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mesaSteeler
01-24-2010, 05:55 PM
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/jan/24/bc-mn-vikings-super-bowl-beard/?sports&nfl
Man vowed in '74 to keep beard until Vikes triumph

* Originally published January 24, 2010 at 1:50 p.m., updated January 24, 2010 at 1:55 p.m.

RED WING, Minn. (AP) A Red Wing-area farmer hasn't shaved his beard since 1974 and says he won't until the Vikings win a Super Bowl.

Emmett Pearson lives near the town of Welch in southeastern Minnesota. He tells the Post-Bulletin in Rochester he started growing his beard after the Vikings lost the 1974 Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and doesn't plan to shave it until they win the big game. The team is facing the New Orleans Saints on Sunday for a Super Bowl berth.

The 79-year-old Pearson's now-white beard reaches well down his chest. Three of his five children have never seen his face clean-shaven. He says his wife of 53 years is desperately hoping this is the year the Vikings pull it off, so he can shave it off.

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Information from: Post-Bulletin, http://www.postbulletin.com

St33lersguy
01-24-2010, 07:42 PM
We want a picture, we want a picture.

fansince'76
01-24-2010, 08:20 PM
We want a picture, we want a picture.

Found one:

http://www.postbulletin.com/imagegallery/gallery/Post-Bulletin_photos/News/8dbiku9bhok5gs123201071422.jpg

http://www.postbulletin.com/entertainment/photo_gallery/image.asp?id=48&imageid=91208

beSteelmyheart
01-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Gross.

Psyychoward86
01-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Mr. Pearson, i hope you still have a couple of decades in you, cuz it's gonna be a while....

lionslicer
01-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Found one:

http://www.postbulletin.com/imagegallery/gallery/Post-Bulletin_photos/News/8dbiku9bhok5gs123201071422.jpg

http://www.postbulletin.com/entertainment/photo_gallery/image.asp?id=48&imageid=91208

Thats not as long as I imagined it... I thought he'd look more like father time lol... he lies, he still shaves and trims, he just doesn't get rid of the whole beard.

Bng_Hevn
01-24-2010, 09:12 PM
That cant' be him. "3 of his children have never seen his face"??????

Nadroj 20
01-24-2010, 09:14 PM
Im not impressed with it sorry :chuckle:

Just wasnt as long as i thought it would be.

smokin3000gt
01-24-2010, 10:37 PM
I was thinking he'd look more ZZ Top-ish

Edman
01-24-2010, 10:40 PM
Well, Mr. Pearson, you better get get your grooming brush ready. Looks like it's going to be staying up for another year. Or maybe even a few more years.

The Vikings are a real snakebitten franchise.

Psyychoward86
01-24-2010, 10:49 PM
Mr. Pearson, i hope you still have a couple of decades in you, cuz it's gonna be a while....

Ohhhh...who called it?

Galax Steeler
01-25-2010, 09:33 AM
You would have to think it would be longer then that if he has been growing it since 74.

memphissteelergirl
01-25-2010, 11:18 AM
You would have to think it would be longer then that if he has been growing it since 74.

I did too....I thought he'd have birds nesting in it or something. :chuckle: