Who could have imagined an Ed Orgeron ‘Tiger King” painting would be such a draw just a few weeks ago?

Thanks to much of the world practicing social distancing in some form or fashion, Netflix has struck gold with its “Tiger King” documentary that’s being discussed all over the internet.

The documentary is the latest viral series turned out by the company but thanks to so many people being stuck at home with little to do, the attention has been turned up significantly on the show.

The latest example of that? ESPN reporter Mina Kimes has become inspired to paint an Ed Orgeron “Geaux Tiger King” painting and is auctioning off the artwork on eBay. Kimes vows to send 100 percent of the proceeds to help the Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund following the coronavirus outbreak.

Here’s the description for the artwork per the eBay posting:


This is a handmade watercolor painting, created by yours truly, of LSU football coach Ed Orgeron (as the Geuax Tiger King). Size is about 5 x 8 inches, unframed.

If you win this auction, I will mail you the painting with a thank you note from me and Lenny. It might take me a while to get it to you given everything that’s going on, but I promise you will receive it!

100% of the proceeds from this sale will go to the Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund. As is the case across the country right now, the service industry in Seattle has been hit super hard by the pandemic, with folks at restaurants and bars unable to go to work. This fund was set up to help them–you can read more about it here:

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Every little bit counts, and your donation will go a long way towards helping some people who need a hand right now.

Mina + Lenny

Here is an image of the Orgeron painting being sold (the image comes courtesy of the eBay posting):