go to MSN.com
Found June 28, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:

Via Sportress of Blogitude:

While it is not the first time someone has inadvertently left something behind in an airport restroom, the discovery of a misplaced Super Bowl ring by an airport employee at the Mineta San Jose International Airport probably was the most “blingy” and valuable of items.

Arra Daquina, an employee at a Starbucks outpost in the airport’s baggage claim area, happened upon the ring of a San Francisco 49ers player from the team’s Super Bowl XIX victory over the Miami Dolphins in 1984.

The identity of the owner of the ring was easily discovered as the name John Macaulay, the center on the 1984 49ers team, was engraved on the side of it.

Saying, “I didn’t know what it was, but it was big and heavy,” Daquina turned the ring over to Denny Pfaff, a volunteer at one of the airport’s information booths.

Ultimately, Macaulay, now a doctor and a tech professional, came looking for it and the ring was returned to its rightful owner.

Macaulay, according to San Jose Mercury News report, said he was amazed at how quickly the ring was back in his possession.

Even though Macaulay’s ordeal did have a happy ending, let this be a lesson to everyone: Don’t leave your Super Bowl ring in an airport bathroom. If you have one, that is. I guess the lesson applies to other, less valuable stuff as well.

8 Comments:
  • That's where Putin left it.
  • really wouldnt hurt to be given tickets to the next SUPERBOWL.
  • Did Mr. John Macaulay at least gave some kind of reward to Daquina? I sure hope so.
  • Why does it matter? The ring was returned to it's owner. Why does there always have to be a reward for doing the right thing?
  • I left my 24k gold diamond encrusted toilet in that same bathroom. Never did get it back. Heard it's in Saudi Arabia now.
  • Why reward people for doing the right thing? Doing the right thing and having a clear conscience for doing so are reward enough. Why does everyone need a reward for everything?
  • It's not a reward it's a tolken of appreciation. That ring is prabably worth at least $25,000+, plus sentimental value. A lot of people would have kept it. You wouldn't want her to regret "doing the right thing".
  • Good thing Vladimir Putin didn't find it.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Marcus Lattimore says he will not participate in 49ers training camp

San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore made an appearance on NFL Network this evening, and he was able to provide an update on his rehab progress. I did not get a chance to watch the show, but @InsideNFLMedia tweeted out some of his comments: Marcus Lattimore: I probably won’t do training camp. On course with the trainer… Get a chance to practice mid-season and see...
CONFIDENT CUSTOMER

Aldon Smith: I can break sack record

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith believes he can break Michael Strahan's record of 22.5 sacks in a single season.

Faithful Update: Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers’ Running Backs

CHECK OUT FOOTBALL AND FUTBOL’S BOOKSTORE   For years, even when we were the laughingstock of the league, the Forty Niners had one position that you knew was always going to be solid. The Niners historically have always had good, solid running backs (except that one time when Kevan Barlow played…That was awkward) whether it was Wendel Tyler and Roger Craig in the ‘80s to Ricky...

TE Vance McDonald was most impressive rookie in offseason for 49ers

Tight end Vance McDonald, a second-round draft pick from Rice ad in his final two seasons, he recorded 999 receiving yards on 80 receptions and seven touchdowns. He was a first-team All-C-USA selection at tight end as a senior. He raised eyebrows during OTAs and McDonald is expected to replace Delanie Walker, who signed with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent. McDonald said...

Quest for Six: San Francisco 49ers’ Wide Receiver Breakdown

CHECK OUT FOOTBALL AND FUTBOL’S BOOKSTORE   For the Forty Niners the position that holds the most questions by far is the receiving corps. Once you get passed newly acquired Anquan Boldin there is question mark after question mark. I wrote in the QB breakdown that the Niners will be OK without Crabtree, who went down on the first day of OTA’s with and Achilles injury. I stand...

British Olympic discus thrower Lawrence Okoye says OTAs were ‘the hardest thing I’ve ever done’

Going straight to a NFL OTA program with no background is a rough road to travel. For Lawrence Okoye, the British Olympic discus thrower, ‘It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.’ NFL football is the pinnacle of achievement for football players, but Okoye got a short cut and an eye opening experience. There is a huge difference from chucking a disc and learning a game...

49ers’ Lawrence Okoye says football is “the hardest thing” he’s ever done

49ers defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye told England’s Short List magazine that football is the hardest thing he’s ever done. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, I’m under no illusions,” said Okoye, via the Sacramento Bee. 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio says Okoye is in for somewhat of a surprise once training camp rolls around and they start hitting. ...

Rookie Marcus Lattimore aims for mid-season to start practicing

San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Marcus Lattimore looks to be healthy enough to start practicing mid-season, he says. Lattimore suffered a devastating knee injury in 2012 while at South Carolina. He's expected to be put on the PUP list at the start of the season, but is encourage by what he was able to do ont he knee during the team's OTAs. He'll likely be...

Jim Harbaugh Attends Baseball Game, Still Refuses To Smile

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh recently took some time out of his offseason football duties to attend an Oakland A’s game. From the looks of things, he doesn’t especially enjoy a day out at the ol’ ballpark. [Bleacher Report] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore Expects To Practice By Mid-Season

The San Francisco 49ers want Marcus Lattimore to take it slow in his return to the field after suffering a disgusting knee tear against Tennessee. Many weren’t sure if Lattimore would ever play football again, but the 49ers selected the big-hearted running back in the fourth round. Lattimore told NFL Network that he feels good about where his heading, and hopes to start practicing...

