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The Kings are building a giant Stanley Cup made of sand

May 10, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT


We’ve seen the Stanley Cup carved in ice, we’ve seen it made into a giant fountain in Times Square, but a 12-14 foot tall Stanley Cup made of sand? That’s new and that’s something the Los Angeles Kings are going to pull off.

The Kings announced they’ll be building a massive sand castle-like version of the Cup display near Staples Center for the Western Conference finals. What are they calling it? The “Sandley” Cup of course. The headline writers at are more than proud of that ode to their pun-writing skills. The Kings say it will take 30 tons of sand and the display will be one to behold.

Built by a seven-time U.S. Open champion, the final product will feature a 12-14 foot Stanley Cup; a life size depiction of goalie Jonathan Quick in net; and three or four Kings jerseys showcasing player names and numbers all built within one 20×20 space.

Large and in charge, just how L.A. would like it.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    After hearing this they just upset the hockey gods !

    • blomfeld - May 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      cease with your dribble friend !

  2. dumptrucked - May 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    L.A. And Phoenix in the West Finals… Just a disgrace to the origins of the greatest game on earth. Okay, maybe a slight over reaction, the bigger disgrace is that my Wild, the team that resides in ‘the state of hockey’ and the home of the greatest high school sports tourny in America, is a bottom feeder and has missed the playoffs for about four years now.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

      The fact that they are called the WILD ends any argument that they reside in “the state of hockey ” !

    • ron05342 - May 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM

      What a pathetic post. Pathetic.

    • blomfeld - May 10, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      sorry there Dump truck, but it’s likely that you just might be a “disgrace” yourself ?

  3. bag217 - May 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Putting the cart before the horse, aren’t they? Don’t anger the hockey gods!

  4. dkphilly1122 - May 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Flyers Of The West Coast just jinxed themselves with this Whole situation. Richards jinxed the Flyers in 2010, now the King are!!

  5. cleverbob - May 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Bad joojoo…

  6. dannythebisforbeast - May 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Don’t mess with Jobu

  7. obamablowz - May 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    And all 13 Kings fans love it!

    • ron05342 - May 10, 2012 at 9:28 PM

      Did you watch the end of the game on Sunday? An incredible amount of noise from only 13 people.

      Considering your nick, I can see where you have lost your way.

      • obamablowz - May 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

        Yep…they’re called band wagon jumpers

    • blomfeld - May 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

      Bag217, obamablowz, cleverbob, dkphilly …

      listen you clowns, if anyone’s got sand lodged between their ears around here, then that would be “you” people ! …

  8. vindicatus - May 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    What will wind up being the bigger jinx? This Stanley Cup of sand or the Rangers decision to start selling ECF tickets before they lost game 6 last night?

    • ron05342 - May 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

      To obamablowz, I attended every game this season except two and all were sellouts except for four games, and they were all within 500 of being sold out. I don’t know how many times I have to repeat this, but fools like you keep popping up so here it goes again…the Kings have been in the league 45 years and have a following all over the country. They were the only team in the southwest in the 70’s and part of the 80’s and had large fan followings throughout the sunbelt before the league expanded to such places as Dallas, Miami, Carolina, and Nashville.

      Indeed, the Kings success is what convinced the league to go to the sunbelt, and expand into Anaheim and San Jose as well. There are Kings’ season ticket holders that have been there since the beginning, and have seen it all.

      You, sir, are clueless, but now you have been educated. If you post something stupid now, its on you.

      • blomfeld - May 10, 2012 at 10:37 PM

        Seriously, what a fantastic comment ! :) :) :) :) :)

        best regards … Blomfeld, Baroomher, Highlander, Namriverrats, Oceanside

    • blomfeld - May 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

      Hey pal, you might want to clean the sand out of your own ears, eh ?

  9. DTF31 - May 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    How long until Darryl Sutter storms out to it and destroys it along with the workers?

    • ron05342 - May 10, 2012 at 9:22 PM

      My initial reaction is this is a funny post, but then I can actually seeing Daryl doing this.

