St. Louis hosted a Stanley Cup Final game Saturday for the first time in 49 years, and some of the city's finest athletes weren't going to miss it for the world.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a six-time Olympic medalist, and Super Bowl champions Isaac Bruce and Jake Long were among the world-class competitors attending Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and Boston Bruins.
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Joyner-Kersee, considered one of the greatest female athletes ever, originally is from East St. Louis, Illinois and joined Bruce and Long, who each had standout careers in St. Louis when the NFL's Rams played there, for a pregame hype video.
The Blues run to the Stanley Cup Final has inspired athletes from all over Missouri. Tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes from the Kansas City Chiefs, donned Blues jerseys and cheered on St. Louis. Kelce's throwback Wayne Gretzky jersey was especially good.
Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, shared a happy moment with A-list actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm after a Blues goal. Fellow actor Jenna Fischer, best known for her role as Pam Beesly on "The Office," was also in attendance.
NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard "The King" Petty stood with current driver Bubba Wallace at the game, even though Wallace was scheduled to compete in the Pocono 400 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Sunday.