MIKE BELL has the video he shot with his camera on the field after his New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl in February.
Now, comes an even bigger reminder - an enormous championship ring.
Bell, a running back who signed with the Eagles in the offseason, will join his former teammates tonight at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans for a private ring ceremony. Bell has said he plans to brandish the ring at every opportunity.
Along with Bell, defensive backs Asante Samuel, Ellis Hobbs and Marlin Jackson are current Eagles who have won Super Bowls. Samuel and Hobbs both came to the Birds from New England; Jackson won his with Indianapolis.
The event, expected to last 4 hours, is closed to the public and the media. Only members of the organization, their families and guests are invited.
According to Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, here are some details about the rings: The centerpiece is a diamond-encrusted fleur de lis, with "WORLD CHAMPIONS" engraved on the crown. One side is dedicated to the Super Bowl win and is engraved with each player's name and jersey number. The other side is dedicated to the city of New Orleans and has engravings of the Superdome skyline and music notes.
Saints All-Pro guard Jahri Evans, who is from Frankford, can't wait to receive his ring.
"It's definitely real exciting," Evans said. "It's one thing to win and know you won it. Everybody that came in to talk to us said that it's an unbelievable feeling to visually see it and put it on."
Another bit of nasty business from what otherwise has been a pretty fantastic World Cup so far:
According to the Associated Press, three Chinese journalists and a Chinese fan were robbed at gunpoint in their hotel in Nelspruit. The bandit made off with money, cell phones and a laptop. No one was hurt, but the incident marked the second time in less than a week in which journalists were targeted at what are supposed to be "safe" hotels. Think it's "safe" to say the World Cup won't be returning to Africa any time soon.