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Andy Reid’s mustache is a tribute to his former coaches

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Although Rams coach Jeff Fisher has been nominated for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award from the American Mustache Institute, it’s Eagles coach Andy Reid who has the NFL’s most imposing mustache. And now Reid has explained why.

Reid told Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he has stopped trimming his mustache after the death of his high school offensive line coach, Andy Cheschelski. Reid said that both Cheschelski and another of his high school coaches, Danny Hime, had major mustaches, and when Cheschelski died this year, Reid told Hime he wanted to use his mustache to pay tribute to his coaches.

“Those guys have been watching over me since I was a kid, and I really appreciate all they’ve done for me in my life,” Reid told King. “My wife doesn’t even know why I’m doing this. I just thought it would be a good way to honor them.”

For a mustached man to have a mustache grown in his memory is a high honor indeed.

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15 Responses to “Andy Reid’s mustache is a tribute to his former coaches”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 18, 2012 2:41 PM

    His failures in important games are a tribute to the long abysmal history for Philadelphia sports teams.

  2. gallaghedj311 says: Sep 18, 2012 2:46 PM

    Stay classy Andy. It’s an honor and a privilege to have u run our organization

  3. winkeroni says: Sep 18, 2012 2:48 PM

    I wish I had a reason to have a mustache!

  4. sportsmeccabi says: Sep 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    Makes him look like a walrus.
    Ladies…

  5. ReinaLee says: Sep 18, 2012 2:56 PM

    I just figured he was trying to look like the Lorax… I dont mean that as an insult, he has quite an impressive ‘stache

  6. insanelomein2 says: Sep 18, 2012 3:00 PM

    His mustache is a tribute to Dr Seuss’ Lorax

  7. popcrowl says: Sep 18, 2012 3:13 PM

    I had a mustache once. Those were the days.
    Oh how I miss the 80′s.

  8. bubba9er says: Sep 18, 2012 3:13 PM

    Wish I could GROW a mustache. I’m 32 years old, have 4 kids, and I get self conscious watching the Little League World Series. Somebody needs to check some birth certificates!

    There is probably a good reason the Universe doesn’t allow me any significant facial hair. I would probably grow a “Hitler” mustache, not because I like him or agree with anything he did, but just to piss off my Dad and freak out my wife. I could probably get away with it for a while, too. I live in Idaho.

    Luckily for Western Civilization there are those in this world that use their masculine facial hair prowess for worthy causes while I flounder with grandiose, sarcastic ideas of “what if”?

    Keep the ‘stache alive Andy!

  9. pottymouth777 says: Sep 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Epic stache.

  10. edtiley says: Sep 18, 2012 3:30 PM

    The Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year

    Am I the only one amused/confused by the irony that we are naming an American of the Year after a deceased Canadian singer?

    Oy!

  11. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Sep 18, 2012 4:17 PM

    He has morphed into craig stadler

  12. umrguy42 says: Sep 18, 2012 4:33 PM

    Dude, if you’re not trimming it, start waxing it or something then. It gets in your mouth after a while… (been there, done that)

  13. dannythebisforbeast says: Sep 18, 2012 9:45 PM

    His Stache is the reason I haven’t bought a 3d tv yet. Don’t want that thing brushing on my kids head

  14. The Broad Street Journal says: Sep 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    This is hilarious! I just wrote an article about his porn stache’ a couple days ago

    http://thebroadstreetjournal.com/andy-reid-mustache/

  15. markcycy says: Sep 19, 2012 10:40 AM

    I think he is growing one so he can hide extra timeouts so when he blows them in the 1st and 3rd qtr he would still be able to use one from the stach. With the replacement officials it might actually work.

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