Beard Of The Day – May 19th – Idris Elba

So the Hawks dropped Game 1, does that really frighten people anymore? It shouldn’t. If we’ve learned anything from this team in the past, it’s that they don’t frighten easy. One game doesn’t mean a thing, especially when it’s just the first in a series. Take it easy. Be cool.

And right now, who is really cooler than Idris Elba? Not very many people, that’s for damn sure. Born in London, Elba first started to gain some notoriety DJing in clubs around London but by the mid-90’s had started to appear in various British television series in supporting roles. A small gig in Law & Order though would lead to him landing the role of Stringer Bell on the HBO series, The Wire. Though The Wire never quite got the recognition it deserved while on the air, it’s subsequent devoted following certainly made Elba the largest star from the series. Elba has gone on to win acclaim for his lead role in Luther as well as star in some of the bigger blockbusters worldwide both as Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim and of course as the sentry of Asgard, Heimdall in the Marvel Universe, first appearing in Thor and most recently in a small role in the latest Avengers movie. Whatever role he’s in, Elba gives off the appearance of supreme confidence… something the Hawks can easily display on the ice tonight with a win.