As I’m sure that most of you are aware, September 5th is Beard Day. What you might not know is that it originated back in 1968 Russia in an attempt by Peter the Great to force all those in his court to shave their beards–all those who refused were forced to pay a tax of 100 rubles. Given the fear that beards strike within those who have clean-shaven faces, we’re a little surprised to hear that a powerful ruler would impose that kind of tax. Just take a look at some of the beards you can find in modern sports. Here’s our list of the Top 10 “Game Face” beards in recent history.