The One Where My Son Sits In The Stanley Cup

by Mary Anne on May 31, 2009

This is The Stanley Cup.


This is Mr. C sitting in The Stanley Cup.

The year was 1999…the Dallas Stars won The Stanley Cup in one of the longest final games in history. We had a bunch of friends over and I have no idea what time it was when the game ended…all I know is I was the only one left awake in the room and I whispered “GOAL!!!!!!” at the top of my weary lungs at which point a middle of the night party ensued.

When a team wins The Stanley Cup, each player is allowed to take the cup home or on some type of adventure for a day. I’ve heard stories of roller coasters, spaghetti feasts, all sorts of things. Brian Skrudland, who played for The Stars that year, lived two doors down and he was a total family man so he was all about bringing The Cup home. Such an amazingly nice guy, and I will always remember his little daughters swimming when it was 40 degrees outside because this whole Texas winter thing where we all sat around shivering? For them, not so much. The would literally laugh at us as they ran down the street to a friends house with a little pink towel wrapped around them. Canadians, I love ‘em.

A few weeks after the big win, were minding our own business one afternoon when he unleashed his three adorable girls on the street to tell everyone The Cup had arrived. None of us knew he was going to do this so it was pretty shocking to hear his little girls yelling, “The Cup is here! The Cup is here! Party at our house!!!!” We all ran outside to watch it being unloaded from it’s crate, complete with VERY. HEAVY. SECURITY.

Needless to say, yet another party broke out with everyone posing for pictures with The Cup. In the picture above, Mr. C was six months old and I’m going to go out on a limb to say he may never have a cooler moment in all of his sporting life. We took tons of pictures, many with me in them but if you think for one moment you are going to see a picture of me six months after having that fat baby? You….are insane.

After all the posing and cheering that went on, the men gathered to drink champagne from The Cup. That’s right…The Man has actually gotten a buzz drinking from the very Cup that about half the country is in a frenzy over right now. The party didn’t wrap up until the wee hours of the morning so when I tell you I’ve lost a lot of sleep over The Stanley Cup? I’m totally not kidding.

While The Stars rarely show up for this particular party anymore, I’m still a huge hockey fan and hope all of you that are following the final games are enjoying yourselves!

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Backpacking Dad May 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Holy Hell! Your son got to sit in the Cup that the refs stole for the Stars? :}

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2 Upstatemomof3 May 31, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Oh my goodness – that is SOOOO cool!!! How fun to live up the street from Brian Skrudland. We love hockey! Big Brother even plays (he’ll tell ya he is going to play for the Rangers when he grows up). Thanks so much for sending this to me.

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3 Middle-Aged-Woman May 31, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I actually have more than one cup story, but I won’t tell them until after we’ve won this one!

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4 Maria S May 31, 2009 at 8:08 pm

How incredibly cute!!!! Mr C looks so so so cute … and a bit disoriented?
Add this one to the rehearsal dinner stack!!!
Love you,

5 Captain Dumbass May 31, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Finally. Finally! After all the teasing we finally get to see the picture. I can’t believe how lucky you are. I’ve seen the Cup twice now. The first time in Toronto I almost peed myself. There is no trophy in professional sports that even comes close to the coolness that is the Cup.

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6 Maria S May 31, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Oh! And, BTW, love your new adds – I can totally relate to Williams Sonoma, Clinique, etc.

7 foradifferentkindofgirl (fakdog) May 31, 2009 at 8:19 pm

What is this hockey you speak of?


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8 Sprite's Keeper May 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

That? Is awesome!
When everyone says they drank from the Stanley Cup, you can say your son peed in it! (Just find a picture with a look of concentration on it. There MUST be one!

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9 Kate Coveny Hood May 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Okay – so I have to admit. I’m not much of a sports fan – and I don’t follow hockey…but I still think you’re story if very cool. And the picture is precious (I love a fat baby).

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10 Sasha May 31, 2009 at 8:52 pm

So cute… and in fear of coming off as a complete hockey snot… that cup makes an appearance every year or so in some way or another around here. It tours the high school pep rallies every year! Next time I spy it, I will think of Mr.C, the cutest celeb to don it yet, in my opinion!

We watch a bit of hockey, but Veto and I must be simply displaced Americans or something, we are baseball fans. I’ll keep an eye on the Red Wings because Veto is originally from Windsor ONT, right across the river. It’s also what draws me to the Detroit Tigers.

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11 Reinventing Dad May 31, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Boy IF the Stanley Cup could talk, the stories that it could tell! How awesome that your Dallas Star neighbor was kind enough to share his good fortune. I still remember how excited I was to see the Lombardi Trophy at a St. Louis museum in 2000 after the Rams won the Super Bowl!

