Steelers Fan Blames Tie Against the Lions for His Death in His Obituary

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SJ - November 25, 2021

Longtime Steelers fan Wayne Olexa died at the age of 76 on November 14th, the same day Pittsburgh tied the Lions.  His family blamed his death on the Steelers, saying in his obituary that he died after a long bout with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

From Larry Brown Sports:

Wayne Olexa, a 76-year-old Pittsburgh-area man, died “after a long bout with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” according to his family.

Olexa passed away on November 14 — the same day the Steelers and Detroit Lions played to an overtime tie. His family said that was all the life-long fan could handle.

I love taking a shot at your favorite team one last time.  Blaming your death on them is the ultimate football guy move.


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