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A Memo to the Patriots' Super Bowl Ring Seller: Buddy, Are You Serious?

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 13:  New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick arrives at the 13th Annual ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 13, 2005 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Andrew CahillSenior Analyst IMay 5, 2009

 Patriot Pat says...


Today I learned that you are planning to Patriots-Player-Super-Bowl-Ring_W0QQitemZ200335626632QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_SM_Fan_Shop?hash=item2ea4ef1188&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1240%7C66%3A3%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A100&loc=interstitialskip" target="_blank" title="ring">sell your Super Bowl XXXVI Championship ring.

Even though a few of these rings have been sold before, let it be known that I find this appalling and unacceptable.

The fact that the auction on eBay ended without a single bid, even with your asking price of a mere $50,000, is a sign that I am not alone with this sentiment.

I just want you to know this: As a true Patriots fan, whenever I find out who you are, I will excommunicate you from the Patriots lore within my own mind—no matter who you are.

Do you, Mr. Player or Staff, really not realize just how big of a stab at the New England Patriots' franchise stunts like this are?

You more than likely do, since you have made it a point to hide your identity from the public.

I just feel that the fact that you are willing to sell a gift that was bestowed upon you by an organization, one which helped you become a champion, shows a serious lack of integrity.

That is all.


Andrew Cahill is a true Boston sports fan. Check out his website, "Patriot Pat's Patsies."

UPDATE: It is Je'Rod Cherry, and he is selling it for charity. If you read my comments, you will understand I still have negative feeling about this. 

UPDATE: I am softening on this, and admit that I wrote this article rashly in anger. I still do have negative feelings towards it.

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