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Fire Haley
06-06-2009, 01:38 PM
Team Celebrates Record 6th Lombardi Trophy

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers became the first team to collect an NFL record six Lombardi Trophies when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, and next week they'll get the jewelry to show it.

The team will receive their Super Bowls rings at a private ceremony on Tuesday.

The NFL will be picking up the tab for the 150 rings, each costing about $5,000.

The rings will be customized with the players' names and numbers.


http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/steelers/19662137/detail.html


(See photo's of all previous 42 SB rings)

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/rings

stillers4me
06-06-2009, 01:46 PM
I can't wait to see them!

They better be honkin' obnoxious! ( and I hope Ben wears his on his middle finger :tt03:.)

SteelCityMan786
06-06-2009, 01:55 PM
I can't wait to see them!

They better be honkin' obnoxious! ( and I hope Ben wears his on his middle finger :tt03:.)

Well aren't you nice???? :sofunny:

HometownGal
06-06-2009, 03:18 PM
I can't wait to see them!

They better be honkin' obnoxious! ( and I hope Ben wears his on his middle finger :tt03:.)

Damned straight sistah! :thumbsup::drink:

I am very anxious to see them - I'm sure they'll be awesome! :tt02::applaudit:

RoethlisBURGHer
06-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Wooooooot! I have been lookin forward to this since we won the game.

I don't know what they can do to top the design of the SB XL ring, but I hope these rings are so blingy that they aren't visible in direct light.

:tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03:

tony hipchest
06-06-2009, 06:52 PM
i wonder if rooney is gonna dig deep in his pockets and shell out more than the $5000/ ring the nfl provides to make these befitting of a 6X sb champ.

r. kraft would spend about and extrea $7500 per ring.

if these rings are just going on the $5000 pricetag they may be cheap but gaudy (like something you would find at a swap meet/flea market).

better to have 6 giant stones as opposed to a blingy ring encrusted with a ton of baguettes.

and i will puke if theyre the sissy white gold as opposed to yellow.

Steel Head
06-06-2009, 07:18 PM
i wonder if rooney is gonna dig deep in his pockets and shell out more than the $5000/ ring the nfl provides to make these befitting of a 6X sb champ.

r. kraft would spend about and extrea $7500 per ring.

if these rings are just going on the $5000 pricetag they may be cheap but gaudy (like something you would find at a swap meet/flea market).

better to have 6 giant stones as opposed to a blingy ring encrusted with a ton of baguettes.

and i will puke if theyre the sissy white gold as opposed to yellow.

you worry too much

their SB XL rings were kickass

Preacher
06-06-2009, 07:31 PM
I loved the story about the fifth ring n the link. Rooney wanted something that honored the 2005 team. Bettis and Roethlisberger said no, it must build on the previous SB victories.

I'll tell you, what this team does to instill a sense of history and pride, I just don't understand how they do it, but I sure as anything love it.

Carolina Steelers
06-06-2009, 07:38 PM
can I get an over/under of how many of us will be using this ring as an avatar or signature. I know I will be at least for awhile. I'll say 50 over or under

STEELAMANIA
06-06-2009, 07:38 PM
I know Sweed will be happy to wear his.

fansince'76
06-06-2009, 08:10 PM
SWEEEEEEEEEED! :chuckle:

Preacher
06-06-2009, 08:28 PM
SWEEEEEEEEEED! :chuckle:
. . http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/774_smiley_getting_kicked_in_the_balls.gif

Steel Head
06-06-2009, 08:57 PM
I know Sweed will be happy to wear his.

he might drop it and lose it before he puts it on :sofunny:

(sorry, couldn't resist)

:hatsoff:

Steel Head
06-06-2009, 09:01 PM
he might drop it and lose it before he puts it on :sofunny:

(sorry, couldn't resist)

:hatsoff:

and then pretend he hurt himself

:hatsoff:

Galax Steeler
06-07-2009, 06:03 AM
I wonder if the nfl would go ahead and buy me one as well.:chuckle:

mulldog24
06-07-2009, 09:05 AM
I wonder if the nfl would go ahead and buy me one as well.:chuckle:

Make that 2 of us, I want 1 as well!!!!:applaudit:

stillers4me
06-07-2009, 10:32 AM
he might drop it and lose it before he puts it on :sofunny:

(sorry, couldn't resist)

:hatsoff:

ummmmmmmmmm.........I recall a young rookie not that long ago dropping alot of balls as a kick (or punt?) returner on special teams. Didn't he just make some big play that won him some little award recently and the team a world championship? :noidea:

Sweed will soon make us forget all about his rookie year.......:tt03:

The Duke
06-07-2009, 03:45 PM
Make that 2 of us, I want 1 as well!!!!:applaudit:

Me too. even if it's a replica :tt:

Fire Haley
06-09-2009, 09:50 AM
tick tick tick

Dino 6 Rings
06-09-2009, 09:51 AM
Does Kuhn get one by default?

klick81
06-09-2009, 10:20 AM
I'm just glad the Steelers are three hours ahead of me. I CAN'T FREAKIN WAIT.

