October 25, 2011

Fear the (Pumpkin) Beard

pumpkin_stencil_beard_lg.jpgGiants fans rejoice, your pumpkin stencil is here:

"Halloween is upon us and that means pumpkins everywhere. And what would be better than having a pumpkin that represents the San Francisco Giants. Of course, that's easier said than done ... unless you have a Brian Wilson pumpkin stencil."

Get yours here, and then enter the contest.

[via NBC Bay Area]

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July 11, 2011

UFC and Edge Shave Gel Partner in Edge of Greatness

The makers of Edge® Shave Gel and the folks at the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) just announced a partnership to identify fighters on the "Edge of Greatness" which delivers an opportunity for them to be an official spokesman for Edge Shave Gel. Under the leadership of former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn, four rising UFC stars will compete for the public's endorsement to become the next face of "Team Edge."

This collection of the UFC's most exciting up-and-coming stars will be mentored by Penn as they continue their journeys in the UFC's hallowed Octagon®. Motivated by the chance to earn a year-long Edge sponsorship, the following fighters will compete in the "Edge of Greatness" contest:

  • Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis - a Pennsylvania native and Division I NCAA champion wrestler who is quickly climbing the ranks in the 205-pound division. He will fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 133 on August 6
  • Chad "Money" Mendes - a two-time All-American wrestler, currently undefeated and going for his second UFC victory in UFC 133 on August 6
  • Michael "Mayday" McDonald - currently the youngest UFC fighter who boasts a 13-1 MMA record and 2-0 record within the UFC
  • Brian "All American" Stann - a former Marine Corps Captain and Silver Star recipient who has won his last three fights, including Fight of the Night honors at UFC 130

"Every fighter has a dream to make it big, and he knows he can get there if he only gets the right edge. I know what it's like to work for a shot at glory, so I'm excited to work with these four guys to help them make it in the UFC as part of 'Team Edge,' and I encourage all UFC fans to go online and vote for who's ready to achieve greatness." - BJ Penn

To help Edge decide who should be the next face of "Team Edge," UFC fans can vote at The fighter who receives the most votes will be sponsored by Edge, helping propel him one step closer to the "Edge of Greatness."

Fans can vote up to five times a day, and each time they can be entered to win a weekly prize pack or a trip to an upcoming Las Vegas event to meet Team Edge and see a live UFC showdown.

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July 11, 2011

Gillette Honors Derek Jeter's 3000th Hit with Crowdsourced Card

Want to personally congratulate Derek Jeter on his latest milestone? Gillette is making it happen:

New York Yankee star Jeter has long been a pitch-man for Gillette, the Boston-based razor-blade brand. So Gillette has decided to pay tribute to Jeter on the occasion of his 3,000th career hit, something Jeter did in a ball game on Saturday. In honor of this grand event, Gillette has placed 15-foot-tall congratulatory card in New York's Grand Central Station.

For today only, Jeter fans can join Gillette in saluting the Yankee star. Thanks to Gillette's use of social media, fans can submit a tweet using the hashtag #GilletteJeterCard or they can post a message to Gillette's Facebook page.

And if you happen to be in NYC, you can show up Grand Central Station and sign the card yourself.

Image: Rubenstein at Flickr

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July 5, 2011

New Shaving Gel for Cyclists: Leg Lube

leglube.pngAre you a competitive cyclist or triathlete? Or maybe you just like shaving your legs? There's a new shaving product just for you: Leg Lube.

"I've been competing in cycling, running and triathlon events for years and noticed that the majority of participants shaved. When I asked athletes what product they used, the common reply was soap, and most were unhappy with the experience. It became apparent to me that there was an opportunity to create a shave gel that performed at a much higher level." - Austin Baskett, president of Leg Lube.

"We purposely designed LEG LUBE Performance Shave Gel to deliver a better shaving experience than soap or other shave creams. Our ultra-lubricating clear formula allows both men and women to shave in-or-out the shower, and our packaging was designed to dispense the product efficiently, and travel without leaking. Add a fresh, clean scent that appeals to both sexes and you've got a fantastic product that solves every athlete's shaving needs."

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July 1, 2011

Winning Wimbledon by a Beard

andymurray.jpgAccording to Keith Flett, of the Beard Liberation Front, a bearded Andy Murray has a good chance of winning at Wimbledon as long as he keeps his beard:

"Players have beards as lucky charms and don't shave until the end of a tournament or until victory.

"The beard also gives Andy a stronger look, a psychological advantage - there is definitely something to it. Opponents don't like to look over the net and see the beard - it's the face of a warrior. Andy can go all the way if he stays away from his razor."

Read more: Beard 'can propel Murray to title'

Image: Mark Howard Photography at Flickr

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April 6, 2011

Players with the Best Facial Hair in the History of MLB


"A man's facial hair can be his calling card. It is a statement of his personality and an extension of the image he wishes to project.

In baseball, Rollie Fingers is remembered not just for his pitching, but also for his throwback-style moustache which stood out in a crowd.

Other players have taken their hacks at the best facial hair in baseball. The "best" of the bunch may have been chosen a variety of reason like neatness, sharp style, iconic qualities or even outlandishness. Some are not pretty, but all are interesting and memorable."

See all 25 picks at the Bleacher Report: Rollie Fingers and the 25 Players with the Best Facial Hair in MLB History

Image: Rubenstein at Flickr

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