Say Goodbye to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Beard
Well, the day we were hoping would never come has finally arrived. As promised, Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick shaved off his epic beard yesterday, putting an official end to our campaign to Save Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Beard.
Although the Amish Rifle has inspired countless beard lovers across America with his glorious facial locks over the course of the 2010 NFL season, Fitzpatrick wasted no time heading to a local barber to have the beard removed one day after Buffalo’s season ended.
Fitzpatrick said, “Time to say goodbye. When I first started playing, I think it was laziness more than anything. And I let it go, and it became…something, so I figured I wasn’t allowed to shave it until the season was over with. I’m sad to see it go today.”
“I’m fighting the tears right now”
Although our online petition to save the beard failed mightily, we can’t tell you how much we appreciate the more than 470 folks who signed their names in support of the cause. And despite the fact that Ryan probably never ever knew about our campaign, for once, we felt a part of something greater than ourselves. And we’ll take solace in seeing just how creepy Fitzpatrick looks clean shaven, knowing that come next Fall, the beard will be calling his name once again.
Goodbye FitzBeard … we hardly knew ye. (sniff, sniff)
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