We’re three-quarters through November, and men everywhere have sprouted mean looking mustaches in support of men’s health awareness. “Movember” has become a staple of the second-to-last month of the year, and like in all things involving athleticism, professional athletes grow way better ‘staches than we fans can. In honor of this wonderful month of facial hair, we present you with 10 of the greatest athlete mustaches of all time. Dig in.
Look at that thing, how it just sits still on top of his upper lip like a dormant caterpillar waiting to turn into a butterfly. Wade Boggs was a hell of a baseball player, but he was no match for the greatness of his mustache.
Adam Morrison will forever be known for two things: sobbing throughout the entire final minute of his last collegiate game, and this glorious mustache. Sure, it’s barely a mustache by a strict definition, but that’s what makes it so great. Morrison embraces his trash stache, and rocks it proudly. And for that, we salute you, Adam.
What can be said about Andy Reid’s facial hair that hasn’t been said before? Look how it perfectly fits the shape of his face, scaling down the sides of his mouth in perfect symmetry. It adds even more mystery to Reid’s blank face. Does he have an upper lip? We’ll never know, and that’s part of the fun.
Walt “Clyde” Frazier
Walt Frazier was rocking his ‘stache before it was cool. His mutton chops weren’t too shabby either.
Aaron Rodgers. Spy? Assassin? Ninja? It’s hard to tell when the man showed off such a multifaceted mustache. It looks so good, so perfectly situated on his face and immaculately groomed that you might think it was purchased from a Halloween store and glued on. But it isn’t. It’s very, very real.
Aside from his color-coordinated, sometimes outlandish golf outfits, Ricky Fowler has begun to rock a mean ‘stash. In a game full of clean-cut men who abide by the strict rules of their sport, Fowler’s mouth brow is a call for revolution.
Its funny how a well-grown mustache can instantly change a well-known NBA player into a small, Canadian version of Sherlock Holmes. Steve Nash pulls it off perfectly, and former teammate Boris Diaw would make a fantastic Watson.
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The king of athlete mustaches. The Handlebar. Enough said.
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Joe Harris is new to this mustache thing, but he’s dived deep into the facial hair game with this first attempt of his young NBA career. Coming out the gate with a mustache and goatee? You go, Joe. You go and you prosper.
Jeff Gordon grew a mustache early in his career to let the rest of the competition know he takes his car racing seriously. Turn left indeed.
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