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Leave rivalries at the door, please.

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And moreover... that can't have ended well. There must be a story there.

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You win and how did you make that happen?

Morning after we swept the Red Wings (i was at the game with my dad), My brother went to the Big Apple (local sports bar in Bayonne, NJ, where we lived at the time) to get stuff for a party the Big Apple was going to cater for him. When he walked in, the bar was empty, except for the bartender, and Lord Stanley. He called up my folks, we ran down there, and STILL no one was there... I was wondering where the Cup's personal guard was. I still to this day don't know if he was there and i just didn't see him or what the case was. Bottom line, i have that pic of me with the cup, one of me drinking beer from the cup (i was 13 at the time, didn't matter) My father, brothers, sister, and mom all got pics with the cup. My father mishandled it when putting it down and actually put a small dent into the 1980-81 Islanders...

One of the most surreal, insane 24 hours of my sports fan life.

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I've always wanted to do that.

I think their Cup handling procedures weren't really as stringent in 1995 as they are today.

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You win and how did you make that happen?

Morning after we swept the Red Wings (i was at the game with my dad), My brother went to the Big Apple (local sports bar in Bayonne, NJ, where we lived at the time) to get stuff for a party the Big Apple was going to cater for him. When he walked in, the bar was empty, except for the bartender, and Lord Stanley. He called up my folks, we ran down there, and STILL no one was there... I was wondering where the Cup's personal guard was. I still to this day don't know if he was there and i just didn't see him or what the case was. Bottom line, i have that pic of me with the cup, one of me drinking beer from the cup (i was 13 at the time, didn't matter) My father, brothers, sister, and mom all got pics with the cup. My father mishandled it when putting it down and actually put a small dent into the 1980-81 Islanders...

One of the most surreal, insane 24 hours of my sports fan life.

I will forever be jealous of that story and the sweep of the Wings is the silver lining icing on the cake!

FMP

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I will forever be jealous of that story and the sweep of the Wings is the silver lining!

That would imply his story was bad. Icing on the cake?

I didn't get a picture with the Cup two years ago when the Hawks won, but many of my friends did, as the Cup was with players at downtown bars for pretty much the entire summer. Strangely, Vince Vaughn and Kevin James were often there with it, as they were in town filming "The Dilemma" then.

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I will forever be jealous of that story and the sweep of the Wings is the silver lining icing on the cake!

That would imply his story was bad. Icing on the cake?

FMP

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Do they still let you get up close with the Cup at the Hockey Fall of Fame in Toronto?

Yes. And you can touch it as well. I should note, however, that it's not the *real* Cup. It's a "replica". The "real" one is given only to the players when they win.

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That's not exactly the story I've heard when I've been there. They're both the "real" cup; one is called the "presentation" cup, which is given out quickly and is likely to have more errors in it than the other. I forget the term they used for that one.

Of course, neither are the original cup; that's in the vault.

And while you can touch it, I made a point of not doing so. I'm weird that way.

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That's not exactly the story I've heard when I've been there. They're both the "real" cup; one is called the "presentation" cup, which is given out quickly and is likely to have more errors in it than the other. I forget the term they used for that one.

Of course, neither are the original cup; that's in the vault.

And while you can touch it, I made a point of not doing so. I'm weird that way.

Not 'till you win it, eh?

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I dug up and found this trophy pic. It might be not for a championship, but it's a trophy in a major sport, nonetheless. It's the Taco Bell Skill Challenge title from Jam Session last year:

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The Grey Cup and I in 2006....

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The Stanley Cup and I at the 2010 Olympics...

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...and me with the keeper of the Cup, Phil Pritchard...

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My reflection standing with the Diamondbacks' 2001 World Series trophy. My girlfriend can also be seen patiently waiting under the Gonzo jersey. ^_^

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Aw shucks, I really wanna see what he said. :P

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I have numerous pics of myself with the Stanley Cup.

Pics or it didn't happen!

At the HHOF 2009

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I have yet to grace the CCSLC with my mug and have no plans to.

But I have been to the HHoF 5 times and seen it there. I saw it when Mike Modano, Brian Rafalski (as a Devil) and Mike Hartman brought it to Michigan. I've seen it at a few NHL fan functions at the JLA and once at the Ponchatrain Hotel in Detroit just before the 1995 SCF when the league had all the trophies on display.

I also saw both Blue Jay World Series trophies in 1998.

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I've gotten my picture taken with the Stanley Cup twice: Once at the Hockey Hall of Fame, the other when it was in Philips Arena. When it was at the arena, my co-worker and I got to hoist the Cup and get a picture taken together, since we're friends with Mike Bolt.

Whatever the PGA calls their championship trophy (the one based on that FedEx playoffs format), I got my picture with that last year.

I didn't get a picture with it, but I've gotten to carry the Hawks' 1957 NBA Championship trophy.

And last month, when Trevor Bayne was in town for a Hawks game, the folks from Daytona had the 2012 Daytona 500 Champion trophy on display. I got a picture of me holding it up. Damn thing is heavy as sin....like 60 pounds or so. Aside from the neat car on top, it's a boring-looking trophy.

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I have no idea where the picture went, but I got my picture taken with the Stanley Cup during the NHL lockout. Hershey was Tampa's AHL squad that year, and they had Jay Feaster (GM of Tampa at the time) and the Cup stop by for a game.

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