During interviews with reporters, Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie said players had a simple request from players when it came to this year’s rings: “The bigger and the blingier, the better.”
“And that’s what we did,” said Lurie.
Did he deliver? You be the judge:
Here’s a closer look:
A week ago, the Philadelphia Eagles’ — or at least Nick Foles’ — visit to the White House was canceled. This week, the entire team got together to celebrate its first ever Super Bowl victory when the players received their championship rings Thursday night.
In some ways, though, the festivities haven’t stopped. As soon as the Eagles sealed their 41-33 win over the New England Patriots, the party erupted on the field, in the locker room, and on the streets of Philadelphia (horse poop consumption and greased-up poles included).
Just a few days later, their Super Bowl parade took them through the city to celebrate with Eagles fans who had been waiting their entire lives for that moment. The players delivered with a bash that was equal parts raucous, heartfelt, and intense.
Since then, the Eagles have done everything from throwing out the first pitch at a Phillies game to bringing the Lombardi Trophy on stage with every team‘s superfan Kenny Chesney.
At some point, the team has to turn its attention to next season, however. Head coach Doug Pederson knows, down to a minute, when that time will be: 12:01 a.m. on June 15, after the ring ceremony is over. Then, the Eagles will focus is on training camp and defending their title.
But even if the party has to end, Philadelphia will always have Super Bowl LII — and the players will always have these rings to commemorate that night.
The ring ceremony had it’s moments, one of the most special being when Nick Foles received his jewelry.
Carson Wentz wasn’t shy at all about showing his off.
Here’s Chris Long with his ring, hanging out with Rick Ross:
“Last night I cried tears of joy... what did I do to deserve this??” pic.twitter.com/RwGrDZFg45— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 15, 2018
Meek Mill was there too, hanging with Jeffrey Lurie:
And if you wanna go really deep, here is a video from the Eagles on all that went into making the rings.
Dressed to Impress
Look, you never know when you’re going to get another Super Bowl ring, so why not dress in your flyest suit when it’s time to get one? All players came in clean, but Malcolm Jenkins, LeGarrette Blount, and Brent Celek were easily the best dressed.
Malcolm Jenkins. No description necessary. pic.twitter.com/RhKbASNMC3— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) June 14, 2018
Wow Brent Celek got the Patriots a gift today. pic.twitter.com/psFQbGdVjk— Ben Natan (@TheBenNatan) June 14, 2018
But the best part of all was that the Eagles didn’t forget about giving rings to the less visible members of the organization:
So my aunt works for the eagles for three decades as the head coach’s secretary.— Brianna (@briannawrist) June 15, 2018
Chip Kelly fires her.
The Eagles win the super bowl.
I get the below text messages last night.
I’ve never loved and organization more. pic.twitter.com/YaeMrl6TI1
Well done, Eagles.