The unveiling of the annual Minnesota All-Hockey Hair Team is one of the most glorious days on the sports calendar. This weekend may be owned by NCAA basketball and Selection Sunday, but it’s truly all about the “flow-etry in motion.”
With the Minnesota State High School hockey tournament taking place this week, that meant the payoff for a number of players who have been taking months to prepare for this moment. No, not trying to win state, but rather take the opportunity for their pre-game introduction to show off their luscious locks.
Hair we go…
We had three personal favorites here:
• Dallas Duckson – There’s no way you’re going to convince me he’s not some distant relative of Guy Fieri.
• Bradley Golant – It’s quite appropriate given it’s the 40th anniversary of Slap Shot that Bradley went with the Ogie Ogilthorpe tribute.
• Tanner Glasrud – Party in the front. Party on the back. Tanner just knows how to party.
Minneapolis native John King has been the creator of these viral videos for a few years now. ESPN did a big feature on him where the mulleted on himself, Barry Melrose, spent time with King and his family.
The videos deliver millions of views, but despite the popularity, there are some people who don’t like them.
“That has absolutely nothing to do with our tournament,” said Dave Stead, executive director of the MSHSL told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s a guy who’s sitting in his living room taking photos off his TV set. My concern is for the kids and the tournaments.”
First Facebook, now the All-Hockey Hair Team video. Is there anything adults won’t try to ruin?
But as you saw at the end of this year’s video, it’s not just about the salad. Money is raised for the Hendrickson Foundation, which helps grow disabled hockey in Minnesota. So the kids get some notoriety while trying to win state and the great charity benefits. Win-win situation for all, thanks to Minne-flowta.
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