INDIANAPOLIS -- The players weren't the only ones to get a ring Sunday night.
Giants linebacker Greg Jones took the opportunity of a lifetime to propose to his girlfriend on the field after the team's 21-17 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. What girl could say no to confetti and the Lombardi Trophy? So of course Mandy Piechowski said yes.
She ran onto the field after the game and cried when she found Jones, she told ESPN. They embraced, but Jones pushed her away a little.
"I was like, 'Oh, OK,' " she said. "And then he is digging in his pants and I am like, 'What are you doing?' "
Next thing, Jones was taking a knee -- as Ahmad Bradshaw almost did at the 1-yard line -- and proposing.
Practice squad tight end Christian Hopkins held the ring throughout the game and then passed it to Jones for the big moment. But even as he presented it to Piechowski, she still didn't grasp what was happening.
"He pulls out a box and I am still not comprehending what he was about to do," she said. "First thing I thought of was their [Super Bowl] ring, and that doesn't make sense. Then he opened it."