So what did all this beard growing done to the razor industry?
“It is the popularity of beards in general that is hurting razor sales, and the popularity of playoff beards is merely an extension of that,” said Tim Barrett, an analyst for Euromonitor International, which tracks consumer markets.
“Favorite sports teams simply provide a great excuse for those that would have begun to cultivate their facial hair sooner or later,” he said.
Pictured: Peter Rice of Falls Church, Va., a Red Sox fan, was photographed outside of Fenway Park. Rice started growing his beard partly in support of the Red Sox.