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The Cup is in the house… (207.0) - Mark's Journal
The Cup is in the house… (207.0)
Lord Stanley's Cup has been brought into the Staples Center, in case it's to be awarded tonight. The Devils haven't given up yet, but the Kings' 4-1 lead after two periods makes a win -- which would end the Finals -- seem likely.

There's a reverence for this trophy that you don't see for any other trophy in all of Sport. I love this story:

SOME SECRETS ARE really hard to keep. I asked the National Hockey League if I could have the Stanley Cup for a day; the league said yes, so long as I didn't tell anybody. You have to understand: I live in a small Canadian town called Port Hope, about an hour east of Toronto. For us up here, the Stanley Cup is close to a religious artifact; it might be the one inanimate object that every single Canadian could recognize instantly, even though we don't win it anymore.

Victorious players each get the Cup for a day, one of the countless reasons it's the best trophy in sports. They've taken it to the tops of mountains and on the backs of their motorcycles; they've eaten popcorn and Froot Loops out of it; they've christened their babies in it.

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rustmon From: rustmon Date: June 12th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
truer words were never written. Wow. :)
jccohen From: jccohen Date: June 12th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Do they wash the cup between each use? Because, you know... christenings... froot loops. I dunno.
From: sylrayj Date: June 14th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I've got tears, enough that I can't really see what I'm typing... The Stanley Cup. Lord Stanley's trophy. Yeah... One day, I'll see it for myself.
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