Dino 6 Rings
06-09-2009, 10:43 AM
Tonight at 6pm. on the Steelers home page.

Indo
06-09-2009, 10:46 AM
Tonight at 6pm. on the Steelers home page.

I just saw that....I'm guessing 6pm Eastern...which is 5pm for me!

http://news.steelers.com/article/105659/

Fire Haley
06-09-2009, 01:43 PM
Ceremony is tonight. Bowling today.

PITTSBURGH -- Today, it will be nothing but fun and pleasure for the Steelers.

Coach Mike Tomlin will not put the team through its 12th of 14 allowed organized team activities. Instead, the Steelers will go bowling.

And then tonight, members of the 2008 team will receive their Super Bowl rings at a private ceremony at Heinz Field.

http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2009/06/09/sports/steelers/doc4a2e600495c9f209962664.txt

"They''re awesome," said linebacker James Farrior, who was one of a handful of players asked by team president Art Rooney II to design the rings. "They're loaded with ice."

That's "ice" as in diamonds.

The 13th and 14th OTAs are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Dino 6 Rings
06-09-2009, 02:32 PM
2-1/2 hours til I get my new Avatar LOL

TheWarDen86
06-09-2009, 03:00 PM
2-1/2 hours til I get my new Avatar LOL

:laughing:

klick81
06-09-2009, 04:08 PM
I just saw that....I'm guessing 6pm Eastern...which is 5pm for me!

http://news.steelers.com/article/105659/

That's 3pm for me! :thumbsup:

Dino 6 Rings
06-09-2009, 04:57 PM
My God...ITS AWESOME!!!

http://news.steelers.com/article/105731/

Dino 6 Rings
06-09-2009, 05:00 PM
HAPPY DANCE!!!

:applaudit:

SteelersinCA
06-09-2009, 05:02 PM
That's a big ass ring.

Fire Haley
06-09-2009, 05:37 PM
It's a beauty!

http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent//2009/06/09/12/Home_Page_105799.jpg

tony hipchest
06-09-2009, 06:10 PM
very classical.

almost a throwback compared to the rap video rings ghetto teams such as the broncos, patriots, and ravens "popularized".

its much more bright and brilliant than the sb XL ring. i like this one way better.

and it weighs almost a quarter pound! :jawdrop:

klick81
06-09-2009, 06:12 PM
I'll be honest...i'm not digging the "red" stone. It's not red at all. GIves it a feminine touch.

Everything else is beeeautiful.

Fire Haley
06-09-2009, 06:13 PM
If you wanna purchase one I'll call Tomlin and ask - me and him are like, buds.

OK - Mike says just wait for Ring #7 this year - it's gonna be even better.

fansince'76
06-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Beautiful. I like it much better than the SB XL ring. :thumbsup:

Dino 6 Rings
06-09-2009, 06:57 PM
Beautiful. I like it much better than the SB XL ring. :thumbsup:

XL is a Classic Ring, but the 1st with Six, this thing is just SICK!!!

btw...you should merge this thread with the other XLIII thread right below is. Just saying, I don't mind posting in both, I can see my new Avatar more the more I post :tt02:

lilyoder6
06-09-2009, 07:18 PM
this ring is def sick nasty.. they def went all out on this one.. yeaa booyyy

devilsdancefloor
06-09-2009, 07:28 PM
i like it alot!

Psyychoward86
06-09-2009, 07:53 PM
Rarely do i see a superbowl ring that looks good in my eyes. I didnt like our first 5 rings at all. This thing has me drooling. B-E-A-utiful!!!

The Definiti0n
06-09-2009, 08:20 PM
Love it Love it. Now who wants to make me a new desktop wallpaper/Sig/and Avy?

SteelersMongol
06-09-2009, 08:26 PM
I LOVE IT. 1 ring 2 rule em all.

nojobny
06-09-2009, 08:51 PM
I'll be honest...i'm not digging the "red" stone. It's not red at all. GIves it a feminine touch.

Everything else is beeeautiful.

I think that's the lighting. When you look at it from the side it looks red.

http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/06/09/12/Photo_3_105796.jpg

BubbyBrister
06-09-2009, 08:58 PM
friend of mine gets one of those.
hopefully ill get to see it in person soon.

maybe even wear it :)

nojobny
06-09-2009, 09:09 PM
friend of mine gets one of those.
hopefully ill get to see it in person soon.

maybe even wear it :)

N I C E!!! :wink02:

lilyoder6
06-10-2009, 12:52 AM
friend of mine gets one of those.
hopefully ill get to see it in person soon.

maybe even wear it :)

nice.. me and u both hopefully...

my bro and sis alrdy got to wear one tonight, ironically at different spots tho..

klick81
06-10-2009, 10:05 AM
I think that's the lighting. When you look at it from the side it looks red.

http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/06/09/12/Photo_3_105796.jpg

THEN IT'S PERFECT! Thanks for that image. :tt02:

SteelMember
06-10-2009, 10:46 AM
Steelers' Super Bowl ring: Latest one includes 63 diamonds and traditional setting of black and gold
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette

This may be the sixth Super Bowl ring for some in the organization, but for many such as Nick Eason, the Super Bowl XLIII ring is their first.The Steelers' Super Bowl ring keeps getting bigger, and Joe Greene, who picked up his sixth last night, could not decide which he likes more.

