On Wednesday night, I got to watch a bunch of guys skate around an ice rink with a silver cup hoisted over their heads. My beloved Tampa Bay Lightning won their second straight Stanley Cup championship with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadians.
If it seems like we just did this – well – we did.
If you are a regular Fun on Friday reader, you know I love sports. Hockey is my favorite followed by football. My favorite teams are the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Well, all of those worlds collided in a moment of sports harmony this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski joined Lightning players at their practice. Gronk even donned the goalie pads. (He showed a pretty solid glove hand.)
Gronkowski even brought along the Lombardi Trophy. Lightning players posed for pictures with the Super Bowl hardware.
Twenty-twenty has been a miserable year for sports fans. Coronavirus shut down sports back in March, leaving sports junkies to chose between blankly staring replays of 5-year-old football games or actually picking up a book.
But we’re starting to see signs of normalcy.
So, what do you think about the Muller report? I think it completely exonerates the president! No, wait. I think it shows he’s absolutely guilty and should be impeached! No, wait…
Actually, I think the whole thing goes to show how people can spin political theater any way they want to, depending on their political proclivities. I don’t really have any political proclivities – at least not when it comes to party politics. I haven’t been following the whole saga, so, I don’t know much about Russiagate at all.
But you know what I do know about? Hockey! And it’s Stanley Cup playoff season!
The World Cup kicked off this week. The international soccer tournament is the most-watched sporting event in the world. Over the next several weeks, teams from 32 countries will compete for the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Speaking of trophies, have you seen any of the footage of Alexander Ovechkin and his Washington Capital teammates partying with the Stanley Cup? It has been – as some might say – off the chain.