Best day ever

Chris Jones spends some quality time with the Stanley Cup

Updated: May 31, 2012, 4:56 PM ET
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

SOME SECRETS ARE really hard to keep. I asked the National Hockey League if I could have the Stanley Cup for a day; the league said yes, so long as I didn't tell anybody. You have to understand: I live in a small Canadian town called Port Hope, about an hour east of Toronto. For us up here, the Stanley Cup is close to a religious artifact; it might be the one inanimate object that every single Canadian could recognize instantly, even though we don't win it anymore.

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