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.
Chris Spielman continues to make a difference amidst this unprecedented crisis.
The All-American linebacker is on a quest to raise $40,000 to help those affected by the pandemic. He's already raised a sizable portion of that total, but he added another hefty chunk on Tuesday evening, selling his 1986 Big Ten Championship ring for $6,200.
86 Big Ten Champions ring sold for 6,200 . Thank you to the generous buyer ! We are 2,000 short of the goal 40k for Covid relief. We will get there. Huge thanks @CarrieJSpielman @BHOOLZ and all who gave for making this happen! Give it will grow, Keep it will be lost— Chris Spielman (@chris_spielman) April 21, 2020
Spielman's also auctioned off his 1984 Big Ten championship ring for $12,000, a game-worn Buffalo Bills jersey for $1,125 as well as his personal 1994 All-Madden Team leather jacket for $2,565, a Detriot Lions jersey and pants set packaged with his 1994 Pro Bowl watch for $2,500, and a game-worn signed Browns jersey and helmet for $1,525.
After all that, he's now just $2,000 shy of his total, and it hasn't even been a month.
Get dumped then. coronavirus.
- Ohio has 13,250 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 538 deaths.
- The United States' first coronavirus death was three weeks earlier than thought.
- University of Louisville announces promising new technology to fight COVID-19.
David and Goliath
Today is our favorite former walk-on-turned-scholarship-player's 23rd birthday, so let's celebrate with this glorious photograph of him next to a fellow former Division I basketball player.
Yes, both of those humans were on a full-ride scholarship to play the same sport. College sports are fantastic and must be preserved at all costs.
Humans Being Human
Lose Two Jobs, Help Others Instead
Local Columbus resident Marcia Davis lost both of her jobs as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
But she's found the brightest of bright sides: she now has plenty of time to prep free meals to give away to the elderly, first responders, healthcare professionals and essential workers.
Not all heroes wear capes. And folks, Marcia Davis is a hero.
Take Me Home
We're giving two-time All-American Mike Doss some love today, because dominant safety play is always fun to watch.