Ricky's new look
Mind you, Ricky definitely looks better clean shaven. But this sounded something like what attorneys do when they clean up their clients so the jury and judge will identify with them. Kinda like putting a loose-fitting tent on Pamela Anderson so her curves won't offend.
Well, I never thought Ricky would go for it, but he did. I'm sure he'll have some philosophical reason for shaving -- other than, "hey I just wanted the NFL guys to think I'm a guy with a clean image." But the truth is when he was asked several times last year why he wore that scruffy look he went into some explanation about how he wanted to focus on his inward look rather than his outward appearance.
It made sense at the time. Sort of.
At least I accepted it because, hey, the guy's got a right to his opinion and philosophy. But now that he backed off of that, especially with the timing being what it is, I wonder if all of Ricky's philosophical reasons for doing unorthodox things are simply a cover for just doing unorthodox things for their own sake.
Ricky, by the way, reminds me of a Bible verse that talks about people who spend their lives seeking knowledge but ignore The Truth.