Embarrassment of Riches
It should be noted that the Patriots received their record breaking rings yesterday:
Like the 2001 New England Patriots championship ring, the 2003 championship ring is cast in a brilliant 14-carat white gold. They are the only two Super Bowl rings to be cast in white gold, a characteristic that distinguishes the Patriots Championship rings from any other Super Bowl rings.
This year's championship ring is unique in many other ways, too. Weighing 3.8 ounces, it is approximately 33 percent larger than the 2001 ring and is the largest Super Bowl Championship ring ever created. The ring is “frosted” with 104 diamonds, or just over five carats of diamonds. It is the largest diamond carat total of any Super Bowl ring in history.
What's even better is that even the most ornate of rings isn't as precious as the moment that second kick sailed through the uprights.
I'm deep into Red Sox obsession, as befits the season, but I have not by any stretch of the imagination forgotten that the Patriots fucking rock. I look forward to the challenge of transitioning between teams on this blog--perhaps even becoming a notable Patriots blog.
I haven't forgotten, either, that the pesky Colts roll into town for the first regular season game, looking to stop the Pats' win streak at 15. Which, of course, will happen shortly after hell freezes over. I wholeheartedly believe that the Patriots will continue their win streak past Miami's record of 17. And then they'll go for three.
Why? Because they are the Patriots, and they fucking rock.
I love the Sox, but with that coming up, it's going to be tough to pick TV channels come September.