Tag:Stanley Cup tour
Posted on: June 21, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Cup keep up: Bruins rack up one massive bar tab

$156,679.74.

That is the bar tab the Bruins racked up the night of their Stanley Cup parade in Boston. After being feted in the streets of Beantown, the team trekked to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and Shrine nightclub where they partied like a franchise that hadn't won the Stanley Cup in 39 years. Oh, that's right ...

I know alcohol is expensive, but how do you rack up a bill that big and not have half the roster getting alcohol poisoning? It's pretty easy; just buy a $100,000 bottle of champagne. The 30-liter bottle -- one of only six in existence -- was twice the size of the bottle the NBA's Mavericks famously got for their club celebration. It was so big, even Zdeno Chara had a hard time opening it. Afterward, the B's all signed the bottle and it will eventually be raffled off with benefits going to the Bruins foundation.

And how exactly does one drink from a bottle that big? Pour it into the Stanley Cup, of course. It's times like this I actually don't envy the Keeper of the Cup. I'd rather have a problem with my credit card than clean that.

In case you were wondering, the tip on a bill like that comes out to $24,869.80 ... as a mandatory gratuity. Danielle (the server's name on the receipt) and staff probably took home more than that. Plus, there's the $7,500 in taxes, too. Can't forget the 136 bottles of Bud Light and all the water.

You can see the whole bill here (courtesy of Boston Globe).

How the players were standing and not hung over -- or at least appearing so -- on Sunday afternoon when they all threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park is amazing. If it were me, I'd probably still have a headache.

-- Brian Stubits

Video courtesy of Boston Globe

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Posted on: June 19, 2011 3:06 pm
Edited on: June 19, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Cup keep up: Lord Stanley visits Fenway Park

You want proof the Stanley Cup is the most revered trophy in sports? Take a look above. People everywhere, including Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz, want to hoist the Cup high. As you can see, he and the rest of the Red Sox had the chance to do just that as the Stanley Cup began its whirlwind tour with a visit to Fenway Park.

To watch the pregame festivities, click here.

The entire Bruins team was honored on the field before the Red Sox game and a day after the raucaus rolling parade with a record crowd, the B's were again lauded and applauded by Boston faithful.

I think they tried to set a world record for biggest first pitch or something as everybody on the Bruins had a catching partner on the receiving end of a pitch. So who got to actually toe the rubber as the spotlight? The Cup itself, of course. Naturally, though, it was captain Zdeno Chara acting as the keeper for the afternoon.

This is likely the last day the Bruins are all together as the offseason begins and the Stanley Cup will make appearances all over the world with the players. We will do our best to keep up with the Cup as it's worldwide tour and stays with the players is one of the greatest traditions in sports.

-- Brian Stubits

Photo courtesy of @NHLBruins on Twitter

 
 
 
 
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