Traditionally, capturing a state football championship ring in Texas requires almost year-round dedication, combined with a mixture of top-notch coaching, disciplined players and some gifted athletes.
Now, through the magic of the Internet and e-commerce, a championship ring may be had in five business days for the price of one month's rent.
Ebay is currently listing
a championship ring from the 2008 state title-winning Katy (Texas)
squad, with the bidding starting at $640.
According to the description, the ring is a player's ring from the 2008 Tigers that finished 13-3
and captured a Class 5A-II title by downing Wylie, 17-3.
The description claims the ring came from a prominent player on that team, and that the player will provide a letter vouching for the ring's authenticity.
If everything is bigger in Texas, then championship bling is certainly no exception. Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
, the 2011 Class 5A-I state champion, purchased rings that ranged in price from $200-$1000, with the average ring costing $500