The Kansas City Chiefs have proposed a rule change (second story):
In what could be a boon for barbershops, the NFL’s competition committee is considering a rule that would ban players from having their hair cover or obscure the names on the back of player’s jersey. The Chiefs view longer hair as a uniform violation. But others could interpret it as a safety violation. When Kansas City played Pittsburgh in October 2006, Chiefs running back Larry Johnson pulled down Polamalu from behind grabbing ahold of his hair . . . It is hardly something that has the NFL pulling out its hair. But it is something that soon could have players trimming theirs.
Oh, well met Adam Schefter, well met. Anyway, I like the phrase "boon for barbershops". I like the word 'boon' because it sounds like 'poon', and 'poon barbers' could be a fall-back career for young scholars like me who have been asked to leave OB/GYN programs for certain 'indiscretions'. -KD