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If a listing on Ebay is accurate, one player from the 2008 Katy state championship may be without his ring.

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.

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2008 Katy state champion ring

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.