No sport has better mustaches than baseball. From guys like Rollie Fingers up through Brian Wilson today, facial hair has that Samson-esque quality that propels good players to another level. And it’s not just baseball where this is true. How about guys like Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds?
Now, I have a soft spot in heart for Selleck because, like Jay-Z with the Yankees, he made the Tigers hat more famous than a Tiger can. Selleck’s baseball ties go even deeper than that with his appearance in the film Mr. Baseball. As much as Selleck’s mustache may have allowed him to take things to that next level, it’s still nothing in comparison to Reynolds, though.
Reynolds wasn’t just Smokey (or the Bandit, not really sure which one), he was also a testosterone fueled sex-symbol of the 70’s. You don’t have to believe me, the proof (in all its heinous glory) is out there and fully searchable on the interwebs and includes pictures. I’d copy some of the quotes but I’m pretty sure they’d get censored out so it’s better if you just go take a look on your own. Suffice it to say, Reynolds’ mustache could probably eat Brian Wilson and his beard whole.