The Kansas City Chiefs' 2012 season has hit a new low. The team was named as a cause of death.
The following obituary ran in the Kansas City Star on Sunday:
"Loren G. 'Sam' Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team."
Mr. Lickteig served in the Air Force and has a large, loving family. And apparently his last dying wish was to give the Chiefs some grief.
It's been that kind of season in Kansas City. Roughly 25,000 fans wore black to Sunday's blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals to voice displeasure with the current Chiefs administration. The players noticed.
The blackout was done as a public show to inspire change in Chiefs leadership, and the movement will continue the rest of the season.
We'd also like to think that all of the fans were mourning Sam Lickteig.
In theory, they were mourning the football organization.
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