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Flyers legend Dave Schultz voted best mustache in Philadelphia sports history

To celebrate 'Movember,' we here at philly.com gave you, the readers, the power to crown the owner of the greatest mustache in Philaelphia sports. We thought the competition was in capable hands and you didn't disappoint in trimming the competitors after each and every round.

Flyers legend Dave Schultz voted best mustache in Philadelphia sports history

Flyers legend Dave Schultz. (AP file photo)
Flyers legend Dave Schultz. (AP file photo)

To celebrate 'Movember,' we here at philly.com gave you, the readers, the power to crown the owner of the greatest mustache in Philaelphia sports. We thought the competition was in capable hands and you didn't disappoint in trimming the competitors after each and every round.

Flyers legend Dave Schultz earned the title "Best Mustache in the History of Philadelphia Sports" in dominating fashion.

Men's grooming companies should be calling him any moment for potential endorsement deals.

It was a brilliant performance throughout the tournament by the Flyers brawler and it certainly deserves a closer look as Schultz eliminated three No. 1 seeds.

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His closest matchup was in the Championship round. Schultz edged Major League Baseball's greatest third baseman and Phillies great Mike Schmidt by a hair with 69.9% of the vote.

Entering the tourney as the two seed in the Flyers region, Schultz waxed 14-seed Dan Carcillo with a whopping 91.7% of the vote.

In the second round, current Flyers captain and six-seeded Claude Giroux's ginger 'stache couldn't hold its own. Schultz earned 87% of the vote.

An epic battle awaited Schultz in the "Stylish Sixteen" as he stood nose to nose against the 15-seed and friend of philly.com Bernie Parent. Schultz easily sent Parent out of the tourney with 83.9% of the vote.

God may have been the only one to save more than Bernie, but voters claimed Schutlz could definitely shave better than Bernie.

The "Elegant Eight" is when Schultz encountered his first No. 1 seed in Mel Bridgman, but Schultz took Bridgman's mustache for a one-way ride to the showers with 77.8% of the vote.

Schultz had a hairy meeting with another top-seed in the "Facial Four" in Fluff, but he proved to be a whisker better with 80.6% of the vote.

It was fun to follow for the last two weeks, here's the complete results:

Round of 64

Phillies region:

1. Mike Schmidt (94.2%) over 16. Larry Bowa

8. Nino Espinosa (55.1%) over 9. Al Holland

5. Cole Hamels (73.2%) over 12. John Denny

4. Garry Maddox (89.5%) over 13. Gary Matthews

2. Sal Fasano (73.9%) over 15. Pete Incaviglia

10. John Vukovich (80.1%) over 7. Warren Brusstar

6. Sparky Lyle (94.6%) over 11. Ozzie Virgil

3. Sam Thompson (59%) over 14. The Phanatic

Eagles/Sixers region:

1. Jason Kelce (74%) over 16. Pat Croce

9. Maurice Cheeks (64.4%) over 8. Roman Gabriel

5. Wilt Chamberlain (75.4%) over 12. Hersey Hawkins

4. Julius Erving (87.2%) over 13. Charles Barkley

2. Bill Bergey (94.1%) over 15. Herschel Walker

10. Mike Quick (89%) over 7. Spencer Hawes

6. Randall Cunningham (53%) over 11. Ron Jaworski

3. Andy Reid (84.2%) over 14. Allen Iverson

Flyers region:

1. Mel Bridgman (86%) over 16. Bill Clement

8. Bill Flett (54.8%) over 9. Scott Hartnell

5. Rick MacLeish (71.6%) over 12. Tim Kerr

4. Ron Hextall (59.7%) over 13. Bob Kelly

15. Bernie Parent (65.7%) over 2. Jaromir Jagr

7. Fred Shero (57.6%) over 10. Ross Lonsberry

6. Claude Giroux (52%) over 11. Orest Kindrachuk

3. Dave Schultz (91.7%) over 14. Dan Carcillo

Others region:

1. Fluff (91.1%) over 16. Rock Allen

8. Matt Millen (58.9%) over 9. Frank Worthington

5. Mike Piazza (71.2%) over 12. Brad Childress

4. Fran Dunphy (72.4%) over 13. Bjorn Borg

2. Reggie Jackson (51.4%) over 15. Marc Zumoff

10. Randall "Tex" Cobb (56.1%) over 7. Joe Frazier

11. Vai Sikahema (60.1%) over Gene Hart

3. Earl Monroe (70.7%) over 14. Marvin Harrison

Round of 32 

Phillies region:

1. Mike Schmidt (90.3%) over 8. Nino Espinosa

4. Garry Maddox (21.7%) over 5. Cole Hamels

2. Sal Fasano (72.1%) over 10. John Vukovich

6. Sparky Lyle (88.9%) over 3. Sam Thompson 

Eagles/Sixers region:

1. Jason Kelce (65.9%) over 9. Maurice Cheeks

4. Julius Erving (84.9%) over 5. Wilt Chamberlain

2. Bill Bergey (80.8%) over 10. Mike Quick

3. Andy Reid (76.5%) over 6. Randall Cunningham

Flyers region:

1. Mel Bridgman (74.6%) over 8. Bill Flett

4. Ron Hextall (59.4%) over 5. Rick MacLeish

15. Bernie Parent (61.9%) over 7. Fred Shero

3. Dave Schultz (87%) over 6. Claude Giroux 

Others region:

1. Fluff (82%) over 8. Matt Millen

4. Fran Dunphy (57.8%) over 5. Mike Piazza

10. Randall "Tex" Cobb (65.1%) over 2. Reggie Jackson

11. Vai Sikahema (61.3%) over 3. Earl Monroe

Stylish Sixteen

Phillies region:

1. Mike Schmidt (53.6%) over 4. Garry Maddox

6. Sparky Lyle (70.2%) over 2. Sal Fasano

Eagles/Sixers region:

1. Jason Kelce (57.1%) over 4. Julius Erving

3. Andy Reid (65.6%) over 2. Bill Bergey 

Flyers region:

1. Mel Bridgman (65.1%) over 4. Ron Hextall

3. Dave Schultz (83.9%) over 15. Bernie Parent

Others region:

1. Fluff (63.4%) over 4. Fran Dunphy

10. Randall "Tex" Cobb (54.1%) over 11. Vai Sikahema

Elegant Eight 

Phillies region:

1. Mike Schmidt (53%) over 6. Sparky Lyle

Eagles/Sixers region:

3. Andy Reid (53.6%) over 1. Jason Kelce

Flyers region:

3. Dave Schultz (77.8%) over 1. Mel Bridgman

Others region:

1. Fluff (59.7%) over 10. Randall "Tex" Cobb 

Facial Four

1. Mike Schmidt (69.5%) over 3. Andy Reid

3. Dave Schultz (80.6%) over 1. Fluff 

Championship round

3. Dave Schultz (69.9%) over 1. Mike Schmidt

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