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(The Local)   You don't want this World Cup thing back, right?   (thelocal.de) divider line 27
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2014-07-21 11:50:32 AM  
"Welcome to the party, pal!" said the Stanley Cup.
 
2014-07-21 12:25:15 PM  

factoryconnection: "Welcome to the party, pal!" said the Stanley Cup.

I read that in John McLane's voice.
 
2014-07-21 12:39:15 PM  

factoryconnection: "Welcome to the party, pal!" said the Stanley Cup.


Came to basically say this. Compared to the several times that winning teams have flat-out lost or left the Stanley Cup behind, not to mention the other shiat it's been through, a small chip ain't shiat.
 
2014-07-21 02:30:00 PM  
So, they invited Saurez to the party?

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2014-07-21 02:32:17 PM  

exick: I read that in John McLane's voice.


I'd be seriously disappointed if people didn't.

grumpfuff: Came to basically say this. Compared to the several times that winning teams have flat-out lost or left the Stanley Cup behind, not to mention the other shiat it's been through, a small chip ain't shiat.


Because of theft and damage to the WC trophy, they stopped letting teams take the real one home during their respective reigns.  It lives in Brazil and winning teams get a replica (in the same gold and everything) to take home forever.
 
2014-07-21 02:35:37 PM  

factoryconnection: exick: I read that in John McLane's voice.

I'd be seriously disappointed if people didn't.

grumpfuff: Came to basically say this. Compared to the several times that winning teams have flat-out lost or left the Stanley Cup behind, not to mention the other shiat it's been through, a small chip ain't shiat.

Because of theft and damage to the WC trophy, they stopped letting teams take the real one home during their respective reigns.  It lives in Brazil and winning teams get a replica (in the same gold and everything) to take home forever.


IIRC, the real trophy sits at FIFA HQ in Switzerland except for the final.  The original Jules Rimet trophy, which was given to Brazil in 1970 was later stolen and melted down (then re-created some years later).

The real trophy is solid gold, while the replica given to the teams is only gold-plated.
 
2014-07-21 02:37:35 PM  
Fortunately, the damaged trophy is a copy. The original was kept by Fifa in the Maracana stadium.

Guess they already thought of this possibility.
 
2014-07-21 02:40:36 PM  
It's actually paper mache and filled with candy.
 
2014-07-21 02:41:16 PM  
They'll get the trophy fixed, no problem:

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2014-07-21 02:41:47 PM  
Good thing it's not the Desert Eagle 5.0 version
 
2014-07-21 02:44:01 PM  
Why don't they just mint a new trophy for each tournament?  The thing's got to be worth like $20k-$50k, that's not much.
 
2014-07-21 02:47:41 PM  

bluefoxicy: Why don't they just mint a new trophy for each tournament?  The thing's got to be worth like $20k-$50k, that's not much.


What? That's insane! $50k for a new trophy every 4 years? FIFA doesn't have that kind of money; they're barely scraping by with the $4B they have in reserve!
 
2014-07-21 02:49:50 PM  

bluefoxicy: Why don't they just mint a new trophy for each tournament?  The thing's got to be worth like $20k-$50k, that's not much.


You are talking about a multi billion dollar organization that still resorts to bribery to make decisions. A penny saved is a penny stolen.
 
2014-07-21 03:00:27 PM  
So proper title: "German team causes insignificant damage to a copy of the actual trophy" oh dear.
 
2014-07-21 03:05:13 PM  

Carn: Fortunately, the damaged trophy is a copy. The original was kept by Fifa in the Maracana stadium.

Guess they already thought of this possibility.


Seriously, I got this part and what ensued was a giant "THEN WHO THE HELL CARES!?"
 
2014-07-21 03:11:14 PM  
Not the worst thing to happen to a futbol trophy....
 
2014-07-21 03:20:11 PM  

Securitywyrm: So proper title: "German team causes insignificant damage to a copy of the actual trophy" oh dear.


Based on the German guy saying "we have specialists to fix it back home" I'm thinking you're right.  Although wouldn't it be even more cool if they didn't fix it... that chip is part of its heritage.  The team that earned it put that chip there, too, not some bungling museum lackey.
 
2014-07-21 03:31:40 PM  

factoryconnection: "Welcome to the party, pal!" said the Stanley Cup.


One of the greatest things about the Stanley Cup is that it's truly a Fan's Trophy.  It belongs to the fans.  It doesn't sit in a secure trophy room behind glass with a bunch of security guards glaring at people who get too close to it. The winning team's players take turns taking it home for a day.  It gets lost, stolen, kicked, drunk out of, pissed in, puked in, dropped in the pool and chucked in the trunk.  Anyone can go to the Hockey Hall of Fame and walk right up to it and touch it.  As a fan, I WANT a trophy like that.  It makes me feel like when my team wins the championship, I'm a visceral and integral part of that.  The Stanley Cup has character.  Every scratch, ding, and blemish going all the way back to 1893 belongs to us, not to a handful of owners sitting in the NHL offices somewhere.
 
2014-07-21 04:12:58 PM  

uncleacid: It's actually paper mache and filled with candy.


If that's true of trophies then the Stanley Cup rules.
 
2014-07-21 04:47:37 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: factoryconnection: "Welcome to the party, pal!" said the Stanley Cup.

