For anyone who missed yesterday’s amusing photo of Steve Nash’s new hairstyle, here it is again:
Due to attending the Toronto FC and Argonauts training facilities this week (more on this in the coming days), together with flying overnight, I’ve not had an opportunity to prepare a decent column. (Obviously some of you would say this is a daily occurrence anyway.)
In any event, this is my lame attempt at an apology for today’s blog, where I’ve basically decided to use Nash’s new hairstyle as an excuse to look at some other disastrous sporting dos. Enjoy.
1) We start off with one of Toronto sports great underachievers…..Oh, hold on, there’s quite a few of them isn’t there? I guess we better narrow it down.
Basically, it’s former Blue Jays pitcher A.J. Burnett who inexplicably decided to attempt a ‘Dennis the Menace’ haircut during his stint with the Yankees:
2) Staying with former Toronto athletes but definitely more of an overachiever rather than an underachiever, here’s Chris Bosh:
To be honest, this has nothing in particular to do with Bosh’s chosen hairstyle and everything to do with my continued sports-hate for the ex-Raptor. Regardless, he still looks ridiculous.
3) Next, not that we ever need any excuse, but here’s the much-adored Gary Bettman, circa. 1994:
Suave, sophisticated and trendy. None of these are words you’d associate with the above picture. Instead, try clueless, ridiculous and smug. (And let’s be honest, he may as well be holding his middle finger up at us all.)
4) It’s a well-known un-factual fact that virtually every black/African American man has more style than the average white male. This includes their ability to sport afros better than, say, David Hasselhoff.
But I have to draw the line at this:
Seriously, is it Coco Crisp or Coco the Clown?
5) Further to the previous point, David Beckham is often perceived as one of the few white guys who can pull off most styles. However, even he is susceptible to making bad decisions:
6) I thought we’d end with one of the most polarising mullets of all time. You either love it or hate it, but I have to give kudos to Jarmoir Jagr for even attempting this:
It actually make’s Kelly Gruber’s mullet from his Blue Jays playing days almost look acceptable.
Enjoy your weekend and keep an eye out for blogs over the coming days in relation to my visit this week to the Toronto FC and Argonauts training facilities.