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12 Kathy May 31, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Wow that is so cool!

13 The Dental Maven June 1, 2009 at 3:49 am


Go Wings…

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14 Bobbi June 1, 2009 at 5:14 am

That is awesome!

I’d like to sit in The Cup, but I don’t know any hockey players.

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15 Amo June 1, 2009 at 5:55 am

The “Cup”?

Where I’m from, the only sport IN THE WORLD is Nascar.

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16 Writer Dad June 1, 2009 at 6:04 am

Okay, I don’t follow hockey, but still know exactly how cool that is!

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17 Keely June 1, 2009 at 6:29 am

I’ve never seen the cup, so I’ll just say: Awwwww the fat little baby nom nom nom.

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18 Jan June 1, 2009 at 7:33 am

That is such a COOL story!

Beloved was courting me during the Stanley Cup in 1999, and he took me to game 6, I believe – I do know it was the last game in Dallas. We had a GREAT time, despite the RUDE Buffalo fans behind us that poured beer all OVER us when the game was over.

I’ve also never forgiven Sports Illustrated for snubbing the Stars; they were the first professional team of any to win a championship game NOT featured on the cover of the magazine.

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19 zelzee June 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

For real??? How cool is that?
My son in law pretty much deserts his family during Stanley Cup playoffs!!
My daughter is about ready to Stanley his Cup!

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20 BIG PAPA June 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

I love great stories like that. My sister who played soccer once got a trophy for “Best trip ever!” which isn’t really sportsmanlike but it makes you real cool growing up in Kansas ;)

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21 abdpbt June 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I’ve always liked that tradition with the Stanley Cup. But yeah, not going to drink out of the cup after a baby sat in it–no offense!

PS: thanks for the tip on Shaper hair spray being bigger in Dallas than Aqua Net, I really should have used you as a consultant for that part of the list!

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22 The Mother June 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I have pictures of my kids standing BESIDE the Stanley Cup. But IN it?

Too bad he was too young to appreciate it at the time. Or remember it.

Oh well, that’s what photos are for.

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23 the mayor June 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm

General Motors filed for bankruptcy today and many more of my neighbors will lose their jobs. When I say we NEED this win in Detroit this year I’m not exaggerating.
God have mercy on Michigan and GO Wings!

I have some Red Wing encounter stories worth telling, guess I’ll have to exploit their fame when they win.

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24 MommyNamedApril June 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

how fun is that?!!!

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25 bex June 1, 2009 at 4:30 pm

that is really REALLY cool! and mr. c looks the same, just smaller!

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26 The Lawyer Mom June 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm

What a great story! Has Mr. C taken that picture to show and tell? And signed autographs for the other kids? Because he is one cool dude.

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27 Casey June 1, 2009 at 6:47 pm

That’s pretty damn cool! We went to every single home playoff game the year the Lightning won the cup and it was awesome, simply awesome.

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28 Jenni Jiggety June 1, 2009 at 8:30 pm

That is a SUPER cool picture! I am a fair weather hockey fan…so once the Bruins are out, I stop being interested!

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29 Amber June 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Okay, that is so cool. I want to sit on the cup!

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30 DCUrbanDad June 2, 2009 at 7:12 am

That’s cool, but what I want to know is did he poop in the cup?

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31 Connie @ Young and Relentless June 2, 2009 at 8:30 am

What a great picture and memory!

Several years ago when Bobbi and I were roommates we were huge Avalanche fans (we stalked them all over Denver) and they won the cup. It was so exciting!

P.S. I just went to check and it was 2001! I can’t believe it was that long ago…..

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32 jessica June 2, 2009 at 9:35 am

you are now officially the coolest person I know

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33 Headless Mom June 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm

This totally rocks!!! Wasn’t that the year that they beat the Avs? I’m totally an Avs fan. Hockey rocks!

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34 Carolyn Online June 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm

What a cool memory. I hope he peed in it…just a little.

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35 Jim Styro June 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Excellent pic. Excellent story. You are just excellent.
And thanks for the heads up.

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36 Meli June 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm

That is too cute!!

I am such a bad Canadian because I do not get excited about hockey or the Stanley Cup. The whole idea of a bunch of strangers kissing it and drinking out of it makes me woozy. But don’t tell anyone, ok?!

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37 Out-Numbered June 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Dude. Just saw this post. Awesome. I’m a huge hockey guy and Rangers season tix holder. Skruds played for us before he went to the stars. He was a good dude. He was much better off with you guys. Awesome Pic.

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38 Wendy June 10, 2009 at 7:58 am

Aw, totally adorable picture!

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39 Jessica June 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Ok, I’m a wee bit behind on my post reading, but I have to say that is the coolest.

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