Cool enough. Basically the only reason that bracelets and beards are linked is that they are both playoff traditions. Just giving credit where it is due to the beards for being first.
I really hoped that you guys would have finally done the bracelets on their own this year. Its cool enough. It has enough clout. I don't get the insistence on riding along on the coat-tails of beards. Its not the same at all. Bracelets may even be cooler.
Here's to hoping next year, the bracelets are sported with the pride they deserve, but for now I'll just go back to having an itchy face for God knows what reason...
Kind of like putting a dead tree in your living room and eating candy out of your socks. They have nothing to do with each other, but they're both things that you can only get away with in December.
Good luck with the beard. May it grow for many weeks.