My Day with the Stanley Cup

My first clue that the National Hockey League is not a well-run organization came when they offered to give me the Stanley Cup for a day. The 108-year-old trophy, when not in the Hall of Fame in Toronto, is given to each player of the championship team for 24 hours. The only other journalist ever given the Cup was Rick Reilly of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, who took it to a kids' hockey game, an old-age home and a hospital filled with sick children. The only way I was going to a hospital was if Pam Anderson was there recuperating from more breast...

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