June 12, 2015
Look for social media (ie Twitter) to light up Sunday evening as players will be tweeting pictures of the newest Super Bowl rings:
According to the Boston Globe, the New England Patriots will receive their Super Bowl XLIX Championship rings at the home of owner Robert Kraft this coming Sunday.
Despite Bill Belichick’s tendency (some would say obsession) to move on to the next game, the members of the Patriots get one more special chance to celebrate their victory over the Seahawks back in February.
This presentation has a drastically different feel than other Super Bowl ring ceremonies of recent past.
The manufacturer of the latest Super Bowl ring, Jostens, has made no mention of being awarded the contract to design and manufacture the ring, and no official announcement was made in the weeks leading up to this event.
It remains to be seen, if the design and size of the latest Super Bowl ring, is affected by the bad feelings and controversy many fans and other teams now feel towards Kraft, Brady, Belichick, and the rest of the Patriots organization.
Will the special occasion be filled with some awkward moments?
The win over the Seattle Seahawks was stunning and miraculous, because of Malcolm Butler’s highly improbable interception on the goal line, which clinched the win for New England. But it might be a bit awkward between Belichick and Butler on Sunday, considering the coach recently had the cornerback benched during OTAs.
Still, Butler will probably be there Sunday, as all the members of the 2014 roster, including Darrelle Revis, were extended an invitation.
Speaking of awkward, I wonder if Rodger Goodell received an invitation, and if he will be present too.
Revis (who signed with the division-rival, New York Jets), Belichick, and Tom Brady all in the same room together might be just as awkward.
Just last month, Revis was asked about Deflategate and he didn’t shy away from the topic. Revis, said that his former team has “a history of doing stuff. You can’t hide that … Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past.”
Looks like it will be a very interesting Sunday evening at the Kraft house.
As soon as the Super Bowl ring pictures and details are released, I will provide extensive coverage.
Please remember, I buy Super Bowl rings. If you have a championship ring that you want to sell, please let me know.