Judging by how the New England Patriots spent their weekend, “Deflategate” has done little to let the air out of their enthusiasm.
On Sunday, longtime owner Robert Kraft invited all the players and coaches involved in the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX victory to his humble abode, to present them with their championship rings. And, as you’d expect from a man who is worth $4.3 billion, it was all rather impressive.
“I have been blessed to host four Super Bowl ring ceremonies,” Kraft said in a statement. “Just like the rings we present, we have tried to make each ceremony a little bigger and a little better than the one before.”
He’s not kidding. Each ring is encrusted with 205 diamonds and includes their trademarked phrases “Do Your Job” and “We are all Patriots.” (No, seriously, they actually went through the effort of trademarking those.) They’re also the largest Super Bowl rings ever made, according to the Patriots, which comes as no surprise when you see them in all their glory.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 15, 2015
Of course, handing out hard-earned rings wasn’t the only draw of the night. Rapper Wiz Khalifa was on hand to perform for the team and give Patriots tight end/walking Jägerbomb Rob Gronkowski the opportunity to fulfill his daily “party hard” requirement. Tom Brady also got in on the fun, doing so while wearing all four of his Super Bowl rings like the boss he is (and dancing like the father of three he also is).
As if all that wasn’t enough, Kraft got up on stage to bump it with Wiz. These things can’t be scripted, people.
If it looks like the Pats were partying extra hard, well, you can’t blame them. The way things stand right now, the start of the 2015-16 season is gonna suuuuuck.