Obit blames Kansas City Chiefs for man's death

A Kansas City Chiefs fan wears a paper bag with "Sorrowhead" on it over his head as he watches the closing minutes of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Kansas City, MO. The Bengals won 28-6. The Chiefs have lost seven straight games.
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Things have gotten so morbid for the woeful Kansas City Chiefs this season that disgruntled fans are dressing all in black at Arrowhead Stadium. Now a man is literally blaming the team for his death.

Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig's obituary appeared in the Kansas City Star on Sunday and its first sentence certainly raised some eyebrows: "Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team."

The 81-year-old man passed away two days after the Chiefs lost to the Steelers on Monday Night Football in overtime. They have now lost seven games in a row.

Lickteig's daughters told WADF-TV that their father - a long-suffering Chiefs fan who had Multiple Sclerosis for three decades -- was just showcasing his sense of humor.

"My dad, he loved the Chiefs, but he was a big prankster," his daughter Diana Hennessey told the station. "He liked his jokes. And he just needed the last laugh."

Lickteig is not the only football fan who took a parting shot at his beloved team in his obituary. Last year, Cincinnati fan Saul Shuller had this to say from his death bead: "Accepting that the end was near, the funny grandfather and great-grandfather said earlier in the day there was an upside to death: at least he wouldn't have to watch another Bengals loss."

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