Most prestigious trophy in sports?

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What do you consider to be the most prestigious trophy or cup in sports?

America’s Cup - Awarded to sailing’s America’s Cup competition winner
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Commissioner’s Trophy - Awarded to World Series winner
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Davis Cup - Awarded to Davis Cup competition winner
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The Golf Champion Trophy, aka Claret Jug - Awarded to The Open Championship winner
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Heisman Trophy - Awarded to NCAA college football's player of the year
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Jules Rimet Trophy - Awarded to FIFA World Cup winner
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Ryder Cup - Awarded to biennial USA vs. Europe golf match winner
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Stanley Cup - Awarded to NHL champions
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Vince Lombardi Trophy - Awarded to Super Bowl winner
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Other
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Total votes: 19

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Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by Sabo » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:27 pm

I was daydreaming a bit earlier today, and this question popped in my head. What do you consider to be the most prestigious trophy or cup in sports?

Yes, there is some bias toward American sports. Feel free to suggest others.
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by Rex » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:32 pm

I would go with the World Cup first and the NBA O'Brien Trophy second.

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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by degenerasian » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:33 pm

What about Triple Crown? is that a trophy?
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:34 pm

I went Jules Rimet, and I think the fact that it's only awarded every four years had something to do with my choice. That, and the mythology behind the event.
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by Sabo » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:35 pm

Rex wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:32 pm
I would go with the World Cup first and the NBA O'Brien Trophy second.
D'oh. Forgot about the NBA trophy.

And Degen, there's no trophy for horse racing's triple crown.
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by A_B » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:36 pm

Sabo wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Rex wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:32 pm
I would go with the World Cup first and the NBA O'Brien Trophy second.
D'oh. Forgot about the NBA trophy.

And Degen, there's no trophy for horse racing's triple crown.
Horse's Ass there isn't

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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by Sabo » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:38 pm

DAMMIT.

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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by brian » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:40 pm

If you're talking the actual, literal trophy I'd say Stanley Cup since there's only one of them and there's a lot more mystique and superstition and history and whatnot around it (well, technically there's two, but that's a long story).

(Also, the Jules Rimet Trophy is retired since 1974. The World Cup winner receives a replica of the "FIFA World Cup Trophy" now.)
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by Rex » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:51 pm

I think the coolest looking or most iconic trophy is a different question, no?

I was pretty close to putting the NBA first. Basketball has a wide global reach, the NBA is the unquestioned pinnacle of the game, and the champion is invariably a great team because of the format. It's pretty much what separates basketball legends from merely great players, moreso than in any other sport.

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Post by Giff » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:06 pm

I feel like Stanley Cup is a no-brainer.
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Post by bfj » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:21 pm

Does the trophy being for an individual vs. a team weight it differently. The Claret Jug or the Heisman is for the best individual player of ALL the players. Is that a distinction that matters? I voted World Cup because it is on a national level. The best in the world.
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by sancarlos » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:24 pm

Rex wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:51 pm
I think the coolest looking or most iconic trophy is a different question, no?

I was pretty close to putting the NBA first. Basketball has a wide global reach, the NBA is the unquestioned pinnacle of the game, and the champion is invariably a great team because of the format. It's pretty much what separates basketball legends from merely great players, moreso than in any other sport.
If you are talking about wide global reach and the unquestioned pinnacle of the sport, it's got to be the World Cup trophy (that's the way I interpreted the question, and voted.)

But, if we are talking specifically about the hardware, it's got to be the Stanley Cup.
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by EnochRoot » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:36 pm

bfj wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:21 pm
Does the trophy being for an individual vs. a team weight it differently. The Claret Jug or the Heisman is for the best individual player of ALL the players. Is that a distinction that matters? I voted World Cup because it is on a national level. The best in the world.
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Re: Most prestigious trophy in sports?

Post by Shirley » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 pm

I think you'd have to separate team trophies from individual ones. Team trophy - I went World Cup from that list. I don't think it's that close.

For individual trophies - I agree that the Heisman is probably the most prestigious one in the US. Not sure why, since college football is far from the most popular sport, and football is so team-oriented, but for whatever reason, that one is huge. Internationally, the choice is probably the FIFA Footballer of the Year.
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