Auburn’s Championship Ring Turned Out Super

To Auburn’s “owner” Jay Jacobs, “general manager” Tim Jackson and “head coach” Gene Chizik go the spoils:

Auburn National Championship Ring With Lombardi Trophy

Their words not mine.

Auburn National Championship Ring With Lombardi Trophy

What the?

Auburn National Championship Ring With Lombardi Trophy

Auburn’s version of the Associated Press Trophy on one of its three 2010 National Championship rings looks remarkably similar to the NFL’s Lombardi Trophy. (See comparison to Colts Super Bowl ring.)

Auburn National Championship Ring With Lombardi Trophy

Directly above is an image of the actual Auburn “NCAA” Championship ring.

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How To Lose $58K In 1 Day Outside Of Wall Street

Poor Brock Williams. A former 2001 draft pick of the New England Patriots, Brock is only 29 years old, but is already living on a disability retirement from the NFL. He was lucky enough to be part of the Pats’ first Super Bowl championship team, but unlucky enough to be sitting on the sidelines his entire first season after he tore a knee ligament in training camp.

Brock Williams Super Bowl ring

Still, just like his teammates, Williams was given a Super Bowl ring - a 14-karat beauty encrusted with 143 diamonds, engraved with his name & jersey number 28. Even though he didn’t get to actually play in the Super Bowl, he still has proud proof of being a member of a championship team.

Well, he would, if Brock hadn’t pawned his ring for $2,000.

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Cowboys Super Bowl Ring Now For Sale On eBay

A Super Bowl ring is the pinnacle of achievement for an NFL player. It signifies a whole season of sacrifice, toil, pain and work, resulting in being at the top of the pro football world. The average sports fan can’t even imagine how much that must be worth to a player.

Larry Brown's Super Bowl ring on eBay

Except that Deadspin has word that you can tell exactly how much it was worth to former Cowboys defensive back and Super Bowl MVP Larry Brown. He’s put his Super Bowl XXVII ring up for sale on eBay. The game was 52-17 drubbing of the Buffalo Bills (weren’t they all back then?), a.k.a. the Leon Lett Game. The highest bidder so far? Someone named “BillsQB12“.

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Blog-O-Rama: Preview Of Giants’ Super Bowl Bling

• NEW YORK NEWSDAY intercepts a sneak peek at the New York Giants’ new Super Bowl rings.

New York Giants Super Bowl rings

• EMPTY THE BENCH is stuck on these NBA “glue players“.

• THE SPORTS HERNIA spots Chris “Mad Dog” Russo picking a winner & tasting victory.

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ESPN Commercial Adam Vinateri Cant Get Through Metal Detector With Super Bowl Rings

THEY SHOULD’VE GOTTEN BUD GRANT TO WAND VINATERI: ESPN has a new commercial out that features Adam Vinateri. In the spot, the four-time Super Bowl-winning kicker is unable to get through an ESPN office metal detector because of his four Super Bowl rings.

Almost as exasperated as Vinateri is the man behind him in line: Jim Kelly. Well played, WWL.

Bettis Helped Design Steelers’ Super Bowl Rings

Jerome Bettis revealed on NBC’s “Last Call” that he helped design the 2006 Steelers Super Bowl rings - along with Steelers Owner Dan Rooney.

Bettis: “We just won the Super Bowl, we’re in the locker room, and I say to Mr. Rooney, ‘Who’s designing the ring? I want to know.’ He said, ‘Is it me and you?’ I was like, ‘Yes.‘”

Bettis said Rooney’s vision for the rings “was a little older, (which meant) a lot less bling.