Americans are known for their resilience, which might make the mustache the most American of all facial hair.
Yes, the mustache has experienced an unlikely cultural rebirth, a fashion statement no longer monopolized by creepy middle-aged men driving windowless vans.
"That's mustache," Welker explained, according to the Boston Herald. "I think some people have come up with names, but I don't know. We haven't come up with one yet. It seems to give you power, especially late in the season. So, I've been feeling it this week, and hopefully it carries through to Saturday."
"The Twitter followers, they've been posting their picks of their 'staches with me," Welker said. "Hopefully at Gillette, it'll be be 'stached out and ready to go for the game."
We can't recall the bushy '90s goatee receiving this same regal treatment, but what can you do.