One of the greatest things about the Stanley Cup is that it's truly a Fan's Trophy.  It belongs to the fans.  It doesn't sit in a secure trophy room behind glass with a bunch of security guards glaring at people who get too close to it. The winning team's players take turns taking it home for a day.  It gets lost, stolen, kicked, drunk out of, pissed in, puked in, dropped in the pool and chucked in the trunk.  Anyone can go to the Hockey Hall of Fame and walk right up to it and touch it.  As a fan, I WANT a trophy like that.  It makes me feel like when my team wins the championship, I'm a visceral and integral part of that.  The Stanley Cup has character.  Every scratch, ding, and blemish going all the way back to 1893 belongs to us, not to a handful of owners sitting in the NHL offices somewhere.


It is a lot more complicated. The original bowl is not awarded, it is kept stored.

The second "presentation cup" is awarded like you said and allowed to be taken home. However, it is of a standrdized size and the bands are periodically removed to add new ones and these are stored in the HOF.
 
2014-07-21 04:54:53 PM  

dywed88: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: factoryconnection: "Welcome to the party, pal!" said the Stanley Cup.

One of the greatest things about the Stanley Cup is that it's truly a Fan's Trophy.  It belongs to the fans.  It doesn't sit in a secure trophy room behind glass with a bunch of security guards glaring at people who get too close to it. The winning team's players take turns taking it home for a day.  It gets lost, stolen, kicked, drunk out of, pissed in, puked in, dropped in the pool and chucked in the trunk.  Anyone can go to the Hockey Hall of Fame and walk right up to it and touch it.  As a fan, I WANT a trophy like that.  It makes me feel like when my team wins the championship, I'm a visceral and integral part of that.  The Stanley Cup has character.  Every scratch, ding, and blemish going all the way back to 1893 belongs to us, not to a handful of owners sitting in the NHL offices somewhere.

It is a lot more complicated. The original bowl is not awarded, it is kept stored.

The second "presentation cup" is awarded like you said and allowed to be taken home. However, it is of a standrdized size and the bands are periodically removed to add new ones and these are stored in the HOF.


And, like the proverbial axe which has had both its handle and head replaced throughout the years, it's still the same axe.
 
2014-07-21 05:07:58 PM  
How do you say prostate exam in German?
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2014-07-21 05:11:10 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: factoryconnection: "Welcome to the party, pal!" said the Stanley Cup.

One of the greatest things about the Stanley Cup is that it's truly a Fan's Trophy.  It belongs to the fans.  It doesn't sit in a secure trophy room behind glass with a bunch of security guards glaring at people who get too close to it. The winning team's players take turns taking it home for a day.  It gets lost, stolen, kicked, drunk out of, pissed in, puked in, dropped in the pool and chucked in the trunk.  Anyone can go to the Hockey Hall of Fame and walk right up to it and touch it.  As a fan, I WANT a trophy like that.  It makes me feel like when my team wins the championship, I'm a visceral and integral part of that.  The Stanley Cup has character.  Every scratch, ding, and blemish going all the way back to 1893 belongs to us, not to a handful of owners sitting in the NHL offices somewhere.


Except when this guy touches it

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That was some of the funniest butthurt I ever saw.
 
2014-07-21 05:47:01 PM  

Longtime Lurker: factoryconnection: exick: I read that in John McLane's voice.

I'd be seriously disappointed if people didn't.

grumpfuff: Came to basically say this. Compared to the several times that winning teams have flat-out lost or left the Stanley Cup behind, not to mention the other shiat it's been through, a small chip ain't shiat.

Because of theft and damage to the WC trophy, they stopped letting teams take the real one home during their respective reigns.  It lives in Brazil and winning teams get a replica (in the same gold and everything) to take home forever.

IIRC, the real trophy sits at FIFA HQ in Switzerland except for the final.  The original Jules Rimet trophy, which was given to Brazil in 1970 was later stolen and melted down (then re-created some years later).

The real trophy is solid gold, while the replica given to the teams is only gold-plated.


I estimate a solid gold version of the trophy, assuming 18 carat (rather than 24) could weigh 50 lbs and be worth three quarters of a million $.

Or two weeks' salaray for some of these guys...
 
2014-07-21 05:50:06 PM  
They are lucky The Germans didn't find 2 girls, for the Won cup.

FTFA; it was a copy.
 
2014-07-21 08:32:08 PM  

Mr. Oizo: Longtime Lurker: factoryconnection: exick: I read that in John McLane's voice.

I'd be seriously disappointed if people didn't.

grumpfuff: Came to basically say this. Compared to the several times that winning teams have flat-out lost or left the Stanley Cup behind, not to mention the other shiat it's been through, a small chip ain't shiat.

Because of theft and damage to the WC trophy, they stopped letting teams take the real one home during their respective reigns.  It lives in Brazil and winning teams get a replica (in the same gold and everything) to take home forever.

IIRC, the real trophy sits at FIFA HQ in Switzerland except for the final.  The original Jules Rimet trophy, which was given to Brazil in 1970 was later stolen and melted down (then re-created some years later).

The real trophy is solid gold, while the replica given to the teams is only gold-plated.

I estimate a solid gold version of the trophy, assuming 18 carat (rather than 24) could weigh 50 lbs and be worth three quarters of a million $.

Or two weeks' salaray for some of these guys...


It is 11lbs of 18 karat gold, or about $150,000 at current prices.

As for the use of the gold plated replica, it is probably as much about maintaining the uniqueness of the trophy as anything else.
 
2014-07-21 08:32:33 PM  

Carn: Fortunately, the damaged trophy is a copy. The original was kept by Fifa in the Maracana stadium.

Guess they already thought of this possibility.


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