Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley told reporters that he does not plan to shave again as long as the team keeps winning.
Rally beard anyone?
Haley admitted to reporters in his post-game press conference that he is a little superstitious. It looks like Haley is going keep as many talismans as he can as his Chiefs try to climb back into contention.
It all started with last week’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Haley sported a sweat-stained Chiefs hat that he was often seen wearing at practices during the team’s 2010 AFC West Championship season. After starting 2011 0-3, Haley decided to bring out the old hat, still unwashed, to bring his squad some good fortune.
Haley was wearing the hat again today as the Chiefs mounted a furious comeback to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 28-24. The Chiefs trailed 17-0 and 24-7 at different points in the game.
Haley has never had a squeaky-clean sideline demeanor, often sporting an unshaven look. Those who are bothered by the coach’s sometimes sloppy look may need to refrain from watching the team until their next loss.
“As long as we’re winnin, I’m not shaving,” Haley told reporters.
If that is the case, things could get a little hairy in Kansas City. The Chiefs have their off week next Sunday so the team won’t play again for two weeks.
“My wife likes it,” Haley added laughing.
Chiefs fans will like it too if the team keeps winning. Fear the beard.
And the hat.