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BlitzburghRockCity
02-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Keisel ready to Shear the Beard for charity

Shear the beard

http://www.brett-keisel.com/images/021711.jpg

D-Day for the beard is almost here! Brett spoke with members of the WDVE Morning Show today and said "it was time for The Diesel to transform back into Brett Keisel."
In typical Keisel-style, he is making sure a worthy cause benefits from the beard shaving extravaganza. All proceeds benefit cancer programs at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC!


Brett and WDVE (along with many sponsors) also made sure fans could take part in the fun. "Shear the Beard" will take place on February 24, 2011 at the Diesel Club Lounge (1601 EAST CARSON STREET-Pittsburgh PA). The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the "shearing" will commence around 7:00 p.m.



The celebrity barbers are top secret and there will be live entertainment.
You won't want to miss the "Ultimate Mountain Man Makeover" where you will have opportunites to purchase limited edition items, such as a before and after photo of Keisel-which may include a lock of his infamous beard!


The cost to attend this one-of-a-kind event is $25.00. You will be a part of history as you witness the "shearing" and you will be helping a great cause! It's a win-win situation for everyone...well for everyone except "Da Beard".



From the ticket website: (http://www.showclix.com/event/30060/#)
Join us for this Ultimate Mountain Man Make-over as the Steelers Brett Keisel shaves his infamous beard, by Surprise Celebrity Barbers! Join the Steelers and WDVE at Diesel to raise money for the Kids! All proceeds benefit cancer programs at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Your first drink and appetizers are included in your $25 ticket price, and there will be Limited Edition items for purchase--- you can own a priceless lock of Brett's beard!! AND...Live performances with Donnie Iris and The Chris Higbee Project!! All for $25---and for a GREAT CAUSE! No outside items to be brought in for autographing please. Plus Door Prizes!! For more info- call Dana 412.431.8800


Ready to order your tickets?
Click here (http://www.showclix.com/event/30060/#) to sign up to help Keisel raise money to benefit cancer programs at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and to witness the "Shearing of the Beard."
If you have any questions, you can contact the phone number given above, or email me and I will try to assist you. My email address can be found under "Contact" at the top of this page.


From Mr. Keisel:
“This is something I thought would be a great way to give back to the City of Pittsburgh and show what Pittsburgh means to me,” said Keisel. “Children’s Hospital has not only helped a lot of people on our team, but it helps Pittsburghers and people from everywhere, every day. It’s a great place that can use some money and I am happy we can help.”-From Steelers.com (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Keisel-ready-to-Shear-the-Beard-for-charity/8febcdfd-f1b4-4d3c-9473-b459c4e8235b)

(http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Keisel-ready-to-Shear-the-Beard-for-charity/8febcdfd-f1b4-4d3c-9473-b459c4e8235b)
You can read the entire Steelers.com article, which talks about whether "Da Beard" will ever return, here. (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Keisel-ready-to-Shear-the-Beard-for-charity/8febcdfd-f1b4-4d3c-9473-b459c4e8235b)

BlitzburghRockCity
02-17-2011, 12:06 PM
It's way cool that he's making it such a big event and donating the money to charity. I wish I could be in Pittsburgh for this, we love the south side anyways and hanging out there would be a blast.

Also it's great to hear that he'll be bringing it back in 2011, it's pretty much been his trademark now so he has too..LOL

Rampage
02-17-2011, 12:18 PM
What kind of scissors do they use to cut locks of steel?

chisteeler
02-17-2011, 12:27 PM
What kind of scissors do they use to cut locks of steel?

Bolt cutters...:yellowthumb:

SteelDad
02-17-2011, 02:16 PM
I'm going to assume that Diesel has gotten permission to grow it again next season from Mrs. Diesel?????

I'm glad he's making this public as well. It really has been a great thing for the community. As much as a beard can be anyway.:lol:

steelersbabex25
02-17-2011, 03:45 PM
:lol: That's hilarious. Love diesel.

lloydfan4life
02-17-2011, 08:48 PM
It's way cool that he's making it such a big event and donating the money to charity. I wish I could be in Pittsburgh for this, we love the south side anyways and hanging out there would be a blast.

