You have to look good to play good, right? Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is leaving nothing to chance for the Super Bowl. His barber — who is also a favorite of several teammates — is traveling to New York for the game to make sure Thomas’ hair is well trimmed up as he prepares to play the Denver Broncos for the NFL’s championship.
The barber’s name is Mark Baysinger, and he actually lives 200 miles from Seattle, in Kennewick, Wash. But through a connection first forged with the Seahawks’ Brandon Browner, Baysinger connected with other players, including helping Thomas make the crucial transition from dreadlocks to his current short style. The two have also become friends.