Eli Manning, Giants get latest Super Bowl rings
Like a little kid with a brand new toy, Eli Manning couldn’t
”You’re up on stage getting the box,” Manning said Wednesday
night, ”and you wonder how quickly you can get off stage and open
the box and get the ring on.”
Manning and his New York Giants teammates received their Super
Bowl rings at Tiffany’s, and the jewelry was as impressive as the
Giants’ run through the NFL playoffs last winter.
It was the second title in four years for Manning and the
Giants, and the fourth overall in the Super Bowl era for the
This ring features white gold and sapphires surrounding the NY
logo. There are four Vince Lombardi Trophy replicas, too.
”The blue makes it a little different,” Manning said. ”We
wanted some blue – the Giants are `Big Blue.’ We definitely wanted
to get a little blue to spark it up a little bit.”
The inside of the ring is engraved with coach Tom Coughlin’s
mantra from last season, ”Finish,” and ”All In,” another theme
the team involved as it won its final two regular-season games to
take the NFC East, then won four postseason games, including the
Super Bowl over New England.
End Justin Tuck, the leader of the Giants’ defense, wore both of
his Super Bowl rings, the 2008 version almost dwarfed by the 2012
ring. He had one on each index finger as he held up the Super Bowl
”The second ring makes you that much more hungry,” Tuck said.
”The first time you might be in awe. I think we want to make it a