The Super Bowl ring is the most coveted ring in the world. It sets
the standard of excellence. It is the greatest sports award in the world
and the most coveted piece of jewelry for men. Journey with me as we
list the historic winners from 1966 through present, review the trophy
awarded and enjoy the pride of success with quotes from the legendary
Vince Lombardi and a tribute poem appropriately entitled "Champion".
The Super Bowl is played at the beginning of each calendar year and the cumulation of two football conferences within the NFL - National Football League. The playoffs are between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference with the top team seeking the ultimate prize the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl is the premier football game of the year - it is the supreme sports game in the entire United States.
Journey with us as we review photos of dozens of rings dating from 1966 to present along with a complete list of winning teams from Super Bowl I through XLIII. So is your memory is fading or you have a wager pending - the answers are all here. And for those who love bling - there is plenty of brilliance from all the diamonds from these dozens of rings. It is fascinating to view the rings over time - you will note the size and the amount of diamonds increased dramatically through the decades. And of course, a Super Bowl story would not be complete without the great quotes from the legendary Vince Lombardi - the coach of champions.
Vince Lombardi Trophy
Sunday Super Bowl Event
No other event in American culture is more attended, talked about, planned for except this one day. The 12 minutes of magic is the half-time show which has grown to become a global event in and of itself.
Vince Lombardi Trophy
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League's championship game, the Super Bowl. The trophy has been awarded since 1967, when the Super Bowl was originally named the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
In 1970 the trophy was renamed in memory of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi. Lombardi was revered as a football coach for his victories in the first two Super Bowls. He died suddenly from cancer. The naming of the trophy was to honor his achievements and serve as a lasting memorial for his leadership.
According to Wikipedia, "the trophy, created by Tiffany & Co. is valued at $25,000, and depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position that is made entirely of sterling silver, standing 22 inches (56 cm) tall, weighing 7 pounds (3.2 kg), it takes approximately four months and 72 man-hours to create. The words "Vince Lombardi Trophy" are engraved and the NFL shield is affixed in a separate item onto the base. After the trophy is awarded, it is sent back to Tiffany's to be engraved with the winning team's name, the date and final score of the Super Bowl, and then is sent back to the winning team for them to keep."
The Team Member's Rings - The Super Bowl Ring
Priceless Badge of Honor - Ultimate Symbol of a Champion
The Super Bowl ring celebrates the individual players, the team members, the coaches. It is an enduring symbol of the team victory and their standard of excellence. The Super Bowl ring is a symbol of the team members courage, hard work and standard of excellence.
As Wikipedia has detailed:
"The Super Bowl ring is an award in the National Football League given to the members of the winning team of the league's annual championship game, the Super Bowl.
These rings are typically made of yellow or white gold with diamonds. They usually include the team name, team logo, and Super Bowl number (usually indicated in Roman numerals). The NFL pays for the cost of 150 rings to the winning team, at roughly $5,000 apiece, depending upon the fluctuating cost of gold and diamonds. The winning team can typically present rings to whomever they choose, including usually, but not limited to: players (active roster or injured), coaches, trainers, executives, personnel, and general staff. Some teams have also been known to give rings to former players, despite not having been on the winning roster. Teams can distribute any number of rings, but must pay for any over the 150-ring limit.
Many rings feature diamonds in the shape of the Vince Lombardi Trophy or a football. Some feature diamonds or gold in the shape of a team logo. Others illustrate the number of Super Bowls that franchise has won. Also, the rings are customized with the player's name and uniform number.
Replicas of the rings for various years are popular collectibles, along with genuine rings. Dave Meggett is known to have placed his ring for sale on eBay. Two Super Bowl rings from the 1970 Steelers sold on eBay for over $32,000 apiece in mid-2008.Patriots safety Je'Rod Cherry raffled his ring from Super Bowl XXXVI in November 2008 to benefit several charities working to help children in Africa and Asia."
Historical Review of Super Bowl Rings 1967 - Present
History of Super Bowl Champions - Year by Year
The Super Bowl is played at the beginning of the calendar year so the accompanying season is the prior year.
For example, the list below details the first Super Bowl - roman numerial one "I" was 1967, the season was 1966, the game date and the date of the award of the trophy and the ring were 1967.
