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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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Joe Namath and The Most Valuable Super Bowl Ring in Existence

August 4, 2014


Namath let fans this weekend handle, wear, and take selfies with the most valuable Super Bowl Ring in the World.

Joe Namath and his Super Bowl III Championship Ring
Joe Namath and his Super Bowl III Championship Ring


I’m often asked by people who know my passion for Super Bowl rings which is the most valuable Super bowl Ring?

The record currently belongs to Lawrence Taylor and his Super Bowl XXV ring, which sold at auction for over $230,000 in 2012.

My feeling is that if Broadway Joe’s ring ever came up for auction, (and assuming it was an original ring and not remade or a 2nd ring) it would break Taylor’s record.

They say, Joe Namath made the super bowl what it is today. As any football fan knows, the Jets were a heavy underdog against the Baltimore Colts and went on to defeat them 16-7 in Super Bowl III. The game was not as close as the score would indicate.

Namath was the game MVP and became a legend as he guaranteed the Jets would win the game earlier in the week.

On Saturday evening, at the National Collectors Convention in Cleveland, at the Panini America VIP Party, Joe was there and allowed fans to try on his Super Bowl III ring.

Namath told the crowd how special his ring was to him along with a ring from his time with another legend he simply, respectfully, called “Coach Bryant.”


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New York Jets Super Bowl III Ring Found 40 Years After Player Lost It In The Ocean

May 26, 2014


John Schmitt cherished his Super Bowl ring and wore it every day.   He earned it as the starting center of the New York Jets when the AFL Jets upset the heavily favored Baltimore Colts of the NFL in Super Bowl III.

New York Jets Super Bowl III Ring


“Nobody gave us a cut dogs chance of winning that Super Bowl. I mean even our own league made fun of us,” Schmitt once told someone who asked about the Jets upset victory.

Two years after the game, Schmitt took his first surfing lesson in the waves off Waikiki Beach while on vacation in Hawaii. He paddled out in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, his Super Bowl ring snug on his finger.

“I never thought about the fact that if you stay out in the water for 5 or 6 hours, your hands shrink and the ring fell off about a quarter mile out from the shore,” Schmitt told Hawaii News Now.

When he got back to the beach he discovered the ring was missing and immediately started his own search mission.

“I got a snorkel and some flippers and I went out and I dove until I was blue. I’m not kidding you. It must have been three hours I was out there looking. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I was just exhausted. I virtually could not swim or flip my legs anymore and I just went in broken hearted,” Schmitt said.

Few knew of the treasure that lay somewhere on the ocean floor off Waikiki. John Ernstberg certainly didn’t know. Ernstberg was a Waikiki lifeguard who was always at the beach rescuing visitors, taking people on canoe rides, and surfing the gentle swells that help make Waikiki such a popular destination.

“One day he came home. He handed my aunt Mary Ernstberg a ring and both of them, not thinking about looking at it, just put it in a little box and put it way. And all he stated to her was, he found this in the water of Waikiki,” said Cindy Saffery, John Ernstberg’s great niece.

Ernstberg died in 1991. His wife Mary passed away in 1995. Their estate went to Saffery and her husband Samuel. Curiosity eventually prompted them to take the ring to a jeweler to find out if it is authentic.

They went to Brenda Reichel, an accredited gemologist and owner of Carats & Karats fine jewelry, antiques, and collectibles store in the Aina Haina Shopping Center. After examining the ring – she was sure. It is a real Super Bowl ring, the ring given to #52 of the Jets, John Schmitt.

“It was made by the Balfour Company which had the contract to do the Super Bowl rings that year,” Reichel said while looking at the ring through jewelers magnifying glass.

Reichel and the Safferys contacted the Jets, discovered Schmitt lived in New York, and gave him a phone call.

“I couldn’t believe it. I mean I honestly couldn’t believe it. I mean 40 years,” Schmitt said after contacted by Hawaii News Now.

Reichel is confident the ring could have easily been sold for as much as $10,000. But the Safferys were not interested in Schmitt’s money. They just want to get the ring back on his finger.

“It’s a legacy. He put a lot of hard work into this to earn this. This is not something that you just can buy off the street. This is something that you earn, so for Mr. Schmitt he earned this ring so by right it’ll make me feel good to put it personally back into his hand,” Samuel Saffery explained.

Schmitt offered to fly the Safferys to New York so he could thank them in person and they could be there when his personal piece of history is returned.


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