occupying everyone’s minds at the moment, we’re kicking off this week’s Best of the Web with some famously bearded NFL faces. One you’ll see this Sunday at the big game, while the other – Ravens safety Eric Weddle - explains why he showed up to the Pro Bowl in Orlando with his huge beard missing.

In other sports news, takes a look at the phenomenon of The Regular Season Beard. Born out of frustration at early playoff exits and the lack of opportunity to grow playoff beards, many hockey players are expanding the beard growing season so they can grow a beard, damn it.

We also say goodbye to former president Barack Obama with fun retirement beard ideas inspired by everyone from James Harden to Drake.

Plus, we talk to the founders of Lucky Wheels Garage, a motorcycle shop in Downtown Los Angeles, about motorcycle culture in Los Angeles, tips for veterans and newbies, and how the garage is evolving over time.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team

Ravens safety Eric Weddle explains what happened to his gigantic beard. (ESPN)

Hypotheses for Obama’s retirement beard. (GQ)

One to watch this Sunday during the big game: Falcons wide receiver Justin Hardy, who brings serious drive and solid beard game to the field. (ESPN)

Welcome to the club: Fifty Shades Darker star Jamie Dornan has ditched his clean-cut Christian Grey look for a bushy beard and buzzcut. (Daily Mail UK)

A quick look into the business of beards with some interesting facts. Did you know 39% of U.S. men have facial hair, up 15% from five years ago? (Fortune)

In hockey, The Playoff Beard has expanded into The Regular Season Beard. (NHL)

Our interview with the humble guys at Lucky Wheels Garage, a DIY motorcycle shop driving motorcycle culture in DTLA. (Zeus Beard Blog)