Due to one bad night in Ames, Iowa, Oklahoma State did not have a chance to play for a national championship last season. As disappointing as that was for the Cowboys, it didn't change the fact that 2011 was the best season in Oklahoma State history.

After all, the Cowboys beat Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl, finished the season ranked third in both polls, and most importantly, won their first Big 12 title. Making it even sweeter, Oklahoma State put the finishing touches on its conference title by destroying Oklahoma 44-10.

And now, to make sure the players never forget their accomplishment, they've got some shiny new rings to commemorate it all.

From the Twitter page of defensive end Jamie Blatnick, we get this photo.

Try to avoid looking at it on sunny days.

Hat tip: Kegs N Eggs