The Vince Lombardi Trophy and How I Got to Touch Tiffany
The Lombardi Trophy
Some may be curious about the history and trivia about the championship football trophy that is awarded to the NFL's best team every year. Though not not handed out until Super Bowl V, it was named after Vince Lombardi, the legendary Green Bay Packers coach who won the first two Super Bowls.
What Jeweler Makes
The Super Bowl Trophy
So now we know insiders in the NFL world call the NFL Super Bowl Trophy Tiffany. Its obvious that they all want to dance with her and and that nickname they gave this bowl trophy is easily explained, as it stems from the fact that the luxury 5th Avenue Jeweler Tiffany and Co. is responsible for the creation the most famous silver football trophy.
What is the Cost to Make Super Bowl Trophies
t's made of sterling silver and is created by Tiffany & Company.
$25,000, 22 inch, 7 pound, beauty, every coach and every player of the NFL over the 24-week season of pre-season games, regulation games, playoffs and the Super Bowl 46 strive to win her hand.
The Day I Touched Tiffany
I may be a female but I have a passion for Football that is equal to or even greater than most men. Recently I was lucky enough to meet up with Tiffany, thanks to the magic of Facebook, a former boy interest from my long ago college days invited me to a NBC sports event shoot. I spent one of the best days with my old friend. Little did I know my old friend had turned into one of the NFL's most indispensable broadcasting talents, in my eyes a football god. Lucky me, I was treated to a day watching the pros shoot the intro for the NBC Super Bowl 46 version with Faith Hill as she struts her stuff singing 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night'. It was a day full of excitement and pure joy. Though the making of this 2 minute intro can be monotonous there wasnt one minute that I was bored.
Waiting All Day For Super Bowl Night
A Football God
Seeing my old friend was special in and of itself. My friend has become one of best producers in the game of football. I like to call him my football god. Producing Super Bowl XLVI and every week of Sunday night Football on NBC sports qualifies him as such. Forget that he knows more about the game than anyone I have ever met, it is his passion that shines through every minute you are in his presence. And so on the day I met up with him, I was treated to many things and one of the highlights was that I was in the presence of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. And let me tell you, seeing Tiffany was just as amazing as one could imagine. Bottom line it was as good as being being touched by an old friend, A feeling that was warming and sparked delicious memories.
Faith Hill Super Bowl Intro on NBC Sports #SB46
Tiffany the Trophy
During a scene shoot, I caught a glimpse of her, Tiffany. I thought the trophy must be a Hollywood prop of magic. So when a stagehand told me me that I was looking at the real deal, my body tingled with delight. A shiver ran down my spine, as my reflection beamed from her elegant curves.
And then she invited me to touch her. She felt good beneath my hand. Diamonds? Gold? Tiffany sterling silver remains my first choice in jewelry. What would you expect from a hard core NFL football fan like me?
The Tiffany & Co.
Facts about the Trophy
- Tiffany & Co. has made the trophy each year since the first Super Bowl in 1967.
- Since 1970 the prize has been called the Vince Lombardi Trophy in honor of the Green Bay Packers coach.
- There was a lunchtime meeting between Tiffany vice president Oscar Riedener and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in New York City and together they sketched the design on a cocktail napkin.
- Fourteen plates of sterling silver are cut and molded in separate components, then forged together to form the iconic trophy.
- Depicting a regulation-size NFL football in kicking position the trophy Tiffany takes approximately four months and 72 man-hours to create.
Final Thoughts on Tiffany
Yes,I was one of a privileged few who had touched Tiffany, Forget your diamond rings or your fancy jewelry this is the only item from Tiffany's that would do for a girl like me.