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Losing team's Super Bowl ring[edit]

I agree. Losing pictures are an important part of the story too. I have a website that shows detailed pictures of winning and losing rings. Additionally, I even show ring presentation boxes when available and I shed light on the fact that superbowl III (Colts) and I confirmed for the ring community that the Steelers broke a decade-old tradition and did not receive rings in their superbowl XLV loss to the Steelers. I would like to have my site included in the superbowl entry, however, it was Yanked, probably by other ring collectors. Please visit my site and/or let me know how it can be included. it is www.sports-rings.com and please view the superbowl ring gallery for pictures of winning and losing rings, their shanks, and presentation boxes and inscriptions inside the ring.

Michael Borkin 23 October 2012. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.164.206.236 (talk) 12:29, 23 October 2012 (UTC)


I would like to see a picture and explanation of the losing team also getting a Super Bowl ring but albeit smaller and less expensive. Jungworld.com 16:35, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps a NFL Awards page could link to the: Superbowl champions Superbowl runner ups AFC Winners NFC Winners Or is the NFC/AFC ring the runner up ring, to which the steelers(?) broke the tradition? What do they look like, do they afc/nfc rings have their traditions like shown the Lombardy trophy on the superbowl ring? Sooo many questions, not enough time. HELP ME WIKIPEDIA, YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.224.10.134 (talk) 23:27, 27 December 2012 (UTC)


Someone may need to chip in just in case since I still have some trouble on the copyright stuff. Iamhungey 22:47, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Done. The prose still needs some work though. Blackngold29 06:46, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


I was raised by my father(a huge Vikings fan), I had no other choice but to become one myself. Regardless of how many Super Bowls they have lost, they're still my team. Not sure when I came to believe that both teams received a ring for making it to the Super Bowl, but recently engaged in a conversation with several "sports trivia fanatics" and argued the point that both teams received rings. They all told me I was nuts. Thought I would check out Wikipedia to find out. Didn't search forever, but this was the only reference I found to the losing team also receiving a superbowl ring.

IS THERE A LOSING TEAM SUPER BOWL RING? NOT SURE I WANT TO KNOW. WHEN PEOPLE LIKE TO GIVE ME A HARD TIME ABOUT THEIR FOUR LOSSES, I ALWAYS TOOK COMFORT IN THE FACT THAT VERY FEW TEAMS COULD BOAST ABOUT HAVING THAT MANY SUPER BOWL RINGS (REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME), WOOULD BE KINDA LIKE FINDING OUT ABOUT SANTA CLAUS AND THE EASTER BUNNY. NONE THE LESS, I WOULD RATHER KNOW. THAT WAY I CAN STILL HAVE A COMEBACK FOR ALL THOSE OUT THERE THAT CAN'T ADMTT OVER THE YEARS THEY HAVE HAD SOME OF THE GREATEST TALENT TO EVER PLAY THE GAME, SO ----------- WHATEVER TEAM YOU GREW UP WATCHING ----------- I HOPE THEY BRING YOU GREAT MEMORIES, VERY FEW GUT-WRENCHING LOSSES -- THE FAMOUS MISSED GOAL TO PUT THEM IN THE BIG GAME, (AND POSSIBLY ANOTHER RING) WAS ON MY BIRTHDAY, AND THE DAY THEY KILLED THE 49ERS -- JAN. 9, 1988 -- THE PASTOR STARTED MY WEDDING CEREMONY OUT WITH THE WORDS "FOR THOSE OF YOU SITTING HERE WITH OUT THE PRIVILAGE OF A TV - THE SCORE OF THE GAME IS" MY MOTHER AND MY MAID OF HONOR BOTH FLEW IN FROM THE SAN FRAN. AREA FOR THE EVENT. THE HIGH FOR THE DAY WAS -38 BELOW AND THE WIN WAS BEST WEDDING PRESENT OF THE DAY, AND YES THEY DID MANAGE TO TEAR MY DAD AND ME AWAY FROM THE T.V. LOCATED IN THE PASTOR'S OFFICE SO HE COULD WALK ME DOWN THE ISLE.

