Fri Jun 17 07:00am EDT
The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers got their championship rings Thursday night in a ceremony at Lambeau Field. Here's a look at the behemoth finger decorations that would rip the arm out of the socket of a normal human being. Players and teams are not supposed to fraternize during the NFL lockout, but the league gave special dispensation so that the Packers could receive their jewelry.
And here are some factoids about all the symbolism and what-have-you involved in the ring.
As for size and gaudiness, the ring checks in with 3.35 total carats of diamonds, falling just behind the 3.61 carats the Steelers crammed onto their rings for winning Super Bowl XLIII. Comparing it to other recent champions, the Saints got 2.2 carats on their XLIV rings, and the Giants, comparatively tasteful and restrained, went with 1.5 carats after XLII.
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