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Kansas City Chiefs fan’s obituary says he died of heartbreak caused by team

Talk about the ultimate slap to the face. The obituary for a Kansas City Chiefs fan says the man died because of heartbreak caused by the team.

Here’s the first sentence of the obituary for Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig that appeared in the Kansas City Star on Sunday:

“Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team.”

This is not the first time someone’s obituary mentioned a sports team, though it’s probably the first time a franchise’s disappointment has been mentioned as the cause of death. Surely whoever wrote the obituary was just joking, but it’s still probably the strongest indictment of the 1-8 team yet.

On the bright side, at least Peyton Manning wasn’t the cause of someone’s death again.

Photo via Jeff Passan/Twitter
H/T Black Sports Online


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PT2VXABC4MPCUPDH6EWMWQ2Q24 Oz

    If you could die because your favorite team sucked so bad, there would be no Cub fans left.

  • JamesT32

    Kind of similar to how scandal caused Joe Paterno to pass prematurely of a broken heart since, after all, frail 85-year-olds generally kick the hell out of lung cancer.

  • rabidwoookie

    This reminds me of a post I saw. It said I’d like the Minnesota Vikings to be my paul bearers, so they can let me down for one last time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TZLKHRBL25R2VAAFE2H2INGVCI D. Rose

    Chicago Bulls don’t fail me now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B33AQIUTW5QUSQ264MTORFNCFE Francis Ferrell

    Stress caused by a guilty conscience can exacerbate any illness or weakness in the body. Many mental and/or physical ailments can become unbearable with high stress levels. JoePA actually got lucky and expired, or else he would’ve been indicted by now.

  • JamesT32

    Absolutely true and a fair point. With that said, c’mon now, an already frail JoePa was NOT going to recover from lung cancer at 85 years old and that’s what killed him, not regret, shame, humiliation or any other presumed derivatives of the repulsive Sandusky scandal though those things may have indeed accelerated the process. Not going to speculate on what may or may not have been going on in his life legally at this point as, frankly, there’s no guarantee he would have been indicted at this point as Graham Spanier and Tim Curley are not Joe Paterno, but I wonder if you yourself would be so quick to choose rotting in your grave over a legal indictment. To each his own, thanks for reading.