September 8th, 2009

Iker Casillas: Beard Psychology

Iker. The Beard. In Profile.The next step

Well, it’s probably about time that we addressed this issue: Iker Casillas’s beard.

We’ve found ourselves becoming increasingly concerned with the psychological aspects of the situation.

castawayJust what in the hell causes a man to just let nature’s follicles take their course and to grow unfettered, without shaving foam nor cream?

We all remember David Beckham’s horror show. Xabi Alonso nearly reached these levels a few months ago.

What’s the common denominator? Mental anguish over their career/club/life? Being too damn attractive and needing to take a hot-break? Is our long-time F5 numero uno undergoing some sort of life crisis?

Iker Casillas and his beardSo many questions.

We reached out to some of the men in our lives to get their take on what’s really going on when a man just can’t be bothered:

“Probably not what you want to hear, but if I could grow a beard that thick I would.

More for fun than anything else – I think it’s the reason why guys are constantly mucking about with their genitals even in public. Because they can.”
–Chris Toy – Studs Up

1. Curiosity; 2. Idleness (even though it’s not much of a chore to shave, the lazy side often makes the decisions); 3. Delusion (a genuine belief that it’s an interesting development for the world looking in). Note: none of these motivations make it out of the shallow end of the pool.”
– Ed Needham – The Spoiler

“I think with all the summer signings at Real, he’s feeling kind of forgotten, so he needed to do something different in order to stand out. And since Cruz Beckham already bought the last spaceman outfit, Iker had to grow a hobo beard. The plus side: he can keep things in there like Doritos and gum!
–Brooks Peck - Dirty Tackle

Iker jugglesYeah, they weren’t helpful in the slightest, but never mind. Even if Iker does decide to store corn chips and mints in his facial hair, we will always love him. But perhaps from afar. With a hot towel and a can of Gillette shaving cream at the ready.

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44 Responses to “Iker Casillas: Beard Psychology”

  1. amy says:

    ooo?? he is still a baby boy, he will never ever grow up!!!

  2. truly_thata says:

    at first I thought he's desperate about his love life, but turns out he's just honoring his father Jose Luis Casillas. Iker so much look like daddy Casillas

  3. Beth says:

    hmmm…..not a huge fan of the beard, however iker is still hot. Not sure about the weirdly hairy christian bale though :S !!!

  4. eatmyboost says:

    He's too baby-faced for such a big scruffy beard – it makes him look like he's playing a shepherd in a school nativity play. But he is so beautiful, with those angelic butterscotch-coloured eyes, that I would still kiss him with it.

  5. shannon says:

    Evidently we’re not the only ones concerned with Iker’s beard! Several times during the Spain v. Estonia game today, the GolTV announcers commented that Iker might want to reconsider the beard. They even went so far as to say his beard was one of the only things Spain did wrong the entire game! And Goal.com’s Player Ratings for the Spain v. Estonia game today mentioned Iker’s unfortunate beard!!!

    Has anyone heard of such a global commentary on a player’s facial hair?

  6. Genghis says:

    Has anyone thought that his ladies want him to tickle them with it?

  7. kailee says:

    come on.. let’s not compare him to the creepy picture of Christian Bale…
    Iker is waaaaaaaay HOTTER…

  8. Paul says:

    I don’t like seeing Casillas with the beared it makes him look like my grandfather!!!

  9. Sara says:

    I wish he shaved it ! It ages him so much :( He used to look so hot and now … :(

  10. Trisha says:

    My favourite survivor castaway!!! Mucho sexy!!! I wouldnt mind being stuck on an island with him. Beard or no beard, no?

  11. wandergurl says:

    He said he’s kept it cos his mother likes it. So who are we to argue with his mum? :P I think he looks hot anyway, tho I prefer him (and the rest of the men in my life) clean shaven.

  12. Trisha says:

    My favourite survivor castaway!!! I wouldn't mind being stuck on an island with him. Beard or no beard, no?

  13. Kate says:

    I don't understand it neither and I would love to shave it by myself and make him look perfect again… but I got used to Xabi's beard, I even find it sexy :P

  14. fatma says:

    iker always look perfect. i love beard him.actually i love all him.

  15. Avenath says:

    Beard or no beard, i still love Iker!!!…

  16. Sara says:

    The funny thing is that throughout the whole weekend after seeing Iker in the Belgium vs Spain game, i was like WTF IKER!!! is he like going through emotional problem! he looks soooooooo different!

    BEARD=NOT HOTT!!!!!

