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jdpatric

This clearly should not have been marked “serious.” As you were.


ProbablyAPotato1939

We killed a dude lol


beer_down

Blood on your paws


drfakz

Simbaaaaa


goodthropbadthrop

Hakuna Matata?


happycrabeatsthefish

It's the circle of life 🎶


topoftheworldIAM

When is the circle renewed?


happycrabeatsthefish

On the day we arive to the planet And blinking step into the sun... There's more to see That can ever be seen Or to do that can ever be done Never mind. It's a tie! I guess I'll just die! With despair and cope. 🎶


Con-D-Oriano1

*Til we find our place…* *In the draft unwinding!* *It’s the ciiiiircle…* *The circle of TIES!!*


JerryRiceAndSpice

*...the circle of Detroit...*


dlanod

Lol holy fuck, I'm dying


johnnynutman

oh no, not another casualty!


GhoullyX

Long live the King!


FPHOBIA771

“All hail the King,” - Dan Campbell before taking out the Steelers kneecaps


DeusExBlockina

AutoMod: This is a serious post Top comment: We killed a dude lololololololololol This sub is really great sometimes.


getoffredditandstudy

I mean the obituary has a sense of humor I think we can. I think they would appreciate it lol


Oakroscoe

Just like the no politics rule that always gets ignored


TheRealKyaryPPamyu

Lol I don't get why the thread is serious in the first place considering the obituary itself is supposed to be humorous.


Codeshark

Yeah, it would literally not be allowed on this subreddit if it didn't.


AllOfTheDerp

I mean dude clearly had a sense of humor. RIP.


Seealpp

Lmaooo I thought the exact same thing


koshomfg

Granted, but how can you take an obituary like this serious?


The_Nutz16

Dan Campbell absolutely loves this.


mrshawn081982

Honestly, probably the most remarkable thing your franchise has ever done. Edit: this was said in love lmao. Detroit is my NFCN brother. Fuck anyone who got some shit to say about em who ain't in the division. Or if you're down for the cheese. Come on and get Nagy fired tomorrow lions bros.


SnowHurtsMeFace

2nd most remarkable. A player on our team died during a game.


Rulligan

We've killed two dudes.


TheGreatZarquon

The Lions have an actual body count, something I thought was reserved for the Raiders.


TigerBasket

Man the NFC north really just is the Packers and like 3 cripples fighting lol


MatooBatson

We can walk sometimes! But then we get too excited, start to run, trip and fall down some stairs, and break every bone in our body. Then, 11 years later when we've fully healed, we do it again.


ForearmDeep

Hey the Bears had that one year almost 40 years ago


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bigpancakeguy

Cheer up, at least you’re both no longer tied for the most Super Bowl losses ever


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bigpancakeguy

The Broncos and Patriots have combined for 10 Super Bowl losses! What a bunch of bums!


SummerLover69

What’s this Super Bowl I keep hearing about?


Cinephile1998

It's some kind of exhibition game they play in February


Allhail_theAirBear10

Except that time in the 80s when the bears actually did something


mrshawn081982

More like 3 teams that haven't had 3 decades of HOF QB play versus one that has. But the day of reckoning is nigh. And we shall reap our vengeance.


Drewicho

It's gonna be interesting when Rodgers is gone how the NFC North shakes out.


StrangeCondition8480

He's gonna be a Bronco, I'd bet.


tordana

NFC N♿RTH


TzarinaKatarin

Well the packers have 2 consecutive losses to a cripple so what does that say about them


Yung_Corneliois

Ahh I miss those days.


AverageSkyler

Teamwork!


random_work_account

Yeah, but that's nothing new. Lions fans are all dead on the insides already, their bodies just haven't caught up yet.


horse_renoir13

Your fanbase was already dead inside so you've moved on to other victims I see


AKBx007

It’s amazing how the thread is marked serious and this is the top comment. Like damn.


birdgochirpchirp

What was the comment?


WallaWallaPGH

[Reveddit link](https://www.reveddit.com/v/nfl/comments/r1mtzh/wtae_an_obituary_for_a_pittsburgharea_man_said/hlzsbvl/?ps_after=1637821417%2C1637834147%2C1637847628%2C1637847893) > We killed a dude lol


xshogunx13

And here I thought it would be the Seahawks or Vikings to do it first


Shockmaindave

At least the obituary writer didn't tag the obituary serious. I'd imagine Mr. Olexa lived a good life if he left behind relatives that can laugh like that at such a moment of potential sadness. He probably had a great sense of humor himself. And now for Week 12 he's on to Cincinnati.


