On Wednesday night, the latest incarnation of the New York Giants collected their Super Bowl rings in a lavish ceremony. It represents the end of a lifelong dream for many players, especially those that weren't a part of the 2007 title team.
On Thursday morning, we caught wind of a depressing link to a former Giants championship team. Lawrence Taylor is selling his 1991 Super Bowl ring in an online auction. The ring has been notarized by Taylor.
"Presented here is arguably the most significant Superbowl player ring ever offered publicly," the website SCP Auctions boasts, with many camera angles on Taylor's ring.
The current bid is $37,982. The auction ends this Saturday night and the reserve price for the ring has not yet been met.
Taylor has fallen on hard times since his legendary career ended with legal and financial problems. Arguably the greatest defensive player of all time, it just doesn't seem right that he has to sell this ring for cash. But that's life.
We just can't imagine the person that sees this as a cool collector's item instead of finding the whole concept depressing.