18 June 2006
"Sacred Vessels" ATOP Posts, Page Four
Above: "Roger Federer became the third player in the Open era to capture four successive Wimbledon tennis championships" -NYTimes.com, July 11, photo: Gerry Penny/European Pressphoto Agency
Below: Geoff Ogilvy kisses his "Loving Cup" trophy, US Open, June 18th, photo: Barton Silverman/NY Times
From Silver Gallery- "Loving Cup Trophy acquired its name from the English. In hopes of enhancing the chances of good crops or health, it was customary to sip spiced beverages from a bowl passed from person to person. Each would kiss the vessel which came to be known as the Loving Cup."
(In case, you thought I was making this stuff up.)