Sports greatest trophy

Last night the greatest trophy in all of sports—Lord Stanley’s Cup—was hoisted above the heads of 20 or so guys whose names no one really...

Last night the greatest trophy in all of sports—Lord Stanley’s Cup—was hoisted above the heads of 20 or so guys whose names no one really knows and have faces that are even more unrecognizable. Yes, unknowingly to a lot of people, the NHL season finally came to an end last night when the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators to become NHL champions.

Yeah, I had the same two reactions when I was watching SportsCenter last night—One: The NHL season is still going on?; and two: Anaheim still has a team? The NHL has some serious lack of interest issues, star power issues, and bad TV deal issues. The NHL’s primary channel is VS. VS? My thoughts exactly. But that’s not what this post is about.


This is my favorite time of the NHL season, and no I don’t mean the fact that it’s over. I’m talking about the time of year when each of the players on the winning team gets a few days to do what they want with the cup. The stories that come out of this are usually a whole lot more entertaining than the season.

In the past the Cup has been to strip clubs in New York City, tossed into swimming pools, used as a beer mug, eaten out of by Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin, served as a popcorn container at the movies for the New Jersey Devils’ Martin Brodeur, and urinated in by a players infant son who was sitting in it for a picture, which does put a bit of a damper on the whole drinking out of it thing.

OK Anaheim, you now have my attention. So be creative with the Cup and give me something to remember you by.

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