Super Bowl Bling

When Super Bowl XLVI is played on Sunday and it's time to crown the national champions, the ceremonial centerpiece will be the Vince Lombardi Trophy. However, the team (players and coaches included) also gets a personal memento in honor of reaching the league's crowning achievement - the coveted Super Bowl Ring.

Not enough attention is paid to this honorary bling, which can be quite intricate works of wearable art. The ring often becomes a staple of a player or coach's wardrobe as it reflects the pinnacle of success in the NFL. In the midst of Super Bowl weekend and all the wonderful hype that comes with it, let's take a look at some of TSR's favorite Super Bowl Bling through the years:


Super Bowl I, Jan. 15, 1967: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10


Super Bowl V, Jan. 17, 1971: Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13


Super Bowl VII, Jan. 14, 1973: Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7


Super Bowl XVIII, Jan. 22, 1984: Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9


Super Bowl XX, Jan. 26, 1986: Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10


Super Bowl XXIII, Jan. 22, 1989: San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16


Super Bowl XXVI, Jan. 26, 1992: Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24


Super Bowl XXX, Jan. 28, 1996: Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17


Super Bowl XXXIII, Jan. 31, 1999: Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19


Super Bowl XXXVII, Jan. 26, 2003: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21


Super Bowl XLI, Feb. 4, 2007: Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17


Super Bowl XLII, Feb. 3, 2008: New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14


Super Bowl XLIV, Feb. 7, 2010: New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17


Obviously, Super Bowl Ring style has changed significantly over the last 45 years. Most notably, this finger bling has gotten larger and shinier, making them even bigger fashion statements. Which one is your favorite?

XO,

The Style Ref

2 comments:

  1. I like Tampa's and the 2007 Cults' - Fun post!

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  2. No surprise that the Dallas Cowboys have the most flawless ring!!

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