Tuesday, October 14, 2008
YEAH JOE ELLIOTT PUT THE STUPID STANLEY CUP UPSIDE DOWN ,BUT WAS'NT REALLY HIS FAULT.
Def Leppard's website has released a statement from singer Joe Elliott about ever-so-slight breach of Stanley Cup protocol last Thursday:
October 14, DefLeppard.com: "I will, as always, take full responsibility for what happened because I have big pucks. However, someone at the NHL should have known better and informed me first instead of keeping the Stanley Cup under lock and key until the last minute. The practice run the day before with a coffeemaker went swimmingly because it, like every other sporting cup I've ever seen, was wider at the top than the base. Ironic isn't it that after that night's gig, a NHL insider told me that long ago the Stanley Cup was also designed to be put down that way!!! Like most of my fellow Brits, I'd never seen it before until it was handed to me sideways by which time I had a 50/50 chance of getting it right. Whoops......"
The Cup on top of the wider-base trophy was designed to be put down smaller-side first, but the Stanley Cup consists of more than the Cup itself these days...
Posted by Doug Jefford