Stanley Cup Mania: Why Do you NEED a Stanley Cup?

Stanley Cup Mania: Why Do you NEED a Stanley Cup?

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! The squeals of mainly women and young girls were heard this past Christmas as plenty received one of the hot ticket items...a Stanley Cup. No seriously, a Stanley Cup, not to be confused with the giant metallic hockey trophy, is simply an insulated 40 oz water bottle that can keep your cold drinks cold for hours on end, and your hot drinks hot. Comes with a giant c-shaped handle and a lid that can be opened to be cleaned or removed so you can drink straight from the bottle vs the provided straw.

But, why you ask, are again, mainly women, lining up for hours to get the "specialty" Valentines cup, and spending an excess of 100s of dollars to get hard to find Stanleys...when the majority of these, again, mainly women, already have whole shelves of water bottles?

Stanley Cup Mania: Why Do you NEED a Stanley Cup?

Well, like every other fad and trend in the world, this is the latest. It's become a status symbol. A way to be seen. A way to start conversation. Something to post up in Instagram next to you're already fake life. A way to have a conversation at 3am as you sleep outside a store waiting for the latest shipments to arrive so you can claw the eyes out of the lady you just spend 4 hours talking to, so you can get one for your grandkid.

Stanley Cup Mania: Why Do you NEED a Stanley Cup?

It's a tale as old as time and might I remind you, for anyone getting up on their high horse about how insane this is...PS5, Tickle Me Elmo, Pet Rocks, Beanie Babies, COD, Harry Potter, Twilight, Jordans, Cabbage Patch Kids...and on and on. Every generation, both genders, all ages, have that thing that drives people nuts because a demand is created through social media, tv, or word of mouth, and the next thing you know, otherwise sane people cannot sleep until they have the latest "thing."

The crazy thing is, as I sit here sipping out of my dupe I bought for 8 dollars that does the literal same exact job as the more expensive $35-45+ ones, is this trend is useful. We as people NEED to drink more water. This one 40 oz gets you half the way a day or more depending on your size and weight which is more water than most people normally drink outside of working out. And people are drinking more water all because it's trendy to do so, to haul this thing around and talk about it and show it off. I mean, of all the things in the world, is that really a bad thing?

Stanley Cup Mania: Why Do you NEED a Stanley Cup?
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