Super Bowl XLI-The Ring which led to this beautiful piece of art, was the 2006-2007 season. Rodger Goodell took over as the NFL commissioner. This was the start of the no-fun league when the NFL came out with a new rule changing the touchdown celebrations. Players were no longer to use props or do anything on the ground. As a result, they could still dance as long as it was short and it was a not group dance. The San Diego Chargers finished with the best record in the NFL going 14-2 to earn the number one seed. The Chicago Bears finished 13-3 and earned the number one seed in the NFC.
Super Bowl XLI-The Game
Super Bowl XLI was played on February 4, 2007, at the Dolphins Stadium. The Chicago Bears would take on the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts would take down Tom Brady and the Patriots 38 to 34 in the AFC Championship game, and the Bears beat the New Orleans Saints 39-14 in the NFC Championship.
The Super Bowl featured the first two African-American coaches in Super Bowl history. Devin Hester started the game off with a 92-yard return kickoff for a touchdown. This was the Bear’s only good play of the day when they went on to lose 17-29. The Colts forced five turnovers during the game, including a pick-six. Peyton Manning was named Super Bowl MVP. He threw for 247 yards and a touchdown…he only had one interception.
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The ring was designed by a local, Herff Jones. This was a different approach to years past as normally named brands like Taffany & Co and Balfour are chosen to design them. This beautiful ring, made of white gold, has 57 diamonds totaling 2.595 carats.
The focus of this ring is the Lombardi trophy containing seven diamonds in total. One, for the football and six for the staff. This trophy rests inside the Colt’s famous royal blue logo. The right shank, you will see the name of the player’s last name this was gifted to. On this side you can also find the players position, jersey number and the saying “Our Time”.
The Left Shank has Super Bowl XLI stamped into the white gold along with their logo in the center with etched text reading, “Indianapolis, 29-17, 2006, Faith.”
Looking to buy yourself an authentic Super Bowl XLI ring? Check out this $80,000 price tag for a genuine Colts Super Bowl ring. Okay, so yes the price is a little big…so let’s ope for something a little more reasonable. View these replica rings from Trackside Autographs who we have purchased from before and have always enjoyed the quality of their work. Better yet, you can buy it off Amazon from them 🙂
Want to learn more about some of the amazing rings others have been gifted for their Super Bowl efforts? Check out our last blog on Super Bowl XLII Ring.