Fantasy Football Rings
Recently, I joined a fantasy football league that had an opening made up of a bunch of guys that all worked for this marketing company downtown. They wanted to keep the league an “office league,” but without finding any more true fantasy football co-workers, they turned to friends. I joined this season and made the most of a quick rebuild. The previous owner must not have cared about his team as it was a total mess. The league was a 5-player keeper league, and the team I inherited had nothing but scraps and old bums. I put in 110%, made a bunch of trades, drafted some gems and made the playoffs in my first year, which was a moral victory considering how bad things were when I first laid my eyes on the roster.
The league was fun, they got together every Monday night (after work) to watch the game at a local sports bar to conclude the end of the fantasy matchups for the week. I was invited out often but having two kids at home which made it difficult for me to show up. I never made any broken promises that I’d be there –hate those type of people– but I did show up for the fantasy playoffs, which was a big deal. I was welcomed right away and even got a beer bought for me as the newcomer to the league. I only knew two guys in the league, but you wouldn’t have known as everyone in the league was easy-going and loved to talk fantasy.
After the first quarter, two beers in, the previous year’s league champ showed up fashionably late. His entrance was legendary. “Steve” the 2015 champion, made an effort to fist-pump everyone he saw, he targeted all league owners but would fist pump anyone that walked by. Most played along others talked trash as we all laughed. I didn’t notice it at first but on his hand were two huge Fantasy Football Rings along with what looked like his wedding ring. He kept saying everyone need to “kiss the ring,” or “pump the champ” and that he was working on his fantasy football brass knuckles. The fantasy league was in its fourth year, and Steve had won seasons one and three. After he had settled in, ordered a beer and checked the score of the game I had to ask what was up with the Fantasy Football Rings. The league was shocked nobody had filled me in on their league’s tradition. As it turns out, there was $40 of the league’s pot money dedicated to pay for a championship fantasy football ring of your choice. I have been in leagues with trophies before, but this was my first fantasy football ring league. To be honest, if I hadn’t witnessed Steve’s entrance at the bar, I wouldn’t have thought much of it. But now, seeing how he was able to bring his victories to life was pretty cool.
The guys went on to tell me that a league trophy was proposed when the league was first formed back in 2012, but the concept of rings was suggested mid-season when the Patriots we’re heading to the Super Bowl to take on the Giants. There is a Patriots fan in the league, and the concept of multiple ring champions sounded cool to everyone at the time.
I didn’t think much of the ring theory that night, but after seeing the message board of old pictures of previous league winners (Steve winning twice and another guy) I started to buy into the idea. I’m now geared to get a ring of my choosing and hope to wear it at a future Monday Night Football get-together.
Our league has a $40 budget for a Fantasy Football Champion Ring, and I found a few ring styles on Amazon all for that price. Here are some ring concepts for those curious.
Fantasy Football Ring Concept 1
This was the top choice in my league. Two of the three winning Fantasy champs rocked this ring. I would probably make this my first fantasy champ ring, but I would want a different one with every win, much like how Super Bowl teams get a custom ring every year.
- Quality Brass Ring plated in Rhodium (Silver color)
- Includes a FREE FantasyJocks Ring Box for safe storage
Fantasy Football Ring Concept 2
This concept was the cleanest looking ring I found. It wasn’t super flashy. I think this would be a top 5 pick if I were to win the league.
- Each ring comes with its display box as well
- The impressive size of 19.8 mm with a substantial weight of 30 grams with an enclosed solid back.
- Three-dimensional text and logos. Front – “Fantasy Football Champion.” Side 1 – “2016” over football. Side 2 – Lombardi Trophy.
- Zinc alloy composition with nickel plating polished to an incredible mirror-like shine. Encrusted with 46 sparkling rhinestones to ensure that you have the bling every champion deserves.
- Includes a red cotton flannel ring presentation box.
- Ring Size: 10.
Fantasy Football Champion Ring Concept 3
Something about this ring reminded me of Game of Thrones. I like this championship ring concept as well, it’s in my top 5.
- Choose gold or silver finish
- Available in 3 sizes (11, 12 or 13)
- Includes a 32″ beaded neckchain and black ring box
- Made of die cast zinc (metal)
Alternative Championship Ring
This is just for fun. Obviously, if a dynasty ever started and all of the most common rings are claimed, this Lord of the Rings concept ring could make for a funny championship trophy.
- Officially Licensed from The Lord of the Rings
- One Size Only, Size 9, Meant to be Worn as Pendant or for Display
- 24k Gold Plated Bronze Ring
- Removable gold plated chain included
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity