Brian Wilson has a beard to be feared.
During the San Francisco Giants' World Series run last season, a slogan developed in the Bay Area to honor the Giants' dominant facial-hair-clad closer. That slogan was "Fear the Beard," which honored the long, unkempt and apparently dyed beard that Wilson had taken to sporting.
While "Fear the Beard" may have originally meant "Be Intimidated by Our Closer," for those who have paid attention, it has become a valid admonition: There is something wrong with this beard!
Why is it so unkempt? Why is it so dark? Is it even real?
We may never know.
Wilson, of course, is not the first professional athlete to sport eccentric facial hair. Thus, we take a look now at the Best (and Worst) Facial Hair in the History of Sports.