Guregian: Diamond count in Patriots’ Super Bowl rings more internal memo than overt taunt

Much ado about bling. As we know, the Patriots received their Super Bowl LI championship rings June 9. They’re gorgeous, gaudy, and sport 283 diamonds as a nod to their improbable third-quarter comeback from a 28-3 deficit against the Falcons in February.

Around New England, and especially with Patriots fans, the gem count was viewed as a cool move by team owner Robert Kraft. In Atlanta, however, according to at least one report, Falcons players didn’t take too kindly to the not so...

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