My Playoff Beard

By | May 12, 2009

Beard Face - 70x70I had a dream.

A dream that would have taken the Canucks all the way to the Stanley Cup finals. This year felt different, it felt like we had a chance. We came off an amazing second half and went into the first round of the playoffs with a full roster.

To celebrate the occasion I decided to grow a playoff beard. No razor would touch my face as long as the Canucks were still in the post season. I have neglected to shave before, usually over a weekend, but the only area that would see growth was a perfectly formed goatee. I felt that this challenge would be a good way to find out what can grow where, and how much.

I was one day shy of going four full weeks without shaving, almost went the duration of Survivor, and then the Chicago Blackhawks came along and outgunned my team in a thrilling sixth, and deciding, game. I held a moment of silence for my team and my recently crushed hopes and shaved off the beard.

Canucks - Luongo : end of game six

The aftermath wasn’t pretty but the end result was a smooth face I had not felt in a long time. When I was all done I realized how much I licked my upper lip because I never quite got used to the feeling of the bristly mustache. Most people said I looked very French, not sure if that was a compliment or an insult. Either way, it was a sight to behold as it grew in a very sleazy way.

Forty-nine photos were used in the animated image of the playoff beard, but if you want to see it a little better you can see it in 334×338 (2.8MB) or the larger version of 556×553 (7.2MB).

Thanks for the season Canucks, one day we will reach our dream together.

5 thoughts on “My Playoff Beard

  1. Gordon

    The inclusion of a bloody nose is brilliant, and an insightful look into the daily life of Sean.

    I really like the mid-way Canucks jersey as well, which reminds me of my mid-way Leafs jersey. I’m not calling it an homage, just something that happens.

    And that was a hell of a game.

  2. Sean Post author

    The ‘mid-way Canucks jersey’ was the day after they won round one. The last time I would be wearing the jersey in a celebratory manner. 🙁

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