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The Learning Curve: Brad's Beard's Blog

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This segment is called "The Learning Curve" where you, young blog proprietor, will get a link to your new site on Deadspin. Any and all questions you may have about being a successful blogger will (hopefully) be answered.


Not by me, though. Consider this a "Dear Abby" for blog publishers and, you, proud, angry, often cruel commentariat should provide your helpful tips on success.

Now, thick skin is a requirement for every blogger. But do try to be helpful as well.


Don't just torture all these people and trounce on their dreams in the comments — email them your tips, your real suggestions, your advice, etc. Touch lives and all that.

Today: Brad's Beard's Blog, a web site devoted to the Vikings in general and Brad Childress' facial hair in particular.


Is there any doubt as to why the Vikings are 5-0? A light schedule and dumb luck? No. The Purple Jesus? He's alright. That old guy handing the ball off to the Purple Jesus? No comment.

It's the Beard. Since Mr. Childress grew the majestic face mane, the Vikes have been tougher, manlier, and downright authoritative.

Some claim the Beard makes Mr. Childress look like a pedophile. Blasphemy. On Brad's Beard's Blog (, we celebrate the Beard – easily the most talked-about Beard in recent Minnesota history.

We're a small band of Minneapolis expats living in New York City with nothing better to do than go to BarNone (a Vikings and Saints(?) bar in the East Village) and cheer on the Beard (we chant every time it is shown on TV). In between, we scour the internet looking for mentions of The Beard and writing the occasional beard-related post. We know we need to expand the number of original posts, but we'd love feedback on the idea as a whole

Help these people.

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