Why does a picture of Gretz holding the Grey Cup tick you off? He was, at one point, the part-owner of the Argos (with John Candy, who you can see in the background), and I'm guessing that pic is from after the Argos won the Cup in '91.
I still think the Grey Cup and Stanley Cup are the two best-looking trophies out there. The Mem Cup is really neat, because it looks so classic ... The MLB trophy is unique, at least; but the NFL and NBA look like they have identical trophies. I prefer the NFL one to the NBA one - the NBA one looks cheap, like they're trying to have it "animated" (like a ball going in a basket ... give me a break), and it looks like it's about to fall apart. How can you dream about holding THAT up? Meanwhile, it's easy to dream about lifting the Stanley/Grey Cup above your head ... They're still all better than that damn World Cup of Hockey abomination.
Those rugby trophies are neat ... I like those "overseas" trophies, too. Like the FA Cup ... I think that thing is a beaut.
I think the Stanley Cup is the hardest professional sports trophy to win ... playing every other night in a full-contact sport, blocking pucks flying at 100mph with your body ... yikes. But that's a good point about the Mem Cup being harder to win than that. The WHL and, I think, OHL playoffs are as long as the NHL's; then you have to win another tournament ... Really, by winning the Mem Cup, you are asserting that you're better than the other 57 teams in the CHL - 57 other teams!!!