A couple readers pointed out that TC’s goatee, to which I’ve now dedicated about 500 posts, is not the product of sudden hipster tendencies or exposure to the works of Allen Ginsburg. Rather, it’s part of the Beard-A-Thon inspired by the Bruins in their quest for the Stanley Cup. Fans are growin’ beards, and common folk can pledge dollars to the most impressive face mittens, with all the proceeds going to charity. You can even put your hard earned cash behind TC’s efforts, which should provide a nice distraction from the Heidi Watney statue we’ve been building out of Junior Mints.

This is also a good time to remind ourselves of one of the greatest Sox beards ever: