By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54 in February. Nearly one week before they kick off the 2020 NFL season, the Chiefs received their Super Bowl rings.
There was a ceremony on Tuesday night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony came after the team held practice and meetings.
The team’s players, coaches, and front office received their bling to cap off their Super Bowl win. When the Chiefs won in February, it was the team’s first Super Bowl in 50-years.
The team’s bling includes 10 ½ carats of gemstones. In addition, it includes 255 diamonds and 36 genuine rubies.
The ring has the Chiefs Arrowhead logo in the center, which is comprised of 60 diamonds. Plus, it also has 16 cut rubies, which represents the team’s 10 AFC West Division titles and their six playoff appearances under Andy Reid.
When the Chiefs defeated the 49ers, Big Red received his first Super Bowl in his historic career. Now, nobody could ever doubt that he could win the big game – which was the notion in his career for a long-time.
“I’m going to wear it for special occasions,” Reid said. “Or if you want a free cheeseburger, you just point right there and show that.
“There’s been so much hard work that’s gone into this. The Hunt family has gone above and beyond with this. And thanks to [Chiefs President] Mark Donovan for organizing this whole thing for the players in a crazy situation.”
The Lombardi Trophy in the ring is made up of 50 diamonds. The reason for the 50 diamonds signals the team’s 50-years between their Super Bowl wins.
There are also 122 diamonds cascade, along the ring’s edge. This marks the NFL’s 100th season in 2019 and their 22 playoff appearances in team history.
For each player, the ring includes their jersey number and their name. In addition, it includes the team’s score for their three playoff wins.
Also, on each ring, there is the initials “LH” This is for Lamar Hunt, who was the Chiefs founder, who also came up with the name “Super Bowl” for the final game of the season.
“A lot of time, and thought went into the design process,” Chiefs CEO and Owner Clark Hunt said. “They’re big, and according to my life, they have a lot of bling. In fact, you guys are lucky we designed these rings before we signed Patrick’s new contract or they’d probably be a lot smaller.”
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