You have six kids, you love them all equally.

"There is no best," Greene said.

The latest, which weighs in at 3.7 ounces and contains 63 diamonds that go 3.61 carats, is Greene's and the Steelers' biggest, by far, dwarfing their ring from Super Bowl XL.

Counting all the diamonds, it was another whiteout night across town in Pittsburgh.

"It is a beautiful ring," said Greene, who earned four as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Steelers and two more as a scout. "Beautiful, beautiful ring."

Greene is one of five club employees who have earned six rings, including Dan Rooney and scout Bill Nunn. At one time, 22 players owned four Super Bowl rings, earned over six seasons in the 1970s.

Last night, the two-ring club of modern Steelers numbered 28 members, including linebacker Larry Foote. After the Steelers granted his wish to be released so he could sign with his hometown Detroit Lions, Foote rejoined them for one final time for their ring ceremony inside Heinz Field's East Club Lounge. He skipped their White House visit May 21, but said there was no way he would miss this trip.

Homestead native Charlie Batch, who picked up his second ring, held it up next to his Super Bowl XL ring, which looked half the size of the new one.

"Everybody's in awe right now," Batch said. "When everybody opened his box, it was like 'Wow!' "

The latest ring, in keeping with a long-held tradition of championship rings, is gaudy. In keeping with Steelers tradition, it is black and gold -- 14-karat gold (and all those diamonds) on a black background.

The face contains six large, brilliant-cut diamonds, one for each Super Bowl victory. There are seven other diamonds that represent the Steelers' seven conference championships and seven others below to add up to their 14 division titles in a football design.

The face includes a red, blue and yellow stone to resemble their hypocycloid logo. On one side of each ring are six Lombardi Trophies with the 27-23 score of their victory against Arizona in the Super Bowl. On the other is the ring owner's name, the Steelers helmet logo, the NFL logo and the player's number.

"This is the defining moment," Batch said, "to put an exclamation point on last season. It signifies everything we accomplished last season."

The Steelers moved the start of their ceremony 30 minutes ahead to 6 p.m. because many of them had tickets to the Stanley Cup final game between the Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

The ceremony, which included dinner and a band, was supposed to last until 11 p.m.

Ben Roethlisberger was the first to emerge at 7:43 p.m., holding the large box with the large ring inside. He jumped into his Porsche and sped across town to Mellon Arena for the game.

The 28 players who received the past two Steelers Super Bowl rings:

Jeff Reed, Roethlisberger, James Farrior, Hines Ward, Batch, Bryant McFadden, Tyrone Carter, Ike Taylor, Deshea Townsend, Willie Parker, Troy Polamalu, Foote, Andre Frazier, Greg Warren, Chris Kemoeatu, Kendall Simmons, Chris Hoke, Marvel Smith, Max Starks, Trai Essex, Heath Miller, Nate Washington, Travis Kirschke, Aaron Smith, James Harrison, Arnold Harrison, Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel.

SteelMember
06-10-2009, 10:50 AM
i wonder if rooney is gonna dig deep in his pockets and shell out more than the $5000/ ring the nfl provides to make these befitting of a 6X sb champ.

r. kraft would spend about and extrea $7500 per ring.

if these rings are just going on the $5000 pricetag they may be cheap but gaudy (like something you would find at a swap meet/flea market).

I've read $15,000 each.

Still looking for the exact article for the link.

tony hipchest
06-10-2009, 09:15 PM
you worry too much

their SB XL rings were kickass
dude... what is your major malfunction? i get that youre trying to quickly grow a set on this board, but you are simply barking up the wrong trees.

the sb XL rings pretty much sucked compared to these new ones. the new ones cost $15,000 and easilly appraised double the value of the previous ones.

as suggested in my initial post, they were worthy of the accomplishment. no white gold, no blingy ghetto baguettes, and no guady but cheap appearances as with the previous one.

rings that flash more setting than stone are about as lame as saying the XL rings "kicked ass", or flash in the pan posters on a mb.

Steel Head
06-10-2009, 09:35 PM
dude... what is your major malfunction? i get that youre trying to quickly grow a set on this board, but you are simply barking up the wrong trees.

the sb XL rings pretty much sucked compared to these new ones. the new ones cost $15,000 and easilly appraised double the value of the previous ones.

as suggested in my initial post, they were worthy of the accomplishment. no white gold, no blingy ghetto baguettes, and no guady but cheap appearances as with the previous one.

rings that flash more setting than stone are about as lame as saying the XL rings "kicked ass", or flash in the pan posters on a mb.

what are you whining about now??

You were whining about what the rings would look like and I told you not to worry because they did a good job last time and will do a good job this time which they did

quit being ignorant

lilyoder6
06-10-2009, 10:04 PM
go big or go home..

the steelers were the first franchise to reach 6.... so y not show it off