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Classic Hairdos And Staches In The CFL

When looking at the history of sports in the 1960s and 1970s, it was two decades in which fans witnessed great sporting moments. 

Regardless of what sport, fans from around the world, witnessed dynasties and records come to fruition. Whether it would be that of the Montreal Canadiens of the 1970s winning 6 Stanley Cups, the Boston Celtics of the 1960s winning 9 Larry O’Brien Trophies, the Oakland Athletics winning 3 World Series in the 1970s, the Pittsburgh Steelers winning 4 Super Bowls in the 1970s, and the Edmonton Eskimos dominance of 5 Grey Cup victories from 1978-1982.

As great as the historical teams were just in those decades, it was an era in which the period also came with players that created a swagger. With that swagger, along with fashion, music, and films; various hairdos and mustaches were all so prevalent during this era.

With that said, let’s look at some former CFL greats that had rocked a great hairdo and mustache back in the day. For this, it will be players that had begun their careers in the 60s and or in the 70s. 

Side Note: as far as the moustache is concerned, it will be also referenced as either a “stache” or a “duster”. A duster is a jargon term about a mustache in Canadian English. There will also be a score out of 10 for the hairdo, and for the stache.

Now. Without further ado, let’s look at some beauties that rocked a great hairdo and a stache.

LUI PASSAGLIA

Photo via CBC

When you see this photo, it looks as if it is a pregame moment.

So what was Lui Passaglia possibly thinking? 

No offence to kickers, but it is not like you have to study a playbook. Even then, there are most likely 10 plays that a kicker and or punter might have to study, but that’s it. For the most part, they have the most leeway in practice. They practically have most of their practices solo until a team is working on special teams as a whole.

It’s a great photo. Lui is thinking about what he will eat after the game.

“I can’t wait to order Luigi’s Pizza when I get home. And tomorrow night is gonna be amazing. KISS comes to Vancouver. I’m gonna take my aqua blue 84 Camaro to the concert. And the day after, I got tickets to see Loverboy at the Commodore Ballroom.” 

Lui rocks a great look in this photo.

Hair Score: 8.5

Moustache /Stache/ Duster Score: 7.5

YouTube via Loverboy

DAVE CUTLER

Photo via BC Sports Hall of Fame

Dave Cutler was one of the best kickers to ever lace up the cleats in the CFL.

This is also a beauty of a photo. A portrait shot, and not an action shot. But this one is good. He looks like he is a big fan of that Terry Jacks song Seasons in the Sun.

The duster looks great. It’s about 1/8 of a handlebar. Love the hair.

Hair Score: 7.5

Moustache /Stache/ Duster Score: 8.5

YouTube Via TopPop

DAN KEPLEY

Photo Via The Globe and Mail

Without a doubt one of the best linebackers in the game.

This one is a great photo. The hair is a perfect fit along with the duster. It is not an official Mullett. But it is very close to one. He has that California look. A surfer look. Dan Kepley rocks this look very well. It is very much the Guess Who inspired for this look.  

Hair Score: 9.0

Moustache /Stache/ Duster Score: 8.5

YouTube Via 69Lovett

MIKI JUNIOR AH YOU

Photo Via RDS

Miki Junior Ah You played on some great legendary teams in Montreal. And this is a beauty like no other.

The American Somoa-born player displays a look that is part disco and part classic rock. It is very versatile. Miki Junior Ah You is most likely a big fan of Black Betty sung by Ram Jam, and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer.

Hair Score: 9.6

Moustache /Stache/ Duster Score: 8.8

YouTube Via RamJamVEVO
YouTube Via MELQUIADESS3

JIM YOUNG

Photo Via cflca

As far as hair is concerned, Jim Young takes the cake on this one. Just look at it. This is a thing of beauty. It’s just soo perfect. I’m sure a lot of players in his day were very jealous of how beautiful he looked to rock this hairdo.

Being in BC, there is definitely that California influence.

Jim Young’s hairdo speaks like it is a Creedence Clearwater Revival-inspired look.

Hair Score: 10

Moustache /Stache/ Duster Score: 0

YouTube Via Creedence Clearwater Revival

TONY GABRIEL

Photo Via Canada Sports Hall of Fame

One of the best hands in the game. Tony Gabriel was “Mr. Clutch” during the duration of his illustrious pro football career.

This is a great look also. It’s got that ironworker look. He looks like a gentleman that loves going to work and displays a worth ethic in the best way possible. The best way is simply by leading by example.  

He is a fan of Rush. Working Man will be his song of choice for the pregame. 

Hair Score: 8.7

Moustache /Stache/ Duster Score: 9.2

YouTube Via endoresu

DIETER BROCK

Photo Via cflapedia

The Birmingham Rifle. For a short quarterback, he had an arm strength like no other.

This hairdo does rival that of Jim Young. A very much California look also and Dieter pulls this one off just as well as Jim Young. 

Dieter Brock’s hairdo speaks like it is a David Cassidy-inspired look.

Hair Score: 10

Moustache /Stache/ Duster Score: 0

YouTube Via GreatPerformers 1

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Dino Sepe Reporter
Dino Sepe has been an avid sports fan since he was nine years old. He has read multiple books regarding sports history from various eras, the origins of the game, great dynasties, great coaches, and great players. Dino's experience in writing was obtained at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario through the Theater Performance program. As an avid football fan following the NFL, CFL, NCAA, and USports Football, Dino has been writing about the Canadian Football League in various capacities since 2019. In December 2021, Dino joined the CFL News Hub team. Dino is proud to be part of the CFL News Hub contributing team and looks forward to covering the Edmonton Elks going into the future.
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