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Alexander Ovechkin will look like Harry Reems once his mustache grows in (photo)


So, as you likely know, we are now in the thick — or thin, depending on the mustache — of Movember, and NHL players all across the land are growing out their facial hair to take part in the month-long charity drive that aims to raise both awareness and funds for testicular and prostate cancer, as well as other men’s health issues.

Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin, along with his teammates, are participating in Movember, and as you can see above, the first wisps of lip-hair are beginning to sprout on Ovie’s face.

As is often the case, anytime a guy grows out a mustache, comparisons to “porn star mustache” are invariably made. But in Ovechkin’s case, it isn’t simply an easy joke to make, because if you ask me, given a few more weeks to fill in, that mustache of his will make the goal-scoring machine resemble adult film legend, Harry Reems, best known for his role in arguably the most famous pornographic film ever produced, 1972’s “Deep Throat.”

Judge for yourself.

Here’s Ovie:


And here’s Harry:


The eventual resemblance is uncanny. Or, as alluded to earlier, this simply is another case of making the lazy “porn star mustache reference.” I’m not so sure that’s it, but there you go.

[H/T D.C. Sports Bog, image via @Danny_Favret]