Super Bowl #, Year Super Bowl Played (note season is prior year), City, Nickname
I 1967 Green Bay Packers
II 1968 Green Bay Packers
III 1969 New York Jets
IV 1970 Kansas City Chiefs
V 1971 Baltimore Colts Miami, Florida
VI 1972 Dallas Cowboys
VII 1973 Miami Dolphins
VIII 1974 Miami Dolphins
IX 1975 Pittsburg Steelers
X 1976 Pittsburg Steelers
XI 1977 Oakland Raiders
XII 1978 Dallss Cowboys
XIII 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers
XIV 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers
XIV 1980 Pittsburgh Stellers
XV 1981 Oakland Raiders
XVI 1982 San Francisco 49ers
XVII 1983 Washington Redskins
XVIII 1984 Los Angeles Raiders
XIX 1985 San Francisco 49ers
XX 1986 Chicago Bears
XXI 1987 New York Giants
XXII 1988 Washington Redskins
XXIII 1989 San Francisco 49ers
XXIV 1990 San Francisco 49ers
XXV 1991 New York Giants
XXVI 1992 Washington Redskins
XXVII 1993 Dallas Cowboys
XXVIII 1994 Dallas Cowboys
XXIX 1995 San Francisco 49ers
XXX 1996 Dallas Cowboys
XXXI 1997 Green Bay Packers
XXXII 1998 Denver Broncos
XXXIII 1999 Denver Broncos
XXXIV 2000 St. Louis Rams
XXXV 2001 Baltimore Ravens
XXXVI 2002 New England Patriots
XXXVII 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
XXXVIII 2004 New England Patriots
XXXIX 2005 New England Patriots
XL 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers
XLI Indianapolis Colts
XLII New York Giants
XLIII 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers
XLIV 2010 New Orleans Saints
XLV 2011 Green Bay Packers
XLVI 2012 New York Giants
XLVIII 2013 SeaHawks
XLIX Patriots (2014 awarded 2015)
2015 to be played January 2016 and awarded in 2016
XLX 2015 TBA!!!
You fear the loss and pain of defeat
But still are able to stand on two feet
You crumble and cry as much as you want
But nothing can keep you away from the hunt
This is what you’ve been working for
The pride and honor as you take to the floor
You remember the struggles and pain you had
When all the good had turned to bad
When behind the scenes you crumbled and prayed
For it all to simply just go away
The doubt and regrets of what you went through
Sometimes just made you want to give it to
The next girl in line that had gave it her all
But always seemed to carry a fall
You remember the times when you thought to give up
But could never find a reason to disrupt
Anything and everything that you had given to the sport
The hearts desire and all the support
But when the pressure builds and tears you apart
How are you able to not depart
How are you able to still carry a smile
When everything inside is in a pile
You hold your head high and never look back
Because this is what keeps you all intact
It’s what runs in your veins, and it’s the key to your heart
And it’s only the beginning, only the start
It holds a future that could never be told
One that can shine with the brightest of gold
The sky is its limits
And with the mood as its guide
As no one could ever predict how high
One could travel with the hard work put in
To truly become a champion
Poem by Shawn Johnson.net
Vince Lombardi Quotes
A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!
Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
eople who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result.
Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.
Success demands singleness of purpose.
Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.
There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
$100,000 Super Bowl Ring - Link to Patriot Ring on Sale at Pawn Stars Las Vegas Nevada
Please find below a video from Rick of the television show called the "Pawn Stars" where he showcases a Patriot Super Bowl ring on sale for $100,000.
Neat facts about the ring:
- 2 carats of diamonds
- Over 2 ounces of 14K gold
- Largest ring made at the time - broke all the NFL rules for ring, only be 10K, only have so much in diamond weight.
- Price tag $100,000
New York Giants Ring - 2012
The New York Giants also known as Big Blue wanted their super bowl ring to stand out. Originally the ring was designed in white gold and diamonds. The blue was added for distinction and to celebrate their moniker. Additionally, the ring has the words "Finish" and "All in" engraved inside the ring. The words were inspirational phrases the team used during the 2011 season.
Other Articles of Interest
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Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Ring
My favorite championship ring of all time is the 2013 white gold Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII. It almost matches my wedding ring with the blue sapphires but alas my ring has two sapphires and this massive ring has 40 - count them - yes forty blue sapphires, and oh, I did forget to highlight the 64 round diamonds not to mention the 107 round diamonds encompassing the world "World Champions". I think this ring is not only filled with plenty of bling but look t the history - it encompasses the the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Brilliant design and exquisite execution. But I still delight in my tiny wedding ring with only two sapphires and one diamond.
NFL Ring - 49th Super Bowl Game - Do Your Job
New England Patriot's Super Bowl Ring 2015 - DO YOUR JOB
Marketing and branding is now all across the internet and even football teams have adapted to promotional phrasing. The 2015 super bowl ring includes the team's logo and has even trademarked the phrase - "Do your job". This super bowl ring is set with 44 diamonds surrounding the Patriot's logo, completed in exquisite white gold and with no less than 4.85 weight in diamonds and 205 diamonds total.