LosingSkin

Damn dude why are you so sure he’s headed to hell


gradeplg

“Hell is real”


ironwolf1

It’s called Ohio


lasym21

It’s a well known fact that everything south of Columbus is actually Kentucky


Marty_Eastwood

Truth. "South of 70" is like a different state. Cleveland and Cincinnati are only 4 hours apart but are radically different cultures.


E92M3_Racer

This hurts my feelings but it’s accurate


tobygeneral

Hell is real, and it's the AFC North.


Elryc35

Fuck that sign.


jadage

If nothing else, I love it for the fact that it's become a meme. I used to hate it. Now I laugh.


reginaomnis

Not hell, The Medium Place.


Masterof4Strings

Better than BORTLLLEEEES


shaffman2001

Jason figured it out?! This is a new low. Yeah, this one hurts.


RogueEyebrow

The absolute peak of this show was when the Jaguars were doing really well IRL and making the Playoffs, and they used this as evidence in the show that the group's actions was breaking reality.


SeanCanary

Yeah I mean, *you don't live in Cleveland*. Honestly if the Bengals were to change their name to the Cincinnati YDLiC's that would be a perfect way to embrace the team's history.


CrypticBalcony

It could be worse, you could be in DETROIT! STILL NOT DETROIT!


MorganHolliday

Steelers fan.


capt_clark

bro, we gonna get em on the highest line in the sky


Shockmaindave

ROLFMAO. I knew that would be one interpretation, but for a Pats fan, those are the words of the prophet, Saint Bill, in whom we trust.


[deleted]

Anyone who hates Cincinnati is a friend of mine


SeanCanary

*Set out runnin' but I take my time* *A friend of the 'nati is a friend of mine* *If 'troit scores on this drive* *This game might not end up in a tie*


LunchThreatener

I didn’t do it either. The title got it flagged automatically


ccxxxiv

The Mods are Michael Keaton in the funeral scene of The Other Guys.


getoffredditandstudy

His 60 minutes interview a few weeks ago was great


TroubleshootenSOB

Really thought he should have won for Birdman but seeing him back in major movies have been great. Hopefully Brendan Fraser can have the same success again.


getoffredditandstudy

I also saw recently he’s in that popular new show Dopesick which has a very interesting premise. I love him in historical fiction type roles so I gotta check that out Bird man was a near perfect movie


brownbearks

He’s incredible in dopesick and should get nominated for something in tv shows


FirmSpend

Watching Brendan Fraser slowly come back into acting and getting support from his fans is actually really nice to see.


Shockmaindave

Sorry, OP. I didn’t mean to come off like a jerk there but I did. I’m so glad you posted this—it really cracked me up. When I go, hopefully sometime after the Pats’ 20th ring, I hope my family says something as funny about me and you post it here.


drejcs

Exactly, I take that kind of obituaries very wholesome. Its so much more personal & obviously it doesn't mean people who loved him aren't sad by his passing, it just shows they knew him well and knew what mattered to him. And if it brings at least a breif smile from people who mourn him it helps a little :)


_Not_Bruce_Wayne_

One thing I love about my massively dysfunctional family is the way they handle tragedy: with a healthy dose of humor and deflection. My mom's brother passed away (the first of her generation to pass away) and in the obituary she literally put "he is survived by her sister, the best thing to ever happen to him..." etc lol


crypticthree

Poor guy had to live thru seeing his home team win six super bowls, eight conference championships, and twenty-four division titles. One struggles to understand how he bore the weight of such a load.


decepticons2

Most of the lions fan base would die for half of that success.


mattkud

Dude I’d take 1 playoff win in my lifetime. We have ONE playoff win since the start of the super bowl era. Think about it, if a team from wild card weekend makes it to the conference championship game, they’ve already won more playoff games in a single playoff than the Lions have SINCE 1968!!


ThatShitIsWeird

Right? I've never even been excited. If this guy was a Lions fan he'd still be alive.


sehtownguy

I never knew how good we have it. I guess I shouldn't be so hard on my team with how much ass yall suck.


