As Homer Simpson once so eloquently put it, “Mmmmm… Shiny.”
In a private ceremony held Tuesday evening, the Pittsburgh Steelers awarded their players, coaches, and front office personnel the latest in a long line of Super Bowl Championship rings. One for the other thumb, indeed.
Pictures are worth a thousand words but since you come here for my clever analysis, I suppose I should offer some commentary. I really like the middle portion, with the hypocycloids (the technical name for the little stars on the Steelers’ helmets) surrounding the six big ass diamonds representing the six Lombardi Trophies. Shaping the entire ring like a miniature replica of Heinz Field is rather clever, too.
What I don’t care for is the writing along both sides of the “field.” Also, if you look closely, you can see “Roethlisberger” written on the left side indicating each ring has been personalized. It’s a nice idea but the print reminds me of my class ring from high school. I’m pretty sure people would get the idea without it being spelled out in text.
Final verdict: A good effort although it falls just short of being as awesome as the Super Bowl XL rings. Oh well, they can try again next year.
In the meantime, let’s hope our Pittsburgh Penguins add rings to their fingers (and a big silver Cup to the city’s trophy collection) this Friday in a winner-take-all Game 7 final against the hated Detroit Red Wings. GO PENS!!