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Mark Cuban Presents Pelicans Security Guard With a Championship Ring

November 2, 2014

A security guard at the Pelican’s Smoothie King Center had some fun at Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s expense. And it paid off big time:

Dallas Mavericks Championship Ring

During the 2010-11 season, security guard Andre Menzies had a heart-to-heart conversation with Mark Cuban before a Mavericks game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Cuban said: “When we came here that year he goes, ‘You’re going to win the championship. I already know it, I’m positive of it.’

“It was early in the season, and he goes, ‘If you win, do I get a championship ring?’ I said, ‘If we win, you’ll get a ring.’ ” said Cuban.

On Saturday evening, Menzies was seen sporting the championship ring Cuban gave him after the Mavs indeed captured the 2011 title. It’s the exact same authentic ring Cuban presented to his players, and it has Menzies’ name on the side.

“The only games I wear it are when the Mavericks play here,’’ said Menzies, who had previously worked for 17 years as a security guard for pop legend Michael Jackson.

With Cuban listening on, Menzies recounted the story on how he first met the Mavs billionaire owner.

“In 2009 he walks up [near the Mavs’ bench] and he takes a towel,’’ Menzies said. “I didn’t know who he was.”

“I said, ‘Hey, little dude. What you doing with those towels?’ ”

“The other [security] guys said, ‘You know who you’re talking to? That’s Mark Cuban.’ I said, “I’m Andre Menzies.’ ”

Hearing the story again, Cuban couldn’t help but laugh.

What a class act by Mark Cuban, congratulations to Andre Menzies!

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Charles Haley Shows Off His Five Super Bowl Championship Rings

October 20, 2014

Charles Haley is the only person who can say he was awarded five winning Super Bowl rings as a player. Here are those five amazing rings:

Charles Haley and his five Super Bowl Championship Rings

No one else in the history of pro football can make that claim.

Haley won two championship rings from Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXIV with the San Francisco 49ers following the 1988 and 1989 seasons, respectively.

After having a conflict with 49ers head coach George Seifert and a physical confrontation with quarterback Steve Young, Haley was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in the 1992 off-season. In Dallas, he won three more Super Bowl rings over the next four seasons: His three Cowboy Super Bowl rings are from 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), and 1995 (XXX).

Although injuries forced his retirement in 1996, he briefly came back for the 1998 playoffs to help the 49ers. He played with them in 1999. Finally out of playing football permanently, Haley turned to assistant coaching, and was a defensive assistant for the Detroit Lions.

In 12 NFL seasons, Haley recorded 100.5 quarterback sacks, two interceptions, and eight fumble recoveries, which he returned for nine yards and a touchdown.

Charles Haley was also selected to play in five Pro Bowls (1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995) and was named NFL All-Pro in 1990 and 1994.

Although we have covered Charles Haley and his super bowl rings before, the photo above shows something very interesting that we have not covered: The top of the photo shows on the left, the 49ers, Super Bowl XXIV ring and the Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII ring. It is remarkable how similar in design these rings are!

The 49ers Super Bowl XXIV ring is a 47 gram, 10K ring made by Jostens. The Cowboys XXVIII ring is 56 grams and is made of 10K gold and was made by Balfour. Both rings share the same pattern of having four large marquis diamonds in a football shaped pattern. The four large diamonds in both rings are symbolizing each team’s fourth World Championship.

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Dan Reeves Sure Has A Lot Of Championship Rings

September 29, 2014

Dan has been awarded a total of Nine Championship Rings. Two of them were Super Bowl Championship rings. Here they are in all their glory:

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Dan Reeves Championship Rings

Dan Reeves played eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, and collected 1,990 rushing yards, 1,693 receiving yards and 42 scored touchdowns. Reeves threw a touchdown pass in the Cowboys’ losing effort in the historic Ice Bowl Championship game against the Green Bay Packers.

The Dallas Cowboys made the playoffs every year of Reeves’ playing days, reaching the Super Bowl twice.

In Super Bowl V with the Cowboys and Colts tied at 13 in the last 2 minutes, Dan Reeves let a pass go through his hands and it was intercepted, setting up the Colts in Dallas territory. The Colts would win the game on a 32-yard field goal from Jim O’Brien with 5 seconds left.

In his final game as a player, Reeves and the Cowboys had a 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.

