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Rams coach Jeff Fisher up for prestigious award

Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher’s won a Super Bowl and a national championship in college as a player. He has coached another team to a Super Bowl.

But this might be his crowning achievement.

According to Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Fisher has been nominated for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award.

That is, in fact, a thing, and is sponsored by the American Mustache Institute.

Fisher wouldn’t talk about it, but his players have clearly been impressed by his dedication to his mouth brow.

“His mustache is really full,” defensive end Chris Long said. “It looks like he’s been growing it for years. And he never wavers. He’s kept the same approach every day. He’s continued to work hard at it, be consistent and he’s got a really good mustache to show for it. It has good depth.”

The Rams are even in on the act, passing out fake mustaches to fans attending the game against the Redskins to set a new world record (the old one is 227 fake mustache wearers). But the big prize will be awarded at the AMI’s “‘Stache Bash,” on Oct 27 in Mesa. Ariz.

“Absolutely, I think he’s going be hard to beat,” Rams guard Shelley Smith said. “I mean, when you think mustaches, it basically goes Tom Selleck then Coach Fisher. Not everyone can pull it off, but he does.”

Of course, Fisher’s got some competition in the NFL now. Jacksonville owner Shad Khan’s is pretty strong, meaning Fisher better win this year, or he might not make it out of the primary in the future.

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20 Responses to “Rams coach Jeff Fisher up for prestigious award”
  1. gregbeau says: Sep 13, 2012 1:05 PM

    As a fellow member of the mustache community, I approve this message and offer my congratulations to Coach Fisher.

  2. bigdan7885 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:08 PM

    Robert Gouleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

  3. fordraptorforum says: Sep 13, 2012 1:12 PM

    In the ‘stache dept. it’s Shad Khan > Jeff Fisher all day

  4. CKL says: Sep 13, 2012 1:14 PM

    Man, I hope Wanny made he list even though he’s not a HC. I always called him 70s pornstache and Fisher 80s pornstache.

  5. thatd00dwill says: Sep 13, 2012 1:15 PM

    Andy Reid has a more wicked stache than Fisher hands down.

  6. ramofsteel says: Sep 13, 2012 1:15 PM

    Should hear his response on being nominated. Only wanted to talk about the game vs. Washington this week. So glad this guy is the Rams’ coach.

  7. rickastleydancemoves says: Sep 13, 2012 1:17 PM

    Definition of Coaching Mediocrity Award?

  8. mintberrycrunch1 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:25 PM

    This is very inspiring. I will now start growing a ‘stache in hopes of one day winning this award. You gotta dream big.

  9. jpb12 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:27 PM

    Shad Khan?

  10. undoes90 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:28 PM

    andy reid has to be the reigning champ.

  11. slugbaitspace says: Sep 13, 2012 1:28 PM

    Andy Reid wasn’t even considered to be in the running?

  12. boisebob says: Sep 13, 2012 1:36 PM

    Sounds like they’re just giving it lip service…

  13. alonestartexan says: Sep 13, 2012 1:36 PM

    Maybe he’ll wear a 49ers jersey and say “I wanted to feel like a winner.”

  14. hardate says: Sep 13, 2012 1:38 PM

    The Jags far exceeded 227 last year when Khan bought the team

  15. wherezwaldo says: Sep 13, 2012 1:40 PM

    Dude Sam Elliott has a beast stache

  16. shaggytoodle says: Sep 13, 2012 1:43 PM

    It would be back to back years people involved in sports won the award, if I recall correctly John Axford, of the Brewers won it last year. Good luck Mr. Fisher.

  17. cheapseater says: Sep 13, 2012 1:52 PM

    Shad Khan. End of story.

    By the way, the Rams lifted the fake ‘stache idea from the Jags.

  18. camlwalk says: Sep 13, 2012 3:12 PM

    Ditka’s mustache makes Fischer’s look like a joke.

  19. hawkforlife says: Sep 13, 2012 3:19 PM

    Maybe it’s the replacement refs, you blame everything else on them.

  20. sweenj147 says: Sep 13, 2012 3:22 PM

    As Khan is not an American he will be ineligible to compete with Fisher next year.

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