Thursday, October 19, 2006

For love of the game

What won’t men do for sports?

Good question.

At this week’s meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a study was released whose findings indicated that men are likely to postpone a trip to the Emergency Room in order to finish watching a sporting event on TV.

This study decidedly begs the question: What are these men doing during the game that calls for a visit to the ER?
Are they pulling a groin during a victory dance? Are high-fives getting out of hand?

It seems that men are willing to sacrifice their own health for love of the game.

Which brings us to the next news item – coffins for sports fans.

Sure you say you’re a die-hard, but when the game’s over – and I mean the game’s REALLY over, how will you show your love for your team?

Major League Baseball announced today that they will be partnering with Michigan-based company Eternal Image, to produce customized coffins (or tasteful urns for the crematically-inclined) emblazoned with team logos.

That’s right, for a small price, you can be buried knowing that you were the Sox’s number one fan.

After this announcement, it is expected that many funerals may begin to include “the wave” and will require all attendees to paint their chests.

So don’t worry, in case you don’t make it to the ER in time, your team will still know how much you loved them.

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