Envy and jealousy: pay the unibrow!

From the always great Charles Pierce comes this bit in his piece about the Final Four and its place in NCAA hypocrisy:

… Davis has become something of a celebrity based not only on his game, but also based on his eyebrows, which are only barely separated at the top of his nose. The “unibrow” phenomenon has taken off. “It’s great for him because it’s given him a lot of publicity off of that,” said Kentucky guard Marquis Teague. “Only he can pull that off.” In fact, sales of fake eyeglasses with unibrows above them have exploded.

“That’s great. People did a good job making them,” said Davis, who, of course, cannot profit from any of this. The man doesn’t even have the economic rights to his own face. I’m surprised the NCAA doesn’t make him wear a bag with its logo. That’s my contribution to the changing paradigm: I think every play — er, student-athlete — should be able to turn a buck on his eyebrows.

Sure, it’s a small barrel.  But he’s a very good shot.


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3 responses to “Envy and jealousy: pay the unibrow!

  1. AusDawg85

    If this were serious, a brilliant test case. Selling “unibrow” fake eyeglasses should be entirely legal for young Mr. Davis within the NCAA guidelines since the glasses are strictly a product of the individual’s traits, and not a display of his university or other institutional logo.

    Of course, I still believe AJ was innocent, cream cheese goes naturally with bagels, and a university should be able to buy a 5 year old brother of a recruit a Happy Meal.


  2. Biggus Rickus

    What does the estate of Groucho Marks have to say about this?


  3. Cojones

    Don’t know about the eyebrow estate, but the last thing I remember hearing live on TV was his interview of a guy who had 24 children with one woman. Groucho asked ,”Why so many children?” to which the contestant replied, “I love my wife.” to which Groucho replied ,”I like my cigar too, but I take it out every once in a while.”.