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Superbowl champs get diamond rings. Fantasy champs get terrible plastic trophies? It's outrageous and unsensible. Behold, TrophyRings! Read more

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Superbowl champs get diamond rings. Fantasy champs get terrible plastic trophies? It's outrageous and unsensible. Behold, TrophyRings!

About this project

What in the name of Dick Butkus is a TrophyRing?

The new, official championship ring of fantasy football. A TrophyRing is a unique, handcrafted work of art designed in the USA and reserved for true champions. TrophyRings are made from silver, gold, and diamonds and come with an appraisal from recognized jewelers in New York.  Cheap plastic trophies and meaningless cash prizes undervalue the effort, time and success of a committed fantasy football champion.

Why would I want a TrophyRing?

Is that a real question? Why wouldn't you? Just look at the raw beauty of these things. Then imagine rocking this handcrafted piece in front of your fantasy football brethren, reminding them of the pillaging of seasons past. This is the ring that man was meant to wear, and the ring that changes fantasy football forever. 

Don't be a trophy guy!

There are men out there that we refer to as "trophy guys". You know who we're talking about. Individuals who not only accept failure but want to be rewarded for it. 3rd place in putt-putt? Here's a trophy. Runner-up to employee of the month? Trophy. 5th place at tetherball? Here's a trophy. Don't be a trophy guy.

TrophyRing 2014 Lineup

CROWN RING - KICKSTARTER EDITION ($150): 

Handcrafted from polished brass and adorned with an 18kt gold-plated football, its loud, edgy, and badass. You will no longer have your manhood questioned like you did when showing off your league trophy. This TrophyRing is a limited edition product sold exclusively on Kickstarter.

CROWN RING - SILVER EDITION ($500):

This bad boy is forged from sterling silver and topped with a football plated in 18kt gold.  You will want to show this off as much as others will want to look at it. You will find yourself rubbing it often with a fine cloth to keep it glistening. 

CROWN RING - GRAND EDITION ($1,000):

This beautiful baby is made from sterling silver, plated in 18kt gold, and blinged-out with 1.1 carats of real champagne diamonds on the football. Owning one not only proves that you’re a Champion in the “big-boy leagues” but also that you have a larger-than-average-sized penis...at least that will be the assumption everyone makes.

CROWN RING - BLACK DIAMOND EDITION ($5,000):

The only part of this Ferrari not covered in black diamonds is the part that is covered in champagne diamonds.  Set beneath this miniature 9.2 carat diamond-mine lies a base of sterling silver and 18kt white gold. If you like the idea of all your league-mates hating you out of jealousy, as well as receiving unprovoked HJ’s from hot strangers, then this is the ring for you.  Includes free engraving because it would be f'ed up of us to charge for it at this price-level.  

CROWN RING - ICED EDITION ($10,000):

This is the Holy Grail of fantasy football. Nicer and more original than any NFL Championship ring and arguably more valuable, this is one bad muthafucka. Watch as your league-mates literally piss themselves when you unveil this as the league prize.  Iced out to the nines with 8 carats of white and 1.1 carats of champagne diamonds on a silver and 18kt white-gold base, both women and men will want to have sex with you. Your league will never be the same. Includes free engraving because it would be f'ed up of us to charge for it at this price-level.

Coming to a Sport Near You:

Trophy rings aren't just for fantasy football, they are for Champions everywhere. Are you a world-class curler? Contact us, and we'll make you a TrophyRing with one of those curling things on it. 

Rewards (of the non-ring variety):

Who Wears TrophyRings?

True fantasy football champions. We're not talking about dudes who play in a 10-player intra-company league and prey on eight oblivious women from HR. We're talking about the committed. The ruthless. The sh*t-talkers. The statistics-mongers. The big-swinging-dicks. The champions who disregard morning productivity and Sunday hangovers for roster supremacy. These are the keepers and bearers of the TrophyRing. Fantasy football just grew a pair. Amen.

TrophyRings vs. Trophies

Priceless Works of Art in the Pipeline

We are not a one-trick pony.  Or even a two-trick pony. Master Designer Armen has several mind-blowing designs in the pipeline. And he makes his models out of aluminum foil. You have trouble wrapping your leftover pizza in foil, he makes things people can't even draw on paper. Oh, and in his spare time he's a Surgical Oncologist at one of the top University Hospitals in the country. Whet your beak on some of his recent creations:

Please help us make our Kickstarter Project a success so we can bring all these designs to life.