  10. highlander24 - May 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    13 Kings fans?! You are a pathetic person who obviously knows absolutely nothing about hockey or people. GO KINGS GO!!!!!!!!

  11. barroomhero80 - May 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Que the haters who’s teams are done for the season. CHUMPS! GO KINGS GO!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 11, 2012 at 3:38 AM

      bar: actually, try: Cue the haters whose teams are done for the season.
      Learning English is really hard.

      • barroomhero80 - May 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

        and bieng a douche comes so easy to you…

  12. blomfeld - May 10, 2012 at 10:33 PM


    I know that a lot of the envious haters would like to think so … but I for one don’t ! … and I suspect that neither do any the other 13 LA Kings who this “obamablowz” creature refers to (ie: hey buddy, I’ll have you know that it’s more like 13,000,000,000 of us LA Kings fans !) In all seriousness, one does have to question the wisdom of such bravado ? By erecting this sand sculpture in front of the Staple Center, are we Kings tempting fate and acting with foolish flippancy ? Do we Kings even have the right to behave in such a naive and flamboyant fashion ? Well friends, the answer to that is an “unequivocal” yes ! :) Yesiree, next up we’re going to crush this “financial fraud” known as the “Yotes” ! … and then we’re going to obliterate whatever junk comes out of the east after that ! … let’s just hope it’s “that fake communist “what’s for dinner mummy” Ovechkin, eh ? :) The bottom line is that the only sand castle you haters will get to see collapse, is this one …

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 11, 2012 at 3:47 AM

      blom says: “it’s more like 13,000,000,000 of us LA Kings fans.” Well, since our planet has “only” around 7,000,000,000 human inhabitants, perhaps we can agree that the number of Kings fans is far greater than 13 and far fewer than 13,000,000,000. I was once one of them. I not only attended their first game, at Long Beach Arena vs the Flyers in Oct. 1967, but their first ever practice in L.A., at which scrimmage was cancelled because no one had brought any pucks, not one. LOL. What a start! Only 44 years later and they are already just 8 wins from their first Cup!

      • blomfeld - May 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

        “I was once one of them” …

        Friend … with a fantastic history like yours, surely you’re still a Kings fan today ? … and if you’re not because you became disenfranchised somewhere along the way, then now’s the “perfect” time to climb back aboard and join us ! :) In all seriousness, I’ve never seen a Kings team more talented or better prepared than this one. The run in ’93 with Gretzky was fun, but there’s no way you can compare that team to this one. About the only thing I can see stopping us now is if Bettman and company start meddling with things in this next series, in-order to promote “their” asset Phoenix. Apart from that, things are looking real good for us Kings at this juncture !

        *** special bonus video selection for nothanksimdriving123 ***

    • darksidecowboy - May 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

      This is what I’m talking about. LA fans are talking about the cup, parades, battle of LA vs NY, etc. Like the rest of the hockey world, the Coyotes are being overlooked, and after each round they enjoy a hearty slice of crow. Typical…but welcomed. This year the desert dogs are playing the underdog every series, even though they had home ice every series. Smith will stop the Kings. The sand castle will be the only cup the Kings will see this year.

      • blomfeld - May 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

        WELL I RECKON SO …

        Right now your desert dogs are true “underdogs” just by virtue of their very existence ! Look friend, I’m on record here for extolling the “can do” spirit of your Coyotes, despite all the negativity and hardship which they’re constantly facing, be that from indifferent Arizonan folk, condescending Canadians or venomous east-coasters. I admire not only their pluck & resolve to survive, but their ability to excel ! It’s funny, as “empathy for an underdog” is exactly what drew me to the King’s cause, way back in ’73 …

        In the long term, I wish you and your team the very best. But in this battle, you people are now the “enemy” and nothing, say again nothing, is going to stand in the way of our Kings ! That which must be done, will be done …

        *** Bonus video selection for darksidecowboy ***

  13. dukh8r - May 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Reminds me of the last Clash album called “Cut the Crap”….and thats what they made..Crap

  14. paledevil - May 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    throw me a video blomfeld

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