Careful viewers of the Ravens-Niners game might have noticed that Joe Flacco and tight end Dennis Pitta are sporting some awful-looking mustaches.
Flacco explained post-game that he wanted the offense to create a distinctive look for the strength run, but only Pitta joined him in growing a Fu Manchu. Awkward.
But now's not the time to talk about Flacco's leadership abilities—or lack thereof.
Instead, here are five great mustaches from NFL history.
The role model for Flacco and Pitta.
The result is something so well-developed, distinctive and majestic that I can't even make fun of him for it.
Joe Namath had something similar going at one point, but there aren't any pictures of it available, so Player gets the nod instead.
He's taken his facial hair from clean-shaven to fully bearded and back again, but at one point it was something resembling a Fu Manchu, so he gets included here.
Actually not too over the top, very clean-looking.
Well done overall.
Obviously, you can't make an NFL mustache list without including Da Coach.
He's had the classic, simple tough-guy 'stache for decades—save for a brief period of clean-shavenness in '97—and it's still as perfectly manicured and distinctive as it was during his time with the Bears.
But his greatest legacy comes in the form of this head-shot, one of the more ridiculous pictures you'll ever see in your life.
The 'stache is solid, but combining it with the longish hair makes it look like this guy was pulled right out of 1975.
Last time I checked, Plummer was competing in amateur handball competitions somewhere, which is exactly what you'd imagine the goon in this picture would do in his free time
Perhaps the least-intimidating pirate logo of all time, Bucco Bruce still had a decent mustache going.
He lives on through the occasional "throwback day" and lists like this.