BloodyPants

as the old saying goes *thank god for the detroit lions*


Waggy431

It could be worst though at least we're not Detroit! We're not Detroit!


jadage

I don't think any god wants credit for the Lions. Devils, maybe.


osufan765

Holy shit, I knew it was bad but I didn't know it was 1 playoff win ever bad


AnotherStatsGuy

Saints' fans be better thanking Drew Brees because, without him, we're in the same boat.


tlst9999

Tim Tebow has as many playoff wins as the Lions.


Steely_Nuts

Look at it this way, the Lions have never *lost* a Super Bowl.


PHX480

The Lions are the only team that would finally make the Super Bowl, and someway, somehow, through some weird event or improbability, it would end in a tie. I know this is almost impossible to happen, but if the Lions are involved, all bets are off.


snoringchlorine

Exactly. You see lots of fan bases say their team is trash, but no one can beat the Lions at sucking.


koticgood

Mariners fans looking around wondering what these magical "playoffs" are


pocketchange2247

I've only seen three in my lifetime, but they've been few and far between and the last one was 11 years ago. And even then the next game we lost to the Packers. Just be careful what you wish for....


Homer_Goes_Crazy

I wonder what that's like


RabidRoosters

He should have been a Jags fan. /s


TomWanks2021

\- sincerely, Patriots fan


wastewalker

Thank you! Even as a joke this is obtuse.


Scaevus

Patriots fan dies of broken heart after missing playoffs for the first time in 12 years.


resnet152

Nah, guy loved his Steelers, hated even a couple of semi-down years. Those are the sort of fans you want.


TBGshxtALL-DAY

Gotta keep them expectations high so the standard stays the standard


brownbearks

This would explain my dating life but in the wrong direction


JG8AB9TL11OBJ12AD13

It really is way more important than most fans think. As a dolphins fan, we’ve basically wasted 20 years now confusing mediocrity for hope. Good franchises like the Steelers stay good because no excuses are made, you reach expectations or it’s a failure, and players, coaches and management have that sense of urgency every year as a result


KevinBrolbert

As a Steelers fan, agreed. The guy is dead and condolences to the family and all that, but the “Haha this guy can poke fun at his team!” jokes don’t land for every team. The Yankees are currently on their longest stretch without a championship, no one should feel sorry for them and their fans would just be annoying af if they complained about how long it’s been.


AHH_CHARLIE_MURPHY

My uncle who is one of the biggest Chiefs fans I ever met, had two massive strokes the day after we lost to the Pats in the 2018 playoffs. He’s much better now and it’s sort of a family joke that it happened because of our defense


OldheadBoomer

Shortly after the Browns win the Super Bowl, I expect to take my last breath. Then again, I'll probably croak during the playoffs. The luck of the typical Browns fan.


[deleted]

Old friend of mine died of cancer the week before the Browns playoff win last year..he was a rabid fan.. made me sad


brownbearks

Our sub was filled with stories of dads grandfather mothers and so on of people that passed before our win and I’m pretty sure the most upvoted post on eagles sub is just that.


FappingMouse

A rapper I used to follow that repped Philly hard died due to medical complications like a year before your win. Tragic he died so young in general but just sad he didn't live to see the win.


somebodysbuddy

Didn't Philip "I'm not going to live to see the Seahawks win a Super Bowl" Seymour Hoffman die like a day before they won?


Lawshow

I’m glad he survived and got to see the SB win. Despite the flair I genuinely mean that.


AHH_CHARLIE_MURPHY

Thanks man. Some things are bigger than football and at the end of the day, we all love the same sport anyhow


Kansascityroyals99

I’m not even a Steelers fan and that game made me want to kill myself. Idk it was just stressful because my brain couldn’t understand why they did that game


Tico483

Idk why but the Steelers really do have a tendency to play down to their level. What happened to the Steel Curtain era?


twist-17

Well most of those players are in their 70’s now, so there’s that.


dat_waffle_boi

No excuse. That’s what I call a losing mentality


jabdtx

PS are the best managed team of all time : this is indisputable : but old MFs knocking off for good is a problem. I am assigning it to you personally to figure this out.


