That is the bar tab the Bruins racked up the night of their Stanley Cup parade in Boston. After being feted in the streets of Beantown, the team trekked to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and Shrine nightclub where they partied like a franchise that hadn't won the Stanley Cup in 39 years. Oh, that's right ...
I know alcohol is expensive, but how do you rack up a bill that big and not have half the roster getting alcohol poisoning? It's pretty easy; just buy a $100,000 bottle of champagne. The 30-liter bottle -- one of only six in existence -- was twice the size of the bottle the NBA's Mavericks famously got for their club celebration. It was so big, even Zdeno Chara had a hard time opening it. Afterward, the B's all signed the bottle and it will eventually be raffled off with benefits going to the Bruins foundation.
And how exactly does one drink from a bottle that big? Pour it into the Stanley Cup, of course. It's times like this I actually don't envy the Keeper of the Cup. I'd rather have a problem with my credit card than clean that.
In case you were wondering, the tip on a bill like that comes out to $24,869.80 ... as a mandatory gratuity. Danielle (the server's name on the receipt) and staff probably took home more than that. Plus, there's the $7,500 in taxes, too. Can't forget the 136 bottles of Bud Light and all the water.
You can see the whole bill here (courtesy of Boston Globe).
How the players were standing and not hung over -- or at least appearing so -- on Sunday afternoon when they all threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park is amazing. If it were me, I'd probably still have a headache.
-- Brian Stubits
Video courtesy of Boston Globe
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