Who: Pasi Nurminen, former NHL player and Finland goalie coach.
What: The IIHF World Championship trophy, a cup with wings and now a dent.
How: Finland partied all afternoon, evening and night after taking the hockey worlds, all the way up to and including the flight back home yesterday. Nurminen looks a little unsteady coming down the stairs, and faceplants the perfectly placed trophy. (Alternate angle here.)
Who: Ajax goaltender Maarten Stekelnberg.
What: The Johan Cruijff Shield, a shiny piece of dinnerware given to the Eredivisie (Dutch league) champs over the weekend.
How: Slippery fingers, or perhaps a botched handoff. The cup appears to be undamaged and barely avoids the trailing bus, only to be scooped up by a fan who cartoonishly chases the motorcade.
Who: Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.
What: The Copa Del Rey trophy, which has two conveniently placed handholds, never used.
How: Ramos was perhaps blinded by the smoke from nearby flares last month. This, compared to the fate of the unscathed Eredivisie trophy, shows why trophies should only be dangled from the back of the bus. The Copa was destroyed, but a replacement was at the ready.