We're living in uncertain times during the COVID-19 outbreak, but Ohio is gonna get through it together – and have some fun along the way.
If you're a Browns fan and a COVID-19 hater, this is your week.
The Cleveland Browns announced a unique plan to not only unveil their new uniforms but to use all proceeds from jersey sales for COVID-19 relief efforts.
The Browns will unveil their long-awaited new uniforms Wednesday, and will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the first wave of jersey sales to professionals who have put their lives on the line or dedicated themselves to COVID-19 relief efforts.
For a significant period of time, the Browns will donate proceeds from 2020 jersey sales at FirstEnergy Stadium’s Pro Shop, in partnership with Legends, and online through Fanatics to the “Hats Off To Our Heroes” Fund beginning Wednesday.
“When finalizing our uniform announcement, we realized we had an incredible opportunity to further our support of heroes battling COVID-19 on the front lines for our entire community,” said Executive Vice President JW Johnson in a release.“ We hope the excitement surrounding the new uniforms can help make a significant impact through the ‘Hats Off to Our Heroes’ Fund, and we greatly appreciate the support from our fans, retail partners and team to make this special way to give back to those leaders possible.”
The uniforms won't be officially unveiled until Wednesday, with jerseys going on sale shortly after. But if you're into spoilers, you can take a sneak peek at what they're going to look like.
- Ohio has 6,881 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 274 deaths.
- Columbus police are breaking up large gatherings.
- COTA will require all passengers to wear a facemask.
- Columbus City Schools adds fresh produce to free food sites.
- Coronavirus antibody tests arrive in the "Wild West" marketplace.
- The growth rate of new cases continues to plateau.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to the offspring of All-Pro football player, it's probably not much different than you experienced. You'd still think your dad is every bit as lame as you currently do, he'd just also be on TV from time to time.
Sounds like daddy should have done something cooler, like join The Wiggles.
Walk-on Ohio State punter Michael O'Shaughnessy might just single-handedly get us through this crisis with his social media antics.
Behold, Seven Nation Army, played with a guitar and golf balls (and careful video editing).
September 5th. Cant wait to hear this song playing before the first kickoff of the year! Going to be crazy pic.twitter.com/LzppUq2ffA— Michael O'Shaughnessy (@mikeosh23) April 13, 2020
I wouldn't be mad if this was the rendition of the song that played in the 'Shoe from now on.
Humans Being Human
Be Like Bonnie
The days are getting monotonous and things aren't particularly easy for anybody, but fear not, 90-year-old Bonnie Bowen is here to brighten our days with some of her drawings.
We love seeing artwork shared by folks all over the country during this time when we all must #StayHomeOhio. Artwork from Columbus-native Bonnie Bowen really caught our attention! She's 90-years-old, and she and her family are staying at home. #BeLikeBonnie #InThisTogetherOhio pic.twitter.com/tOe7xkiPga— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) April 9, 2020
She's using her art to fight the pandemic in a practical way, too. You can snag a tee featuring some of her more popular designs with $5.00 from each sale going to the American Red Cross. Her family is also planning to print 20 designs on postcards to sell with proceeds benefiting the youth shelter Huckleberry House in Columbus.
Hubbard Battles Hunger
Sam Hubbard set an ambitious goal of raising (and then personally matching) $9,400 in donations for the Freestore Foodbank.
That goal is now a distant blip in the rear-view mirror, and now the Bengals are stepping up to donate even more.
Current total $52,010 = 156,030 Meals— Sam Hubbard (@Sam_Hubbard_) April 13, 2020
Get dumped then, hunger.
Take Me Home
We're still sorely lacking sports, but I can offer you two Heisman Trophies worth of highlights to get you by.