Honestly, the ugliest and most exaggerated trophy in all of sports. Unlike all other trophies, you would not know this is the championship cup for hockey if you looked at it. It looks more like an artifact that belongs in a church to represent the Holy Grail.
It got its name from its creator, a guy named the Lord Stanley of Preston, who was governor of Canada at the time. He bought a decorative punch bowl (Yes, a punch bowl) and made it the trophy. He had the words "Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup" engraved on one side of the outside rim, and "From Stanley of Preston" on the other side.
Person 1: What the hell is this sport, and what the hell is that massive thing he's carrying over his head?
Person 2: It's hockey, and that's the Stanley Cup they win as champions.
Person 1: Dear God...
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