Silver Takes Center Stage At The Super Bowl
Weighing in at about 7 pounds, the Vince Lombardi Trophy is coveted by 32 teams each and every single year. Whether a team wins their first trophy or adds to their illustrious collection, this silver trophy is a symbol of how hard it is to win at the most competitive and organizational level in sports. Super Bowl 56 has arrived in Los Angeles, CA, between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams are looking for their first win for their city and state; although the Rams have won previously over 20 years ago as the St. Louis Rams. The Super Bowl trophy has been awarded each year from 1967 to each team that defended themselves and stood the test of competing each season. The first Super Bowl trophy was awarded to Coach Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers in 1967 who won the first-ever Super Bowl. Sadly, three years later Coach Vince Lombardi passed away and as an homage to him, the National Football League named the Super Bowl trophy, The Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The famed jeweler, Tiffany & Co., has the distinguished honor each year of producing the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The trophy stands at a height of 20.75 inches and weighs just under 7 pounds. Each time the trophy is produced, a little over 6 pounds of silver is used with a half a pound of metal. The trophy itself is valued at roughly $10,000, depending on the market value of silver. Swiss designer, Oscar Riedener, was tasked in designing and coming up with a new identity for the trophy in 1967. One morning before meeting with Tiffany & Co. and football executives, Riedener found inspiration during breakfast and designed a mock version of the trophy from a Wheaties cereal box. Decades later, this trophy is the symbol of greatness in the National Football League and holds value to any team that is able to showcase this. Although each player and executive receives a ring to commemorate a championship being won, the Vince Lombardi Trophy holds the utmost value to a football organization.
So who will win this amazing trophy this year? Regardless of whoever wins, this amazing piece of art constructed from silver will take center stage on Super Bowl Sunday and will be awarded for the 56th time. With all that the Super Bowl entails, it will be a day where history will be made, commercials will be watched, and another storied season will go down in history.