twist-17

How about every year each team takes turns picking who they think are the best players coming out of college? We can base where each team picks based on their performance the prior year, with the worst team picking first, 2nd worst picking 2nd, and so on. We’ll go for like, 7 rounds so we can replace the older players leaving the NFL and other players that just aren’t working out. Teams can even trade picks for current players or even other picks if they want, who cares. We’ll call it the draft or something and air it on TV as a money grab, make a big spectacle out of it.


greywolf2155

Actually, crazily enough, they already do something like that You know that event once a year where the Commissioner comes onstage so we can all boo him? Apparently, since they know people will tune in to that, they try to capture new viewers by having whatever sideshow they can schedule after that--like when they put whatever new reality show after the Super Bowl. I heard that they've done something similar to your "draft" idea at least the last few years, I think, I usually just turn it off after the Booing of the Commish


just_some_Fred

I've watched past the Booing, but it isn't a draft or anything. Just a bunch of inspiring stories about young athletes overcoming adversity to play really well in college. And beer commercials. Man, some of those kids are good too, they could work out on an NFL team given the chance.


Smashing71

It really is amazing how many athletes lost their entire family to pancreatic cancer and play football in their memory.


fierivspredator

I don't know. I've watched it for like 10 years and my team always gets a handful of those young athletes to come play, but they end up looking like they've never really played football before. Well, except one time, but we made sure to send that guy to Chicago.


TraeYoungsOldestSon

I dont know....do these college players have really sad back stories to play sad music to?


LouBerryManCakes

Yeah I don't want to draft a guy unless I know about his mom's drug overdose in 1997. Good point.


2013AE

The Steel Curtain was closer to WWII than the present


Tico483

Oh yeah, before Chuck Noll the Steelers were literally the worst team in the NFL. They were the basement.


drunkenviking

Thanks, I hate it.


RyanTheQ

> tendency to play down to their level. If you don't like that you don't like AFC North Football!


VirtualMoneyLover

Most entertaining OT ever. Also this is a game, people shouldn't take it too seriously.


sauzbozz

I really enjoy that OT. It was peak football comedy.


focer4

Honestly as a Steelers fan I kinda just dissociate from reality when we start playing down to the lions, 2018 Browns ect…


tuffghost8191

I barely even watch games where we play dogshit teams anymore. It's too fucking stressful. If we do well, there's no joy, only relief. If we fuck up like usual, it's absolutely maddening to watch.


liftingline27

I just absolutely hate watching the Steelers in general. There's never ever ever ever ever ever an upside. It's only just stress, agony, or frustration. Yet I keep fucking coming back.


tuffghost8191

For real. Every game has to be annoyingly close, usually because we shoot ourselves in the foot with dumb turnovers, dropped passes, or defensive errors despite outplaying the other team. Even when we think we're actually going to blow a team out, our defense has shit the bed and made games unnecessarily close so many fucking times that it never feels comfortable even when we have a 28 point lead. This year hasn't been so bad because I expected us to suck ass, so any victory is more of a pleasant surprise, but overall it's been so fucking exhausting following this team over the last decade


Ch-i-ef

How the Jaguars haven’t done this to me yet I do not know


GeckoRoamin

We’re already dead inside, so I imagine it’s hard to kill a husk


Blu3b3Rr1

What is dead can never die


dlanod

Explains the survival of a lot of those Florida Man stories


Steely_Nuts

Florida Man is eternal.


Luck1492

Damn, what a way to go


Duality_NA

Imagine being a Steelers player knowing that your play was so bad it made a guy literally go off and die


Oak_Iron_Watch_Ward

*We're not going to make excuses. It is what it is.* *That isn't the standard. The standard....is the standard.*


UBI_when

Several players have been requested to lower the coffin so they can let this man down one last time.


Sqyrl

[Link to Wayne Olexa's obituary. RIP](https://www.pittsburghcremation.com/obituaries/wayne-olexa/)


jaykubs

Quite the athlete himself; he probably died thinking even he’d be better than Mason Rudolph at QB.


IncidentalIncidence

and he was probably right


123fuckthesaints

Legend


Herewegoboom

Mason Rudolph killed a guy Garett saw this coming and tried to save him just couldn’t seal the deal


[deleted]

Wow he's really stepped up his game since the last time he attacked somebody.


theresabeeonyourhat

Just like how The Bus' fumble against the Colts gave a Steelers' fan a heart attack.


