The Washington Capitals had a new tradition this season with the Stanley Cup.
You may think it was taking it for a dip in a fountain, but you’d be wrong as Stanley has gone swimming before.
Would it be taking it to bars around town? Nope, the Rangers made that an art form in 1994.
How about taking it to a baseball game? Nah, pretty much every team does that.
What pray tell would it be then? Two words every college kid is familiar with – keg stands.
And while the Capitals got plenty of those in during their time with Lord Stanley’s Cup, it looks like they may be the last team allowed to do it.
Alex Ovechkin doing a keg stand out of the Stanley Cup, living his best life pic.twitter.com/0qX6cpuTLf
— Spittin’ Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) June 9, 2018
According to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan, there is concern that the continuous pressure from doing such a manuever – whether holding onto the bowl or the base – could damage the holiest trophy in all of sports.
So, the despite the tradition of drinking beer while doing a headstand has graced colleges and universities across the globe, it looks like the hockey players have to find another way to celebrate their Stanley Cup win.
Maybe they can leave it on the side of the road (1906 Montreal Wanderers), drop it off a balcony (2011 Dallas Stars) or eat copious amounts of food out of it.
Oh and you know, flames, they’re ok too.