The Evolution of TrophyRings

The ring that started it all...made of aluminum foil...

and a lot of tests, trials, and failures along the way.

We tried jewelers in India, pewter artisans in California, brass in China, 3D printing at home on The Cube, and outsourced 3D printing with Shapeways. 

After the many (failed) attempts at creating a prototype we could be proud of, we were introduced to some high end jewelers in NYC. These guys specialized in custom, one of a kind pieces. They were blown away by our designs and welcomed the challenge of trying to recreate Armen's tin foil rings out of a sturdier metal like silver. After a month of breathless anticipation, they presented us with the first prototype of the Crown Ring, and we knew it was time for Kickstarter.

Failed TrophyRings T-Shirt Ideas:

  • When a Super Bowl ring bangs a trophy. 
  • Now, winners have two things weighing them down. 
  • Wrapped around your finger, like your league. 
  • The ring that man was meant to wear.
  • The ring that men won’t take off at a bar.
  • Makes your wedding ring feel stupid.
  • The only socially acceptable ring for men.
  • Fantasy football just grew a pair.
  • Gives Eric Karabell a chubby.
  • Bros don’t let bros win trophies.
  • If you win it then you better put a ring on it.  
  • Nothing like a trophy. More like a second penis. 
  • Talk shit without saying a word.  
  • Don’t be a trophy guy. 
  • Are you a trophy guy? 
  • The real world prize for fantasy world victory.  
  • Call me a trophy and I’ll break your face.  
  • The trophy is dead. Long live the Trophy Ring. 

Risks and challenges

We feel extremely confident we can meet our projected production schedule for our first batch of TrophyRings. However we realize there is a sizable difference between making a few prototypes and mass production. We refuse to sacrifice quality or cut corners, so we will not ship the rings until they meet our strict standards for quality. We want to deliver something to you that you will always cherish because let's face it, there are very few things in life better than winning your fantasy league.

Production Timeline:
6 weeks: Kickstarter Project
2 weeks: Processing and funds transfer
6 weeks: Production, assembly, quality control
3 weeks: Packing and shipping

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    1 backer

    AN AWKWARD THANK YOU: Your generosity, no matter how small (and let’s be honest, it’s small), brings TrophyRings one step closer to a fantasy football league near you. For your tiny donation, Neil the Trophy Guy will awkwardly read your name aloud along with the many other supporters in a video where he personally blames all of you for the death of trophies and the TrophyRings Revolution.

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    $10 reward

    0 backers

    2014 SH*T TALK MANUAL: Make your opponents literally cry for mommy as you mercilessly crush them with this fantasy slander. Our 2014 Sh*t Talk Manual is the first of what will be an annual TrophyRings tradition. The epic page-turner is filled with ridiculous, gutting one-liners and a compilation of the best Sh*t Talk ever produced in our leagues over the past 10+ years. Now, even if you don't win your league, you will feel like a champion.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $15 reward

    0 backers

    PUBLIC SHAMING: Send us a picture of your most embarrassing, pathetic trophy (ex. third runner up in tetherball) and the sh*t-talking specialists at TrophyRings will personally tell you everything we hate about it. We will tear it apart with the power of our words, and we assure you that you will never like trophies again. Please include your Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram usernames to facilitate said shaming.

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    $25 reward

    7 backers

    TROPHYRINGS T-SHIRT: Haven’t had sex in a while? Buy one of our TrophyRings t-shirts and your luck is bound to change. This fashionable garment comes adorned with our majestic logo and our life mantra: “Don’t Be a Trophy Guy.” Buy two, and have a threesome (which is TrophyRings speak for buy two, get one free).

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    3 backers

    $50: WE DESTROY YOUR TROPHIES: Ship your most absurd, pathetic trophy to the Founders at TrophyRings and watch us verbally and physically destroy it in any number of ways. Whether that be dropping it off a tall building, annihilating it with a bat, slicing it with a chainsaw, or blowing it up with a stick of dynamite. Whatever we come up with, it will be F’ING AWESOME! Add $1000 if you would prefer a Pornstar do the dirty-work instead. Oh yeah…and you also get to have more sex as we will be including our t-shirt.

