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Mark Schlereth Lets Fan Try on Super Bowl Rings

October 14, 2014


The Denver Broncos only two winning Super Bowl Championship Rings are from their back to back Championships during the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

Denver Broncos Super Bowl Rings


Mark Schlereth played in the NFL for 12 seasons, having played for the Redskins and Broncos (6 seasons each with both teams).

Schlereth has won three superbowl rings – his Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI championship ring is not shown in the photograph.

When football fans think of Mark Schlereth, the number 29 may be more well known than his three super bowl championship rings. Schlereth endured 29 surgeries before ending his football career. Twenty of those procedures were done on his knees – 15 on the left knee, 5 on the right.

Schlereth has kept very busy after his football career ended. After retirement, he hosted an afternoon sports talk radio show on Denver AM radio 760 The Zone with fellow former Broncos lineman David “Doc” Diaz-Infante.

The Denver radio show was frequently referred to as the “Stink and Doc” show. Schlereth was a part-time analyst with ESPN and commuted from Denver to Connecticut, before leaving 760 to go full-time with ESPN in 2004.

In addition to regularly hosting NFL Live, Schlereth is a frequent guest and fill-in host for Mike Golic on Mike and Mike in the Morning. He also is an analyst on NFL Live and Sportscenter. Schlereth has also filled in for Jim Rome on Jim Rome is Burning.

Schlereth revealed on the Mike and Mike in the Morning show that he was considering a career in acting, mainly on soap operas, under the name Roc Hoover. Schlereth originally chose the name Rock Hoover, however was unable to use that name when cybersquatters took several domain names pertaining to that name. So he dropped the “k” from Rock and became Roc Hoover. He announced on May 4, 2007, that he was cast as Detective Roc Hoover, which became a recurring role, on the soap opera, Guiding Light.

Schlereth is also a featured athlete on Athlete 360, a new sports medicine television show and formerly co-hosted a radio show in Denver on 104.3 FM the Fan with former Broncos teammate Alfred Williams.

After the 2011 NFC Championship Game, Schlereth was one of the critics of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, writing “As a guy who had 20 knee surgeries you’d have to drag me out on a stretcher to leave a championship game!”

In 2012 Schlereth was shown on the Discovery Channel show, American Guns. He was filmed with the staff at the Gunsmoke Gun Shop to find a suitable firearm he could use on a hunting trip with his son.


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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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The Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Ring Final Recap

August 3, 2014


I finally have obtained the two championship rings in-hand and can now compare them properly.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XVIII ring and Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring


The final score of Super Bowl XLVIII was Seattle 43, Denver 8.

Championship ring enthusiasts were dying to know the size of the two rings and how they compare. We now know the score on the Super Bowl XVLIII championship rings: Seattle 73.5, Denver 54.

That’s the weights in grams of these two impressive rings.

The Seattle Seahawks also won the battle of shanks (the sides of the rings) when comparing them to the Denver Broncos AFC championship ring.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XVIII ring and Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XVIII ring and Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring


Here’s how they compare:

The Seahawks ring, made by Tiffany, is made of 14K solid white gold. The Super Bowl XLVIII champions ring contains 64 round diamonds and 12 diamonds around the logo. There’s one larger marquis diamond, representing the team’s first super bowl victory. The ring also contains 40 blue sapphire diamonds and 183 total diamonds. The total carat weight in diamonds is 2.33. The ring is 26mm.

The Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship ring was made by Jostens and it’s the first Super Bowl or AFC/NFC championship ring made with a multi-color onyx stone. This means that the blue stone on top of the ring shows different shades of blue and makes a really nice pattern when light hits it.

The Broncos ring is 54 grams in weight and one side of the ring shows the Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the other shank shows the 2013 AFC championship trophy.


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The Curious Case of Peyton Manning’s Championship Rings

July 10, 2014


While his brother Eli can sport two huge Super Bowl rings around town, Peyton is not willing to wear his championship rings (shown below).

Payton Manning Championship Rings


Peyton Manning never won a National Championship ring in his illustrious collegiate career. Although he has one Super Bowl winning championship ring and two runner up rings (called AFC Championship rings), it looks like he won’t be wearing them anytime soon.

How would it look, if the current star Quarterback for the Denver Broncos wore his Super Bowl XLI Championship Colts ring? If he won’t or can’t wear that ring, you can bet the rent money he won’t be seen in public with his 2009 AFC Colts ring either.

Peyton could wear the ring he received recently, the Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship ring; however Manning publicly stated he would not wear it. He feels that at this stage of his career, it’s about winning the big game, not coming in second. Besides, the Broncos were blown out in Super Bowl XLVIII by the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8.

If Peyton never wins another Super Bowl, someday when he is retired, he will be able to slip on the Colts Superbowl XLI ring and enjoy it.

For now, the Herff Jones, 14K white gold Super Bowl XLI Colts championship ring is probably locked away as Peyton and the Denver Broncos look ahead to another season.


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Reviewing The Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring

July 5, 2014


The 2013 AFC Championship Ring shown on the far right, is the ring Payton Manning promises he won’t wear.

Denver Broncos 2013 AFC Championship Ring


Recently I acquired the Broncos newest ring, here’s my analysis after checking it out in person.

The Denver Broncos 2013 Championship ring (what I like to call, the Super Bowl losing ring) is a nice looking, fairly large ring. As you can see in the photograph above, it compares favorably in size to current mid-size Super Bowl winning rings. Like many super bowl rings and championship rings, the ring would be dwarfed by some the huge super bowl rings such as the Patriots Super Bowl XXXIX ring or the Ravens XLVII ring.

The ring is made by Jostens and is made in 10K solid white gold. It’s not currently known if the last conference championship ring, won by the 49ers was made of 10K or 14K gold (Tiffany the manufacturer, and the team did not release specific details), however, the year before that, the Patriots 2011 ring, made by Herff Jones and Masters of Design, was made in 14K solid white gold.

Sometimes conference championship rings will symbolize the total number of super bowl appearances by displaying the appropriate number of diamonds on the ring. The Broncos did something a little different on this ring. 2013 was their seventh trip to the big game, however, they showcase six larger diamonds on the top of the ring (probably to keep the symmetry of the ring). The seventh appearance is symbolized by a series of small diamonds shaped as a football around the Bronco logo.

The ring is 54 grams and one side of the ring shows the Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the other shank shows the 2013 AFC championship trophy.

The ring comes with a black wood presentation box which is slightly smaller than the typical Jostens glass presentation boxes. The box contains an led lighting system.


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