2013 Bassmaster Classic Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Tulsa, OK, Feb 22 - 24, 2013

Ike's warm beard short-lived?

8:58 am CST, Feb 23, 2013 | By Steve Wright

Co-leader Mike Iaconelli claimed he was aided by the warm, increasingly long, black beard he's sporting now. Bassmaster emcee Dave Mercer asked Iaconelli on-stage Friday, if he won the Classic, would he keep the beard and go for the full Paul Elias look of years ago? Think Phil Robertson and "Duck Dynasty," if you don't remember the Elias beard of old.

 

Iaconelli said he would do that, if his wife, Becky, could be convinced to allow it. So all eyes went to Becky's seat in the BOK Arena.

 

Her verdict? Two thumbs down.

 

Iaconelli will be shaving next week -- win, lose or draw.

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