One Man’s Date With Stanley

The Stanley Cup

As a Capitals fan I have never had the experience of seeing my team win the Stanley Cup and that means, I have never held, touched, kissed, fondled, stroked, stared, glared, drank from, or even have come close to the greatest trophy in sports.

I called  a guy named Matt Chancler, a Penguins fan, to give me his experience with the Cup.  Matt saw his team win the Cup last year and thus has had a chance to hold, touch, kiss, fondle, stroke, stare, glare and drink from the Cup, although he only actually touched it and took a picture.

As hard as it was for me to listen to a Penguins fan tell his story of his moment with the Stanley Cup, I did it, and I did it only because of this blog, just know that.

“I tell ya, seeing the sun glisten just so off of that beautiful Cup was quite an experience,” said Chancler, knowing he was already annoying me.  “I really hope one day you have the opportunity to see what I saw, although I really doubt you will.”

It was at this point I was weighing the option of scrapping this post and taking a zero for the assignment, but I pressed on.

Matt went to the parade in Pittsburgh last June and was surrounded by thousands of bandwagoners, I mean fans, that also liked the Penguins because of Crosby.

“I only had a few moments with the Cup because there were so many people,” said Chancler.  “I wanted some more time, but all I was able to do was touch it and take a picture.  I guess I will have to wait until this June to actually hold it.”

So, there you have it.  Matt wasn’t very insightful or descriptive, but took the chance to really rub it in that the Caps lost to the Penguins in last year’s playoffs.  I guess I shouldn’t have expected much from a Pens fan.

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