On Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers received their Super Bowl rings as a reward for a tough season of work, culminating in a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers for the NFL's top prize. The Packers were given a special exemption to hold the ceremony during the lockout despite rules preventing teams and players from communicating. But with the exemption, the team was able to gather together at Lambeau Field to unwrap its presents and see the rings for the first time.
The rings are impressive, to say the least. According to the players, the Packers' Super Bowl rings hold 109 diamonds, making them each incredibly icy. Why 109 diamonds. though? Clay Matthews explains on Twitter.
92 Years, 13 Championships, 4 Super Bowls = 109 DIAMONDS!!
It all makes sense. With the symbolism explanations out of the way, the Packers were given the prize they'd all been waiting for. And immediately after the rings were handed out, pictures started showing up.
First up, Jermichael Finley and his ring. Shortly after team members were presented with their Super Bowl rings, Finley tweeted this.
For a look at the side of the ring, here's a picture Ryan Grant snapped of the video that accompanied the ring presentation.
So there you have it. Impressive, blinged-out rings for the Super Bowl champions. In all likelihood, the rings cost as much as a car, or perhaps a house, but are a time-honored tradition and a reward for one deserving team.
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