Ok so let’s get this out of the way first: the DFB Pokal Cup is really just the German equivalent of the FA Cup, but in our eyes there is something so much more magical about the artefact itself. In terms of understated elegance and subtle design…it fails miserably. But what it does do is transport us back to a time where grotesque opulence was all the rage, and not in a pansy soundbite-happy “Greed is good” kind of way. No, the DFB Pokal is the modern encapsulation of that real old-school
Anyway, the internet fails to adequately give this delightful piece of goldware any proper back-story, so we at STT are not really sure how this item actually came into being. Initial suggestion that it was perhaps hand-crafted by whoever it was that made the eponymous ring in Lord of the Rings was of course dismissed as ridiculous; everyone knows Sauron’s been dead for hundreds of years. But still the question remains, and it seemed only right that we used the full spectrum of STT’s influence to try and track down the meaning behind this historical relic.
Our first line of inquiry took us from the sunny squalor of
Secondly, we followed a much more ridiculous lead that seemed to suggest that the DFB Pokal was actually the Holy Grail. Now we all know that back in the late-1930s, the Grail was finally uncovered by this awesome American college professor called Henry Jones Jr, but as part of the recovery process, the Grail was lost for eternity down a huge hole in the ground near