Tom Brady doesn’t need to get any big ideas about throwing the Stanley Cup.
Tom Brady may be the GOAT of football, but as far as trophies are concerned, there is no comparison for the Stanley Cup. As the oldest trophy amongst American professional sports, the Stanley Cup deserves an added level of reverence.
The Stanley Cup was first used in 1893, which makes it older than the current iteration of the NFL, the Buccaneers, and especially Brady himself. Some of the greatest hockey players in history have held this trophy, and the history behind it is second to none.
Unfortunately for the safety of the Stanley cup, Tampa sports don’t have a great history of protecting trophies.
As is the growing tradition for champions in the Tampa area, boat parades have become the norm. The Lightning were able to set an example for parades in this fashion after winning the 2020 Stanley Cup, and the Buccaneers followed up with plenty of their own signature moments.
The most memorable moment of the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl parade, other than Tom Brady stumbling off the boat at the end of the day, was when the starting quarterback made his most important throw of the year; the legendary “Lombardi throw.”
In what was perhaps an inadvisable move, Brady tossed the Lombardi Trophy from his boat to the safe hands of his teammates on a different boat. The Lombardi Trophy is not as storied as the Stanley Cup, but it still does not deserve to sink in a Tampa waterway. In the end, nothing terrible came to pass, and the moment will live on in infamy in the Tampa Bay area.
After the Lightning added on to their Stanley Cup streak the other night, the official Twitter account for the Trophy was quick to Tweet some words of caution to the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Brady responded in a manner that is growing customary with his new team, but we would still caution against throwing the Stanley Cup. Based on the size, weight, and legacy, it doesn’t appear that the benefits outweigh the potential disaster that could ensue.
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