Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Receding Hairline Cornrows

They're a true tragedy and I don't know why people insist on getting them.

When your hair is receding, you're just better off admitting defeat instead of making things worse with cornrows.

If anything, the cornrows further expose how far the hair has receded,  and it's strange to see a lot of forehead then cornrows that start several inches back on the head than they should.

The most notorious offenders of this hairstyle are two athletes: Donovan McNabb and Jerry Rice.

It's not a coincidence that they both had the receding cornrows on the downslope of their careers.

In fact the beginning of Mcnabb's trend down began when he started wearing the hairstyle.

It's probably the real reason the Eagles benched him for Kevin Kolb and then traded him to the Redskins.  They were too embarrassed to have their starting quarterback look like that.

With Jerry Rice it was kind of different because he already should have retired instead of playing for the Raiders.  The receding cornrows look only reinforced that his time had passed, and he was a shadow of his former self.

His cornrows were bad.  Really bad.  He looked like Angela Bassett in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."

How Jerry Rice did not get his groove back.

Seriously, Rice's cornrows were almost reason enough to deny him entry into the Football Hall of Fame despite his great accomplishments in the NFL.  It would have been pretty funny if they put the receding cornrow look on his bust though.

Sadly they did not do that

Let's hope that nobody including athletes ever wears receding cornrows again because the world will be a better place for it.


  1. Just saw this great post. I was watching the Heat/Mavs game when I noticed LeBron James' receding hairline and the headband below it. As the hairline gets higher, so does the headband. It looks so bad, kinda like Jerry Rice's cornrows.

  2. I guess not all people should be sporting the cornrow look more so if you're suffering from receding hairline. Since his earning a lot from his athletic gig then going to doctor for check up would not hurt his paycheck. Also check to see on how severe your receding hairline is.