Monday, November 24, 2003

Trophy one-upmanship

During the Heritage Classic game weekend in Edmonton, my friend and former colleague Kevin Steel persuaded his sister to take his nephew downtown to have his picture taken with the Stanley Cup. At the end of his post, he indulges in some "Nyahhh!":

But here's the kicker. When I dropped them off, I said, "And if the Grey Cup is there, get a shot of him with that as well."

It was there. Now how often does a kid get a chance like that? To be photographed beside the two biggest sports awards in the country in one afternoon? It was the Canadian sports harmonic convergence. Only once in Edmonton's history, 1987, have both cups been here. Anyway, I don't have to explain; sports, kids, goals, heroes, glory... And my nephew, remember, is from Vancouver, which everyone knows is a nice place to visit, etc. etc. (hmmmmm) etc. 'Nuf said.

Poor kid. That would mean that he doesn't get the character building experience of walking through eight foot snow drifts to get to school. Uphill. Both ways. ( ;o) )