Archive for October, 2013

After 25 Years, Lance Alworth Reunites with Stolen Super Bowl Ring

October 29, 2013

Alworth’s 1971 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring is recovered by the San Diego Sheriff 25 years after it was stolen.

Lance Alworth and his Super Bowl VI Ring

A 1971 Super Bowl ring belonging to former San Diego Charger Lance Alworth was found at an auction house in Laguna Niguel — 25 years after it was stolen, authorities announced.

The ring was on exhibit at Trophy’s Restaurant in Mission Valley, along with other local sports memorabilia, when it was stolen in 1988, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

On Sept. 7, Alworth received a call from a stranger who demanded $40,000 for the return of the ring, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department’s Encinitas station launched an investigation and located the ring at an auction house in Laguna Nigel, where it was scheduled to go up for bid on Nov. 20, she said, noting the auction was expected to open at $44,000.

Encinitas detectives with the Sheriff’s Department have two to three people of interest ages 42-68 from Palm Springs and are getting arrest warrants. The crime is considered a felony.

After signing for his stolen property, Alworth snapped the jewelry box shut with his ring inside and said, “case closed,” with a smile. He added that he never thought he’d see the ring again, saying it’s a miracle. The ring will go in his safe, and it is not for sale.

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Want a Free Super Bowl Ring? Go For A Dive.

October 24, 2013

There’s a Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring at the bottom of Middle River, an offshoot of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Not only did the players and coaches get Super Bowl rings, so did full-time team employees.

On Aug. 3, Ravens Receptionist Toni Lekas and her boyfriend, Chuck Lykes, were at a boat party on the river. Toni brought her ring because when you’ve got one, the ring is actually the intended invite and surely the guest of honor.

Toni went to leave the party at about 8 p.m. and asked to have her ring back. Chuck said a friend was on his way to come see the ring and asked if he could give it back the next day. Admittedly against her better judgment, Toni left it.

The party moved to a pier at the Middle River Yacht Club in Essex, Md., just off Hopkins Creek. (Are you writing this down?)

It was a windy night and as the group tried to dock the boat, it kept pulling away. Somebody called for Chuck, who was about to put the ring away below deck, to grab a rope.

As Chuck pulled the rope, it hooked on the ring on his pinky finger. When the rope tugged, it pulled the ring off. It flew into the dark night.

“You know how you see in movies when things happen in slow-mo?” Chuck said. “It felt like it took an hour for that thing to drop in the water.”

Chuck freaked out and started screaming. He immediately leapt into the water and frantically felt around for the ring. Problem was, he was in about nine feet of water in the pitch black. It was practically impossible.

Chuck searched in the water for close to three hours. He and friend Phil Misey stayed by the dock all night, afraid to leave it for fear that somebody else might find the ring. Meanwhile, Toni woke up at 3 a.m. from a terrible dream.

“I just felt like I was never going to see it again,” she said.

When Toni woke up the next morning, she was still worried about the ring. She sent Chuck a text message, “If you’re playing golf today, play well. But that ring better be OK!”

When the 56-year-old Chuck got that text, he immediately broke down crying.

“I felt about an inch tall,” Chuck said. “I felt like an idiot.”

Chuck hired a diver the next morning. What made the search difficult is a very thick layer of silt at the bottom of the river, so there’s no finding it with your eyes. It’s purely on touch, and there are a lot of shells and other red herrings.

Chuck and the diver spent the entire day searching for the ring, getting more and more desperate. They came up empty. Now came the toughest part: Telling Toni.

Chuck got home at about 5 p.m., looking white as a ghost. Toni chided him for not answering his phone all day.

With that, Chuck began crying again.

“I lost your ring,” he said.

Toni’s response: “Don’t repeat what you just said.”

With that, she stormed outside.

“I never cried,” Toni said. “I was too mad to cry.”

Later on she told Chuck that if the ring wasn’t found or if she couldn’t get a replacement, she honestly didn’t think their relationship would survive.

The diver went down three more times in search of the ring and still couldn’t find it. Embarrassed, Toni alerted the Ravens of the gaffe and they got in contact with the NFL. The league must approve the creation of any additional rings.

Luckily for Toni (and Chuck), the league approved. Toni had insured the ring, which paid for a replacement. She is set to get her new ring any day, and she and Chuck are still together.

“It was such a relief,” Toni said. “Now it’s going in a safety deposit box. I’m not going to keep it at home, it’s just too stressful.”

So that’s the story. Are you in the Chesapeake Bay by now?

Before you toss on the flippers, I have a word of caution. If you do find the ring, it’s not finders keepers. By law, you’re required to notify Toni that you have the ring. If returned, she would give it to the insurance company.

And I have a feeling it will eventually turn up. Former Jets center John Schmitt’s Super Bowl III ring was eventually returned to him – 40 years after he lost it off the coast of Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.

And with that, let the treasure hunt begin!

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A Missing Super Bowl Ring

October 23, 2013

In the years since the Miami Dolphins won their pair of Super Bowls, stories of missing Super Bowl rings have surfaced almost every year. Some were sold to pay for drugs while others stolen by international Presidents.

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In the case of Marlon Briscoe the former Miami Dolphins WR who helped Miami win back to back titles in the early 70′s one of his rings was the difference between life and death.

In the mid-80′s Briscoe like so many others pawned his rings to simply survive. In his case to truly survive as drugs had all been officially killed him. In the years since his full recovery, Briscoe has found his 17-0 ring and has re-purchased it but it’s the second of those two rings that is the mystery.

Originally pawned to a bank, the ownership has changed over five times since the deal took place and the rings location is now a complete mystery. We would like to help change that.

If you know who may have or know the whereabouts of this ring, please contact me through this site and I will get you in touch with those trying to locate it. There are no such things as dead leads or dead ends but somewhere someone has a ring and even if they are unwilling to part with it, perhaps the mystery surrounding it’s location can be put to rest.

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Jostens offers replica Blackhawks championship rings, including a high-end diamond version

October 8, 2013

Your ring, with your name proudly displayed on the shank, is available in different configurations and price ranges.

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Jostens is the company that manufactured the Stanley Cup champions rings for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks rings are made of 14-karat white gold and 260 diamonds. While the only way to get the authetntic version is to be part of the organization, Jostens is offering replica versions for sale on its web site.

According to a report by DNAinfo Chicago, the most expensive replicas cost about $5,500, while the cheapest run as low as $200. In addition to replica rings, the company is also selling cufflinks, paperweights, key rings, pendants, bracelets, and earrings all branded with the Blackhawks marks and commemorating the team’s championship.

The most expensive women’s item listed on the Jostens web site is a pendant that features the same Blackhawks logo that’s on the top of the championship rings. It’s priced at $3,500.

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Ex-Limp Bizkit DJ Compares MTV Moon Man To Super Bowl Ring

October 7, 2013

I don’t know anyone foolish enough to put their prized possession on display
at a bar – until now.

DJ Lethal and the MTV Moon Man award

Former Limp Bizkit member DJ Lethal wants his Moon Man Award back.

It was stolen from a bar Lethal co-owns in Vegas.

The award, for the band’s video “Break Stuff,” was on display when someone swiped it.

“Please help,” writes Lethal online, before comparing the award to a Super Bowl ring.

“Someone stole my MTV Moon Man…it was on display and screwed down. Any info would be appreciated with a reward!! Thank you. As you can imagine how much it means to me. That’s like a Super Bowl ring for an athlete.”

A Moon Man?

A Grammy would be the equivalent, dude.

And I don’t know anyone foolish enough to put his Super Bowl ring on display at a bar.

If it was that important to you, it’d be on display in your home.

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