Here are a few more details from the manufacturer, Josten's:
"the left side lists all four championship years, a silhouette of Gillette Stadium and the player’s name and number. Each player’s number is set in diamonds. he left side lists all four championship years, a silhouette of Gillette Stadium and the player’s name and number. Each player’s number is set in diamonds. he left side lists all four championship years, a silhouette of Gillette Stadium and the player’s name and number. Each player’s number is set in diamonds. he left side lists all four championship years, a silhouette of Gillette Stadium and the player’s name and number. Each player’s number is set in diamonds."
Side Views of the 2015 Ring - Do Your Job
Packers Super Bowl Ring 2010 World Champions
Would You Wear This Super Bowl Ring?
6.5 Carats and $32,000 Super Bowl Ring
Rumor tells me that this ring is 6.5 carats of diamonds and for friends and family to purchase it would be $32,000 (20-30% smaller than the players ring) - but there are various options from gold, to white gold, etc...
The group I was with made an interesting comment - they felt no one other than the players should have access to the ring.
Other team members from coaches to executive staff members are offered a similar ring - a little bit smaller and from what I hear they must pay for the ring. Board members and the players as I understand it (please correct me IF I am wrong) are given the historic and world renown ring.
What do you think is appropriate? If given a chance, would you wear this ring? And most importantly, would you be willing to spend $32,000 for the privilege of wearing this ring?
$250,000 Super Bowl Ring
$250,000 Super Bowl Ring
"In 2012, Lawrence Taylor's son, sold his father's Super Bowl ring from 1990 for more than $250,000."
2001 Patriot Super Bowl Ring on Sale for $100,000
New England Patriots Super Bowl Rings - NFL Hall of Fame
Steelers Super Bowl Ring
Connie Payton with the Super Bowl Ring
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Famous Quote About Achievement
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
— Vince Lombardi
© 2010 Ken Kline
calebacea097 on June 17, 2011:
i didn't know the giants were also the red wings lol
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on February 12, 2011:
Isn't the culture of the Super Bowl fun - from the players to the rings to the trophy.
Bart Starr is a top favorite with my husband. Seems like a great man and a great hero.
gracenotes from North Texas on February 09, 2011:
I had to come back and say CONGRATULATIONS to the Packers. I'm so glad they won the Super Bowl.
Regarding the SB rings, I watched an interview with Bart Starr about two hours before the game started, and I observed his hands closely as he was gesturing and talking. Yes, indeed he was wearing that Super Bowl ring that I like so much!
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on February 03, 2011:
You bring an important point here - the Wikipedia is probably giving a "realistic" price. I was watching Pawn Stars and have added Rick's favorite item in his store - the Patriot Ring (Patriot verses Rams) - the largest ring ever made. I have added the link to the video - fascinating story and of course Rick from the Pawn Store is always fascinating.
Price tag - $100,000!
gracenotes from North Texas on February 02, 2011:
Well GmaGoldie, this truly is a spectacular hub -- especially made so by the Vince Lombardi quotes. And I'll have to say, it is the three-diamond SB ring with the green background (1968) of the Packers that I'm so taken with. I also like the Baltimore Colts ring with the horseshoe.
It's hard for me to believe they go for $5000, and I'm thinking that the Wikipedia article might be giving a modest estimate for the cost of the ring, especially since the price of gold is so high.
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on July 07, 2010:
I put in a ton of effort on this Hub and I am so joyous to see someone noticed! I work in Green Bay and with the Packers I felt I needed to know more about sports and specifically the NFL. Thank you so much for your uplifting words.
Phillyfreeze69 on July 07, 2010:
I'm just glad that I stumble upon this awesome Hub...it truly is an excellent reference resource. The time and effort that you put into this piece is quite evident. Thanks again.
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on July 07, 2010:
Oh, your kind words warmed my heart. You see sports is difficult for me. I spend allot of time in Green Bay and felt I needed to know a few NFL items with the culture of Green Bay being centered around the Packers. I worked very hard on this Hub - I am so glad someone noticed.
I have never seen a Super Bowl ring - wow!
Love the BMW tidbit - I know many a car history buff - thank you for sharing the info.
Phillyfreeze69 on July 06, 2010:
This is the most comprehensive Hub on the history of the Super Bowl and the man the ultimate football trophy is named after-Vince Lombardi. I enjoyed reading the quotes by the legendary coach and excellent photos of Super Bowl rings from throughout the years. I had the opportunity to see both of Deion Branch's rings from Super Bowl XXXIII and Super Bowl XXXIX( he earned MVP with 11 receptions for a total of 133 yards). Branch, Manning and Ward are the only Super Bowl MVP's that last name initials are the same as the legendary Germany auto manufacturer Barvarian Motor Werks. I voted this Hub up and I am definitely bookmarking for future reference. Excellent Hub GmaGoldie.