Super Bowl Fun Facts: Vince Lombardi Trophy
January 03, 2012
Super Bowl XLVI is closing in and the NFL Playoffs are nearly underway. Even if your team isn't in the running, you know you are still going to tune and watch the biggest spectacle all year, the Super Bowl.
But outside of the teams, the commercials and the great Super Bowl Food, there is something for just a select few. Only the winners of the Super Bowl ever get to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
This item has been awarded to every winning team since the Super Bowl began in 1967 and is created anew each year for the winning team. To give you even more insight, here are some Super Bowl Fun Facts about the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
- The Vince Lombardi Trophy is 22 inches tall, weighs 7 pounds, and is made entirely of sterling silver.
- The trophy is made by Tiffany's and Company, as well as engraved after the game with the competing teams' names, the date, location, and final score.
- The trophy is named after former Green Bay Packers head coach, Vince Lombardi, who died of cancer a few years after winning the first and second Super Bowls.
- At every Super Bowl, 2 Lombardi trophies are present, in case one is destroyed via celebration.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the most Vince Lombardi trophies, with 6.
No team has ever won three straight Super Bowls, but both the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots have won 3 Vince Lombardi Trophies in 4 years.
- The San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys each have 5.
- The Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Oakland Raiders all have 3.
Credit all information to Wikipedia