Welcome back from this extra long weekend! If you’re like us, chances are you’re still a little bleary-eyed from all the festivities. But worry not – we’ve got a Best of the Web jam-packed with stories that’ll wake you right up. In sports, Pounding the Rock writer Julian Gill thoughtfully – and hilariously – analyzes the beard of San Antonion Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. From instilling the fear of god into opposing players to letting loose and speaking out, the beard has emboldened Popovich. And brace yourself: baseball’s Brian Wilson has both shaved off his beard and is attempting a career as a knuckleballer.

In entertainment, we welcome a new beardsman to the brotherhood: Eminem? Yup, Slim Shady recently showed up to the premier of The Defiant Ones with a dark brown beard, and the internet is having mixed feelings.

Speaking of unexpected beards, if you think you have a truly phenomenal beard,  try your luck at the 2017 World Beard & Moustache Championships, going down in Austin, Texas from September 1st – 3rd.

Finally, we’re giving you our best summer beard care tips, which will keep you beard strong through these 3 challenging months.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team

Eminem now has a beard and dark hair. (In Touch)

Brian Wilson’s beard is officially gone forever...probably. (TMZ Sports)

Milo Ventimiglia on how to grow an epic beard and his moustache icons. (GQ)

Think you have an award-winning beard? Prove it at this year’s World Beard & Moustache Championships, taking place September 1st – 3rd in Austin, Texas. (ABC 13)

An analysis of the beard of San Antonio Spurs’ head coach, Gregg Popovich, and how it has influenced the franchise. (Pounding the Rock)

5 summer beard care tips. (Zeus Beard Blog)

Go behind the scenes of our latest lookbook shoot! (Zeus Beard Blog)