Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveil 2021 Grey Cup rings, honour fanbase with engraving

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Members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will have a little extra hardware at practice tomorrow after members of the 2021 Grey Cup-winning team received their championship rings in a ceremony on Saturday night.

According to the manufacturer, Canadian jeweller Baron Championship Rings: The diamond-studded two-toned ring is a stunning story-driven piece highlighting important aspects of the organization’s journey to the 108th Grey Cup.

The iconic W in diamonds sits on top of the Historic Trophy silhouette and is supported by the Grey Cup Champions wordmark in yellow gold. The bottom section of the Grey Cup Trophy has 33 round diamonds for the final score of the Championship game.

The left shoulder pays homage to “Home of the Loudest Fans” with Bombers fanatics celebrating framed by the year and IG Field.

The right shoulder is anchored by players’ numbers in diamonds along with the position and featured with the football field background.

The outer edge of the face is lined with blue sapphire stones complemented by the Blue Bombers and Back-To-Back wordmarks in yellow gold.

Strategically placed above the wrapping is 108 and Winnipeg to pay homage to the Grey Cup and winning city.

The engraving pays tribute to the team’s slogans “For The W” and “FIFO” along with the score. The Shank of the ring displays the team’s record inside of the football.

In December, the Blue Bombers became the first CFL team since the 2010 Montreal Alouettes to repeat as Grey Cup champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in overtime by a score of 33-25 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.

Winnipeg trailed the Tiger-Cats 22-10 in the fourth quarter before scoring 15 unanswered points. A 13-yard field goal from Hamilton sent the game to overtime, but quarterback Zach Collaros threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Darvin Adams on Winnipeg’s first possession of the extra frame, followed by a two-point conversion to Rasheed Bailey.

The Ticats were unable to answer the score and linebacker Kyrie Wilson sealed the championship with an interception.