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The Many Super Bowl Rings of Bill Belichick

October 7, 2014

Having been a head coach, defensive coordinator, and coach in the NFL for five decades, Bill Belichick has amassed a lot of championship rings. Here they are:

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Picture of Bill Belichick's super bowl rings and Bill Belichick's championship rings

There is no doubt that someday, Bill Belichick will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He started out in 1975 with the Baltimore Colts as a special assistant and than spent the next two seasons with the Detroit Lions. Next, it was on to the Broncos in 1978 as an assistant special teams coach. In 1979 he went to the Giants as a special teams coach and worked his way up to defensive coordinator from 1985 – 1990.

With his success as the defensive coordinator and two super bowl championships, he became a hot and sought after head coach prospect. He became the Cleveland Browns head coach in 1991 and lasted until the 1995 season and was then fired.

Next he spent one season in New England under Bill Parcells and then followed Parcells to the Jets from 1997-1999.

In 2000 he became the New England Patriots head coach and the rest is history.

Here are some of his amazing accomplishments:

He has won three super bowls with the Pats and two with the New York Giants. He as named NFL coach of the year 3 times. He has a 202-107 regular season record as a head coach and a 19-9 record in the post season.

Pictured are his many super bowl rings and AFC championship rings. For further information on each ring, search our blog site (tools on the right) using words such as “Patriots” and “Giants”. Information about each superbowl ring and championship ring will come up.

You can also view the championship ring presentation boxes on our website, just visit the home-page and click on the Super bowl ring gallery link.

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The New England Patriots Big Five – No Jive!

June 17, 2014

Probably the first and only photo of all five “Brady/Belichick” rings on the internet.

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New England Patriots Super Bowl and AFC Championship rings

Pictured above left to right, Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX World Championship Rings, and the 2007 and 2011 AFC Championship rings.

The New England Patriots are the only North American professional sports franchise to assemble such an impressive collection of championship ring-bling in an eleven year span.

While the New York Yankees won 5 consecutive World Series from 1949 – 1953, and the Boston Celtics won 11 championships in 13 years, and the Yankees won 6 championship rings (4 winners, and 2 American League Championship rings) from 1996 – 2003, those rings can’t compare in dazzle and bling to the Patriots rings shown above.

Let’s take a look at each ring:

The first ring on the left is from the Patriot’s first Super Bowl Victory. This Super Bowl XXXVI ring sets the reoccurring theme on all the following rings. All six rings are made of solid white gold, covered with gorgeous white diamonds, and their colorful logo prominently displayed. This ring was considered quite large when it made its appearance, possibly the largest super bowl ring ever made at that time.

The super bowl XXXVI ring is packed with 144 diamonds and 2.63 carats. The 14K white gold ring weighed in at 72 grams. The wood presentation box was a magnificent ring holder with the super bowl XXXVI logo on top. You can see all of the presentation boxes in the Super Bowl Ring Gallery, a link is provided on this website’s home page.

The next ring shown, unquestionably was the largest super bowl ring every produced at the time it was awarded. This super bowl XXXVIII reached an unbelievable 100 grams. It has 104 diamonds and two huge marquise diamonds, symbolizing the team’s second World Championship. The 14 carat white gold ring contained 5.05 carats of white diamonds and baguettes.

The wood presentation box is even larger than the Super Bowl XXXVI box. It contained two Lombardi trophies on the top and a football shaped window to allow the ring to be seen. You can see all of the presentation boxes in the Super Bowl Ring Gallery, a link is provided on this website’s home page.

The ring in the middle is the Patriots crowning achievement and the most stunning super bowl ring I have ever seen. This super bowl XXXIX ring is also made of 14K solid white gold and contains 111 diamonds. There are three Lombardi trophies to symbolize the team’s third world championship in four seasons. As you can see, the ring is larger than the Super Bowl XXXVIII ring and is the largest ring ever produced.

A player once confessed to me that this ring was too large and too heavy to wear everyday and he was a 300 pound, towering lineman! Please note that the Packers super bowl XLV ring is heavier, but not larger. This is because that ring is made of Platinum which is more costly and heavier than 14K gold.

Super Bowl XXXIX was the New England Patriot’s pinnacle of success. Their next two super bowl appearances did not go as well, losing both games in tight matches against the New York Giants.

Shown second from the right is their 2007 AFC championship ring. Championship rings are awarded to teams that lose in the super bowl. It’s a way to celebrate the team winning their conference championship.

The 2007 ring is loaded with small white diamonds and the ring is made of 10 carrot white gold. The 2007 is the only ring of the five made of 10K gold, not 14K. The ring is 46 grams in weight – comparable to a super bowl winning ring from the 1970′s – 1980′s.

The first four rings shown were all made by Jostens. The New England Patriots last Championship ring, the ring on the right was designed and manufactured as a collaboration by Masters of Design and Herff Jones.

The 2011 ring is a much more impressive ring than the 2007 version. It boasts 7 marques diamonds which symbolize the team’s 7 AFC championships and Super Bowl appearances. The Patriots returned to making the ring in 14K white gold, and increased the weight to 54 grams.

The “MHK” design is a loving tribute to the Kraft family. Owner, Robert Kraft’s wife, Myra Hiatt Kraft, passed away during the 2011 season and the owner and team was mourning her loss during the season.

The wood presentation box also is a tribute to Mrs. Kraft as her initials are prominently displayed on the top.

Please visit the Super Bowl Gallery located off the home page, to view this presentation box and all the others.

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