Baseball season has begun and we are deep into hockey playoff season, which means there are beards everywhere you look if you’re attending a game. Some teams are even using the beard-growing tradition as a way to raise money for charity. The Pittsburgh Penguins are asking fans to “grow one for the team” while inviting friends and family to pledge the fans’ playoff beards. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation, which aids cancer research and patient care.

And though the NFL season hasn’t started yet, players are already getting their beard game ready. That includes Green Bay Packers fullback Aaron Ripkowski, who has trimmed his beard a couple times since the season ended but pledges it’ll be back in glorious form soon.

Beards are also making waves in the entertainment space, with insight into David Letterman’s huge retirement beard via a new biography, and the return of bearded brother/superhero Thor in the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer.

Plus, you don’t want to miss our blog post on why you’re getting beard split ends. Read it, follow the fixes, and redefine what it means to be beard strong.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team

Behind the beard: USA Today reviews David Letterman’s new biography. (USA Today)

Jennifer Aniston is into beards…sort of. She’ll only tolerate husband Justin Theroux’s beard up to a point. (E! Online)

A fellow bearded brother is back in action: Check out the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. (io9)

The Penguins are putting playoff beard season to good use, encouraging fans to grow a beard to raise funds for the Mario Lemieux Foundation. (NHL)

What a beard transplant is and how much it costs. (The Sun UK)

Fear not, Packers fullback Aaron Ripkowski’s beard will return when the season starts. (ESPN)

7 reasons you’re getting beard split ends, and solutions for each one. (Zeus Beard Blog)