Parros in ESPN the Magazine
Tuesday, 11.22.2011 / 10:02 AM PT
George Parros was recently interviewed in ESPN the Magazine about his mustache and the progress of his teammates during Movember. Here's that piece:
Q: When we think George Parros, we think wild goatee. How did it feel to shave it all off and try a new look?
For one, I instantly looked 10 years younger, and some people didn’t recognize me. But I have an affinity for NHLers from the 1970s and ‘80s who grew fantastic mustaches. I think I was meant to have a mustache.
Q: Any surprising benefits to your mustache?
It adds character and a swagger you might not have without it. It’s funny because I’m even seeing my teammates who are sprouting ‘staches in a different light now.
Q: What does your wife think about your ‘stache?
She tolerates it. She prefers me to have a sparse one.
Q: How are your teammates doing in the Ron Swanson department?
Andrew Cogliano and Luca Sbisa are off to good starts, as is Sheldon Brookbank, who grew the team’s best mustache last year. Corey Perry is pathetic at growing a mustache, but at least he tries.
Q: What does this year’s winner receive?
Last year, I gave an incredible secondhand leather jacket that complemented any mustache. This year, it’s going to be a surprise. Ask me again on Dec. 1.