There's this insane superstition/curse about the Stanley Cup for the Rangers. When the Rangers won the Cup in the 1939-40 season, they had finally paid off (at the time) the mortgage for the rink. So, to celebrate--
--the management team for The Rangers decided to burn the mortgage papers in the Stanley Cup, itself, while other members decided to, ahem, urinate in the cup to also celebrate the victory and the paid off mortgage. Fans feared they had cursed the team with those acts, because they didn't win again until 54 years later, and not again since!
1939-40 Rangers win.
“...The Rangers decided to burn the mortgage papers...”
I was recently in Spain, where soccer is HUGE, and everyone was wearing soccer jerseys all the time. It was like their version of a T-shirt and jeans. I may have bought a few authentic jerseys to bring home with me.
I have a bunch of friends on a lacrosse team. My (ex) wife and I used to watch them play before we had Joanna (that's how long it's been). Recently, I had time to go support some of my pals in their game.
I played basketball in grade school. I was the point guard, I think? Honestly, I have no idea which position it was. I was already tall (I'm 5'8") so I was the girl who tipped the ball at the start of the game.
One of my nephews plays street basketball, or, as he told me it's called, "Streetball". So, whenever I visit them in Los Angeles, I always make sure to check out one or two of his games because they're such fun to watch!