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(Some Lego)   Lego Stanley Cup recovered   ( divider line
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7363 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Jan 2003 at 12:11 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-01-31 12:14:58 PM  
What a chintzy reward! I'd send it back dismantled. "Here's yer farkin' cup back!"
2003-01-31 12:15:16 PM  
I can now sleep better at night.
2003-01-31 12:15:53 PM  
Was it shaped like a space ship when they returned it?
2003-01-31 12:15:57 PM  
Lego my Eggo.....who the fark cares....
2003-01-31 12:17:04 PM  
$50 is a pretty good deal for 6,000 Lego bricks, let alone for the Holy Grail.
2003-01-31 12:18:18 PM  
I wonder if they built up the excitement.
2003-01-31 12:18:20 PM  
Unfortunately, the thief killed a bystander while on the run. Oh, the humanity!

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2003-01-31 12:18:35 PM  
The Stanley Cup, isn't that given to 'most lame submission evar'
2003-01-31 12:18:39 PM  
Glen Sather - $67 million dollars. Will miss the playoffs.
Some dude from Tuscon - $50. Stanley Cup sitting in the den.

Sather should rethink his strategy.
2003-01-31 12:21:27 PM  
2003-01-31 12:23:04 PM  
What it looked like when they got it back....
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2003-01-31 12:27:01 PM  
Oh yea, bought it for $50... riiight. I'd say the same thing if I stole it too
2003-01-31 12:29:20 PM  
If I was him, I'd inscribe my name on the side before handing it back. Or at least spell it out in lego blocks.

*sigh* every canadian boy's dream....your name on the cup...
2003-01-31 12:32:23 PM  
Why not just make another one? It's only Lego's.
2003-01-31 12:34:03 PM  
The Stanley Cup, isn't that given to 'most lame submission

Watch your mouth.
2003-01-31 12:34:51 PM  
The Stanley Cup: Still not as cool as the Lombardi Trophy.
2003-01-31 12:35:41 PM  
They should have made a Lego Lord Stanely statue.
2003-01-31 12:37:10 PM  
Don't thread-jack the Lego thread to talk about Cheney. Unless, maybe someone has a Cheney made of Legos. And that's too much free time.

AND, I'm not even a big hockey fan, and I'll argue that the Stanley Cup is the best trophy in all of sports, period.
2003-01-31 12:37:25 PM  
From the FArQ:

Why do posted articles sometimes disappear during the day?
On especially heavy submission days, we edit the listed articles to make room for others.

Okay, so where are these mysterious 'others' of which you speak?
2003-01-31 12:39:13 PM  
2003-01-31 12:41:31 PM  
How long did it take Wil to make that Star Trek ship out of Legos?

Seriously though, Legos absolutely rule! I can't wait until my kids are old enough for them.
2003-01-31 12:42:14 PM  

Alright, you're on.

Don't get me wrong, The Stanley Cup is a very impressive Trophy. It's got all the names on there, and such. But if I had to choose between winning the NHL championship and having the Stanley Cup for a day, or winning the Super Bowl, and getting a Lombardi trophy for life, I'm gonna pick the one named after Vince.
2003-01-31 12:42:52 PM  
The Stanley Cup is worth 50 Lombardi tropies.

please. It's the oldest, the greatest, the most celebrated prize in pro sports. It's not some stupid namby-pamby ring, or some butt-ugly yellow hunk of junk, or a bunch of skewers on a plaque, or a people's choice's a BIG HONKING CUP!!!

That you can actually USE!! To DRINK OUT OF....
2003-01-31 12:42:59 PM  
Googled Lego & the VP and got this:

2003-01-31 12:43:15 PM  
How about a Lincoln Log Lombardi Trophy?
2003-01-31 12:43:29 PM  
Were I from Minnesota or Canada, I'm sure I'd think differently.
2003-01-31 12:44:54 PM  

Shoot, if you made a lincoln log lombardi trophy, I would surely accept it.
2003-01-31 12:46:11 PM  
A Grey Cup made of Tinker Toys?
2003-01-31 12:46:30 PM  
pic? i want to see this lego stanley cup!
2003-01-31 12:48:03 PM  
I made a Lego Slip n' Slide once...... once.
2003-01-31 12:49:24 PM  
The Tucson resident who gave the Cup to the police will receive two tickets to a Phoenix Coyotes game

WTF? He should have then held it for ransom.
2003-01-31 12:55:44 PM  
Leggo of my Legos !
2003-01-31 01:49:23 PM  
I'm working on a lego version of a high-jacked mail truck, think it would ever get popular, what are the odds?
2003-01-31 01:56:39 PM  
why couldn't they come up with something creative, like a lard sculpture of the staley cup???
2003-01-31 02:07:27 PM  
Or a ham cube Stanely cup?
2003-01-31 02:18:56 PM  
Anyone have a picture of this fabled Lego Stanley Cup?
2003-01-31 02:31:26 PM  
If you ever see the Stanley Cup in a studio show like NHL2Night on ESPN, you'll see it all shiny and pristine and looking perfect, right?

