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Walter Payton and His Two Chicago Bears Super Bowl Rings

July 30, 2014

Yes, you read that correctly, “Sweetness” had two Super Bowl XX rings and here’s the story…

Walter Payton Superbowl XX Bears Championship Ring

The 1985 Chicago Bears demolished the New England Patriots in Superbowl XX 46-10.

For that accomplishment, Walter Payton received a Super Bowl XX ring with 41 diamonds, made by Jostens.

About ten years after the Super Bowl win, Walter Payton lost his ring. He was showing it to friends sitting on a couch and somehow the ring was lost.

Payton later-on, purchased a second super bowl ring from Jostens to replace the lost ring.

In February 1999, Payton, just 45 years old, died from complications of a rare autoimmune liver disease.

The couch was sold off and in 2001 a student at Purdue named Phil Hong found the original super bowl ring in that old couch once belonging to Payton. Hong returned the ring to Payton’s widow.

Walter Payton was a 9 time pro bowl player, and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He is in the College Football Hall of Fame, and was named to both the 19070s and 1980s NFL All-Decade Teams. He is also on the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time team, having rushed for 16,726 yards during is amazing NFL career.

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Phil Jackson Gladly Shows a Twitter Follower All 13 of His NBA Championship Rings When Asked To See Two

July 23, 2014

The Legendary coach shows a Twitter follower all of his bling, earned as a Coach and player by posting this photo:

Phil Jackson and his 13 NBA championship rings

Six of the rings were earned coaching the Chicago Bulls and five are from his coaching days with the Los Angeles Lakers. The two on the bottom are from his playing days as a defensive-minded reserve forward on the 1970 and 1973 New York Knicks teams.

Notice how organized Phil is with his rings: each era of his career is neatly arranged and the rings are sorted in chronological order.

For many NBA types, rings won as a player would represent the pinnacle of achievement in the sport; however in Jackson’s case, though, they serve as sort of a precursor and accent mark to the story of his later coaching accomplishments. As such — and also because they aren’t quite as flashy as what came later — it seems like we don’t often see Jackson sporting the rings he won during his playing career.

One Twitter follower named Sean, wondered what they looked like:

Phil Jackson and his 13 NBA championship rings

Jackson, who has immersed himself wholeheartedly into social media, was happy to oblige, and did so in a funny sort-of-way:

“here’s the best I can do…the 2 Knick rings are in the front of the picture,” Jackson tweeted.

Looks like Sean and the rest of Phil’s followers received a wonderful photo – and as usual with Phil – more than was asked for.

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“Mine’s Bigger Than Yours!”

June 1, 2014

Mike Ditka and Ray Lewis compare sizes of their super bowl rings on a ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown broadcast.

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Ray Lewis and his Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII ring is more than twice the size of Coach Mike Ditka and the Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX ring.

Here are some neat facts about both rings:

Each ring was made by Jostens and both were made of solid 10 gold.

The Bears ring is 47 grams in weight while the Ravens Championship ring is 90 grams and contains a lot more diamonds.

The Bears ring has 40 diamonds, including one large center diamond, symbolizing the team’s first super bowl championship.

The Ravens ring has 245 diamonds and is made of 3.75 carats, and contains two large marquee diamonds, symbolizing the team’s two super bowl championships.

The bears ring has engraving on the inside (unusual on Super Bowl championship rings for this time period). Engraved on the inside is “Louisiana Superdome, January 26, 1986″, the player’s name and jersey number.

The Ravens ring has continued the trend of telling a story inside the ring. Engraved on the inside is the Ravens logo, “The Team, The Team, The Team”, and the four scores or their 2012 season playoff victories.

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Even Michael Jordan’s golf bag has six rings

May 23, 2014

This photo found on the internet shows Michael Jordan, a self admitted golf-addict, showing off all six of his Chicago Bulls championship rings.

Michael Jordan championship ring golf bag

If you are ever lucky enough to play a round of golf with Michael Jordan, and you’re a championship ring enthusiast like myself, you may want to check out Michael’s golf bag.

The Chicago Bulls NBA Championship rings are from: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998.

Besides the six championship rings, the bag has his Nike Basketball shoe logo embroidered above the Bulls rings. The Air Jordan III Nike sneaker, released in 1988, was the first Air Jordan shoe to feature the Jumpman logo.

As you can see in the photograph, Jordan’s custom golf bag also pays homage to Mike’s Nike Basketball sneakers.

Should Mike’s golf bag ever get lost or damaged, no need to worry. Other photos on the internet reveal that he has several other custom Nike golf bags that show-off many of his classic Michael Jordan Basketball sneakers.

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Just a week left for the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup ring raffle

March 14, 2014

The Winner will be announced during the Chicago Blackhawks Friday, March 21, 2014 game against the Carolina Hurricanes (Game Time: 7:00 pm CT).

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup ring

The raffle tickets are only $2.00, with a minimum purchase of 5 tickets.

Now’s your chance to help a good cause and possibly obtain one of most beautiful championship rings of all time.

Not only will the winner get a player-size ring, they will also receive round trip flights, 2 nights hotel and 4 tickets to a Blackhawks game! Even better, the ring will be engraved with your name and you will receive almost $10,000 in cash for state and federal tax.

The 14-carat white gold ring weighs approximately 96 grams and consists of 260 diamonds and gemstones totaling roughly 14.68 carats.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 each (minimum purchase of five tickets) via through 2 p.m. CT on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Here is the link and best of luck!

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