Niners Hope to Ride 'Staches to Victory Sunday

Facial hair grown for game in throwback uniforms
By Michael Roston,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2008 5:55 PM CST
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill, right, congratulates wide receiver Bryant Johnson after Johnson scored against the New York Jets Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, in San Francisco.    (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – 49ers' coach Mike Singletary can only hope his players are working as hard on their drills as they are on their mustaches. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that many on the team have been growing out their whiskers for Sunday's "throwback game"—in tribute to the glorious, cheesy facial hair of players from decades past. "Every day we go to meetings and we go by these beautiful pictures and we admire these guys' mustaches," says QB Shaun Hill.