LONE GREY SQUIRREL showes a photograph of the world cup, ‘Today’s featured article’ on wikipedia English is about the Royal Gold Cup, and, of course, there’s always the famous Norfolk cup (Z’s blog here). Scarlet Blue describes some difficulties she has encountered with her cups, there is a measuring guide too, but I am a little distracted, sorry.
So cups are in the air and I wonder how these trophys actually look: I expected the 2010 FIFA World CUP cup to look, yes, like a cup, but it seems to represent a different sort of τροπαιον – maybe I confused it with the UEFA CUP trophy, from which the victors can take a big swig after the battle: In my imaginative mind these trophys are always ‘Pokale’, goblets, things from what one drinks.
Laurel wreaths are passè, since the early modern period these are presented only to poets and other scribblers, while the heroic men of sword and deed take a big gulp. Preferably from the enemy’s skull, what reminds me of Asterix und die Normannen (Ger., Eng.), where head-norman MAULAF downs many skulls of calva.
Besides all these football cups exist a lot of other world cups, mostly given out by associations, and some other cups of note, f.e. the Admiral’s Cup, World Snooker Championship, or the Tourist Trophy. The Americans of course do it differently, and have a Super Bowl. To make it clear, it’s not the Puggy WEAVER, but the Vince LOMABRDI trophy.
If I will ever need a cup, I certainly will buy it in the well asorted specialized trade, and luckily we have such a shop in town.
I was once awarded with something like a cup, at the Bundesjugendspiele in the early seventies, I hated it from the bottom of my heart. Let’s hope that this evening will bring a fair and good game, Uruguay versus Germany had earlier turned into a kind of brawl and there is no need to repeat that.