On January 26th, 2014, we wrote this splendid piece titled, Happy Anniversary to the Greatest Team in the History of Great Teams. For those of you not in the know, it was written in celebration of the Greatest Team Ever, the 1985 Chicago Bears.
That spectacular team had eight players named to the Pro Bowl. QB Jim McMahon, RB Walter Payton, T Jimbo Covert, C Jay Hilgenberg, DE Dan Hampton, DE Richard Dent, MLB Mike Singletary and SS Dave Duerson.
They also had five players named as 1st Team All Pros. Payton, Covert, Dent, Singletary and DT Steve McMichael. How Mongo didn't make it to Hawaii was one of the great mysteries of the 80s.
The collection of talent on that team was unparalleled and don't even get us started on the coaching staff.
In a recent photo gallery on NFL.com, they list every Super Bowl ring that has ever been produced. It is a glorious list, but in our humble opinion, there is one ring to rule them all.
The 10-karat yellow gold rings, commemorating the Chicago Bears' 46-10 win in Super Bowl XX, each sport 40 diamonds, including a half-carat diamond in the center surrounded by 13 smaller diamonds in the shape of the Chicago "C." One shank of each ring is personalized with the player's name. This shank also has a Bears helmet; the numbers "18-1" (the team's final 1985 record); the letters "GSH" (the initials of late Bears owner, coach, and player George S. Halas); and the word "Attitude." The other shank of the ring features the score of Super Bowl XX and replicas of the Super Bowl XX emblem, the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy, and the NFC Championship Trophy.
Take our poll and let your voice be heard. And in the true spirit of a certain city that ends in a Go, and starts up with a Chic, and is connected in the middle by the first letter of the alphabet, we may have participated in some chicanery to ensure the attained results.
So in the famous words of my second cousin Al; Vote early and vote often.
Which is the best Super Bowl Ring ever produced?