Legendary senior writer jclombardi covers Super Bowl rings ceremony.
Super Bowl Rings ceremony: “It’s kind of heavy,” Woodson said. “It won’t be (for) long.” Win a Super Bowl and the spoils tend to be super-sized. “They wanted big and they wanted bling,” Packers President Murphy said. “We were successful in that.” Woodson said, “It’s the best ring I’ve ever seen and I’m not saying it because it’s our night. It’s an incredible ring.” “The crest of the ring features the Green Bay “G” logo crest in 18-karat yellow gold placed on a green stone tablet. Thirteen diamonds are embedded in the logo, each one representing the team’s NFL-record 13 championships. The iconic logo is illuminated by round, brilliant-cut diamonds and four marquis-cut diamonds representing the Packers’ four Super Bowl triumphs. Surrounding the crest are 92 diamonds which recognize the 92-year history of Green Bay Packers football.” So there’s your bling. The ring has the scores of all four postseason games and the number “1” flanked by the words, “Mind, Goal, Purpose, Heart.” That’s pretty cool, because those were Woodson’s words to the team just before the Packers took the field against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers deserved to have those words inscribed as much as Woodson deserved to win his first championship. “It’s all about getting the ring,” Woodson said. “This seals the deal.”
Bling brings Green Bay Packers coaches, players together to celebrate Super Bowl XLV rings: Th Packers players and coaches received a respite from the league’s labor problems Thursday night at the team’s party to celebrate and present rings for its 13th NFL championship and fourth Super Bowl on Thursday night at the Lambeau Field Atrium. “Everybody’s been separated too long,” coach Mike McCarthy said in a news conference to unveil the ring to public. “It’s great to see everybody on a personal note. Everybody’s anxious to get going on the next journey. But it was important for us to close the book on this chapter. We hit a home run, or hit a grand slam, it was an incredible evening.” The ring ceremony is a special night for Super Bowl champs because it’s the final time the team as constituted last season will be together, and most importantly it provides the tangible reminder of last season’s accomplishment.
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Commentary: Huge overdue event for all fans in Packers nation. Enjoy!