For some Giants players, there was an enviable decision to be made last week: how to wear two Super Bowl rings.
While Justin Tuck chose one on each middle finger, David Diehl was physically more limited after a decade playing in the trenches of the National Football League. So the offensive lineman chose – or maybe was forced – to wear XLVI on his index finger and XLII on his pinky.
"Obviously as an offensive lineman, you can't do the standard thing with how jammed up your knuckles are," Diehl said after the ring ceremony. "But this is something that you can't dream about – having two rings. To be where we are now, this is an unbelievable experience. Walking up there to the podium and having somebody shake your hand – Jerry Reese and coach [Tom] Coughlin – and hand you a box with your second Super Bowl ring, it's something you can't even imagine."
Busted fingers or not, Diehl appreciated the fact that many of his colleagues haven't "even sniffed the opportunity to touch one" – let alone two.
And as the ceremony put the stamp on the 2011 season, Diehl said the rings will go right back into his safe at home.
"This is the 2012 season," he continued. "When I'm done playing, when I retire and I'm sitting back, I'll be able to wear these things and walk around with them. But now as a player, I'll cherish it but it's back to work tomorrow."
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