We learned three things while compiling this week's reader-generated Top 10 list on odd reasons to watch the Stanley Cup playoffs that began Wednesday. (1) There are more hockey fans that the rest of us want to believe; (2) You love Canadian commentator Don Cherry; (3) And you really love "hockey facial hair" that Mike N. from Bethlehem, Pa., described as ranging from "Mike Commodore's mountain man look to Sidney Crosby's horrific mustache."
Or as Doug E. of Altamonte Springs, Fla., said to the rest of us: "Couldn't get enough of Andrew Luck's neck beard? Have we got great news for you!" If you say so, Doug.
Truthfully, some of us may not find mullets and mustaches enough reason to check out the NHL Playoffs. but our hockey-loving (or hockey-spoofing) readers founded plenty of other odd reasons to embrace the Stanley Cup for the next few weeks. Here are some of the best including a frequent love of violence:
Top 10 Odd Reasons To Watch The Stanley Cup Playoffs
10. "Three words: Brett. Favre. Zamboni," said Perry R. of West Haven, Vt. (So close, Perry. If you had said 'Tebow. Favre. Zamboni.', you would have been No. 1.)
9. "Because the Red Sox have already fallen out of contention," said Chris T. of Swampscott, Mass. (Cold, Chris, cold.)
8. "Because you watched the Masters and that's golf. Now watch a real sport," said Cullen D. of Peabody, Mass. (Hey, Cullen, there's violence in golf. Did you see what Tiger Woods did to his 9-iron?)
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