WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan shaves Josh Reddick’s beard

A sad finale to a contest that we knew Reddick had no chance of winning. Oh well, all in fun.

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Two proud bearded contenders entered Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, but only one left with facial hair intact. There can only be one true King of Beards, after all.

The beard-off between WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick has been decided. It was Reddick’s scruff that hit the mat and stayed down for a three count. Bryan’s majestic mane remains intact.

Instead of settling their differences in the squared circle, the two gentlemen took a different approach, as Bryan broke out the clippers behind the scenes during WWE’s Tuesday taping of Smackdown. You can see the full video on WWE.com.

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Reddick and Bryan’s battle of the beards began during Spring Training and included several verbal jabs and pokes on social media. Here’s the aftermath of the clippers. It looks like Bryan was generous enough to leave Reddick with enough beard length to keep…

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Simplicity is what I love about logos, especially these NHL logos

As a kid, I was an earlier uniform and logo guy. Whenever I watched the news and saw what logo graphics the broadcast would use, I would nitpick about which logos they stuck with. Did they use a primary or alternate logo? If it was an alternate logo, why did they choose that?

This lead to this post this morning grabbing my attention. I love alternate logos. There’s a challenge to creating one where the audience can still recognize it but without the clutter. In fact, the ones we see here feature two different approaches.

One is the zoomed in logo of a specific recognizable detail. The other is a more simplistic approach and I really like that. In fact, I think some teams may be better off using some of these as their alternates. For a league that has some cluttered looks and over the top promotions, sometimes simple is better. And I like these.