Business Up Front, Party Out Back: The 10 Best Mullets in Sports History
Previously we counted down the 10 best Jehri Curls in sports, now we move on to another endangered hairstyle, the Mullet. The style combines a short, typically clean-cut look in the front offset by free-flowing locks in the back.
The phenomenon known as the Mullet was brought to the public's attention via the Grand Royal article, "Mulling Over the Mullet". The look has been sported by Billy Ray Cyrus (father of Mylie Cyrus and the "Achy Breaky") and, more recently, Kanye West ("I'm proud of the Mullet and I'm gonna this article finish, but Gucci Mane had one of the best hairdos of all-time).
The Mullet also, by far, more alternate names than any other haircut, names like: Ape Drape, Kentucky Waterfall, Mississippi Mudflap, Shlong (Short+Long), and the 10/90 Compromise, just to name a few.
So, here's to all the athletes that rock the most versatile hair around, the Mullet. Be sure to check out Poor Sport Report for more Mullet mayhem.
Everybody loves "The Boz", especially "The Boz".
Bosworth referred to the NCAA as "National Communists Against Athletes" because they refused to allow him to use steroids.
He wrote letter to certain NFL teams warning them not to draft him because he wouldn't play for them.
Bosworth sued the NFL for not allowing him to wear No. 44, "forcing" him to wear No. 55.
Before a Monday Night Football game against the Raiders, Bosworth insulted Bo Jackson, who responded by putting up 221 yards and 3 TDs.
Bosworth had starred in Stone Cold and a slew of other movies you have probably never seen.
With a resume like that, "The Boz's" signature Mullet was the icing on the cake.
Revered as the best European born hockey player to join the NHL, Jaromir Jagr represents "Hockey Hair" better than anyone born anywhere.
Starting his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins and later joining the Washington Capitals and NY Rangers, Jagr's style dominated the ice while his Mullet dominated his style.
John Kruk once said "I'm not an athlete, I'm a baseball player." So true, but more than that, John was a MAN.
After fellow Mullet-head and "Macho Row" member hit him in his groin hard enough to break his cup, doctors found that Kruk has testicular cancer. He beat the cancer and currently works as an analyst for ESPN.
His "Beaver Tail" Mullet was an obvious influence on Eastbound and Down character Kenny Powers.
Back in the 1990's, Agassi was all about "Attitude". He had amazing hair, married actress Brooke Shields, pitched cameras with undeniable charisma, and won tennis tournaments like Gallagher smashed fruit, "with style."
Nowadays, Agassi is bald, married to former tennis great Steffi Graf, donates tons of money, and occasionally participates in charity events.
Though his life has calmed down, that "Camaro Cut" will party on in Mullet history.
Mitch Williams and the previously mentioned John Kruk should be live on together in Mullet lore. It was Williams that threw the ball that resulted in Kruk losing both of his.
Because of his image, pitching arm, and fall from grace, the "Wild Thing" is the other half of the inspiration for Kenny Powers.
Don't ever call Mitch Williams a "Hack Job" unless you're referring to his sweet Mullet.
Even before Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers fans loved their quarterback. They loved him so much they called him the "Majik Man." Well, Favre may have made memories of Don Majkowski's career vanish, but that "Majik Mullet" tends to reappear.
The "Big Unit" has six Cy Young awards, dominated for six MLB teams, and stands 6'11". While those three sixes may conjure up images of evil 51 is the preferred number of this beast.
Another startling number is 46, the age of this current MLB pitcher, now with the San Fransisco Giants.
While here talking numbers, I must point out that Johnson has kept true to donning the Mullet for 21 straight seasons, an impressive feat in itself.
Tony Meola was the goalkeeper for the US National Soccer team through the 1990's. Appearing in two world cups, Meola brought the "Guido" Mullet to the rest of the world. The word still owes Tony a great debt.
Robin might be considered by some to be a girls name, but Yount was all man. During his years with the Brewers, Yount produced more hits than Milwaukee produced beer and cheese combined.
The follicles on his head produced a fine "Uncle Ronnie" Mullet.
Dan "The Man" McGwire was the brother of steroid slugger Mark McGwire. The "roid" connection is not the only thing McGwire shared with "The Boz" however. Both were Seattle Seahawks draft busts, and both had some serious "Mullitude".