Also it's great to hear that he'll be bringing it back in 2011, it's pretty much been his trademark now so he has too..LOL

Who's up for a road trip to the Burgh? :imhere: I'm game.

Seriously... would this be a blast or what?

Scorp
02-18-2011, 12:43 AM
If you guys make it out there tell Keisel Scorp sends his best :banana:....:yellowthumb:

SteelDad
02-18-2011, 11:48 AM
In a related story, Steelers' DE Brett Keisel has dropped 15lbs. in less than 24 hours and 7 new civilizations have been spotted in and around his chin looking for somewhere else to live now.

SteelerCountry58
02-21-2011, 12:17 AM
PETA might want to be on hand to make sure that wonderful specimen
is treated right and given a proper send off. Farewell "Da Beard" may you
grow back soon to fight another day!:yellowthumb::cope:

Scorp
02-25-2011, 05:51 PM
www.yahoo.com
By Chris Chase

Brett Keisel's facial hair attracted a huge following during Pittsburgh's run to Super Bowl XLV.

The beard, Brett Keisel's(notes) lionlike facial hair whose wit, personality and vibrance made it an international star during Super Bowl week, died Thursday night at a charity event in Pittsburgh. It was 8 months old.

The flowing chestnut locks were shorn during an event which raised over $30,000 for cancer research at Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital. Keisel's teammates Hines Ward(notes) and Aaron Smith(notes) were on hand for the euthanizing, each cutting parts of the Merlin-esque wonder. In a final tribute, the receiver even attached a piece of the clippings to his chin, making him look like a beat poet hanging with Dylan and Ginsberg at the Cafe Wha?

Later, in the seclusion of a downstairs room, Keisel and the beard spent a final few minutes together as a professional barber sheared off the remaining, Bunyan-esque locks. When it was over, the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end was left with a stubbly look that took years, and loads of machismo, off of his appearance. He then emerged on stage, a suited, broken man.

"I feel naked," Keisel said. "I feel like I'm 15. It's been a long time since I had this look."

The beard was born during a family hunting trip last June. Its early days were routine -- stubbly, uneven, a little itchy -- and didn't portend much future greatness. But as the Steelers season progressed, the beard, and its profile, grew. Grizzly Adams jokes gave way to a Facebook page which turned into a Twitter account which turned into questions about the beard at press conferences. Said one man of the face fur, "it is like the coat of a wolf."

At Super Bowl media day, the beard shone. Reporters from across the globe marveled at its fullness, texture and body. Other famous follicles, like Troy Polamalu's(notes) curls and Clay Matthews'(notes) Nelson hair, were left overshadowed. The afternoon would end up being the pinnacle of the beard's existence. Days later, it left the field as a Super Bowl loser. By the time it was put to rest on Thursday, it had lived for over 250 days without so much as a trim.

Even in the most solemn of moments, Keisel was hopeful for the future.

"The beard will decide when the time is right to come back, and it will all of a sudden appear," he said.



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hit 'n run
02-25-2011, 07:42 PM
www.yahoo.com
By Chris Chase

Brett Keisel's facial hair attracted a huge following during Pittsburgh's run to Super Bowl XLV.

.... When it was over, the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end was left with a stubbly look that took years, and loads of machismo, off of his appearance. He then emerged on stage, a suited, broken man.

"I feel naked," Keisel said. "I feel like I'm 15. It's been a long time since I had this look."



//http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af67/wildscorpio76/keisel.jpg

I disagree - I think he looks great, his machismo is intact. Nothing wrong with a suit once in awhile, either....

..a minority opinion, ok!

BlitzburghRockCity
02-26-2011, 12:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvZNBvmGceI

hit 'n run
02-28-2011, 08:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvZNBvmGceI

Thanks - cute video, BlitzburghRC, but my minority (of one?) opinion stands:

He looks appealing and sexy without it.