Things You Can Find in a Couch for $300, Alex

Super Bowl Ring Found

The typical detritus from a college student’s couch cushions–change, bottle caps, petrified french fries, Super Bowl rings…

Walter Payton’s ring from Super Bowl XX, missing for nearly six years, has turned up in as unlikely a setting as imaginable — the couch of Purdue University student Phil Hong in West Lafayette, Indiana.

[link via Romanesko’s]

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    Rabbi James Gordon

    I would like to contact Mr. Phil Hong and invite him to share his story before youth at a Chicago-area day camp this summer. Where I can I reach Mr. Hong (i.e., email & phone number)?

    Thank you.

    Rabbi James M. Gordon, J.D. (email)

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