Super Bowl Champs Receive Super Bowl Bling

Michael Strahan of the New York Giants shows off his Super Bowl ring.

Better late than never? Four months after they defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 to win the 2008 Super Bowl, the New York Giants finally received their Tiffany & Co. Super Bowl rings, valued at over $25,000 apiece.

In a private ceremony held at Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Eli Manning and his band of brothers walked the blue carpet to pick up their much-deserved bling.

“We did it together and won it as a team,” said Manning. “Every game was different and in every situation someone else stepped up and contributed to us winning. It’s all about the Giants.”

Co-owners Steve Tisch and John Mara addressed the team and Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin handed the 1.5-carat Super Bowl XLII rings to each player as he was called up.

“Having the opportunity to look every player in the eye as they came up and the joy and excitement that they demonstrated as they came forward to receiver a memento of a world championship was special,” Coughlin said. “It’s a feeling the players will carry in their hearts forever.”

So…now that the guys have their rings, what are their chances of getting another one next year? Well, according to the Sportsbooks the New York Giants are listed at 16/1 odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl.