They went through the trouble of growing this stuff, so we might as well shed a spotlight on some of the worst examples of facial hair in sports.
While many, myself included, feel the joy of not shaving, foregoing the razor for apathy, is right up there with the delight that comes with a cold beer and a lazy day on the couch, there are some who prove shaving can indeed be a necessity.
Instead of growing beards and mustaches that stand proud on an athlete's face, these examples feature hair follicles that seem to hang depressed, waiting for the day they can die and fall mercifully to the ground.
Feel free to yell about these examples in the comments section below, or you could also just offer some beards that might be missing.
Whatever you do, remember the important lesson that a razor, shaving cream and common sense can sometimes be a man's best set of friends.