Tuck reiterates that the ring on Twitter isn’t the real thing


When Giants linebacker Clint Sintim tweeted a picture of the team’s Super Bowl ring in March, defensive end Justin Tuck said, basically, “That’s not it.”  (Yeah, that’s an Eddie Murphy reference.  I’d embed the YouTube link, but if you click on it at work you’ll be fired before the mid-morning Fiber One bar break.)

On Tuesday, Giants punter tweeted a photo of the ring, which will be distributed to players during a Wednesday night ceremony.  And, once again, Tuck disputes the accuracy of the image.

“I’ve seen that before. It doesn’t look like that, actually,” Tuck said Tuesday at an event connected to the launch of the new movie Battleship, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.  “You want to know why?  Because y’all got the wrong picture.  I told y’all it was the wrong picture [in March], and I thought I lied when I said that.  That’s not our ring.”

The good news is that the national nightmare will end on Wednesday.  Tuck also addressed the separate question of whether defensive end Osi Umenyiora will show up to retrieve his personally, given a long-simmering contract dispute with the front office.  Osi is believed to be the only Giants player who has yet to show up at the Giants’ facility during the 2012 offseason.

“You’ll find out,” Tuck said as to whether Osi will be there.

It’ll be more interesting to whether what these rings really look like.  But not by much.

UPDATE 10:10 a.m. ET:  As it turns out, there’s a Rob Lowe School of Journalism at Notre Dame.  Per Garafolo, the official ring is the ring both Sintim and Weatherford leaked.

23 responses to “Tuck reiterates that the ring on Twitter isn’t the real thing

  1. Who really cares what the ring looks like? The important thing is that the Giants are getting one.
    In other news….Tiki was flabbergasted that the ring controversy has lasted this long.

  2. Yet Ralph V just tweeted its the real deal. All this drama for the design? All I know is:
    “They got a ring, he got one too, he got one too….”

  3. I care about the quality of football on the field. Not too concerned with the rings that these guys get. But I suppose the better the ring the more it’s worth when they have to sell it a few years down the road to pay off gambling debts or medical bills.

  4. But but I don’t gotta ring. Come on Barack everyone should get a ring. What’s that about a fair shot? Spread the wealth.

  5. “The real ring makes you turn invisible when you put it on, I saw it in a movie a while back.”

  6. buddybowl69 says:
    May 16, 2012 11:50 AM
    Enjoy your ring, it will be the last one you see in awhile.
    Didn’t you post that exact same comment in 07?

  7. jakek2 says:
    May 16, 2012 12:11 PM
    buddybowl69 says:
    May 16, 2012 11:50 AM
    Enjoy your ring, it will be the last one you see in awhile.
    Didn’t you post that exact same comment in 07?

    Troll much?

  8. Hey buddybowel
    How is that empty trophy case over there at the stink
    Only players on the egirls with ring got them playing else where

    So Buddy why not go back in the basement and cheer for your phillies the next big disapointment in Philly sports

  9. Seems like everyone is obsessed with this precious ring…

    Meanwhile Joe McKnight just puked on the practice field. Where’s Hard Knocks when you need them?

  10. billhicks666 says:May 16, 2012 1:49 PM

    Ridiculous. Only because this involves a team from New York is this story still alive. 99% of the country doesn’t care


    Bill you need to check your math as NY is the number one media market in the world I would guess that more then 1% of the country cares
    But hey you and Buddybowel share some chesse with your whine.

    Next up one for the Thumb !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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