I’ve seen fanatics do a lot of unique things when it comes to sports and death. I’ve seen caskets complete with team logos. I’ve seen tombstones complete with the same. Heck, I’ve even heard of people wearing their favorite jersey. But, I’ve never seen somebody request pallbearers to wear the team uniform and to do so in a hilariously mocking way.
With a hat tip to ESPN’s Darren Rovell and @mkill2, here we have an obituary from Scott E. Entsminger who requested that pallbearers at his funeral wear Cleveland Browns jerseys so they can ‘let him down one more time’.
Per the Columbus Dispatch:
A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team. He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one more time.
I’m not exactly sure if Mr. Entsminger was requesting for the pallbearers to wear Brown uniforms (as Rovell suggested) or if he actually was somewhat mockingly asking the Browns to send six players in their jerseys, but either way it was a pretty unique and comedic request.