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A new study was released, which examined the correlation between NFL players' hair and their performance. If you have a minute to check it out, it's worth a read: http://www.westcoastshaving.com/gridiron-grooming-football-hair.html (by West Coast Shaving).
Some findings from the report:
- The Chicago Bears are the most bald team in the NFL, at 12.73%. Coincidentally, the Bears
- The Kansas City Chiefs have the most facial hair of any other team, at 98.39%.
- Quarterbacks tend to perform better with facial hair, than without. According to the average QB rating from last year, they performed 12% better with five o'clock shadows than when clean shaven.
Of course, as a hair transplant surgeon, I'm most interested in the correlation between baldness and performance. Here's how the 'most bald' teams fared in their divisions last year:
Team: Baldness: Division Ranking:
Chicago Bears 12.73% 2nd
Arizona Cardinals 10.71% 3rd
Tennessee Titans 10.53% 2nd
Pittsburgh Steelers 8.93% 2nd
Indianapolis Colts 8.82% 1st