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Championship Rings – Not Just for the Super Bowl Anymore
Championship rings are given to those people who participate in sports activities that end in some sort of a tournament. They originally were known to be given out only in the highest of sports leagues like the Super bowl but in the last decade, high schools have also gotten in on the act and have begun to hand out championship rings to their all star players to commemorate their achievements.
The most coveted of all championships rings --Super Bowl ring-- is given to the winners of the highlight game of the season for players that participate in the National Football League’s annual game. The rings are made of gold with diamonds encrusted into them which form the teams’ logo and the year that the ring was given out. The rings are paid for by the Nation Football League and cost between $5,000 and $6,000 each. It is not just the players who receive the rings either, it is up to the winners of the game (the team themselves) who the rings are presented to, to honor their part in getting the team to the championship game and also winning it. They are presented with one hundred and fifty of the rings but if they decide to take more than is offered the team has to pay out for any number that is over the one hundred and fifty given and paid for by the National Football league. The rings that are given to the players have their own personal number that they play on it and also their full names. The brave and hardworking men that earn these rings are very proud to wear and show them off to their fans. Because of their likability and popularity the ring market has sprung up their own versions of the rings that the fans can buy to show their pride in their teams. These replicas can fetch a good price with the originals if they every come up for sale being a collectors item and go often for a handsome price that is often more than they were worth when they were bought by the national football league in the first place.
The most Super Bowl rings ever won by one person is Neal Dahlen who won seven of them, five for san Francisco and two with Denver. His career whilst he won these medals were as staff and player and finally with Denver as their General Manager. The next person is Mike Woicik who served as a conditioning coach to Dallas and received three through them and then a further three with New England where he still held the job title of conditioning coach. Another man who has received six championship rings is Dan Rooney, he won six times with the same team which was Pittsburgh, and his job at the time was an executive. There are nine people who received the ring five times, at least 22 players who have received four rings and a lot more who have received at lease three. One famous figure is Ken Norton Jnr who won three rings in a row and is the only player in history so far to do this.