What is Movember?
Starting a team
Movember is a tough game, and the players are even tougher. But if you face the odds with your friends, it gets a whole lot easier (despite how your girlfriends may feel about the soup strainers you’re all trying to grow) to raise some serious paper for a great cause. You can start a team on Movember’s website, or just join an existing one. The process is similar to creating a social media page for your team, and it helps if you have photos to post, because this is how your team will appear to the outside world. Each member is allowed to post updates to the wall to show off his bristly progress.
The goal of Movember, of course, is raising donations and awareness through your facial hair growth. You can send web links to potential donors from team and individual pages. This is where it gets fun. If you want to compete for the most donations on Movember’s leaderboards, we suggest you link up with others; all donations made to you by your friends and family will count toward your team’s total, but they can also be given to your team as a generic whole if you’re the competitive types. You can easily see who’s the MVP on your team on the team page’s internal leaderboard.
But where do you find like-minded moustachioed fundraisers? Look to your friends and campus clubs, first and foremost, but another great place to find team members is among your coworkers. If you get the office in on it, not only will you have motivation throughout the day, but your boss might be more supportive of the office’s new look (sometimes that’s an issue for client-facing companies).
If you can’t find too many guys to join your cause, you can also invite your lady friends to help the cause as Mo Sistas. They can still join your team, however, they will be exempt from growing moustaches. Having some women in your corner is always a plus.
Extremely solid for a young big ‘stache, the Trucker is the result of natural skill improvements in facial hair growth over last year’s related style, the Fu Manchu. Now it’s grown up, partly thanks to some quality experience in the European leagues (they call ‘em L’Handlebars over there). Overall, a top 10 fantasy pick for its ample facial coverage as long as its size and athleticism are properly leveraged.
An approachable starter for the season opener being played on November 1st, the Connoisseur enjoys the low profile of the Wisp, but with additional vertical reach that can be put to use where it counts. Unfortunately, it may push your team’s salary cap due to its necessary and expensive upkeep (signing options stipulate Pinaud-Clubman moustache wax or better).
Back from a year in free agency, the Abracadabra’s illusionary nature makes it a talented screen for the toughest of plays. The opposition may try to lock it down due to its reputation for speed, but with a knack for escaping tight situations and setting up fast breaks, it’s a game winner when the clock’s ticking down.
The Undercover Brother
Thanks to an almost unmatched lack of reported injuries, the Undercover Brother is an extremely low-maintenance pick that can handle itself playing inside the paint, despite its slightly wild nature. During most games, its great wingspan and strength will keep it playing above the rim, which is incidentally also where it will trap the suds of your beer.
The After Eight
This one’s known for being stylish off and on the court. Its play is so-so, but its unparalleled tactics are some of the best we’ve seen, pulling pick-n-rolls off as easily as smooth, smooth moustache rides. The executive grooming of its bristles leads us to believe that this will be one of the rare few to manage its own team in the future.