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The Minnesota Professional Sports “All-Hair” Team.

posted Mar 8, 2020, 6:23 PM by Dan Whenesota   [ updated Mar 8, 2020, 7:18 PM ]
The Minnesota Professional Sports “All-Hair” Team.

Last year, John King, the creator of the extremely popular State Tournament “All Hockey Hair Team” videos, announced he would retire and the videos would be no more.  Last night a 2020 video appeared. 


Much like Brett Favre was talked out of retirement by the 3 wisemen who flew to Hattiesburg to bring him back, King was talked out of retirement by Great Clips who donated money to the Hendrickson Foundation, a charity that provides opportunities for disabled individuals to play hockey.  

This got me thinking.  If Minnesota pro sports had an “All-Hair” team, who would be on the roster?  So I made a list.  To be clear, I’m just riffing off John King’s bit.  This is a tip of the cap to him, @GameOnMinnesota and what he’s doing with the Hendrickson Foundation.  So full credit to them and long live the All Hockey Hair Team!

Let's have some fun.

Football is king, so we're starting with the purple. My first thoughts were Jared Allen's Mullet Militia or Brian Robison with his hunter’s mane.  But my choice is Randy Moss. ‘Fro’ rhymes with Flow.
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46373283/ via @_newspapers
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46340899/ via @_newspapers


Speaking of kings, former Timberwolf Jimmy Butler literally wore a crown.  But our choice is Alexey Shved.  Shveded lettuce.
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46373557/ via @_newspapers
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46341180/ via @_newspapers



New Twins slugger Josh Donaldson seems to have a perfectly coifed ‘do’ and we love Sergio Romo’s free flowing attitude and beard, but were going with Scott Erickson's mullet here.  
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46374077/ via @_newspapers
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46341475/ via @_newspapers



I might be biased with my soccer choice.  I’ve always been a huge fan of Tino Lettieri.  Plus, he’s married to Minnesota hockey royalty and his son played for the #Gophers.
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46341894/ via @_newspapers



Saving the best for last: Pro Hockey Hair.  At first, the North Stars Willi Plett popped into my head.  But then another name surfaced.  The Fighting Saints Bill Goldthorpe.
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46373166/ via @_newspapers
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/46342165/ via @_newspapers



As always with my blogs and lists, feel free to agree, disagree or submit other nominations.  

You can learn more about the Hendrickson Foundation and the great work they do here:
https://www.hendricksonfoundation.com/

All photos for this article were legally clipped from Newspapers.com subscription or have no copyright restrictions.
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