Return of the Steeler Funerary Rites

Pittsburgh SteelersThe Post-Gazette wrote that another fan tied his memorial rites in with the Steelers, this time by having the Steelers logo carved into his gravestone and having his wife bring his ashes to the game on Sunday. This story was kind of bittersweet, in that he died having never fulfilled his wish to go to Heinz Field, but he did make it there in the end and it gave comfort to his family. He gets extra props by being from New Hampshire and becoming a Steeler fan by choice instead of by region.

This follows the infamous Pittsburgh funeral of two years ago, where the dude was laid out wearing Steeler gear, sitting in a recliner in front of a TV that played Steeler highlights. He even had a pack of cigarettes and a beer next to the chair. That one was more awesome than sad, and made me think that the deceased must have been a great guy to hang with.

In poor taste, I’d like to note that the Steeler / burial connection is starting to prove a lot more relevant after the past two games.

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One Response to “Return of the Steeler Funerary Rites”

  1. “being from New Hampshire and becoming a Steeler fan by choice instead of by region”

    you mean someone who decided to follow a winner back in the 70s like all the Bulls “fans” back in Connecticut when i was in highschool?

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