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In private ceremony, Giants get glitzy rings to cap Super Bowl season

 

 

 

 

Associated Press

 

 

Updated: May 29, 2008, 10:24 PM ET

 

 

 

NEW YORK -- After four months of celebrations, parades, dinners and a tour of the White House, the New York Giants got their final reward on Thursday night for winning the Super Bowl: the bling.

 

The Giants walked a blue carpet on fashionable Fifth Ave and then were handed their Super Bowl championship rings in a private ceremony at Tiffany and Co.

 

"As a kid you always think about winning a Super Bowl, winning a championship," tackle David Diehl said. "When you have that ring you are in a unique class. It is something that we will remember for the rest of our lives and something no one will be able to take away from us."

 

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Michael Strahan shows off his Super Bowl ring, which he dubbed the "10-table stunner" for its gaudy, bright design.

 

While most of the team attended the ceremony, there were some notable exceptions.

 

Tight end Jeremy Shockey, who broke his leg late last season and then expressed concerns about his role with the team, was absent, along with linebacker Antonio Pierce, who is on his honeymoon.

 

Fifty-three players attended, led by Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and defensive ends Osi Umenyiora and Michael Strahan.

 

Even linebacker Kawika Mitchell and safety Gibril Wilson, who signed with other teams in the offseason, and Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, an Army officer who lost his legs in Iraq and became an inspiration for the team after meeting the players, attended. They each were given one of the white gold sparklers with about 1.5 carats in diamonds.

 

"It's a 10-table stunner," Strahan said, waving the ring in front of his face for effect and noting it can be seen in a restaurant from 10 tables away.

 

Punter Jeff Feagles, who waited 20 years to win a championship, dropped his right shoulder to mimic the Hunchback of Notre Dame when asked about the weight of the rings, which the team said cost about $5,500 apiece, but are valued at $25,000.

 

Co-owners Steve Tisch and John Mara addressed the team and coach Tom Coughlin handed the rings to each player as he was called up.

 

"Having the opportunity to look every player in the eye as they came up and the joy and excitement that they demonstrated as they came forward to receive a memento of a world championship was special," Coughlin said. It's a feeling the players will carry in their hearts forever, he said.

 

Manning felt having the team together made the ceremony special.

 

"We did it together and won it as a team," said Manning, who also got a wedding ring since the Giants' 17-14 win over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots on Feb. 3 in Glendale, Ariz. "Every game was different and in every situation someone else stepped up and contributed to us winning. It's all about the Giants."

 

David Tyree laughed when asked what it meant to get the ring at long last.

 

"It means I get to bling this thing," Tyree said.

 

On the only serious matter of the night, Strahan declined to say whether winning a title would lead to his retirement after 15 seasons.

 

"Don't even go there," Strahan said. "You're ruining the interview."

 

The ring features the team's three Super Bowl trophies, signifying the Giants' Super Bowl victories in 1987, 1991 and last February.

 

The team's "NY" logo is set in round diamonds, while "World Champions" is emblazoned in raised letters on the top and bottom bezel, with channel-set diamonds on the left and right bezel.

 

The ring's shanks celebrate the season, noting the team's "Eleven Straight on the Road," an NFL record; the NFL shield; and player name, along with player number in raised letters appear on one shank.

 

The final score, "Super Bowl XLII," date (02.03.08) and 'AZ' appear on the other shank.

 

If there was any doubt, however, that the time for celebrating was ending, it was this reminder: The Giants resume practice on Friday.

 

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

 

 

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Is there any indication why Shockey wasn't there? If Shockey is trying alienate his teammates he is doing a good job.

 

Think about it, he was not even on the sidelines during the game, he does not feel like part of that accomplishment.

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Yeah he's seperating himself from the title win. Either that will make him play with a fury this season, or he'll bitch and moan until he's traded.

Seeing he's said nothing so far I'm predicting another Pro-Bowl season. You guys need to stop riding him over bitchy little gossip rumours floated by desperate sportswriters.

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Seeing he's said nothing so far I'm predicting another Pro-Bowl season. You guys need to stop riding him over bitchy little gossip rumours floated by desperate sportswriters.

Who's riding him? I said either could happen. For the record, it's more than just a bitchy little rumor, you know that.

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Seeing he's said nothing so far I'm predicting another Pro-Bowl season. You guys need to stop riding him over bitchy little gossip rumours floated by desperate sportswriters.