  17. Eternal Dreamer says:

    I’m not a big fan of the beard as Kickette has mentioned before his jawline is amazing. However, he still looks hot.

  18. LoveLamps says:

    I'm not a beard fan. I prefer my men clean shaven or with just a bit of scruff, but not a full beard. But I prefer Iker any way I can get him and his mother likes it, so I will shut up now.

  19. MUfcMarie says:

    noooooo Iker!! shave it por favor!

  20. mrs aaron ramsey ('pool fan) says:

    i think he can do what he wants…… just not grow a beard but since he grew one to hell with it i love him so i will accept it but xabi’s is dead sexy just so we’re all clear on that :)

  21. Lolinha says:

    In my eyes Iker can do no wrong. Somebody came up with the term ‘Caverman’ which I think is spot on. :)

    Could you please create a category for Mr. Casillas. I think he deserves one especially since Cris and Becks have theirs…

  22. MrsC says:

    I think Iker is testing our love…would they still want me if….?

    The answer is yes, Iker, yes. We'll still take you beard and all.

    now. Shave it!

  23. Griselda says:

    When Spain was playing against Belgica, the commentator said that he had grown his beard in honor of his father.

  24. FootballerChick43-&q says:

    In an interview, he said he was keeping it because his mom likes it. Just, you know, for the record.

  25. barcelinha says:

    I love the beard. you are all beardist and you should be ashamed!!

  26. meg says:

    I anxiously anticipate the end of the Grizzly Adams look.

    And would like to add:

    I Dirty Tackle!

  27. Becca (mrs lampard!) says:

    The Dirty Tackle explaination had me in stiches ! hahaa

  28. Mrs.Casillas says:

    I just LUV the beard… Iker is HOT no matter what…. I think he looks rough and sexy….. what more could a girl ask for….

  29. suzie says:

    I don't like it. I hate beards to the point of it being a phobia so I wish he'd shave it off. Scruffy stubble I can handle, the caveman look…. not loving.

  30. aristeia says:

    I am so down w/ the beard. Then again, I’m down w/ him beard or no beard. I’d just like to get down w/ him period.

    Brooks, stop flirting.

    Also, you used the word ‘unfettered’. Don’t mind my geektastic moment, but I love you.

  31. Merel says:

    I think he looks good. It suits him and makes him look more like a real man.

  32. Louise says:

    I love the beard and the fact that Real Madrid is going beard-y (Iker, Xabi, Esteban "el Pirata" Granero, Albiol). Makes up for smoothy Ronaldo.

    Plus, he says his mama likes it. And if Mama Casillas is happy, it stays.

  33. Venice says:

    I love the beard! Well I'd love him with or without it, but I really don't mind the beard at all :-D it adds to the sexiness…

  34. kailee says:

    beard makes him that much hotter.

    i will still love him up and down.

  35. Wendy says:

    I totally agree with you, Jenny. He is so working the sexy, pillaging conquistador look. Now I usually hate beards, but don’t we all want to be conquered by imperial Iker at some point in our dreams (during those rare moments when we tire of usually sexy Iker)?

    I think the Spanish national team had a plan to be delicious conquistadors during the Belgium game…is it weird if I liked it a little bit? Pique and Xabi (who needs to get back on the F5, btw) were also unshaven and ready to claim pieces of land and impose themselves upon locals with a flamenco song playing in the background and Puyol also looked like he wanted to take part in the pillaging…I love Spanish boys.

  36. Baby Freya says:

    Anyone else seeing the resemblance to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill?

  37. gina says:

    I love the beard! I think he looks great! <3

  38. kailee says:

    i love the beard! i think he looks more hot… more like a man, a hot man! i agree with the handlebar mustache comment… def beard is better….

    still hot!

  39. HiL says:

    Loved the guys' reflections! lol

    Anyway it's too much beard for me, but like you said, we will always love him no matter what.

  40. lulu says:

    I'm not a big fan of beards or anything (except Pep i've got a wee thing for him) but i think that he quite suits it or is that just me.??

    That second picture are you sure it's him? i'm just not one hundred percent sure it is :)

  41. michelle says:

    i love him with a beard! i think it makes him look even hotter :)

  42. jenny says:

    I'm not seeing hobo beard so much as sort of a Conquistador. A hot, sweaty, pillaging Conquistador. No? Just me?

    All men go through the beard experimentation phase. Just be glad it's not a handlebar mustache!! He'll be back to his clean shaven lusciousness in no time. :)