Reeves holds the record of most Super Bowl appearances as a player and or coach with 9.

Here’s a little about each ring:

From the lower left: The first ring is the NFC championship ring from 1970. The ring is around 36 grams and made of 10K solid white gold. The ring was made by Balfour.

The next rings is the 1975 NFC championship ring. The Cowboys went on to lose to the Steelers in Super Bowl X (Reeves was a coach on the team). The ring is also made by Balfour in 10K white solid gold and weighs in at 34 grams.

The third ring (middle, bottom) is the only Super Bowl ring Reeves won as a player. The Super Bowl VI ring was made by balfour in 14K white gold. The ring is 36 grams.

The next ring, (bottom, second from right) was won by Reeves as a coach. The Cowboys Super Bowl XII ring when in was designed and manufactured in early 1978, had the most bling of any championship ring made up to that time. The ring was made by Jostens in 10K white gold and was 43 grams in weight.

The ring on the lower right is his last Cowboys ring, earned as a coach, it’s the 1978 NFC championship ring. Perhaps the least attractive AFC/NFC championship ring every made, it was designed and manufactured by Jostens, in 10K yellow gold and weighed in at 35 ounces.

The three rings shown on the top, from left to right were from Reeves head coaching years with the Denver Broncos. They are the 1986, 1987, and 1989 AFC Championship Rings (earned when a team loses in the Super Bowl). Each of the three Bronco rings were made by Jostens in 10K solid yellow gold and were in the weight range of 40-44 grams each.

The final ring, shown on the upper right was from Reeves final super bowl appearance, as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. This beautiful NFC championship ring was from 1998. The ring was made by Jostens in 10K solid yellow gold as is 45 grams in weight.

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Drew Pearson Shows Off His Ring and Gets Close To a Ref

September 25, 2014

Drew Pearson poses with a waitress and let’s her wear his Super Bowl XII Ring.

Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XII ring

Drew Pearson is an 11 year NFL veteran of the Dallas Cowboys.

He’s from New Jersey and began his football career at South River High School where he succeeded Joe Theismann as the team quarterback (yes that Joe Theismann).

In College at University of Tulsa he started a few games as a quarterback but was quickly switched to wide receiver.

Signed by the Cowboys after going undrafted in 1973, he became one of the NFL’s greatest wide receivers. Pearson was named one of the top-20 Pro Football All-Time wide receivers and was also named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team.

He appeared in three super bowl games and his one victory was in Super Bowl XII. He scored a touchdown in Super Bowl X (a losing effort against the Pittsburgh Steelers).

Pearson is the proud owner of three championship rings – his 1975 and and 1978 NFC Championship rings and his 1977 Super Bowl Champions XII ring.

In 2011 Pearson made the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

Since retiring in 1983 he has kept busy as a sports broadcaster and CEO of Drew Pearson Companies, a manufacturer of licensed headwear.

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Wow, It’s Been 20 Years Since the Forty Niners Have Won a Super Bowl

September 9, 2014

Once the NFL Leader in Super Bowl victories and championship rings, the last 49ers Super Bowl championship was from the 1994 season.

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After the San Francisco Forty Niners won Super Bowl XXIX they were undisputedly the best team in football, and the most successful NFL franchise since the start of the super bowl era.

Their 49-26 trouncing of the San Diego Chargers was the 49ers fifth Super Bowl championship in 14 seasons. They became the first NFL team to win five super bowls and their Super Bowl XXIX ring was an amazing piece, showing five Lombardi trophies on top of the ring (see our super bowl gallery for pictures of this ring).

If that wasn’t enough, they were one of the few teams to remain undefeated in Super Bowl games too, with a perfect 5 – 0 record.

The following season the Dallas Cowboys caught up, by winning their fifth Super Bowl championship (and their third in four seasons).

During the 20 year dry spell for the Forty Niners, the Pittsburgh Steelers tied them with their fifth Super Bowl victory in 2005 and surpassed the 49ers and Cowboys in 2008 with their league-leading sixth Super Bowl championship.

The Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are not far behind, having both earned their fourth Super Bowl championships during the 49ers drought.

The Forty Niners came close to ending their dry-spell in 2012, losing to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

Good luck to the Forty Niners, perhaps they can get back on top soon!

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