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The Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy
Trophy
is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League's championship game, the Super Bowl. The trophy is named in honor of NFL coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
to victories in the first two Super Bowl games.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Appearance 3 Teams with the most Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophies 4 Presentation ceremony 5 See also 6 References

History[edit] During lunch with NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle
Pete Rozelle
in 1966,[2] Tiffany & Co. vice president Oscar Riedner made a sketch on a cocktail napkin of what would become the Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy. The original trophy was produced by Tiffany & Co. in Newark, New Jersey.[3] Others have since been handcrafted by the company in Parsippany, New Jersey.[4] As of 2017, the trophy is produced at the Tiffany & Co Forrest Hills manufacturing facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The trophy was first awarded to the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
in January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season (when the Super Bowl's official designation was the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) after they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10. Even though it is a national tournament, the award was initially inscribed with the words "World Professional Football Championship". It was officially renamed in 1970 in memory of NFL head coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowl games, after his death from cancer.[1][5] It was thus presented for the first time as the Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy
Trophy
in Super Bowl
Super Bowl
V when the Baltimore Colts
Baltimore Colts
defeated the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
16-13. It has also been referred to as the "Tiffany Trophy" after the Tiffany & Co.[6][7][8] Since Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXX, the award has been presented to the winning team's owner on the field following the game. Previously, it was presented inside the winning team's locker room. In the case of the community-owned Packers' two titles since Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXX, the team's President & CEO has accepted the trophy. Unlike trophies such as the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
and the Grey Cup, a new Vince Lombardi Trophy
Trophy
is made every year and the winning team maintains permanent possession of that trophy, with one notable exception being Super Bowl
Super Bowl
V's, won by the then- Baltimore
Baltimore
Colts. The city of Baltimore retained that trophy as part of the legal settlement between the team and the city after the Colts' infamous "Midnight Mayflower" move to Indianapolis
Indianapolis
on March 29, 1984. Since then, both the relocated Colts and their replacement in Baltimore, the Ravens, have won the Super Bowl and earned trophies in their own right. Since Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLV, the Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy
Trophy
is also prominently featured in the standardized logo design now used for all future Super Bowl games.[9] Appearance[edit] The Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy
Trophy
stands 22 inches (56 cm) tall, weighs 7 pounds (3.2 kg) and depicts a football in a kicking position on a three concave sided stand, and is entirely made of sterling silver.[10]

Russell Wilson with Lombardi Trophy

The words " Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy" along with the Roman numerals
Roman numerals
of that year's Super Bowl
Super Bowl
are engraved on and the NFL shield is affixed onto the base. After the trophy is awarded, it is sent back to Tiffany's to be engraved with the names of the participating teams, the date, location, and the game's final score.[11] It is then sent back to the winning team for them to keep. Smaller replicas are made for each person on the winning team. For the first four championship games, both the NFL and the AFL logos were in the center of the trophy. Starting from Super Bowl
Super Bowl
V, only the NFL shield was on the front. Beginning with Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXVIII, the shield took on a frosted appearance. Starting with Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIII, the slightly redesigned NFL shield began appearing on the trophy, still with a frosted appearance. Other than the logo, the trophy has had no significant changes made since the first Super Bowl. While no franchise possesses all four versions, the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
have three of the four designs. Teams with the most Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophies[edit] Main article: List of Super Bowl
Super Bowl
champions The Super Bowl
Super Bowl
is currently played in early February (the game originally took place in early to mid-January), culminating a season that generally begins in September of the previous calendar year. For example, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
50, which was played on February 7, 2016, determined the league champion for the 2015 NFL season. The years shown below refer to the season, not the date that the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
was actually played. The Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
(1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, 2008) are first with six Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophies. The Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
(1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1995), the San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
(1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994), and the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
(2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016) are tied for second with 5 each. The Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
(1966, 1967, 1996, 2010) and the New York Giants
New York Giants
(1986, 1990, 2007, 2011) are tied for third with four each. The Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
(1976, 1980, 1983), the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
(1982, 1987, 1991) and the Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
(1997, 1998, 2015) are tied for fourth with three each. Although none of these teams have ever won three straight Super Bowls, two of them have won three Lombardi trophies in four years and one twice in three years: The Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
(1992, 1993, 1995) and the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
(2001, 2003, 2004) and (2014, 2016). The Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
won four Super Bowls in six years (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979). Presentation ceremony[edit] The trophy has been presented on a stage constructed on the field since Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXX in 1996. A personality from the TV network broadcasting the game handles the presentation ceremony. The commissioner, winning owner, winning coach, winning quarterback, and-if not a QB-the MVP, are usually recognized. From Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXX to Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXIX, the trophy was set on the stage to begin the ceremony. Beginning with Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XL, a former NFL player, usually a past Super Bowl
Super Bowl
MVP or notable figure of the host city's franchise, brings the Lombardi Trophy
Trophy
to the center of the stadium, as he walks past members of the winning team. The players, along with the Super Bowls in which they participated in the Lombardi Trophy
Trophy
presentation ceremony, are listed below.

Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XL Presentation – Bart Starr
Bart Starr
(MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
I and Super Bowl II) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLI Presentation – Don Shula
Don Shula
(former Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
head coach) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLII Presentation – Doug Williams (MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXII) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIII Presentation – Joe Namath
Joe Namath
(MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
III) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIV Presentation – Len Dawson
Len Dawson
(MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
IV) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLV Presentation – Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach
(former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
VI) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLVI Presentation – Raymond Berry
Raymond Berry
(former Baltimore
Baltimore
Colts split end) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLVII Presentation – Richard Dent (MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XX) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLVIII Presentation – Marcus Allen
Marcus Allen
(MVP, Super Bowl XVIII) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLIX Presentation – Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(former Arizona Cardinals quarterback and MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXIV) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
50 Presentation – Terrell Davis
Terrell Davis
(MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXXII), who handed it to Joe Namath
Joe Namath
(MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
III), who handed it to Lynn Swann
Lynn Swann
(MVP, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
X) Super Bowl
Super Bowl
LI Presentation – Willie McGinest, who handed it to Michael Strahan Super Bowl
Super Bowl
LII Presentation – Darrell Green
Darrell Green
(former Washington Redskins cornerback, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXII, Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XXVI)

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy.

Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy
Trophy
– NFL Championship trophy (1934–1969)

References[edit]

^ a b " Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy: A Tiffany Piece Money Can't Buy". ABC News. February 3, 2016.  ^ [1] Let's Learn About the Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Trophy, Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ NIx, Naomi (January 7, 2014). "Original Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
trophy comes home to Newark". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-01-07.  ^ Horovitz, Bruce (January 30, 2002). "Football's super prize reaches icon status". USA Today. Retrieved February 19, 2012.  ^ Tanier, Mike (January 31, 2010). "Excess Reigns at Super Bowl
Super Bowl
and That's No Ballyhoo". The New York Times.  ^ " Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Trophy". IX Games.  ^ Weiner, Evan (February 3, 2011). " Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLV: Vince Lombardi wanted no part of the Super Bowl". United States Sports Academy. Retrieved February 19, 2012. The Jets apparently didn’t think too highly of the Tiffany Trophy
Trophy
the organization received for winning [ Super Bowl
Super Bowl
III]  ^ Christl, Cliff (February 7, 2011). "Packers GM Thompson made all right moves". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved February 19, 2012. [Packers General Manager Ted] Thompson actually clapped his hands in celebration a few times, spoke a few words and helped hoist the Tiffany trophy with [President Mark] Murphy and coach Mike McCarthy  ^ "2011 logo is first of NFL's standard look". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2 February 2013.  ^ Official Site of the National Football League. NFL.com (2007-09-18). Retrieved on 2013-07-29. ^ George, Shannon (September 10, 2009). "Let's Learn About: The Vince Lombardi Trophy". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

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