EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer stood for photos with the rest of the Minnesota Vikings' leadership as he was introduced as the team's new head coach on Friday, five men smiling, arm-in-arm while cameras snapped in front of them.
Each man -- Zimmer, Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman, Vikings' owner/chairman Zygi Wilf, owner/president Mark Wilf and Jonathan Wilf, the team's vice president of strategic planning and business initiatives -- was dressed impeccably in near-matching black suits with purple ties, and Vikings' logo pins.
Upon closer inspection, Zimmer's attire included one different accessory. As he stood at the podium speaking about his personality, philosophies and background, a shine came from his right hand. Zimmer, after 35 years of coaching and conducting his first press conference as a head coach, was wearing a Super Bowl ring.
The one piece of jewelry the Wilfs and Spielman desire is on Zimmer's finger. He's in town to bring shiny hardware to the Vikings.