Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nice Ink - ESPN

From the ESPN website, Meri-Jo Borzilleri writes about the America's Cup visiting the Pacific Northwest.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- It's a trophy that's tall, silver and heavy with history. The winning team gets to keep it until there's a new champion. It gets its own seat in the plane -- business- or first-class only -- and travels in a padded case with its own white-gloved security detail.

It's not the Stanley Cup, but sailing's America's Cup, said to be the oldest continuous trophy in sports, first awarded in 1851.

It's back in the United States for the first time in 15 years, and it's on tour.

Read the full story here.