Brett Keisel: “The beard is why we’re here”

Super Bowl week is when legends are made: Joe Namath’s guarantee. Lynn Swann’s catch. John Elway’s helicopter.

And now we can add one more: Brett Keisel’s beard.

Keisel, the Steelers defensive end whose facial hair makes Kimbo Slice think it’s time for a shave, got more questions about his beard than anything else when he arrived in Dallas today. And he provided the kinds of colorful answers that the Super Bowl media love.

“The beard — the beard is why we’re here,” Keisel said today. “It’s unleashed Super Bowl powers on our whole team and hopefully it can win us one more.”

Keisel said he was inspired by seeing hockey players who grow out their beards during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

“I saw those guys looking burly and thought, ‘You know what? After minicamp in June, I’ve got seven months until the Super Bowl and we’re trying to win our seventh Super Bowl, so I’ll see if I can let this thing [grow] for seven months and this is the result,” Keisel said.

Kissing Keisel must feel like wiping your face with a Brillo Pad, but he says his wife has been understanding.

“She’s been a great supporter throughout,” Keisel said. “She gave me a razor for Christmas and it’s still in the package, but I’ll have to break it out eventually.”

Keisel just hopes he can wait to shave the beard until after his hairy face has kissed the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

38 responses to “Brett Keisel: “The beard is why we’re here”

  1. It’s too late for the razor, but his wife is getting him a hedge trimmer for his birthday. And a chainsaw next Christmas.

  2. I have noticed its righteousness for the last couple weeks, glad to see it is getting its proper recognition.

  3. “Kissing Keisel must feel like wiping your face with a Brillo Pad, but he says his wife has been understanding.”

    Yeah…..that was my first thought when I saw this headline…..???

  4. I too have been growing a beard for 7 months but for no particular reason.

    1. I hope the power of my beard cancels out Keisel’s and the Packers win.
    2. I’m now upset I didn’t grow out my moustache for 7 months as well. It looks awesome.

  5. My cousin who works with the son of Dom Capers says the Packers are going to run a 4-3-3-1 def to surprise the Steelers. Put all 4 big guys up front to stop the run. 3 LB (matthews is a decoy, won’t rush much) 3 CB matched up one on one and 1 safety Collins at centerfield. Lots of Corner blitzs. We’ll destroy them!!!!!!!

  6. (he ain’t dumb, if the Steelers do win the super bowl, he has a shaving commercial all lined up…

    I mean isn’t Lewis stupid shower, deodarant commercial terrible? thumbs up or down?

  7. stersarepigs says: Jan 31, 2011 9:38 PM

    My cousin who works with the son of Dom Capers says the Packers are going to run a 4-3-3-1 def to surprise the Steelers.

    _______________________

    You’re cousins with Bob Holtzman?

  8. Unfortunately, beards don’t make you play football better, or make you tougher. (see George Micheal )Usually it’s the dudes who are little boys that want to be like real men (vikings, loggers, etc.) that grow the mountain man beards for a few months then gone once the boss (their wives, g-friends etc)make them shave em off. Now if any of them posers still have them a month from now I’ll be impressed. Go Packers, please destroy these D-bags.

  9. @bensstinkyfingers

    “Usually it’s the dudes who are little boys that want to be like real men (vikings, loggers, etc.) that grow the mountain man beards”

    And the real men are the ones on blogs mocking beards?

  10. @stersarepigs

    I’m sure your cousin is thrilled that you’re dispensing this info on one of the most read NFL sites in the world. If he exists, that is.

  11. Ohhh Duh! It is all about winning a Super Bowl. A commitment to not shave. I get it now!

    This explains the women waitress’ I met at the airport on a lay over in Minneapolis.

    I understand now.

  12. and here I thought that a grizzly beard’s only purpose was to smuggle in contraband at airports…

  13. @bensstinkyfingers

    “Unfortunately, beards don’t make you play football better, or make you tougher. (see George Micheal )Usually it’s the dudes who are little boys that want to be like real men (vikings, loggers, etc.) that grow the mountain man beards for a few months then gone once the boss (their wives, g-friends etc)make them shave em off.”

    Yea say that to Chuck Norris and see what happens.

    …On second thought, you won’t see what happens, Chuck Norris’ roundhouse is too fast to be caught by the naked eye.

  14. @discosucs2005

    And the real men are the ones on blogs mocking beards?
    ———————————————–
    Or are real men the ones on blogs mocking a real man mocking beards? On the topic of hair,do those BB”S you call cahones a favor and grow some hair, it’s cold out there you know. Go Packers.

  15. I’m trying to decide which is worse- this waste of a story or the fact that Keisel is that retarded.

  16. 4dabears? Maybe, you’re the retarded one. Huh?

    By the way, how’s that Jay “The Sissy with No Heart” Cutler coming along for ya?

  17. This beard is just a breathe of fresh hair. Simply Majestic. Can someone please report this guy to the moustache and beard association of America.

    And as a caviat he can get an endorsement from Gillete to shave of that glorious follicular masterpiece.

  18. He should have worn a red flannel shirt and brought an axe to Media Day. He’s underrated like several of the Steelers defensive players.

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