Bill Simmons is hosting PTI
this week with Michael Wilbon and teased on Twitter
yesterday that he had a “surprise wrinkle.” Well, the wrinkle turned out to be a tickler on his top lip and a sprinkle of hair on his bottom lip. Yes, Bill Simmons has been hiding behind Grantland.com long enough to grow a mustache.
His motivation for growing the ‘stache is unknown, but it could be NBA lockout related or a head start for Movember
. Whatever it is, Simmons tweeted
he’ll stay away from the soul ‘stache rocked by MJ in his Hanes ad
I’m with Deadspin
in that I’m not going to call it a creepy ‘stache or a porn ‘stache, because it does
seem like all ‘staches get tabbed with those nicknames nowadays, but I’m not going to call it Sweet
and I think it should still garner some kind of comparison.
So whose hair lip does Simmons’ most closely resemble? Ned Flanders, with the voice, would be a good call. Poor man’s Kurt Rambis? Old school Rick Adelman? I actually think it looks a lot like a mustached Carl Pavano.