not the article you refer to, but similar themeThatGuy wrote:I don't want to post anything since it's behind a paywall, but Athletic subscribers should read Jeremy Rutherford's recap of the parade. They got to ride along with Jake Allen as he interacted with fans - really, really good stuff.
St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup Parade Felt Like Redemption
The Cup itself makes some of this happen. It's sport's best trophy IMO. There is only one*. They have it for a year. The Cup shows up wherever, gets shared around, the players are humbled by their short time with it, want to make the most of having it, and showing it off. The perfect prop- wherever it goes, thee ice is broke and there's an instant party.it was what the parade turned into: a party where lines blurred and heroes mingled with crowds, where the distance between a sports fan and his favorite player shrunk until it was nothing at all
*FWIW, several times I've been in dumb fun but competitive/prideful league - (my family washers competition, my first Fantasy FB league etc) we always made the trophy into a Cup/Championship belt sort of thing. You only own it as the reigning champ.