Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2010 Director Ring

The Green Bay Press-Gazette recently ran a photo essay on St. Norbert College president Thomas Kunkel, a member of the Green Bay Packers' Board of Directors. He brought his Super Bowl XLV ring to a show-and-tell session at school, giving us our first good look at the directors' rings.

Unlike in 1996, the 2010 rings appear to be identical to those issued to players:


On the one shank, the team name and Lombardi Trophy. Just like the player rings.

The other shank features Kunkel's name over a relief of Lambeau Field.

Pity we don't have a better view of this side; we can't see what's present under the stadium. McCarthy's ring says "HC", the players' rings have their number in a circle inspired by the throwback uniforms. What do they do for the directors?

The inside of the ring lists the path the Packers took through the playoffs, and the tribute to Charles Woodson's "One Thing" postgame speech following the win over the Bears in the NFC Championship game:

So it appears that the directors' ring is the same as that issued to the players and coaching staff. Maybe soon we'll get a better look at that one shank to know for sure.

(Photos courtesy of Scott Crevier, St. Norbert College)

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