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    $99 reward

    17 backers Limited (83 left of 100)

    (EARLY BIRD!) CROWN RING - KICKSTARTER EDITION: For the eager and smart, we have a special, early bird deal. At $99, it’s about eight bucks per player in your league. Eight dollars. That’s less than two gallons of gas in California. Add custom engraving for $25. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $150 reward

    3 backers

    CROWN RING - KICKSTARTER EDITION:
    At $150, it’s about 12 bucks per player. A dozen dollars. That’s only two more fingers than you have. Add custom engraving for $25. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $400 reward

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    (EARLY BIRD!) CROWN RING - SILVER EDITION: For people that aren't satisfied with entry level, but never want to pay full price. One hundred bucks off, and only fifty available. Don't sleep on this like you slept on Knowshon Moreno last season.

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  • You selected
    $500 reward

    0 backers

    CROWN RING - SILVER EDITION: It's only $40 per league player, or one mediocre, over cooked filet mignon. Add custom engraving for $25. Comes with an appraisal and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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  • You selected
    $800 reward

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    (EARLY BIRD!) CROWN RING - GRAND EDITION:
    Save two hundred bones on the Grand. What could be sweeter than that? Add custom engraving for $25. This ring comes with an appraisal and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    0 backers

    CROWN RING - GRAND EDITION:
    At around 80 bucks per player, it's your decision: buy an overpriced bottle of bubbly with your next dinner? Or own this TrophyRing, with 1.1 carats of real champagne diamonds encrusting the football, as your FF league prize? Comes with an appraisal and a thank you note signed by the founders.

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    $1,250 reward

    0 backers Limited (9 left of 9)

    AN EXCLUSIVE SPOT IN A 12-TEAM FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE WITH TROPHYRINGS FOUNDERS + THE CHAMP GETS A $5K BLACK DIAMOND EDITION TROPHYRING!
    Welcome to the big league, one in which you have no chance of winning. Your $1250 buys you one of nine available spots in a 12 team league against the three Founders, and a lot of heartache. With a dozen championships between them, Rahmeen, Armen, and Sohrob will personally school you. The League Champion will win an engraved, specially crafted Black Diamond TrophyRing. The league runner-up will be mailed a demeaning, 2nd-place prize handmade by Armen out of aluminum foil, because second place is worst than last. All participants will receive a t-shirt and are obligated to talk smack on a weekly basis. Online draft will be held on CBS Sports on Sept 2rd, 2014 (so buy them up so we can get the draft done!).

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    $4,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    (EARLY BIRD!) CROWN RING - BLACK DIAMOND EDITION: Five lucky leagues will save a grand (enough to buy a Grand TrophyRing if they want). Includes custom engraving and (12) t-shirts. This ring comes with an appraisal and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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    $5,000 reward

    0 backers

    CROWN RING - BLACK DIAMOND EDITION: Encrusted with 8.1 carats of real black diamonds and 1.1 carats of real champagne diamonds. Includes free engraving because it would be f'ed up of us to charge for it at this price-level. We will also include (12) t-shirts, one for each player in your league. This ring comes with an appraisal and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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    $5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (9 left of 9)

    AN EXCLUSIVE SPOT IN A 12-TEAM FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE WITH TROPHYRINGS FOUNDERS + $10K WHITE ICE EDITION TROPHYRING + LIVE RING CEREMONY AND SUPERBOWL PARTY IN LAS VEGAS:
    We are taking fantasy to a new level. If the Superbowl champions get a ring ceremony, why shouldn’t you? Compete in an elite, high-stakes league against the founders. An online draft will be held on CBS Sportsline on Sept 3rd, 2014. All participants will then fly to Vegas during Superbowl Weekend where they will meet the 11 other douchebags they have been battling all season. We will host an official “ring ceremony” to present the League Champion with his $10K White Ice TrophyRing complete with announcer, press coverage, food, and plenty of drinks. A VIP TrophyRings Superbowl party will be held the following day. Includes hotel and all-inclusive pass to the TrophyRing Ceremony and Superbowl Party.

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    $8,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    (EARLY BIRD!) CROWN RING - ICED EDITION:
    One lucky league will save two G's. Includes free, custom engraving and (12) t-shirts. This ring comes with an appraisal and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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  • You selected
    $10,000 reward

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    CROWN RING - ICED EDITION:
    At around $800 bucks per player (the cost of a miserable, cross-country red-eye plane ticket to visit your in-laws), its affordable and unforgettable. Encrusted with 8 carats of white diamonds and 1.1 carats of champagne diamonds, your league will never be the same. Includes free engraving because it would be f'ed up of us to charge for it at this price-level. And yes you and all your league mates get to have more sex (we will include 12 t-shirts). This ring comes with an appraisal and a thank you note signed by the Founders.

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