I want you to look at the man pictured above, his name is Emmett Pearson and he vowed in 1974 that he wouldn't shave his beard until the Vikings win a Super Bowl.
I completely understand his dedication to the cause. I get that because I am a bit of an extreme fan myself, just not of the Vikings. I do think he is partly to blame for the Vikings not having won a Super Bowl since he made his vow. Look at his beard, does it look like it's been growing since 1974? I don't think so! He's trimmed it over and over again and the football god's know it! If you are going to promise something to the gods, you better be ready to stick to your word.
I also think his wife is probably in the process of writing a nasty worded letter to Brett Favre because she saw a light at the end of the beard tunnel and Favre's terrible interception blew that light out! She should also write letters to Adrian Peterson, Bernard Berrian and Percy Harvin. Did they have Crisco on their gloves?
Keep on growing that beard Emmett but this time take it seriously. No trimming allowed.