Last last summer after John Jansky completed my “Playoff Beard Art“, I asked him about doing something with my Souza Financial Group logo. John delivered the finished product to my office today. It is awesome!
Besides the great colors, John was able to incorporate my passions.
First and foremost in the center of it all is my family. Next up is the Blackhawks behind the “SFG”. Next is the Cleveland Indians. The maroon represents my schools; DHS & SIU. The outermost ring is of course my business.
John absolutely nailed it. The gallery below has all photos. I will be hanging this in my office this week, if you would like to stop by and see it.
Saturday, April 27th, the Blackhawks played their last regular season game. That was the beginning of my playoff beard. The playoff beard is a tool that fans use to cheer their team on in the playoffs. The basic premise is that you stop shaving when the playoffs start, and you don’t shave again until your team is eliminated, or you win the Stanley Cup. Because the Hawks won the Stanley Cup, that meant I went 60 days without shaving. I have never had facial hair in my adult life (early playoff exits in the last two seasons meant the beard never really took hold).
I carried the beard on vacation to Disney & the Bahamas, dripping sweat down my neck the summer through. The longer the hair got, the prouder I was as that meant the Hawks were still winning. I hatched the idea of doing something with the beard if we won the Cup. That’s where my friend John Jansky came in.
Keith, “John, have you ever worked with hair.”
John, “No, but I want to.”
Keith, “Well, here’s my idea. You know if I have this playoff beard and now that the Hawks have won, I..
John, (interrupting)”…you want me to do something with your beard?, Yes, yes I will.”