Have you heard that 87-year-old NFL Hall of Fame football coach Marv Levy is now involved with one of those Bay Area tech startups hosting live online auctions where participants can bid via their iPad? Talk about bridging the generation gap.
Levy at 4 pm PT Monday Dec. 17 will host an online auction on Outbid (www.outbid.com) that will benefit Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, the non-profit that provides financial and medical assistance to retired and debilitated NFL players in dire need – something that has become even more important with the increased awareness of the long-term effects of head injuries.
Among the sports memorabilia he’s auctioning off is an autographed copy of his novel “Between the Lies,” which essentially predicted the recent NFL bounty scandal involving the Saints with its fictional, unscrupulous coach who pays players to injure opponents.
For more details and to sign up for the auction, go to http://www.outbid.com/auctions/4648
By the way, auctions on Outbid unfold in real time, with audio and gaming-style features that turn the whole affair into a fast-paced, lively exchange. Plus, the participants can interact with the auctioneer and Levy in a chat-room like setting.
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