I GUESS NONE OF THIS WOULD BE CONSIDERED HISTORICAL INFORMATION SAUGHT OUT BY PEOPLE WHO TURN TO WIKPEDIA FOR INFORMATION ON RECORD HOLDERS AND STATISTICS, BUT I THINK THE MEMORIES THAT OUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS GIVE US ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT. AFTER ALL, WHEN IS THE LAST TIME STATISTICS AND ALL TIME RECORDS EVER PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE LIKE THE MEMORIES OF THE GREAT GAMES YOU ENJOYED WITH YOUR FRIENDS OR EVEN BY YOURSELF WITH A PIZZA AND A BEER. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jcdl06 (talkcontribs) 07:14, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Putin and the Patriots[edit]

What relevance does this have to do with anything regarding the explanation of what a Super Bowl ring is? Certainly it would be nice to add a little intresting fact such as this, but the way it is written makes it seem as see if Putin stole the ring. Storm Cat 20:23, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

I decided to be bold and removed it. Until anyone can find some sources that aren't "ROBERT KRAFT SAID IT WAS A GIFT BUT I THINK VLADIMIR PUTIN STOLE IT!", it has no place on Wikipedia. Ectoplasm on Toast (talk) 05:21, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

I agree. I don't think this tidbit has ANY place in this article. If so, then EVERY SB ring mishap must be included (Walter Payton losing his, Pete Metzelaars, etc - there are MANY of these stories). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.115.155.55 (talk) 13:43, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

David Brooks related this story in an interview with the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco that was broadcast on KQED radio in January 2011. According to Brooks, Kraft told him specifically that Putin asked Kraft if he could see his ring during the meeting in question. When Kraft asked if he could have the ring back, Putin pretended not to have heard him. After the meeting Kraft contacted the State Department to try and get the ring back. The State Department later contacted Kraft to tell him that the official story was that the ring had been a gift. Brooks quipped that the incident evidences the fact that the world is run by four-year-olds. As of 1/22/2011 the interview is not yet available online as far as I can tell but it most likely will be soon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.152.117.83 (talk) 10:02, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, now Kraft said that it was NOT a gift and Putin stole it. --JamesBand (talk) 05:54, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

  1. Just because this story has been reported in the news, does not mean that it automatically is relevant enough to merit mention in this article.
  2. Please read WP:BLP. Kraft and Putin are giving conflicting information; we are not going to present the information in a way that shows one of them as fact. I will attempt to rephrase. VQuakr (talk) 07:55, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Putin are not giving ANY information. Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "I was standing 20 centimeters away from him and Mr. Putin and saw and heard how Mr. Kraft gave this ring as a gift." But the fact is that there is no Dmitry Peskov on any photo with Kraft and Putin. For example: [1] , [2]. As well there is no independent sources for "The ring is currently stored in the Kremlin library". --JamesBand (talk) 15:42, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Politicians routinely release public statements through their media people; unless there is a reason to think Peskov is not acting in his official capacity, these statements can reasonably be interpreted as Putin's version of events. Independently judging the validity of Peskov's statements based on photographs is original research. If the reliable sources attribute the "library" statement to Peskov, I see nothing wrong with adding "According to Peskov," to the start of the sentence. There seems to be a consensus above and below that this section is not really relevant to the topic of the article. Do you still think it merits inclusion, and if so, why? VQuakr (talk) 20:18, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Politicians routinely release public statements through their media people As well, state media people routinely justified to the public for the improper deeds of their superiors. Now we know that Putin himself "does not remember Mr. Kraft, nor the ring". As well, I don't see consensus that this section is not relevant to the topic of the article. We see reasonable readers' and media interest to this fact --JamesBand (talk) 09:30, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Well, you seem to be the only person here supporting its inclusion, while the rest of us oppose it. That sounds like consensus to me. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:29, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Now that the BLP/NPOV issue is resolved -- I agree with the IP from 2008 that this is not relevant enough to the subject of Super Bowl rings to merit any mention in the article. JamesBand obviously disagrees since he took the time to add it back in; does anyone else have thoughts on the matter? VQuakr (talk) 03:42, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

I reverted his addition the other day. Whether or not Putin stole the ring isn't particularly relevant to the discussion of what a Super Bowl ring is. – Muboshgu (talk) 03:46, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Miscellaneous section[edit]

It looks like this is basically a list of who has won the most rings. If so, it seems that several other players have won at least three, particularly several players (Bradshaw, Harris, Bleier, Swann, and others) from the Steelers teams of the 1970s. Dsreyn 17:14, 30 June 2006 (UTC)


The other rings[edit]

Is anybody going to make a page for other championship rings as well?Iamhungey 04:15, 10 February 2007 (UTC)


What "other" rings? Do you mean the NFC/AFC Championship ring? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.115.155.56 (talk) 18:25, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Inncorrect info for most rings.[edit]

Neal Dahlen- started with the niners in 1979 as a college scout. He got 5 rings with the 49ers. He went with Mike Shanahan to Denver and became General Manager in 1999 where he earn 2 more for a total of 7 rings. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 64.95.122.94 (talk) 20:38, 8 May 2007 (UTC).

Players with both Grey Cup and Superbowl rings[edit]

Why isn't Andre Rison listed in this section? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.116.71.90 (talk) 05:06, 9 December 2013 (UTC)