Well, it's getting real now.
NFL PR guy Brian McCarthy tweeted out an image Wednesday morning of the Lombardi Trophy being packed in a case to be shipped to Houston. You know something is important when it's in one of those heavy suitcases with the foam cutout. One day I hope to own something valuable enough to require such a container.
Judging by the timestamp, we can confirm the Lombardi avoided the Michael Bay movie-like fate of another FedEx delivery earning national headlines today.
The Lombardi always gets the white gloves treatment, by the way. The trophy has shown up at NFL Network offices a few times in my time with the company and you really do have to put on gloves for any photo opp. The NFL has a strict no-smudge policy on the sport's most important object.