06 Jul 2005
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this (depending on your perspective) amusing/touching/sick story of the funeral service for Steelers fan James Henry Smith, who was laid out lying in a recliner, a pack of cigarettes and a beer by his side, a Steelers blanket across his lap, and Steelers higlights playing on an HDTV nearby.
I've heard of sports-themed weddings, and even attended one at a Mets game a few years back, but never a sports-themed funeral service.
24 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2005, 2:22pm by Paul
Russell WIlson's big game against Pittsburgh included some third-down numbers that would have been weird for most quarterbacks, but they were perfectly normal for him.