Smallgenie549

You just had to bring that up...


Duke_Swillbottom

You and I both know it was an interception.


venk

76 means he was there the last time the Lions won a championship. A privilege I do not expect to share.


Silveryo69

1 "bad" season and steelers fans start dying bruh


IanCusick

And they call us the fair weather fans smh man


Peanutbutter-pickle

Do you guys have any weather but fair? You completely tore down and are rebuilt after one season of nearly 0.500


penguininfidel

...I uh cried my way through the Rod Rust season


Digess

poor bastard experiencing that. wasnt even born yet


GladiatorMainOP

Pre Brady era was painful for anybody who was alive to experience it.


ruuurbag

It's funny, most Pats fans I know were pretty whatever about our record last year. It just felt like we were due (long, long overdue) and we're super lucky to have a competitive team this year. As a fan of football in general, though, the 2020 Pats were not fun to watch. It would have been more fun if they lost in spectacular fashion doing dumb shit but they played it safe _and_ sucked.


shleeve25

Every season we don’t make the Super Bowl is a bad season. That’s how spoiled we are. And that fade has been happening for awhile now. The Steelers are one of those teams that you always expect to be good. Or we did anyway…now it seems like they’re expected to be a decent. It’s a decline.


TenTonsOfAssAndBelly

I like the saying "there's contenders and there's pretenders" The Steelers are the only team that manages to be both, lmao


dagreenman18

Let this be a lesson to you all: Never say a tie never killed anyone.


JerrSolo

>Never say a tie can knot kill anyone.


Tibbroar

I would have volunteered to die in his stead by the end of that game.


blessef

Found yinzer of the decade


ThermosbyThermas

this was marked serious but bruh


Duke_Swillbottom

Seems to be automoodded that way on account of the deathening.


primzahl

The Steelers killed a guy!


hypnocanetoad

and not just their kicker


Ambitious-Setting-33

Steelers I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safe house or a relative close by. Lay low for a while because you're probably wanted for murder.


Spinexer

Someone link the Curb episode


thepriceisonthecan

In one word: magical


krich1727

*Beloved Aunt*


ServantOvBaphomet

The one where the Jets kill Carl.


Rhayader72

Cardiac Cats strike again!


FriesWithThat

Other than it's interminable length, regulation time really wasn't as bad as what took place in OT; I wonder how many were lost to that inevitable countdown to a tie without someone there to record those moments and express it in words. Also some Detroit fans no doubt felt a strange calmness settle onto them.


Duke_Swillbottom

That's two that I can think of.


Ya_boy_johnny

/r/nottheonion


SeekerSpock32

Remember the guy who wanted Cleveland Browns to be his pall bearers so they could let him down one last time?


FirmSpend

God Steelers fans are dramatic lol


BroadCityChessClub

We all joked about wanting to die but this guy went and did it


DaggerMoth

His last words, "Fire Tomlin".


JESUSgotNAIL3D

Thought this was the Herman Cain for a minute


BloodTypeBourbonRye

I too suffer from long term Pittsburgh Steelers. I have good days and bad days but that I feel like that Lions game took years off my life.


NYJetLegendEdReed

My wife and her entire family are Steeler fans. I’ve never seen a fan base hate their own team so much.


Communist_Agitator

He was a true Steelers fan, an initiate of the patented Steelers Experience^TM


BroadCityChessClub

He played down to the Grim Reaper


thepriceisonthecan

What a legend, reminds me of the yinzer who taunted his Flyers fan friend with a 1975 joke in his obituary


Tropical_Nighthawk55

Mason Rudolph straight up iced a motherfucker


UmpireAJS

Glad to know it happens with other teams as well


MitchKramer1989

Lol honestly, although we are mortal enemies, Cleveland and Pittsburgh fans are so similar with this shit. I'd go out the same way old man, good for you. Please give me a Browns SB win before this.


Crash_86

Now this guy here? This guy is a Steelers fan. The rest of y'all are just pretenders to his throne.


amjhwk

This joke just doesn't work with the steelers, they are acting like they are the browns


broke-collegekid

That was one spoiled fan if the Steelers killed him


aecht

Just pay Calvin you monsters