was recently interviewed in ESPN the Magazine
about his mustache and the progress of his teammates during Movember. Here's that piece:
Q: When we think George Parros, we think wild goatee. How did it feel to shave it all off and try a new look?
For one, I instantly looked 10 years younger, and some people didn’t recognize me. But I have an affinity for NHLers from the 1970s and ‘80s who grew fantastic mustaches. I think I was meant to have a mustache. Q: Any surprising benefits to your mustache?
It adds character and a swagger you might not have without it. It’s funny because I’m even seeing my teammates who are sprouting ‘staches in a different light now. Q: What does your wife think about your ‘stache?
She tolerates it. She prefers me to have a sparse one.Q: How are your teammates doing in the Ron Swanson department?
and Luca Sbisa
are off to good starts, as is Sheldon Brookbank
, who grew the team’s best mustache last year. Corey Perry
is pathetic at growing a mustache, but at least he tries. Q: What does this year’s winner receive?
Last year, I gave an incredible secondhand leather jacket that complemented any mustache. This year, it’s going to be a surprise. Ask me again on Dec. 1.