Posted on | January 29, 2011
LIKE IN 2011: The Super Bowl in Dallas
It seems a little unfair that within a span of three months we’d have both the World Series and the Super Bowl in Dallas but after the last few years, let’s just call ourselves blessed for the boost in the economy. Thursday afternoon Tiffany & Co. was crowded with patrons and police. At about a 1:5 ratio. Why? The unveiling of the Super Bowl XLV Vince Lombardi trophy. Never would I have imagined a trophy would A) garner so much attention and B) need so much security. However I must admit the unveiling ceremony did not disappoint. The excitement in the air was palpable.
When we arrived the trophy was enclosed in a glassed in office where just the shadow of it’s glorious self was visible.
We fortunately were in a perfect spot to see the trophy up close as it passed just inches from us to rest on it’s pedestal.
The event was hosted at Tiffany & Co. North Park and well-attended by Dallas’ Who’s Who. Cowboys great, Drew Pearson gave a speech and flaunted his Super Bowl XII ring, which he pointed out, “stills works well in the clubs.” Drew, seriously? What are you doing in the clubs???
Most of the major networks had television crews on site and a couple of helicopters jockeyed for airspace above the boutique.
The reason for the helicopters? Well because once the unveiling was done the Vince Lombardi trophy was put in it’s protective case and carried out with a battalion of officers to an armored truck.
The Brinks truck was then escorted by quite a police escort to the NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center, where it will be on display thru the Super Bowl for fans to visit and take their picture with it.
A few fun facts about the trophy:
1) Tiffany & Co has designed the trophy since the first Super Bowl, in 1967.
2) The original sketch was done on a cocktail napkin by Oscar Riedner during a meeting with Pete Rozelle, the then commissioner of the NFL.
3) The football is regulation size and rendered entirely out of sterling silver.
4) The trophy is 22″ high and weighs just seven pounds. It takes nearly four months to complete. [So basically they get started on it duing training camp???]
5) After the field ceremony the trophy will return to the Tiffany & Co workshop where the name of the team will be hand engraved on the trophy.
6) The trophy was named after Vince Lombardi the coach of the Green Bay Packers, winners of the first two Super Bowls and participants in this year’s game.
Oh and with something of this calibur there always seems to be great swag. Tiffany & Co. did not disappoint. They sent attendees home with custom made crystal Super Bowl XLV commemorative footballs. Who could ask for more???
Want to see more??? Click HERE for our video of the entire ceremony.
LIKED IN 2010: The World Series in Dallas
What an exciting event to have the hometown team actually be a part of the final game. The ending could have turned out better but I have to give those players credit for playing their hearts out and making it that far in the amidst of a clubhouse bankruptcy. Too bad Cliff Lee jumped ship. After decades with no World Series appearances, maybe this season will change things for the club. After growing up in Southern California, I am more of an Angels fan but since my son is a die-hard Rangers fan I was all about supporting the team.