San Francisco 49ers 2013 Schedule Analysis

Jim Harbaugh had his San Francisco 49ers less than 10 yards from a Super Bowl victory last year. With brilliant offseason moves and another great...

49ers: Aldon Smith Has Sites Set on Michael Strahan’s 22.5 Sacks Record

Despite finishing the 2012-2013 season with 19.5 sacks, Aldon Smith has larger things in his sights for the upcoming season. Among those, the all-time single-season sacks record of 22.5. “It’s a goal, but I’m not punching myself in the face at the end of the season if I don’t get it,” Smith told NFL Network’s Around the League. “I’m young, and I’m learning a lot...

Training Camp Position Battle: Cornerback

To kick off our Training Camp Position Battle series, we give a complete breakdown of the 49ers' competition at corner headed into camp. San Francisco's cornerbacks were very stout in the regular season, but gave up big plays late in the playoffs. Will the offseason addition of Nnamdi Asomugha help improve the already talented unit? Find out inside.

Jim Harbaugh looks pissed off at Athletics game

I’m not sure what San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is so upset about, but he was at the Oakland Athletics-St. Louis Cardinals game on Saturday and he looks pissed.  You would think that taking in a baseball game in the offseason with your family would be an enjoyable thing, but apparently not. [Bleacher Report]

Sponsored: Necessary adjustments by the 49ers

This sponsored post is courtesy of WagerOnSports.com To some, the wounds from the loss to Baltimore Ravens are still fresh in mind; losing money on such a bet should teach one to actively understand NFL wagering strategy. But the fall of the 49ers can’t by any means be used to judge a team that has sorely crushed most of its opponents for at least half of the past season. Either...
49ers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

LeBron announces return to Cavs, says he's 'coming home'

LeBron James has finally made his decision, and he is heading back to Cleveland. James broke the news on Friday afternoon on SportsIllustrated.com that he will indeed be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, an Ohio native, broke Cavaliers fans’ hearts in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. He’s now trying to right that perceived wrong by heading back to...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago

Report: Chris Bosh finalizing max contract to stay with Heat

For about a week now, it has been reported that if LeBron were to leave Miami for Cleveland (which he has), Chris Bosh would accept Houston’s max contract offer of 4-years, $88 million. But things have changed. Since LeBron is […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
1 hour ago

Donte Whitner: Browns players want team to keep Josh Gordon

AP Photo Josh Gordon keeps finding himself in trouble off the field, but through all of the legal problems, Gordon still has his teammates, on and off the field. Earlier this week, Chris Carter, a Hall of Fame receiver, said the Browns should get rid of Gordon. “He loves football more than anything, so I would take that away,” Carter said in an interview with cleveland.com....
Via Down and Distance
1 hour ago

Colts release WR LaVonn Brazill over suspension for PED use

After being suspended by the NFL indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill is now out of a job. The Colts announced on Friday that they have waived Brazill. Brazill was selected by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and compiled 23 receptions for […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 hours ago

Report: Carmelo Anthony deciding between Knicks, Bulls

Enjoy your day LeBron, because Carmelo Anthony doesn’t plan on trying to fight for headlines. After LeBron shook up the NBA with the announcement of his return to Cleveland, all free agent eyes shifted to Anthony. With the New York Knicks free agent forward still on the market, it was announced by Yahoo! Sports’ Marc […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 hours ago

Dwyane Wade and Chicago Bulls reportedly have mutual interest

The Big Three is no longer and it now appears that both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh may very well be looking to move their talents out of South Beach. There are some reports out there suggesting that Wade, who has played his entire career with the Miami Heat, could be looking to bolt to the Chicago Bulls in free agency.  With LeBron James in Cleveland, could Dwyane Wade come to the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago

A.J. Green: I only want to catch passes from Andy Dalton

It’s widely known to many that Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is looking for a new contract. There has been debate on whether Dalton is the man to lead the Bengals in the future. He has also been criticized about not winning in the playoffs in his three trips. On person who is not concerned with Dalton’s ability to lead is star WR A.J.Green. After hearing about the speculation...
Via No Guts, No Glory
8 hours ago

Report: Rockets finalizing deal to send Jeremy Lin to Lakers

TweetAccording to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a trade for point guard Jeremy Lin: The Houston Rockets is finalizing a deal to send Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014 Ridding themselves of Lin’s contract will give the Rockets the necessary...
Via Los That Sports Blog
4 hours ago

Report: Texans will not trade Andre Johnson

So much for the high hopes of the four reported teams interested in the services of Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson - he's apparently not on the trade block. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the team is unwilling to trade their star receiver, while the Houston Chronicle's John McClain shot the idea down completely. McClain says emphatically that Johnson will not...
Via 60 Max Power O
8 hours ago

Belgium fan loses modeling contract over hunting photo?

You know that 17-year-old Belgium fan that landed a modeling contract with L’Oreal after she was photographed at the World Cup? Axelle Despiegelaere worked with L’Oreal to create one social media video before her contract was terminated. A hunting photo that she posted on Facebook may explain why her gig was so short-lived. Axelle’s Facebook […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.