Well it's an imitation. The real Cup looks much more shiatty. It's got dings and stratches and all kinds of other blemishes on it. The names are mistyped with bad capitalization. Stuff like:

WaYNE GretZky

And the guy that escorts it is carrying heat and when they fly the Cup places, it doesn't go in with the rest of the luggage. It gets its own seat. I asked the escort about it and he said it's cool because you he gets two bags of peanuts.

Stuff like that makes it the coolest trophy in the four major sports on this continent.
2003-01-31 02:47:33 PM  
I'm glad the guy didn't take a big reward. I know I'd happy with two tickets to a hockey game just to know that the thing got back to the right place.
2003-01-31 03:25:17 PM  
Newport56: I know you're probably long gone, but just so I make my case...

I would rather win a World Series Trophy than the Stanley Cup, and I like football better than hockey, but my view of the Stanley Cup is:

1. It's a classic design. The World Series trophy is ugly and the NBA trophy looks gaudy. The Lombardi Trophy looks nice, and sleek, but Lord Stanley's Cup has a timeless quality about it.

2. And of course, with timelessness (a word?) comes the fact that it's got a century of history too it. It was actually commissioned by a guy named Lord Stanley, not Commissioner Stern/Selig/Tagliabue (though Rozelle was commissioner when it was, uh, commissioned, and I don't think Stern and Bud had anything to do with those trophies, but you get my point).

3. There is only one. Each team does not get a replica. It has been passed from team to team and each player on the team gets to spend one day with it however he sees fit. Each player's name is etched onto it forever, so that each team that takes it, and each player who handles it has a connection from team to team, player to player, year after year. When it runs out of space, they add another tier on it.

4. When it's presented, well, the trophy is escorted out with the reverence of a religious icon. It's not lost in the storm of a commissioner and an owner giving thumbs up under confetti while being drowned out by rock music over the P.A. No, the first person that gets to handle the Cup is the team captain, the player who led the other players who played hard and bled for the Cup, not the suit who signs the checks.

I don't think there has been any greater moment in the presentation of a trophy that I have seen that when the captain of the Avalanche immediately passed the Stanley Cup to Ray Borque, who after twenty years in a Boston Bruins uniform, asked to play for the Avalanche for one last shot at the Cup. And Boston let him do it, and fans in Boston cheered when he finally got his hands on it. Not as loud as had in been their beloved Bruins, but they did cheer. I don't know of any other sport where the fans and management have that much respect.

The other league trophies are symbolic. They're mantlepieces, but on a grander scale. When you play the other sports, you play for a trophy. But in hockey, they play for the
Stanley Cup.

And that is why it is the best trophy in sports.
2003-01-31 03:27:04 PM  
Stupid misuse of my italics tags.

That should be:

"...But in hockey, they play for the Stanley Cup."
2003-01-31 04:04:38 PM  
Don't forget that it's handled with white gloves by everyone except the commissioner and the team that wins it. This gives an added reverence: no one may touch it but the winners and the commish.
2003-01-31 04:15:22 PM  

Why did all my posts disappear? Did I say something I shouldn't?
2003-01-31 04:40:47 PM  
... and each player on the team gets to spend one day with it however he sees fit.

I wonder how many spooged on it? you know, just cause they could.
2003-01-31 04:43:22 PM  
Man! I thought they'd NEVER check my closet for that thing. Oh well, fun while it lasted.
2003-01-31 10:27:46 PM  
The Stanley Cup is the coolest of trophies, since it is one of a kind (before the Lego versions came along, that is). However, hockey is the weakest of the four major sports as far as American popularity is concerned, and I don't see it making a whole lot of headway any time soon. I think that may be to some extent a product of the relatively few children playing hockey themselves.
2003-02-01 05:58:05 PM  
World Cup's better, it's gold.
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