 

Whether or not he played in the Superbowl, regardless of what the press says/ doesn't say, for Shockey not to show up and be with his teamates and not pick up his ring is wrong. Strahan showed up and he's holding out the carrot of playing/not playing. Gibril came back after the Giants clearly were not going to pay him, and he would be flying cross country to do so. Kawika came back. I defend Shockey almost to a fault, but tonight was the night to show. His not showing is a slap in the faces to his teamates. It's disappointing.

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Another example of why Jeremy Shockey is nothing more than a self serving hillbilly who cares more about his personal accomplishments than the accomplishments of the team he plays for.

 

 

This is gonna get ugly, lucky we have some practice in this sense of self servingism and it should be rectfied by simply ignoring his dumb ass.

 

Maybe Tiki and Shockey spent the night together watching tape of their Giant glory years of 2002, one filled with fumbles, blown leads and dropped touchdowns.

 

Shockey is in thin fucking ice with me and its a melting ice in the July sun.

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Shockey didn't come up because if he did people would expect him to work at the OTAs the next day and we all know that wasn't gonna happen. Not really that big of a deal in my eyes.

 

Strahan wasn't staying for OTA's.

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Strahan wasn't staying for OTA's.

That's different. Strahan's been dreaming of this ring since he was 10 years old.

 

Shockey felt he had no place to come and that was the truth. He didn't go to the Parade, to the White House, to the DVD airing, why should any one expect him to come to the ring ceremony?

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Who's riding him? I said either could happen. For the record, it's more than just a bitchy little rumor, you know that.

Please list all the quotes from Jeremy that express his disinterest in the team, because there are none. He's said nothing to the press and everything that's been printed about him is pure rumour and speculation.

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Please list all the quotes from Jeremy that express his disinterest in the team, because there are none. He's said nothing to the press and everything that's been printed about him is pure rumour and speculation.

Didn't Reese or Gilbride pretty much confirm the change my role or trade me rumor? I'd say thats a pretty reliable source.

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Shockey is in thin fucking ice with me and its a melting ice in the July sun.

is it july there already? :rolleyes:

anyway, he should have been to everything. on the sidelines- at the parade-at the ring ceremony-at practice.

he's being a big whiny baby. of course he deserves the ring.

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is it july there already? :rolleyes:

anyway, he should have been to everything. on the sidelines- at the parade-at the ring ceremony-at practice.

he's being a big whiny baby. of course he deserves the ring.

 

It twas an attempt at a metaphor my good man. Sorry it sucked.

 

BTW I wish it were July, that much closer to football.

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Didn't Reese or Gilbride pretty much confirm the change my role or trade me rumor? I'd say thats a pretty reliable source.

Quote? The only thing Reese 'confirmed' was that New Orleans were interested in him.

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Quote? The only thing Reese 'confirmed' was that New Orleans were interested in him.

You're not going to hear negatives coming out of the Giants camp. Once they admit he's a problem, his value goes down. Smart to keep a stiff upper lip about this. But, he's a problem.

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Quote? The only thing Reese 'confirmed' was that New Orleans were interested in him.

I'm probly wrong, but I thought Reese or Gilbride mentioned Shockey was unhappy and pretty much confirmed the rumors. Pretty sure i9t was popsted here, but I don't feel like diging it up.

 

 

I love Shockey as much as anyone, but the bottom line the dude has blown off every Giants function after the super bowl. I think the rumors about him giving an altumatum are probly true, if you don't, thats cool too.

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Shockey can go to another team, and the chances of him ever getting to a superbowl will always be 1 in 32, so when your team does do something as momentous as this, you should appreciate it. That's why I'm not supporting him on this. It's a bad job. You have 2 guys who left the club via free agency who showed more respect to their former teamates than a guy to his current ones.

 

Winning a superbowl is a huge deal, so many great players don't do it. Jeremy should look at this photo.

 

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Junior Seau has played a long time, made a shit load of money, has no ring. Came outta retirement to try again and take a reduced role with the Pats. Now, do you think for one minute that if he got hurt towards the end of the season, that if the Pats won the Superbowl, he wouldnt' show up for his ring?. He'd be like a kid in the candy store.

 

I love Shockey as a player, I want him to stay and wake up, but I can't and won't defend his actions here, he's dead wrong.

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