Posted December 07, 2009 by
Under • Opinion
This year, a number of members of our team decided to participate in “No-Shave November”, an event that apparently is growing in popularity nationwide.
Some of our guys decided to get a head start on the month-long event. Kyle Murphy (our lead designer) started growing his beard in early October – sadly, by the second week of November, Kyle gave in to pressure on the home front (no disrespect, Courtney… the beard was getting pretty long) and shaved the six-week growth off his face. Many of the rest of us trudged onward, though, causing people who would encounter us on the street to wonder what was going on at Agile Sports.
We were joined in our efforts by members of the football support staff at the University of Nebraska, or the “B-Team” as they call themselves, including great matching Husker red beards from Video Coordinator Mike Nobler and Assistant Video Coordinator Matt Schilling (both of which, admittedly, had a very similar hue to mine).
We battled through many facial-hair comments at each of our respective Thanksgivings (“So, what is the story with that beard? Was it a dare? Did you lose your job? Did you lose your razor?”), and got quite a few interesting looks whenever we went out. But in the end, it was all worth it.
We finished the month knowing just what 30 days on an island without a razor would look like, and had the opportunity to slowly shave fun designs out of our beards in the first week of December. Shockingly, though, only one of us has carried this forward into “Don’t Shave December” - stay strong, Bob Kubicek, stay strong…
David is Chief Executive Officer at Agile Sports Technologies. He co-founded the company in 2006 to help teams at all levels reach their potential and win.