A horse eating out of the Cup
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A horse eating out of the Cup

The (mis)adventures of the world famous Stanley Cup.

The Stanley Cup is one of the most revered sports trophies around the world and it has been a glimmer in the eye of many hockey teams and it's players. When won, it's usually treated w/respect.
"Usually" being the operative word. The Cup was used as a flower pot in 1907 when it was stolen for ransom from a photographer's home (where it had been accidentally left by the team). However, when no one showed any interest in retrieving the trophy, the culprit left the Cup on the steps of the home from where he took it from.
The woman who lived there, not knowing what it really was, used it as a flower pot until the team remembered they had left it there! The Cup has been to weddings, bars, and parties.
It's been used as a baptismal bowl. One player had his dog eating kibble from it, while others have taken it to bed. In 1924, a team had it in the trunk of a car when they got a flat. 
They took the trophy out, set it on the snow bank, got their spare tire and drove off. When it was time to drink champagne from it, they realized they had left it sitting in by the side of the road! Luckily, it was still in the snow bank when they went back to retrieve it. Several players have tried swimming with it, as well. 
Silver sinks, not floats, which each of the men who have tried to swim with it found out very quickly. People have even tried to steal the cup on several occasions, too! 
Baptizing a baby in the Cup.
Baptizing a baby in the Cup.
Eating some cereal in the Cup.
Eating some cereal in the Cup.
“One player had his dog eating kibble from it...”
Taking care of it right-- giving it a nice bath.
Taking care of it right-- giving it a nice bath.
Swimming with the Cup.
Swimming with the Cup.

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